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Land and livestock

Sustaining Land, People, Animal and Communities - The case of livestock in a Sustainable Agriculture, published by the Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is available for $5 from the Wisconsin Rural Development Center, 1460 Bus. Hwy. 18-151 E., Mt. Horeb, WI 53572; (608)4375371.

 

Resource guide

A Sustainable Agriculture Resource Guide for Oregon and Washington, a 220 page book is $9 (book #EM 8531) from Publications Orders, Agricultural Communication, Oregon State University, Administrative Services A422, Corvallis, OR 97331-2119.

 

Low-input fertility

Soil Fertility in Sustainable Low -Input Farming, a 26 -page report is $5 from Michael Field Agricultural Institute, W2493 County road ES, East Troy, Wi 53120; (414)642-3303.

 

Directory of expertise

Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise-1993, a 300-page book produced by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, is available for $14.95 from Sustainable Agriculture Publication, Hills Building, Room 12 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.

 

Slide show

A 53- slide set featuring sustainable agriculture research and education projects, is available for $30 from Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 126 Soil Tilth Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3120.

 

New farming vision

Family Farming: A New Economic Vision, by Marty Strange. Available from the Center for Rural Affairs, this 310-page book takes a serious look at the decline of family farming and current policies. It's $10.50 from the Center for Rural Affairs, P O Box 406, Walthill, NE 68067.

 

Case studies in SA

Sustaining Agriculture in Northern New England, Case Studies of Farms in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont; contains descriptions of practices on 23 farms as well as "Sustaining Agriculture in Northern New England." To order send $6.00 for "Case studying" and $4.00 for "conclusion" (postpaid) to : Frank Mitchell, UNH Cooperative Extension, Pettee Hall, 55 College Rd., UNH, Durham, NH 03824; 603-862-1029, fax 603-862 1585 .

 

Covering up for fallow

Substituting Legumes for Fallow in U.S. Great Plains Wheat Production: The first five years of research and demonstration 1988-1992. A valuable contribution to encouraging legume rotation in place of the soil-destroying fallowing practices currently widespread in the plains. Available from: NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, Box 219, Carrington, ND 58421; 701-652-2951, fax 701-652-2055.

 

Organic research review

The Elm Farm Research Center Bulletin is a new publication that reviews organic research findings. Each issue includes: research reviews, technical briefings, news from EFRC's Organic Advisory service, and views and comments on policy issues and debates. A one-year, six-issue subscription is 9.00 (U.K.), 12 (over-seas). Contact Elm Farm Research Center, Hamstead Marshall, Nr Newbury, Berkshire RG15 OHR, U.K.; 0488-58298; fax 0488- 58503.

 

Going nuts

The Michigan Nut Growers Association has just released a report titled "Potential of Establishing an Edible Chestnut industry in Michigan." This 12-page report describes the present commercial industry, economic considerations, orchard establishment, chestnut culture, and harvesting, storing, marketing, and using chestnuts. Send $6.00 (post-paid) to : MNGA, Jim Fydroski, 722 Andrews Commerce Township, MI48383.

 

. . . this n' that

 

Natural Enemies of Vegetable Insect Pests, a 64-page manual with 85 color prints, is $22.50 from the Cornell University resource Center, 8 BTP, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850; (607)255-2080.

 

The Fourth No-Till Question & Answer Book. 52-pages, 1993. Write to No-Till Farmer, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624. $7.95.

 

Building Soil For Better Crops by Fred Magdoff. 176-pages, 1993. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE 68588-0520. $22.95 hardbound.

 

World Soil Erosion and Conservation. Edited by David Pimentel. 320-pages, 1992 from Cambridge University Press, New York, NY $99.95.

 

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children, 373-pages, is $47.95 plus $4 shipping/ handing, from National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Box 285, Washington, D.C. 20055; 1-800-624-6242 or (202) 334-3313.

 

The Thompson Farm / On-Farm Research, 1992 Edition, is available from Dick and Sharon Thompson, 2035 190th St., Boone, IA 50036-7423; (515) 432-1560.

Copyright 1993 REAP Canada

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