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Weeds of the Northeast

Weeds of the Northeast Lowest new price: $23.18
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Author: Richard H. Uva
Brand: Comstock Publishing

Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they flower.*A dichotomous key to all the species described in the book is designed to narrow the choices to a few possible species. Identification can then be confirmed by reading the descriptions of the species and comparing a specimen with the drawings and photographs.*A fold-out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy-to-use tabular key.*Specimens with unusual vegetative characteristics, such as thorns, square stems, whorled leaves, or milky sap, can be rapidly identified using the shortcut identification table. The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast, this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and landscape managers, as well as pest management specialists and allergists.

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  • Comstock Publishing

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Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life (Julia Rothman)

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life (Julia Rothman) Lowest new price: $5.13
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Author: Julia Rothman
Brand: Julia Rothman

Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. 
 

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  • Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm.

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The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants Lowest new price: $10.72
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Author: Samuel Thayer
Brand: Samuel Thayer

A guide to 32 of the best and most common edible wild plants in North America, with detailed information on how to identify them, where they are found, how and when they are harvested, which parts are used, how they are prepared, as well as their culinary use, ecology, conservation, and cultural history.

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  • Winner of the 2006 Midwest Book Award!
  • 218 color photos, demonstrating each edible part in the proper stage of harvest, plus showing important identifying features
  • Step-by-step tutorial to positive plant identification
  • Photos and text comparing potentially confusing plants
  • Thorough discussion on how to gather and use the plants

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Farm Management

Farm Management Lowest new price: $121.70
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Author: Ronald Kay

This text is developed for the first course in Farm Management, typically taken by a junior/senior level student. Designed to introduce students to the key concepts on how to effectively manage a farm business, the eighth edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.

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Introduction to Agricultural Economics (7th Edition) (What's New in Trades & Technology)

Introduction to Agricultural Economics (7th Edition) (What's New in Trades & Technology) Lowest new price: $169.38
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Author: John B. Penson

A systematic overview of the economic forces influencing the food and fiber industry .

Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic, building block introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry today. Thorough coverage of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, the role of government, and international trade policies allows readers to gain an understanding of domestic consumers and overseas markets. Each chapter offers extensive review opportunities that let students test their knowledge of important concepts and prepare for exams. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date coverage of the dynamic food and fiber industry within the global economy. 

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The Beekeeper's Handbook

The Beekeeper's Handbook Lowest new price: $19.78
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Author: Diana Sammataro

Since 1973, tens of thousands of first-time and experienced beekeepers alike have relied on The Beekeeper's Handbook as the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping. Featuring clear descriptions and authoritative content, this handbook provides step-by-step directions accompanied by more than 100 illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply of honey. This book explains the various colony care options and techniques, noting advantages and disadvantages, so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their own hives.

This fourth edition has been thoroughly redesigned, expanded, updated, and revised to incorporate the latest information on Colony Collapse Disorder, green IPM methods, regional overwintering protocols, and procedures for handling bees and managing diseases and pests such as African honey bees and bee mites. The book explains not only how but also why each step is part of the transformative process that results in the magnificent creation of honey. This essential guide is a beekeeper's most valuable resource.

Colony Collapse Disorder has renewed our recognition of the importance of small-scale beekeeping and the critical role of bees in the production of our food supply. For the growing number of beekeepers looking to set up hives for either a rewarding hobby or a profitable commercial enterprise, this updated and revised essential how-to guide includes:

• step-by-step directions for all stages from setting up an apiary to harvesting honey;
• approximately 100 illustrations featuring techniques, equipment, and bee biology;
• information about how to manage new pests and diseases including Colony Collapse Disorder;
• coverage of new trends and changes in beekeeping including green IPM techniques and new laws for urban beekeeping;
• the most up-to-date bibliography and list of resources on the topic; and
• a new user-friendly book design that clearly highlights instructions and other important features.

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Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition (Volume 1)

Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition (Volume 1) Lowest new price: $64.00
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Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
Brand: imusti

Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability in all of its components: agricultural, ecological, economic, social, cultural, and even political. It presents a case for food system change and why the current industrial model of food production and distribution is not sustainable.

See What’s New in the Third Edition:

  • Chapters on animal production and social change in food systems
  • Updated case studies, references, websites, and new research
  • Emphasis on how climate change impacts agriculture
  • Greater focus on health issues related to food

The book begins with a focus on the key ecological factors and resources that impact agricultural plants and animals as individual organisms. It then examines all of the components of agroecosystem complexity, from genetics to landscapes and explores the transition process for achieving sustainability and indicators of progress. The book then delves into power and control of food systems by agribusiness, and the need to develop a new paradigm that moves beyond production and explores issues of food justice, equity, food security and sovereignty. The book concludes with a call to action so that research and education can link together for transformative change in our food systems.

Groundbreaking in its first edition, respected in its second edition, this third edition of this standard textbook has evolved along with the field. Written by an expert with more than 40 years of experience, the third edition begins with a strong ecological foundation for farming practices and ends with all of us thinking about the critical importance of transitioning to a new paradigm for food and agriculture, and what this means for our future.

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  • Crc Pr I Llc

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Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants (5th Edition)

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants (5th Edition) Lowest new price: $177.40
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Author: Margaret E. McMahon

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants, Fifth Edition, is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in how plants are grown and utilized for maintaining and adding enjoyment to human life. The text starts with the fundamentals of botany, plant physiology, and environmental factors affecting plant growth, while later sections integrate those topics into strategies of producing plants for human use as food, fiber, and recreation. The concept of sustainability and sustainable methods of growing plants runs throughout the text. Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with plant science, this book will give you a firm understanding of concepts and terminology related to the growing of plants.

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From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine Lowest new price: $10.52
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Author: Jeff Cox
Brand: Cox Jeff

From planting vines to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox covers every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Fully illustrated instructions show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. With information on making sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and more, this comprehensive guide is an essential resource for every winemaker. 

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  • From Vines to Wines 5th Edition The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

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Farm and Workshop Welding: Everything You Need to Know to Weld, Cut, and Shape Metal (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 400 Step-by-Step Photos to Help You Learn Hands-On Welding and Avoid Common Mistakes

Farm and Workshop Welding: Everything You Need to Know to Weld, Cut, and Shape Metal (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 400 Step-by-Step Photos to Help You Learn Hands-On Welding and Avoid Common Mistakes Lowest new price: $13.82
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Author: Andrew Pearce
Brand: Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc

Farm and Workshop Welding is your practical handbook for welding on the farm or in your home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop, or auto shop:

  • Learn hands-on welding and start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures
  • Hundreds of step-by-step photographs illustrate welding processes and show the differences between good and bad welds
  • Covers all the major types of welds, including arc welding, MIG welding, gas welding, TIG welding, plasma cutting, and more
  • Avoid and correct common mistakes and pitfalls as author Andrew Pearce lays out welding problems section by section and teaches you to how to solve each one
  • Tips and suggestions help the beginner improve and the intermediate operator broaden their technique
  • Go beyond welding metals and plastics with advice that extends into the wider workshop such as on drills, cutting threads, and basic blacksmithing

Almost anyone can learn to weld, cut or shape metal. That's the starting point for this supremely practical, comprehensive handbook which, through tips, suggestions and fault finding, helps the beginner to improve and the intermediate operator to broaden his or her technique.

The ideal reference for farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop, and auto shop, Farm and Workshop Welding even takes you beyond welding metals and plastics, with advice that extends into the wider workshop with chapters on drills, cutting threads, and basic blacksmithing. Author Andrew Pearce lays out pitfalls and common mistakes section by section, and then offers constructive advice to help you to avoid or correct them. Useful if you're stumped by a problem!

Hundreds of step-by-step photographs illustrate welding processes and show the differences between good welds and bad welds. Clear, concise, easy-to-understand text takes any confusion or frustration out of learning the processes.

Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced welder who wants to learn more, Farm and Workshop Welding provides a wealth of useful shop-tested advice. You'll discover everything you need to know to learn hands-on welding, and start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures.

Inside you'll find practical instructions for:

  • Cast Iron Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Hardfacing
  • Soldering
  • Welding Plastics
  • Metal Identification
  • Welding Safety
  • Workshop Techniques
  • Drill Sharpening
  • Taps and Dies
  • Basic Blacksmithing

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  • Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc

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