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ORGANIC FARMING -  24.95 - Nicolas Lampkin

The leading English-language book on organic farming. In the first section organic principles are explained in detail, and the second section gives practical details for crops, livestock and marketing. 'The definitive work on organic farming' Farming News. 'The writing is clear and simple, the book is impeccably referenced...it is the only significant textbook in English that embraces both the methodology and philosophy of the organic system of farming' Cognition (Canada).

Hardback 234 x 156mm 720 pages 122 photographs (28 colour)
ISBN 0 85236 191 2 1st pub 1990 Amended 1994

CROP NUTRITION & FERTILISER USE -  14.95 - John Archer

Gives full details for each nutrient and then deals with the specific requirements of temperate crops from grassland and cereals to vegetables, fruit and nursery stock.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 278 pages 20 photographs (16 colour)
ISBN 0 85236 175 0 1st pub 1985 2nd edition 1988

SOIL MANAGEMENT -  14.95 - Bryan Davies, David Eagle, Brian Finney

The 5th edition of this standard introduction to soil husbandry includes extensive coverage of all aspects of this subject including plant nutrition, soil water and drainage, soil structure,cultivation systems and equipment.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 288 pages 70 photographs (18 colour) 66 figures
ISBN 0 85236 238 2 1st pub 1972 5th edition 1993 Ammended March 1997

FORAGE CONSERVATION AND FEEDING (5th edition) - 16.95 - Frank Raymond & Richard Waltham

The amount of forage conserved in the UK has soared during the last ten years. The new edition of this standard reference book records the major improvements in conservation systems that have made this possible. It suggests that a better understanding of the principles of forage conservation and of animal feeding is the key to the success of economic systems of animal production.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 256 pages 57 plates 27 figures
ISBN 0 85236 350 8 1st pub 1972 - 5th edition 1996

IMPROVED GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT - 15.95 - John Frame

Good grassland management is one of the essential skills for dairy, sheep and beef farmers. John Frame's comprehensive and easy-to-read book covers every grassland topic from seed production and mixtures to weed control, drainage, fertility, grazing, silage, hay, nature conservation and hill land improvement. 'The subject matter is covered thoroughly...the text is of direct use to farmers' Livestock Production Science (UK).

Hardback 234 x 156mm 352 pages 71 colour photographs
ISBN 0 85236 246 3 1st pub 1992

HOME-GROWN ENERGY FROM SHORT-ROTATION COPPICE - 14.95 - George Macpherson

Growing willow and poplars for fuel is an increasingly popular way of utilising set-aside land, particularly as coppicing in Britain can be carried out without forfeiting set-aside subsidies. The wood can be sold directly for fuel, or converted to electricity and sold to power companies. This book covers the basic techniques of short-rotation coppicing including crop establishment, protection and harvesting. Marketing and grants are also discussed. George Macpherson is currently actively involved in the production of biomass.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 215 pages 51 photographs and figures (15 in colour)
ISBN 0 85236 289 7 1st pub 1995