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Encyclopedia of Organic Farming (6 Vols-Set)

Daniel Howard; Penelope de Boer and Ellen Eddy Shaw

ISBN 10: 8178885395 / ISBN 13: 9788178885391
Published by Dominant, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Vol. I. Organic Farming Methods and Techniques of Ancient and Modern Times Preface. I. Modernization and agriculture in the past 1. Agricultural traditions across advancing cultures of history. 2. Ups and downs of agriculture across living systems of history. II. Organic agriculture of eternal living 3. Introduction to organic farming. 4. Plant life on earth permanent farming and use of resources. 5. Disturbance and destruction in soil balance is there a retreat. 6. Machine Vs. animals more lasting partners in farming. 7. Gains and losses in soil fertility across agricultural traditions. 8. Composting and waste treatment for humus retention and fertility. 9. Putting humus in action the soil preparation for eternal farming. 10. Fighting the nature's censor with a better plant health. Vol. II. Systems Safeguard and Stabilization in Organic Farming 1. Life soil minerals and various systems of agriculture. 2. State of soil and fertility before and after the industrial revolution. 3. Organic matter and its role in enhancing the natural soil fertility. 4. Natural sources of organic matter. 5. Industrialism in agriculture profit motive vs. natural stability. 6. Intrusion of science into agriculture as an agent of industry. 7. Regenerating the organic systems by scientific manuring. 8. The dangers and futility of chemical fertilizers in agriculture. 9. Adverse effect of chemical fertilizers on cattle and crop. 10. Drive to extract maximum from the land spoils eternal resources. 11. Weed killers and disinfectants take their toll. 12. Chemical vs. biologic concepts in agricultural production. 13. Average farmers must know their farm chemistry. 14. Quality of soil and health how good soil fertility gives a good health. 15. Human health and composts the medical testament. 16. Diseases of farm animals. 17. Plant disease and insect pests what do poison sprays do. 18. Safe means of checking insects and disease in Gardens. 19. Organic systems the only way to safeguard natural resources. Vol. III. Organic Farm Manures Scientific Composting to Vermiculture 1. The biology of the cultivation soil and its living elements. 2. Theory and practice in scientific compost making old and new. 3. Making the compost heap and using compost activators. 4. The process of making compost ingredients and activities. 5. Making of compost heaps for small gardens. 6. Mechanizations and short cuts in compost making. 7. Advantages of compost farming. 8. Maintenance of organic orchards. 9. Earthworm the important agent of good agriculture. 10. Vermiculture in organic farming methods techniques and benefits. 11. Preparation and use of animal manures. 12. Good and bad farming practices. Appendix the Indore process and its world over reception by the agriculturists and scientists. Vol. IV. Organic Farming Principles and Techniques for Learners 1. Basic overview of the plant planting and soil structures. 2. Relation between various soils with different types of water. 3. Checking loss of soil water. 4. The state of your soil water heat and nutrient value. 5. Field functions I testing and planting of crop seeds. 6. Field functions 2 spading and ploughing. 7. Field functions 3 Harrowing and rolling. 8. Physiology basics I structure and function of plant leaves. 9. Physiology basics 2 structure and function of plant stems. 10. Physiology basics 3 structure and function of plant flowers. 11. The making and keeping of a fertile soil farmland. 12. Maintenance of soil water during and after farming operations. 13. Looking after the farmland after cultivation of crops. 14. Farm manures preparation and application and functions. 15. Dealing with commercial fertilizers. 16. The importance of rotating your crops. 17. Management of farm drainage. 18. How animals and crops respond to disease attacks. 19. Lessons of soil aeration and root system in various trees and plants. Appendix round the year programme for the newly initiated organic farmer. Vol. V. Organic Methods in Far. Bookseller Inventory # 65296

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Title: Encyclopedia of Organic Farming (6 Vols-Set)

Publisher: Dominant, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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