Best Agriculture Industry Books

Here you will get Best Agriculture Industry Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment

Author: by Stephanie Seneff
English
272 pages
1603589295

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“Toxic Legacy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. [This is] unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time.”David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash “Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm.”The Boston Globe “A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore.”Kirkus Reviews (starred) From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is contributing to skyrocketing rates of chronic disease Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world.

Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farmsand foodevery year. Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfurnot to mention several landmark legal cases tells a very different story.


2. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds

Author: by Gail Damerow
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
424 pages

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Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative.

New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.


3. Fast Food Nation (The Dark Side of the All-American Meal)

Author: by Eric Schlosser
Mariner Books
English
384 pages

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New York Times Bestseller Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts … Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours. Los Angeles Times In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller.

Eric Schlosser’s expos revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.

In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food.

Fast Food Nation is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves. As disturbing as it is irresistible …


4. The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

Author: by Severine Von Tscharner Fleming
New Society Publishers
English

‎ 224 pages

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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.Growing on just 1. 5 acres, Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands.

The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods.

This complete guide is packed with practical information on: Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.


5. The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, 2nd Edition

Author: by Lynn Byczynski
Chelsea Green Publishing
English
284 pages

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From taking cuttings to winning new customers, this is the guide to growing beautiful organic flowers for enjoyment or profit Over 75,000 copies sold! The first edition of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers helped thousands of small growers start successful cut-flower businesses.

This expanded and thoroughly revised second edition has become equally influential for backyard novices and experienced growers alike. New sections in this edition include: Utilizing greenhouses Recommendations for flower cultivars Post-harvest handling Also updated is the acclaimed resource directory, complete with sources of seeds, plants and supplies, and expert information on organic production under the National Organic Program.

For the beginner and backyard gardener, there is an extensive section on the basics, including: Variety selection Soil preparation Planting, cultivation & harvest Floral design For the commercial grower, The Flower Farmer, 2nd Edition includes information about: Larger-scale production Advice about selling to florists, wholesalers, and supermarkets Understanding the wedding and farmers market customers This updated edition also includes revised profiles of successful growers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into the operation of some of the most cutting-edge flower farmers in the country.


6. Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, 5th Edition: Breed Selection, Feeding, Fencing, Health Care, Dairying, Marketing

Author: by Jerry Belanger
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
296 pages

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This best-selling handbook is packed with detailed information on housing, feeding, and fencing dairy goats. It’s been the trusted resource on the topic for farmers and homesteaders since it was originally published in 1975, and the new edition completely updated and redesigned makes Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats more comprehensive and accessible than ever.

In-depth sections explain every aspect of milking, including necessary equipment, proper hand-milking techniques, and handling and storing the milk. New color illustrations show each stage of kidding, and substantial chapters on dairy goat health and breeding include the most up-to-date research and practices.


7. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition: Breeds, Care, Health

Author: by Dave Holderread
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
336 pages

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With in-depth information on feeding, housing, behavior, and health care, this comprehensive guide also provides proven strategies for creating a profitable business plan and marketing your products. Whether you’re about to acquire your first ducks or are interested in experimenting with rare breeds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks will help you achieve your duck-raising goals.


8. Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 5th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing

Author: by Bob Bennett
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
240 pages

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The fifth edition of this best-selling handbook features the same detailed approach that has made it the trusted source for raising healthy, productive rabbits plus a total redesign with color photos and graphics. Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide offers expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, and more.

In addition, author Bob Bennett includes the most up-to-date information on preventive health care, treating diseases, marketing, and showing.


9. Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 4th Edition: Health, Handling, Breeding

Author: by Heather Smith Thomas
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
320 pages

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Whether a farmer is raising one cow or a herd, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the most reliable reference for ensuring a successful, healthy cattle operation. In this fully updated, full-color fourth edition, long-time cattle rancher and author Heather Smith Thomas explains every aspect of bovine behavior and provides expert guidance on breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, pasture, and health care.

Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals, there is also advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for selling beef.

10. Pastured Poultry Profit$

Author: by Joel Salatin
Polyface (July 1, 1996)
English
334 pages

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A couple working six months per year for 50 hours per week on 20 acres can net $25,000-$30,000 per year with an investment equivalent to the price of one new medium-sized tractor. Seldom has agriculture held out such a plum. In a day when main-line farm experts predict the continued demise of the family farm, the pastured poultry opportunity shines like a beacon in the night, guiding the way to a brighter future.

11. Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 4th Edition: Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: by Kelly Klober
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
344 pages

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Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this fourth edition features the most up-to-date practices, illustrated with color photography.

Both beginners and experienced farmers will find all the information they need to select, house, care for, breed, and butcher pigs, along with marketing advice.

12. Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition: Managing, Breeding, Marketing

Author: by Maggie Sayer
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
344 pages

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Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.

13. Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition: Honey Production, Pollination, Health (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

Author: by Malcolm T. Sanford
Storey Publishing, LLC
English

224 pages

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This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year.

14. The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

Author: by Curtis Stone
English
240 pages
0865718016

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Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity.

Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).

Major benefits include: Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets. Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.

15. Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 5th Edition: Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: by Paula Simmons
Storey Publishing, LLC
English
368 pages

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Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep is the best-selling, most trusted reference for farmers and backyard homesteaders with any size flock. The fifth edition is now updated with full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, including a gallery of the best breed choices for both meat and fiber.

With their small size and gentle dispositions, sheep are one of the easier livestock species to raise and offer varied marketing opportunities, including meat, wool, and milk. Detailed instructions and graphics lead readers through every essential procedure, including shearing, building a lambing shed, breeding and lambing, butchering, and marketing.