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Ponds — Planning, Design, Construction (Agriculture Handbook 590) By United States Department of Agriculture
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For many years farmers and ranchers have been building ponds for livestock water and for irrigation. By 1980 more than 2.1 million ponds had been built in the United States by land users on privately... More > owned land. More will be needed in the future. The demand for water has increased tremendously in recent years, and ponds are one of the most reliable and economical sources of water. Ponds are now serving a variety of purposes, including water for livestock and for irrigation, fish production, field and orchard spraying, fire protection, energy conservation, wildlife habitat, recreation, erosion control, and landscape improvement. This handbook describes embankment and excavated ponds and outlines the requirements for building each. The information comes from the field experience and observation of land users, engineers, conservationists, and other specialists.< Less
Raising Native Plants in Nurseries: Basic Concepts By United States Department of Agriculture
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This booklet was written for the novice who wants to grow native plants and may also wonder what is involved in starting a nursery. If you think that operating your own native plant nursery as a... More > business is your calling, then this manual, and particularly this first chapter, can help you move forward. If, however, you plan to grow native plants for fun, perhaps for use around your home or as a science fair project, this manual can still give you the basic information required for you to be successful, and all the concepts provided in this chapter are still applicable.< Less
Guide for Farmers Markets on Military Installations By United States Department of Agriculture
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We are pleased to present this Guide for Farmers Markets on Military Installations, a comprehensive online manual that explains how to successfully establish and operate farmers markets on military... More > bases. This manual is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), in partnership with Wholesome Wave. The DoD launched the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) — a demonstration project at 14 military installations that works to improve nutritional choices, increase physical activity, reduce obesity, and decrease tobacco use —on March 18, 2013. In support of the theme of “Healthy Eating,” HBI has helped increase the availability of quality wholesome food and agricultural products on military bases by establishing farmers markets.< Less
USDA Organic Resource Guide 2015 - Your Guide to Organic and Organic Related USDA Programs By United States Department of Agriculture
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This Organic Resource Guide provides an overview of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services available to the public that either directly or indirectly support organic... More > agriculture. Some programs have the specific purpose of assisting organic farmers, ranchers, and handlers, while others may be of interest to a variety of individuals, including those in the organic industry. The spectrum of USDA’s organic-related programs is illustrated on pages 4-5. USDA programs and resources that target organic producers fall within the dark green innermost oval. In the next oval moving outward are programs and agencies that develop research, data, and technical information on organic agriculture. They provide organic education and knowledge to other USDA programs and the public. The third oval includes programs and services that assist with business development and marketing of organic operations.< Less
North American Species of Cactus By U. S. Department of Agriculture
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In the fall of 1890 Dr. George Vasey, then Botanist of the Department of Agriculture, arranged with me to prepare a revision of North American Cactaceae. Owing to the peculiar difficulty... More > of preserving material the family was poorly represented, even in our leading herbaria. To secure a large amount of additional material in the way of specimens and field notes the Department authorized me to visit the region of the Mexican boundary during the summer of 1891. Preliminary to this exploration it was necessary to examine the Engelmann collection of Cactaceae, in the possession of the Missouri Botanical Garden. This collection, supplemented by the continual additions made at the garden, is by far the largest collection of skeletons and living specimens in this country, and also contains the large majority of our types.< Less
North American Species of Cactus By U. S. Department of Agriculture
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In the fall of 1890 Dr. George Vasey, then Botanist of the Department of Agriculture, arranged with me to prepare a revision of North American Cactaceae. Owing to the peculiar difficulty... More > of preserving material the family was poorly represented, even in our leading herbaria. To secure a large amount of additional material in the way of specimens and field notes the Department authorized me to visit the region of the Mexican boundary during the summer of 1891. Preliminary to this exploration it was necessary to examine the Engelmann collection of Cactaceae, in the possession of the Missouri Botanical Garden. This collection, supplemented by the continual additions made at the garden, is by far the largest collection of skeletons and living specimens in this country, and also contains the large majority of our types.< Less
Tomato Diseases By United States Department of Agriculture
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Tomato Diseases And Their Control by S.P. Doolittle, A.L. Taylor, L.L. Danielson. USDA Agricultural Handbook CONTENTS Types of diseases Diseases caused by bacteria and fungi
General Market Manual By United States Department of Agriculture
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This is a general instructional guide for receiving market inspectors. For specific instructions on the certification of fresh products, please refer to the specific commodity inspection standards,... More > inspection instructions, and visual aids located on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website for Fruit, Vegetable, Nut, and Specialty Crop Grade Standards and Other Resources. If you need help on a topic not covered by these instructions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Inspection Operations staff in Washington, DC. The AMS Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division developed these instructions to help officially licensed personnel inspect agricultural commodities. These instructions do not establish any substantial rule not legally authorized by the official grade standards. These instructions replace General Market Inspection Instructions dated April 1988 and include, but not limited to, all previous correspondence, memos, inspection instructions, or procedures.< Less
Climate Change, Carbon, and Forestry in Northwestern North America: Proceedings of a Workshop November 14 - 15, 2001 Orcas Island, Washington By United States Department of Agriculture
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Forest resource issues have been on the front page of newspapers in northwestern North America for the past two decades. Superimposed on the complexity of managing ecosystems is growing concern about... More > increasing temperatures and other aspects of changes in the atmospheric environment. Managers of public and private forestlands face increasing pressures to include climate change issues, particularly the disposition of carbon, in long term management plans. Management, economic and policy approaches to carbon flows in natural resources are evolving rapidly.< Less
Engineering Properties of Douglas-fir Lumber Reclaimed from Deconstructed Buildings By Department of Agriculture United States
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A vast wood resource exists in our Nation’s wood-framed building infrastructure. As the buildings in this infrastructure age and are remodeled or removed for redevelopment, the wood framing... More > residing in these buildings has the potential to be recovered for reuse. However, little technical information exists on the residual engineering properties of reclaimed dimensional lumber. Our study was undertaken to quantify the engineering strength and stiffness of dimensional Douglas-fir 2-by lumber recovered from building dismantlement or deconstruction. These data can serve as a basis for establishing formal recognition of this resource in current grading rules and engineering design standards< Less