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Farming Bamboo By Daphne Lewis, Dr. Carol Miles, Heiko Miles
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"Farming Bamboo" tells farmers and gardeners in the Pacific Northwest what they need to know to raise bamboo as a farm crop. The bamboo is farmed in order to sell bamboo shoots for food and... More > poles for wood. The botany of bamboo is described for a background to making decisions about caring for the bamboo. An encyclopedia describes 27 species of the genus Phyllostachys.< Less
Farming Bamboo By Daphne Lewis, Dr. Carol Miles, Heiko Miles
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"Farming Bamboo" tells farmers and gardeners in the Pacific Northwest what they need to know to raise bamboo as a farm crop. The bamboo is farmed in order to sell bamboo shoots for food and... More > poles for wood. The botany of bamboo is described for a background to making decisions about caring for the bamboo. An encyclopedia describes 27 species of the genus Phyllostachys.< Less
Ornamental Gardening in Acadiana & the Gulf States: Questions and Answers By Ann Justice
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In "Ornamental Gardening in Acadiana and the Gulf States," a veteran gardening columnist answers hundreds of questions raised by gardeners in Louisiana's steamy coastal region and the... More > neighboring Gulf states. Questions and answers are grouped into 10 chapters covering the most popular types of ornamental gardening in the Deep South, including annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, roses, shrubs, lawns, groundcovers, landscaping and maintenance.< Less
The Weekend Gardener - The Busy Person’s Guide to a Beautiful Backyard Garden By Victor K. Pryles
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What if you could have it all? A beautiful, restful garden that beckons to be enjoyed. And, what if you could do it in just a few hours every weekend? Impossible? Not at all! The Weekend Gardener... More > truly is the busy persons guide to a beautiful backyard garden. You can have it all! You'll discover everything you need to know, such as: •Taming the lawn beast •Grass versus ground cover •The proper grass selection •Easy care plants for weekenders •Have the perfect flower garden •How about those roses! •Delicious fruits and vegetables •Keep 'em moving crop rotation •Natural landscapes •Vertical gardening •Vegetable roommates •Meadow gardening •Everlasting perennial crops The Weekend Gardener teaches you all of this and more! Each chapter contains a "quick tip" for easy reference.< Less
Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), rising temperatures, and altered precipitation patterns will affect agricultural productivity. Increases in temperature coupled with more variable... More > precipitation will reduce productivity of crops, and these effects will outweigh the benefits of increasing carbon dioxide. Effects will vary among annual and perennial crops, and regions of the United States; however, all production systems will be affected to some degree by climate change. Agricultural systems depend upon reliable water sources, and the pattern and potential magnitude of precipitation changes is not well understood, thus adding considerable uncertainty to assessment efforts. Livestock production systems are vulnerable to temperature stresses. An animal’s ability to adjust its metabolic rate to cope with temperature extremes can lead to reduced productivity and in extreme cases death.< Less
A Crash Course On How to Grow Asparagus By Linda Cooper
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A Crash Course on How to Grow Asparagus Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. It was once classified in the lily family, like its... More > Allium cousins, onions and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, and is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop. Asparagus is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing to 100–150 centimetres (39–59 in) tall, with stout stems with much-branched feathery foliage. The "leaves" are in fact needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of scale leaves; they are 6–32 mm (0.24–1.26 in) long and 1 mm (0.039 in) broad, and clustered 4–15 together. This book covers several topics including: - Nutrition Information - Climate & Growing Conditions - How to Prepare the Garden Soil - How to Plant - How to Water and so much more!< Less
Biomass Nut Production in Black Walnut By Neil Thomas
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Black walnut has been felled indiscriminately for timber for everything from fine furniture to rifle stocks. But few know that it is really an extraordinary perennial oil-crop (as are most nut trees... More > to varying degrees). The author takes you on a journey into biomass nut production. With the focus on his style of management, he examines the components of volume output and the internal rate of return to investment in a nut-based enterprise. Above all, the author suggests that the reforestation of the landscape with non-select black walnut for biomass nut production has the potential for sustainable multiple income streams for long-term partial rural livelihoods. Operator of a farm with more than 2,000 black walnut trees, the author uses his everyday interaction with his ‘forest’ to draw out the experiences that shape productivity, and provide ecosystem services in so doing.< Less
Cut Flower Grower's Handbook By Arjen Huese
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This handbook is an indispensible guide for everyone who would like to grow cut flowers for a market. The book covers which crops can be grown, and goes into detail about the practical cultivation... More > techniques for annuals, perennials and shrubs for cutting. The book offers numerous tips and helpful examples to make a success of small scale cut flower production, and the second half of the book covers all management aspects of the cut flower growing business: cultivation planning, labour planning and business planning. This book is complete with an extensive range of appendices full of very practical and essential information about suppliers, tools and equipment, vase life expectancy, and real-life financial and business examples from an established cut flower farm. With the information contained in this handbook you can begin your own cut flower growing business, and start supplying local florists and wholesalers with a wide range of feature flowers, fillers and foliage.< Less
The Ultimate Guide to Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners By Lindsey Pylarinos
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If you're looking for something space efficient but can produce high yields, raised bed gardening would be the best option for you to try. Besides being efficient when it comes to space, it also... More > solves a number of other issues such as dealing with difficult soil as well as your garden's accessibility. Raised bed gardens are basically made up of mounded soil that's surrounded by a frame to make sure it doesn't fall apart. They are usually at least 3 to 4 inches above the ground itself and each “bed” is typically separated by a pathway. Plants would cover the entire surface of these beds and the paths would provide the gardener with ample space to work in, making sure that they don't end up stepping on the soil in the process. A raised bed can be 3 to 5 feet across and the length can vary depending on the need. You'll be able to grow a wide variety of crops vegetables on it as well as herbs. Perennial and annual flowers also thrive in this type of gardening along with roses, shrubs and even berry bushes.< Less