Agriculture (68)

Plants That Poison - A New Zealand Guide

ISBN: 9780478093988

Author: Conner & Fountain    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Written by a leading authority on poisonous plants and an expert in human poisonings, Plants that Poison: a New Zealand Guide is a guide to a selection of plant...


Written by a leading authority on poisonous plants and an expert in human poisonings, Plants that Poison: a New Zealand Guide is a guide to a selection of plants and mushrooms with toxic properties that can be found in New Zealand – in back yards, public gardens, school playgrounds, on roadsides and in waste ground. With a particular focus on plants that are of concern for children, the emphasis is on safety through education, to help you understand the risks so that you can avoid them. There is advice on what to do if you think you or your child has eaten something poisonous, and a section on toxic mechanisms – how the poisons act on the human body, the signs and symptoms of poisoning, and the treatment likely to be necessary. Enlivened with historical background and interesting folklore, and comprehensively illustrated with colour photographs to aid identification, this book provides a practical and measured response to demand for information about poisonous plants in New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 189 x 260 x 8 mm


$29.99
The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping

ISBN: 9780764361241

Author: Yves Gustin    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you compl...


Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you complete, easy-to-understand whys and how-tos on every aspect of beekeeping, plus an entertaining approach. Thousands of detailed line drawings teach all you need to succeed with beekeeping, whether your goal is honey, beeswax, a backyard adventure, plant pollination, or all of the above. Detailed drawings let you peer closely at the bees' world, in terms of seeing their anatomy, close-ups of their food sources, and the microscopic world in the hive. Covers choosing location, equipment, the best hive types, bee types, and other options; the beekeeping year and its tasks; keeping a healthy hive (or dozens); what to do when something goes wrong; how to harvest and process your honey, pollen, propolis, wax, royal jelly; and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$55.00
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Know Your Classic Tractors

ISBN: 9781913618148

Author: Chris Lockwood    Publisher: Old Pond

Many popular tractors from the late 1960s to the 1980s have become classics on Britain's farms. This handy guide to 41 classic tractors contains: * Description ...


Many popular tractors from the late 1960s to the 1980s have become classics on Britain's farms. This handy guide to 41 classic tractors contains: * Description and photograph of each tractor * Country of manufacture * Engine and horsepower This period saw a huge rise in the power and comfort of tractors, and paved the way for today's high-tech farm machinery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-03-2021


Tags: March 2021   Agriculture   Transport
$17.99
David Brown Tractor Story : Part 2

ISBN: 9781908397584

Author: Stuart Gibbard    Publisher: Old Pond

This is the second volume in a trilogy of books that look in depth at the history of David Brown tractors, and a remarkable record of a proud company during wha...


This is the second volume in a trilogy of books that look in depth at the history of David Brown tractors, and a remarkable record of a proud company during what is probably the greatest period of its history. Part Two focuses on the period during which the motto of this celebrated Yorkshire company was "Mechanising the world's farms". It was no idle boast, as this book explains - the company expanded its product line to embrace a host of different models, becoming a serious contender on the global market. The famous Cropmaster remained in production until 1953, but the exciting new developments that followed included the six-cylinder 50D, the innovative rowcrop 2D and a range of crawlers and industrial tractors. Diversifying still further, David Brown added the old-established firm of Harrison, McGregor & Guest, together with its range of Albion implements, to its portfolio in 1955. The early 1960s saw the arrival of the Implematic range before the era of red David Brown tractors came to an end in 1964. This highly illustrated book is the result of many years of meticulous research during which time the author has met and interviewed many of David Brown's key personnel including directors, engineers and sales people. Many of the illustrations are taken from David Brown's own archives and will not have been seen before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


$89.99
Urban Farmers

ISBN: 9783967040067

Author: Valery Rizzo    Publisher: Gestalten

The now (and how) of growing food in the city Urban farming is the global movement that encourages the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food...


The now (and how) of growing food in the city Urban farming is the global movement that encourages the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in the city. As our world becomes increasingly defined by urban structures, exploring urban agriculture to encourage greener living is something essential for the quality of city life. From beekeeping in rooftops to underground mushroom farms, this book explores the fascinating and diverse world of urban agriculture, giving you the opportunity to learn from the best practices and get your hands dirty, be it in your balcony, a community garden, or even starting a business around it. Equipped with the right know-how and the proper tools for growth, we are well on our way to ensuring our cities grow in a healthy direction. Grow better, eat better, and make the world better!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 180 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2021


$100.00
Plant Protection in Organic Arable & Vegetable Crops

ISBN: 9780478108439

Authors: David Teulon, Peter Cameron, Graeme Bourdot, Denis Curtin    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

Developed to address a perceived lack of information on pest, disease and weed management in organic farming in New Zealand, this new book is an invaluable reso...


Developed to address a perceived lack of information on pest, disease and weed management in organic farming in New Zealand, this new book is an invaluable resource for organic arable and vegetable growers and their consultants, as well as for those considering a move to reduced chemical usage or organics. Beginning with the central principles of soil health and the management of pests, disease and weeds in organic growing, the book also contains standalone chapters on those pest, disease and weed problems specific to eight arable crop (barley, borage, clover seed, lentils, grass seed, linseed, maize and wheat) and nine vegetable crops (asparagus, brassicas, capsicums, carrots, onions, process peas, potatoes, squash and tomatoes), together with information on recommended organic control methods. Throughout, anecdotal material has been deliberately avoided - instead draft chapters of the book were circulated among scientists, growers and consultants for practical, objective feedback and sound evidence to incorporate into the final text. Wherever possible, information has been related to New Zealand conditions and to current organic certification standards.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-01-2005


$25.00
The Tractor Ploughing Manual

ISBN: 9781913618117

Author: Brian Bell    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This official Society of Ploughmen handbook is aimed at people new to ploughing who need the basics for farm work, and the growing number of competitors at plou...


This official Society of Ploughmen handbook is aimed at people new to ploughing who need the basics for farm work, and the growing number of competitors at ploughing matches. This updated second edition includes the current rules for international match ploughing, the scoring system and ploughing organisations throughout the world. It gives an introduction to: * the types of plough and how to set them up * the main classes of competitive tractor ploughing: vintage mounted and trailed; world-type conventional ploughing; and reversible ploughing * a short history of ploughs Among the 200 illustrations there are over 150 colour photographs specially commissioned to show in detail good practices as well as faults and how to correct them. Author Brian Bell, Britain's leading farm machinery writer, has written this manual with the help of a number of ploughing experts including Ken Chappell, David Chappell and Peter Alderslade.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2021


$55.00
Food Freedom Community

ISBN: 9780473583521

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

Food isn't just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us. We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprecedented...


Food isn't just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us. We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprecedented global crises. Local food initiatives by small farmers, community workers, and activists offer solutions to many of these large complex problems. Solutions at the local level can give us personal and community agency, connecting us with one another and inspiring new ways of thinking, sharing and creating value. This book focuses on alternative food networks, food sovereignty, and social economics, through case studies of real people and communities in both urban and rural New Zealand, as well as through a global lens. These inspiring stories and helpful insights provide a compass that can help us to navigate towards a more equitable and sustainable future.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 308


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2021


$38.99
In Hindsight : 50 Years of Deer Farming in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780995143760

Author: Lynda Gray    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

How deer in New Zealand changed within 50 years from being a feral pest to the basis of a farmed-livestock, $320-million export industry is a believe-it-or-not ...


How deer in New Zealand changed within 50 years from being a feral pest to the basis of a farmed-livestock, $320-million export industry is a believe-it-or-not story. In Hindsight overviews this niche agricultural sector’s unconventional upbringing and comprehensively tracks its whirlwind rise to mainstream agriculture, brought about by a unique mix of grassroots action, government policy and smart thinking. Inherent to this story are the determined, innovative people who collectively pushed the limits to grow deer farming and its reputation in New Zealand and abroad. These people include not only the gutsy, forward-thinking deer farmers, but also leaders from across the industry—the scientists, researchers and vets recognised by their colleagues and peers. The book draws on archived issues of The Deer Farmer magazine, as well as interviews with industry people, past and present, who shared their deer farming experiences, challenges and successes. In Hindsight is a great read, relevant for anyone in the farming sector.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2022


$54.95
How Now?

ISBN: 9781913159207

Author: Roger Evans    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Shropshire dairy farmer Roger Evans continues to delight his fans with his daily highlights from the farm and his views on everything from how to manage a happy...


Shropshire dairy farmer Roger Evans continues to delight his fans with his daily highlights from the farm and his views on everything from how to manage a happy milking herd to the state of the local wildlife and the views of the rural community in his local bar. Funny, topical and informative farmer's diary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


$34.99
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