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Plants That Poison - A New Zealand Guide
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.
Dimensions: 189 x 260 x 8 mm
The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping
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.
Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm
Publication Date: 26-02-2021
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Know Your Classic Tractors
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.
Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
Publication Date: 09-03-2021
David Brown Tractor Story : Part 2
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.
Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm
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!
Dimensions: 180 x 235 mm
Publication Date: 08-04-2021
Plant Protection in Organic Arable & Vegetable Crops
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.
Publication Date: 01-01-2005
The Tractor Ploughing Manual
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.
Dimensions: 189 x 248 mm
Publication Date: 01-07-2021
Food Freedom Community
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.
Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm
Publication Date: 23-09-2021
In Hindsight : 50 Years of Deer Farming in New Zealand
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.
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 10-01-2022
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.
Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 03-09-2020