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Farm-Work And Words (Signed)
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Farm-Work And Words (Signed)

By Macgregor, Gregor

Angus, Scotland: Finavon, 2013. Soft cover. As New. P/B 98 pages, condition is As New, Signed by the author. Farming is probably the oldest industry in the world, and early man would have used a piece of tree branch with a crude point to stir or dig the soil to achieve a suitable mould or tilth to enable seed to germinate better and flourish as a crop. Eventually digging sticks made way for wooden ploughs pulled mostly by oxen, horses, mules, camels and buffaloes. Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and the Chinese were some of the early innovators in making the ploughs. By the 18th century, ploughs were fitted with cast iron mould boards that turned the soil over more efficiently, and were pulled mainly by horses. Nowadays reversible or one-way ploughs pulled by tractors is the norm for preparing fields for tilling, sowing and planting etc; so giving maximum yields if all things are considered equal. Irrespective of what modern science has done in helping to grow crops to sustain as much of the world's population as possible, the plough still plays the most important part in producing food.

$20.24

Launceston and Callington Ploughing Association Silver Jubilee 1975-1999
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Launceston and Callington Ploughing Association Silver Jubilee 1975-1999

By editor

The Launceston & Callington Ploughing Association, 1999. Soft cover. Very Good. 6" x 8.25. P/B 6" x 8.25", 56 pages, condition is very good. Launceston and Callington Ploughing Association Silver Jubilee 1975-1999

$26.99

Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor
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Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor

By Clater, Francis

London, UK: Frederick Warne, 1870. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.5" X 8.5. h/b 651 pages. leather boards with raised binding to the spine, condition is very good, the front green flyleaf has been removed. An owners name and date to the white flyleaf. No publication date shown but Preface is date 1870.

$80.98

Managing Canal Irrigation : Practical Analysis from South Asia
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Managing Canal Irrigation : Practical Analysis from South Asia

By Chambers, Robert

Cambridge University Press, 1988. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6" x 9.25. P/B 279 pages, condition is very good. The many billions of dollars invested in canal irrigation in recent decades have had disappointing results. Rarely have projected benefits in well-being or production been achieved. In consequence, in the mid-1980s, further vast sums are being spent throughout the Third World on programmes for rehabilitation, canal lining, on farm development, and farmers' organisation. In this book, Robert Chambers shows that much of this policy and practice is based on misleading research and misdiagnosis. When applied to the complexity and uniqueness of canal irrigation systems, the normal professionalism of civil and agricultural engineers, agronomists, economists, and sociologists, leaves gaps which are keys to better performance. In successive chapters, five such gaps are analysed and presented: main system management, including the scheduling and delivery of water, and communications; canal irrigation at night; management of canal systems jointly by farmers and officials; professional conditions and incentives for irrigation managers; and methods for diagnostic analysis to identify cost-effective actions for improvement. Managing Canal Irrigation has been written for policymakers, irrigation managers, consultants, researchers, trainers and teachers. It challenges all concerned with improving the performance and anti-poverty impact of canal irrigation, whether in government departments, aid agencies, consultancy firms, training and research institutes or universities, to re-examine their beliefs, biases and actions. By going beyond the limits of normal professionalism, the book presents a new syllabus for training, a new agenda for research and development, and points to new policies and to practical action to be taken in the field.

$26.99

The Nigerian Beef Industry - Cornell international Agricultural Development Bulletin 9
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The Nigerian Beef Industry - Cornell international Agricultural Development Bulletin 9

By Donald S Ferguson

1967. Soft cover. Very Good. 6" x 9. p/b 86 pages, condition is very good. published August 1967.

$33.74

Factory Farming: A Symposium

By J R Bellerby

London: Education Services, 1970. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.75 X 8.75. H/B 124 pages, condition is very good. Black boards with gilt lettering to the spine

$16.87

Farm Management - 3rd revised and enlarged edition

By James Wyllie

London: E & F N Spon, 1960. 3rd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.5" X 8.5. H/B 252 pages, condition is very good. Third Edition revised and enlarged.

$16.87

Laterite and Lateritic Soils
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Laterite and Lateritic Soils

By Prescott, J A & Pendleton, R L

England: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 51 pages, condition is very good. Technical Communication No 47 of the Commonwealth Bureau of Soil Science, Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden.

$23.62

The Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book Volume 95
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The Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book Volume 95

By anon

Perth, Scotland: The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, 1971. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 233 pages, condition is very good. This volume contains the pedigrees of 3539 Aberdeen Angus cattle (1907 males and 1632 females) which have been bred in Great Britain and Ireland, and accepted for entry in the year ending June1, 1970. The entries are arranged alphabetically under the names of their entrants.

$33.74

The Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book Volume 97
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The Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book Volume 97

By anon

Perth, Scotland: The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, 1973. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 282 pages, condition is very good. This volume contains the pedigrees of 5020 Aberdeen Angus cattle (2514 males and 2506 females) which have been bred in Great Britain and Ireland, and accepted for entry in the year ending June1, 1972. The entries are arranged alphabetically under the names of their entrants.

$33.74

The Practical Fruiterer & Florist Volumes I, II & III
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The Practical Fruiterer & Florist Volumes I, II & III

By W B Shearn & Wilfred A Jeffs

London: George Newnes Limited, 1000. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7.25" x 10.25. H/B The Practical Fruiterer & Florist A Complete on all Matter Relating to the Retail Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Trades. George Newnes, Undated (1910s), 3 Volumes in green decorative cloth.10"x7", Vol. 1 256pp, Vol 2 256pp, Vol 3, 256pp. Some light rubbing and shelf wear to volumes otherwise tight and clean.

$114.72

Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How To Choose Them, How To Keep Them
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Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How To Choose Them, How To Keep Them

By editor

UK: A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2010. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8.3 x 0.7 x 10 inches. Book Description

$16.87

Keeping Quail: A Guide to Domestic and Commercial Management
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Keeping Quail: A Guide to Domestic and Commercial Management

By Thear, Katie

UK: Diamond Farm Book Pubns, 1998. Paperback. Very Good. 6 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches. Breeds of quail . Home, farm & aviary .Large & small scale . Full of practical tips . What you need to know Quail are classified as game birds, sharing the same family as pheasants and partridges. Although there are over forty different breeds of quail in the world, the numbers in captivity are quite small. They include the Coturnix varieties, the Bobwhite and the Chinese Painted quail. This book provides a practical introduction to the selection, housing and breeding of quail, as well as to their management in the home, aviary and smallholding. Both large scale producer and small scale breeder will find it an invaluable source of information.

$23.62

Tomatoes: Bulletin Number 77 Of The Ministry Of Agriculture And Fisheries

By Bewley, W.F

H.M.S.O., 1941. Soft cover. Very Good. 25cm x 15cm. Card covers are lightly soiled, the back cover is partially loose. There is a pull-out drawing of the "Layout of low pressurer hot water heating apparatus for Four Glasshouses each 200ft. x 24ft wide.

$16.87