Experiments in Blueberry Culture

Author: Frederick Vernon Coville



Category: Blueberries

Page: 100

View: 306

A collection of reprints, chiefly from USDA and state agricultural experiment station bulletins, dealing with blueberries and their culture, varieties, diseases and pests, etc., in the United States; by various authors.

The Complete Technology Book on Vermiculture and Vermicompost

Author: NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers




Page: 368

View: 909

The production of degradable organic waste and its safe disposal have become the current global problem. The rejuvenation of degraded soils by protecting topsoil and sustainability of productive soils is a major concern at the international level. Vermicomposting is compatible process with sound environmental principles that value conservation of resources and sustainable practices. Vermicompost is known to be the world best organic fertilizer. Vermiculture is for vermicompost. Vermiculture means artificial rearing or cultivation of worms (Earthworms) and the technology is the scientific process of using them for the betterment of human beings. Vermiculture technology has improved the crop productivity by increasing soil fertility through ecological methods of farming. Vermiculture has been embraced throughout the world right from the developed countries to the developing countries. Vermicomposting is a panacea for solid waste management. It is a simple kindred process of composting, in which certain species of microorganism such as earthworms are used to enhance the process of waste conversion and produce a better end product. Earthworms serve as nature plowman to facilitate these functions. They form gift of nature to produce good humus, which is the most precious material to fulfill the nutritional needs of crops. The utilization of vermicompost results in several benefits to farmers, industries, environment and overall national economy. This contains experiments from the field, vermicomposting materials, earthworm life cycle, ecological types earthworms, role of earthworms, vermicomposting, advantages of vermiculture, vermitechnology. This book majorly deals with advantages of vermicomposting, vermicomposting in daily life vermiculture v/s vermicomposting, earthworms: ecological types, physical and chemical effects of earthworms on soils, fertilizers use and deterioration of soil environment, vermicomposting materials, feeding vermicomposting materials, ideal conditions for life of earthworms, earthworms : their application in organic agriculture, maintenance of vermicomposting beds, vermicomposting : general procedures at agricultural farms vermicomposting : kiss plan, vermicomposting: a world scenario, soil fertility and texture, advantages of vermiculture, small scale or indoor vermicomposting, large scale or outdoor vermicomposting ect. This book is an invaluable resource for readers, entrepreneurs, scientists, farmers, existing industries, technical institution, etc.

The Book of Swamp & Bog

Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater Wetlands

Author: John Eastman

Publisher: Stackpole Books


Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 716

Ecological approach to natural history provides complete descriptions of 80 common wetland plants.

The Rodale Book of Composting

Easy Methods for Every Gardener

Author: Deborah L. Martin

Publisher: Rodale


Category: Gardening

Page: 278

View: 613

Explains what composting is and how it works, provides instructions for making and using compost, and offers ecologically sound solutions to waste disposal problems

The Gardener's Book of Berries

Author: Allan A. Swenson



Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 695

An introduction to berry growing for every home gardener.

Year-book of Pharmacy

Author: J. O. Braithwaite



Category: Pharmacy


View: 143

Includes the transactions of the British Pharmaceutical Conference at its 7th-64th annual meetings.

The Mulch Book

A Guide for the Family Food Gardener

Author: Stu Campbell



Category: Fruit-culture

Page: 136

View: 611

The complete book of edible landscaping

Author: Rosalind Creasy

Publisher: Random House (NY)


Category: Gardening

Page: 379

View: 265

This comprehensive, feature-packed book shows how you can create more beauty around your home, grow delicious healthful produce, and save money and natural resources all at the same time - by landscaping with edible plants. It includes a 160-page "Encyclopedia of Edibles" with detailed horticultural information, landscaping and culinary uses, seed sources, and recipes, as well as an abundance of how-to illustrations and landscape diagrams.Of special interest to all gardeners, this unique guide incorporates energy-, water-, and soil-saving techniques with specific designs for all geographic/climatic regions of the country.

The Big Book of Gardening Skills


Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company


Category: Gardening

Page: 346

View: 566

Experienced masters give their tips and techniques on garden basics, flowers and vegetables, pest and disease control, attracting birds and butterflies, and equipment