The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff - and Making a ProfitContrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What’s required is farming smarter, not harder. In The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. From his twenty-seven years of experience at Cate Farm in Vermont, Wiswall knows firsthand the joys of starting and operating an organic farm—as well as the challenges of making a living from one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one’s own ...
The various chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, held “Varroa Destructor,” a mite, and other major pests at bay, but chemical resistance is building and evolution threatens to overtake the best that laboratory chemists have to offer. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making the problem worse. “Natural Beekeeping” flips the script on traditional approaches by proposing a program of selective breeding and natural hive management. Conrad brings together the best organic and natural approaches to keeping honeybees healthy and productive. Readers will learn about nontoxic methods of controlling mites, eliminating American foulbrood disease (without the use of antibiotics), breeding strategies, and many other tips and techniques for maintaining healthy hives. Specific concepts and detailed management techniques are covered in a matter-of-fact, easy-to-implement way. “Natural Beekeeping” describes opportunities for the seasoned professional to modify existing operations, increase profits, and eliminate the use of chemical treatments. Beginners will need no other book to guide them. Whether you are an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest management approach or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.
100 Herbs for making JADAM Natural Pesticide: The way to Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture (JADAM Organic Farming)
Meet Mr. Yu, herb expert of Jadam. He fell in love with wild plants and flowers while crossing the White Head Mountain Range on foot. He describes 100 wild herbs that can be used to control agricultural pests. The awesome part is that these plants are found everywhere - meaning no more pesticide cost. Revolutionize your farming with Jadam. We also recommend our basic textbook "Jadam Organic Farming." Geol Yu was born in 1965 in a remote village in the spiritual Horse Ear Mountain in North Jeonla province of Korea.After graduating from Korea University (Statistics) he worked in a financial institution for over 10 years. His journey on foot that crossed the entire White Head Mountain Range inspired him to become a wild herb specialist. He went back to the mountains; to Akyang village in Mount Jiri. Also a photographer, he spends his time capturing wild herbs and flowers of Mount Jiri while studying and teaching wild plants. He also makes tea from native chrysanthemum. For years, he has been writing about insect-repelling plants on Jadam website (jadam.kr). His articles and photos can be seen at www.myroad.pe.kr.He is currently herb specialist and reporter of Jadam, wild herb and flowers teacher at Mount Jiri School, and manager of Gamguk (Chrysanthemum) Tea Garden company.Table of Contents001 Digitalis 20002 Red Spider Lily 24003 Aconitum 28004 Oleander 32005 Arisaema 36006 American Pokeweed 40007 Castor Oil Plant 44008 Tobacco 48009 Lacquer Tree 52010 Yew Tree 54011 Ginkgo 60012 Narcissus 64013 Greater Celandine68014 Japanese Snowbell 72015 Apricot 76016 Nandina 80017 Water Pepper 84018 Sophora 88019 Chinaberry92020 Mint 96021 Rosemary 100022 Bracken 104023 Climbing Bagbane 108024 Hinoki Cypress112025 Garlic 116026 Onion 120027 Hot Pepper 124028 Purslane 128029 Heartleaf Houttuynia 132030 Potato 136031 Madagascar periwinkle 140032 Cinnamon 144033 Clove 148034 Japanese Pepper 152035 Hylomecon156036 African Marigold/French Marigold 160037 Crown Wood Fern164038 Veratrum168039 Carpesium 172040 Lavender 176041 Lopseed 180042 Pinellia184043 Empress Tree188044 Wild Walnut/Walnut 192045 Garden Balsam 196046 Picrasma quassioides200047 Pomegranate 204048 Common Cosmos 208049 Tea Plant 214050 Mustard 218051 Securinega 222052 Japanese hedge parsley226053 Temple Juniper 230054 Japanese Aralia 234055 Korean Plum Yew 238056 Corydalis 242057 Korean Pasqueflower (Baekduong) 246058 Japanese Belladonna 250059 Royal Azalea 254060 Lily of the Valley 258061 Thunberg's Geranium262 062 Japanese Andromeda 266063 Shiso 270064 Curly Dock 274065 Chinese Lizards Tail 278066 Asian Copperleaf 282067 Japanese Hop 286068 Sweet Flag 290069 Sasa borealis294070 Jerusalem Artichoke 298071 Taro302072 Datura 306073 Wormwood 310074 Salvia plebeia314075 Kobushi Magnolia/Oyama Magnolia 318076 Mugwort 322077 Coffee 326078 Clematis 330079 Turmeric 334080 Juniper 338081 Pyrethrum Daisy342082 Crowfoot/Longbeak Buttercup 346083 Great St. John’s Wort/St. John’s Wort 350084 Derris 354085 Tree of Heaven 358086 Decumbent Bugle 362087 Knotgrass366088 Euphorbia humifusa/ Jigeumcho 370089 Rough Cocklebur/ Changija 374090 Japanese Royal Fern 378091 Chinese Pepper Tree 382092 Horsetail 386093 Lilac Daphne 390094 Common Gardenia 394095 Common Fig and Japanese Fig 398096 Japanese Rush402097 Japanese Chaff Flower 406098 Japanese Pagoda Tree 410099 Firethorn414100 Chinese Catalpa418