The Encyclopedia of Alternative Agriculture HMR 1992 EBOOK

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The Encyclopedia of Alternative Agriculture HMR 1992 EBOOK

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This Book Contains The Following Subjects.

The Mismanagement of the National Forests 19

Political Realities:       23

Farm Profile: Dried Flowers in Saskatchewan           24

Flower Production:     25

Dried Flower Association:      26

Oil of Vetiver  29

Soil Conditions:          30

Planting:          30

Harvest:           30

Quality of Root:          30

Yield:  31

Quality of Oil: 31

Uses:   31

Markets:          31

Computers on the Farm Part 1: Shareware Tutorials  32

Introduction:   32

Shareware:      33

Tutorials:         33

News Release: “Friendly” Insecticide Found 34

The Farm: Participatory On-Farm Research: A View from the Field.            34

Yew Bark as a Cancer Cure    38

Breast Cancer: 38

The Importance of Taxol:       38

The Controversy:        39

Taxol Substitute Sought:        40

Computers on the Farm Part 2: Things “To Do” and “Not Do”          41

Things You Should Try To Avoid:     43

Most Used Commands;          44

Serious DOS Mistakes:           44

Small Water Supply May Save Cut Flowers  44

Matching Tractors and Implements    48

Tractor and Equipment Sizing:           48

Determining Machinery Capacity:      48

Selecting the Size of Tractor:  50

Table 1. Typical Range of Values for Machinery Performance          51

Material:          53

Paint:   53

Protection From Rain: 53

Protection From Heat:            53

Easy Access:   53

Entrances:       54

Dimensions and Elevation:     54

Location:         54

Bird house table          54

The Farm: Trickle Irrigation and Plastic Mulch          55

Computers on The Farm: Your config.sys and autoexec.bat  55

Introduction:   55

Booting Up:    56

What Goes in Your Root Directory:   57

Device Drivers:           57

Examples of Device Drivers: The Default Drivers     58

St. John S Wort A New Treatment for AIDS?          61

The Future of Tobacco: A New Source for Medicines           62

Computers on the Farm: Your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT        64

Examples of Device Drivers: Console Drivers           64

Examples of Device Drivers: Other Drivers   64

Buffers            66

Bamboo Nature’s Nearly Perfect Plant          70

Description:     70

Uses:   70

Bamboo’s Internal Clock:       70

Important Development;         71

Ivory Nut as a Substitute for Ivory    71

Introduction:   71

Types of Ivory:           71

Ivory Carving  72

The Problem:   73

Ivory Nut:       74

Computers on the Farm Your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT         75

Increasing Your Environment 75

Miscellaneous CONFIG.SYS Commands     76

Speed and Memory Tips         77

Summary         78

Chia Seed a New Crop for the Southwest     80

Botany – Summer Annuals:     80

Botany – Winter Annuals:       80

The Environments:      80

Products and uses:      81

Computers on the Farm:         81

Introduction    81

Downloading: 82

Uploading:      84

Conclusion:     85

Elephant Grass New Fuel Source for the Future?      85

Chemists Fight Cancer without Felling Trees 87

The Market: Perfume Sales Dominated by Floral Accords this Year 88

A Proforma Business Plan for Minnesota Forests                  91

Part I: Market Potential for Specific Native Plants    91

Part II: Forest Farming Project           92

TABLE I: Estimated Crop Yields:     94

– extra crops    94

TABLE II: Expansion Program          95

– extra crops –  95

TABLE III a: P/L Proforma, based on Expansion Program   96

Program Begins Two Years Later       97

Part III: Other Major Cash Crops From Native Plant Resources       97

Part IV: The Changing Role of Minnesota Forests    98

News Release: FDA Limits Health Claims    98

The Farm: The Cooperative Business Corporation     99

Borage Herb Becomes Significant Oilseed Crop:      100

The Farm: Cooperative Principles       100

General Cooperative Policies; 101

Why Cooperatives Succeed:   101

Dried Herbs & Spices for the Floral Trade     105

What Mass-Market Super-Chain Stores Want:           105

Let’s Explore Economics:       106

Sample Farm Plan Overview: 107

Purpose:          107

Objective:        107

Scope: 107

Time Factor:    107

Anticipated Costs:      107

Anticipated Incomes:  107

Anticipated Volumes (Wholesale):     108

Crop Recommendations:        108

Table I: Estimated Crop Yields:         109

Table II: Expansion Program: 110

Table III: P/L Proforma Based on Expansion Program          110

Total Net Gains: $467,500      110

Timetable:       111

Verticillium Wilt of Mint Crops         111

Gum Tragacanth a New Crop for the Southwest       115

Botany:           115

Natural Environment: 115

The Product:   115

Plug Culture    116

References: Dried Flower Resources  117

Basic Flower Drying Journal Articles 117

Associations, Organizations and Agencies     120

Comfrey Leaf: a New Animal Food Supplement       122

The Controversy:        122

History of Usage:        123

Field Production:        123

Harvesting Technique:            124

Marketing:       124

Overview:       125

Computers on the Farm: DIALOG Information Service, Inc.           126

Background:   126

Modem:           127

Costs:  128

Customer Service        130

Special Crop Contracts What to Consider      133

Garden Note:  136

Computers on the Farm: Information via E-Mail       137

Kenaf: Potential Nonwood Fiber for Paper    138

The author, Richard Alan Miller, is a world renowned agricultural consultant and researcher on the forefront and ‘cutting edge’ of the sciences related to botanicals and their practical cultivation, use and marketing.

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The Encyclopedia of Alternative Agriculture: For the Urban and Semi-Rural Communities is an anthology of approximately 120 newsletters over a 10 year period called, The Herb Market Report. Each issue features 2 herbs, one on small farm alternatives and the other on a forage crop. Each also includes a farm/forage plan, harvest and drying techniques, processing and storage requirements, and marketing options. A cottage industry section is featured as well. The articles are in depth, concerning all aspects of herb production, processing and marketing for active and potential herb farmers. They teach the basics for how to “small farm” field crops correctly, and be successful.

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ISBN: 978-0-9976199-5-9

Author: Dr. Richard Alan Miller

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