Plants and Crops

"This publication is a brief guide to information about "precision farming" a means of growing crops by making more efficient use of inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. Other terms for precision farming include: prescription farming, prescription agriculture, site-specific farming and site-specific crop management. The expected benefits of precision farming include increased farm profits with less possibility of environmental damage from agricultural operations." Agritopics Series no. AT 95-01. Compiled by: Bonnie Emmert, Water Quality Information Center; Jane Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center; and Joe Makuch, Water Quality Information Center. December 1994. NAL Cal no. aZ5073.A37 no.95-01.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-63. Updates QB 91-99. 224 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1979 - July 1993. Compiled by Ann Townsend Young. September 1993. NAL Call no. a5071.N3 no.93-63.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 96-13. Updates QB 90-54. 177 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1970 - June 1996. By Jerry Rafats, Reference Section, National Agricultural Library, September 1996. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.96-13.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-01. Updates QB 90-57. Compiled by Jayne T. MacLean, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library. October 1992. 273 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1985 - August 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-01.


This directory lists resources and contacts on sustainable agriculture and on topics related to sustainable agriculture, selected books and Web sites for Children, and books and articles for teachers. AFSIC Notes Series no. 4. Compiled by Mary V. Gold. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. Revised July 2002. NAL Call no. aS494.5.A65 A36 no. 4.


Special Reference Briefs Series no. 97-05. Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books, prepared annually by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), first appeared in 1992 in response to requests for assistance in identifying the rapidly growing body of literature on sustainable or alternative agriculture. This publication is by no means an exhaustive survey of the literature. Inclusion or omission of any work does not indicate approval or disapproval. When combined with our publication, Tracing the Evolution of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography (BLA 72) these titles provide bibliographic coverage of sustainable agriculture literature from 1580 to 2007. Compiled by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. NAL Call no. AS21.D27S64 no.97-05. August 1997.


Special Reference Briefs no. 95-08. Compiled by Jane P. Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. September 1995. This publication is a guide to the periodical literature on agricultural sustainability issues, developments, and practices current at the time of publication. It updates and expands the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center's (AFSIC) Periodicals Pertaining to Alternative Farming Systems, February 1993, as well as supplements to similar publications from other sources. NAL Call no. aS21.D27 S64 no. 95-08. See also: Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books.


Sustainable Agriculture: Top 10 Research Journals
Compiled by:
Mary V. Gold; Updated by Stephanie M. Ritchie
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Department of Agriculture
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Rm 132
Beltsville, MD 20705
July 2009
Journal titles are ranked by relevance to Sustainable Agriculture by surveying journal issues from the past five years for English language articles about sustainable agriculture/farming/ranching and/or organic farming/agriculture/production. Each journal citation includes a description, indexing services, Website (current as of 2009), and National Agricultural Library call number.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-03. Updates QB 91-95. 438 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1990 - September 1992. By Jane Potter Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. November 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-03.


By Abiola Adeyemi, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. September 2000. "The central focus of this resource guide is urban and community agriculture resources that are available in North America....Urban agriculture is a broad and diverse subject which encompasses a variety of topics related to farming and food production systems. This list is meant to serve as a starting reference point for those interested in learning more about urban agriculture and the various organizations dedicated to its study as an agriculturally sustainable system." NAL Call no. aS494.5.U72 A34.


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