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Items in Agriculture that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • DIY mushroom cultivation : growing mushrooms at home for food, medicine, and soil / Willoughby Arevalo ; illustrated by Carmen Elisabeth
    SB 353 A74 2019eb

    Bring mushrooms into your life as you dive into the practice of home-scale mushroom cultivation

    With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi.

    DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium.

    Beautiful full-color photos and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal. Techniques include:

    Setting up a home growing space Inexpensive, simple DIY equipment Culture creation from mushroom tissue or spores Growing and using liquid cultures and grain spawn Growing mushrooms on waste streams Indoor fruiting Outdoor mushroom gardens and logs Harvesting, processing, tinctures, and cooking.

    Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing and working with them but feel constrained by a small living space, DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the ideal guide for getting started in the fascinating and delicious world of fungiculture.

  • Science et technologie du lait / sous la direction de Jean-Christophe Vuillemard ; ont collaboré à cet ouvrage, Jean Amiot [et 32 autres]
    SF 250.5 S416 2018eb

  • Beginning seed saving for the home gardener / Jim Ulager
    SB 324.75 U43 2019
    Author is a medical doctor who applies his scientific training and understanding of biology to his hobby of seed saving Discusses methods for saving seeds in the home garden Differs from other books on seed saving because it is written by a home seed saver for home seed savers Specifically for the beginning seed saver Requirements and limitations for home seed saving are very different to commercial seed saving Includes techniques suitable to address the unique challenges faced by small scale growers such as gene pool and seed purity Suitable for home gardeners who want to grow small amounts of a variety of plants Easy methods for optimal seed saving for first time seed saver Explains vegetative versus sexual propagation Introduction to botany and sexual anatomy Inbreeding versus outbreeding Covers Flowers Legumes: Peas and Beans Lettuce (applicable to cilantro and parsley) Tomatoes and Peppers Squash family, spinach and easy biennials More advance methods include corn, carrots and parsnips and the cabbage family

    Gardeners, homesteaders, urban farmers, community gardeners and garden educators


    Interest in saving seed in Canada is gaining momentum. In 2014, the founder of Salt Spring Seeds estimated that tens of thousands of Canadians are saving their own seeds and predicted this would grow into a gardening revolution. In February of this year, The National Famer's Union launched a campaign for a farmer friendly seed saving law. Regional Interest: Atlantic provinces, Ontario, Quebec and BC

  • Growing trees & shrubs indoors : breathe new life into your home with large plants / D.J. Herda
    SB 435.5 H47 2019

    The complete guide to growing trees and shrubs indoors to beautify and purify your home

    Some of the most polluted places on earth are where we spend 90% of our time: inside our homes. Science is continually uncovering more effective ways of improving the quality of our environment, and plants--specifically indoor trees and shrubs--are at the top of this list.

    Growing trees and shrubs indoors might seem like a monumental challenge, but it's no different than growing any plants indoors. Written by master gardener DJ Herda, Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is a definitive guide on what makes these plants special and all the tips and tricks you need to help them survive and flourish in an indoor environment. It covers how they:

    Rid your environment of airborne pollutants Beautify your home Help you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

    An explosive introduction into the wellness scene, Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is for those with a keen interest in gardening, health, and science, offering an entirely new way of promoting human wellness - by creating beautiful, enjoyable surroundings.

  • Fostering innovation for agriculture 4.0 : a comprehensive plant germplasm system / Miguel Angel Rapela
    SB 123.3 R36 2019eb

  • Innovations in sustainable agriculture / edited by Muhammad Farooq, Michele Pisante

  • Salt stress, microbes, and plant interactions : mechanisms and molecular approaches. Mohd Sayeed Akhtar, editor

  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) - world's invaluable medicinal spices : the agronomy and economy of turmeric and ginger / Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
    SB 317 T8N35 2019eb

  • The neem genome / Malali Gowda, Ambardar Sheetal, Chittaranjan Kole, editors

  • Adaptation to climate change in agriculture : research and practices / Toshichika Iizumi, Ryuichi Hirata, Ryo Matsuda, editors

  • Salt stress, microbes, and plant interactions : causes and solution. edited by Mohd Sayeed Akhtar

  • Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies. Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson, editors

  • Priming and Pretreatment of Seeds and Seedlings Implication in Plant Stress Tolerance and Enhancing Productivity in Crop Plants / Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Vasileios Fotopoulos, editors

  • Advances in plant breeding strategies. Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson, editors
    SB 317 L43A38 2019eb

  • Advances in plant breeding strategies. Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson, editors
    SB 189.5 A38 2019eb

  • Sustainable management of soil and environment / Ram Swaroop Meena, Sandeep Kumar, Jitendra Singh Bohra, Mangi Lal Jat, editors

  • Nanobiotechnology applications in plant protection. Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ram Prasad, editors
    SB 950 N36 2019eb

  • Socio-economic impact assessment of genetically modified crops : global implications based on case-studies from India / Sachin Chaturvedi, Krishna Ravi Srinivas, editors

  • Contesting Leviathan : activists, hunters, and state power in the Makah whaling conflict / Les Beldo
    SH 383.2 B45 2019
    In 1999, off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, the first gray whale in seven decades was killed by Makah whalers. The hunt marked the return of a centuries-old tradition and, predictably, set off a fierce political and environmental debate. Whalers from the Makah Indian Tribe and antiwhaling activists have clashed for over twenty years, with no end to this conflict in sight.

    In Contesting Leviathan , anthropologist Les Beldo describes the complex judicial and political climate for whale conservation in the United States, and the limits of the current framework in which whales are treated as "large fish" managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Emphasizing the moral dimension of the conflict between the Makah, the US government, and antiwhaling activists, Beldo brings to light the lived ethics of human-animal interaction, as well as how different groups claim to speak for the whale--the only silent party in this conflict. A timely and sensitive study of a complicated issue, this book calls into question anthropological expectations regarding who benefits from the exercise of state power in environmental conflicts, especially where indigenous groups are involved. Vividly told and rigorously argued, Contesting Leviathan will appeal to anthropologists, scholars of indigenous culture, animal activists, and any reader interested in the place of animals in contemporary life.
Updated: Friday 13 December 2019
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