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Biodynamic Agriculture - Willy Schilthuis

Biodynamic Agriculture

Paperback Published: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9780863153976
Number Of Pages: 128

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-- A newly revised edition Biodynamics is an internationally recognized approach to organic agriculture in which the farmer or gardener respects and works with the spiritual dimension of the earth's environment. In a world where conventional agricultural methods threaten the environment, biodynamic farms and gardens are designed to have a sound ecological balance. This concise and fully illustrated book presents evidence that biodynamic crops put down deeper roots, show strong resistance to disease and have better keeping qualities than conventionally produced crops.

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'Explains the background of the organic view of agriculture and environment. Surely the best introduction available.' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review, Winter 2003 'Taking an international view, Biodynamic Agriculture guides its readers from the first stages of considering this kind of farming right through to the sale of produce and the therapeutic effects of this kind of agriculture.' The Environmentalist Magazine, November 2008

Agriculture and the environment
Industrialization Intensive livestock farming
The role of nitrogen Herbicides and pesticides
The landscape Water pollution
The Earth, a living organism
The plant world What is life?
The soil Animals
The farming cycle Biodynamic preparations
The farmer and the farm organism
Biodynamics: a brief history Agricultural problems in the nineteenth century Movements for biological agriculture Rudolf Steiner and the Agricultural Course
The search for quality
A new start
An international movement: Producers and consumers; Research; Advisory services
Education and study
Practical biodynamics
The mixed farm Manure and compost handling
The biodynamic compost preparations Animal husbandry: Chickens
The sick animal
Arable farming and vegetable cultivation
The biodynamic spray preparations
Soil cultivation Fruit cultivation Beekeeping Rhythms of sowing and planting
The landscape and conservation
Social aspects Trade, sale and control
The therapeutic effect of biodynamic farming Land ownership
Looking to the future Research into quality Research into breeding and seed production Practical research Economic considerations Regulations and government intervention
A growing understanding
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ISBN: 9780863153976
ISBN-10: 0863153976
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2003
Publisher: Floris Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised