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Recommended Reading

 

Books

 

Nutrition Rules by Graeme Sait


Mineral Nutrition of Plant Disease by Don Huber


Science in Agriculture by Arden Anderson


Life and Energy in Agriculture by Arden Anderson


The Biological Farmer by Gary Zimmer


Weeds, Control Without Poison by Charles Walters


Healthy Crops by Francis Chaboussou


From the Soil Up by Don Schriefer


The Nature and Properties of Soil by Nyle C. Brady


Mainline Farming for Century 21 by Dan Skow


Articles

 

Liebman M, Davis AS (2009) Managing weeds in organic farming systems: an ecological approach. In: Organic farming: The ecological system. Francis C, editor. Madison: American Society of Agronomy. 173–196.

 

Tilman D, Cassman KG, Matson PA, Naylor R, Polasky S (2002) Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices. Nature 418: 671–677.

 

Liebman M, Staver CP (2001) Crop diversification for weed management. In: Liebman M, Mohler CL, Staver CP, editors. Ecological management of agricultural weeds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 322–374.

 

Bennett AJ, Bending GD, Chandler D, Hilton S, Mills P (2012) Meeting the demand for crop production: the challenge of yield decline in crops grown in short rotations. Biol Rev 87: 52–71.

 

Karlen DL, Varvel GE, Bullock DG, Cruse RM (1994) Crop rotations for the 21st century. Adv Agron 53: 1–45.

 

Grigg DB (1974) The agricultural systems of the world: An evolutionary approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 358 pp.

 

Magdoff F, Lanyon L, Liebhardt B (1997) Nutrient cycling, transformations, and flows: implications for a more sustainable agriculture. Adv Agron 60: 1–73.

 

Naylor R, Steinfeid H, Falcon W, Galloways J, Smil V, et al. (2005) Losing the links between livestock and land. Science 310: 1621–1622.

 

Mortensen DA, Egan JF, Maxwell BD, Ryan MR, Smith RG (2012) Navigating a critical juncture for sustainable weed management. BioSci 62: 75–84.

 

Seufert V, Ramankutty N, Foley JA (2012) Comparing the yields of organic and conventional agriculture. Nature 485: 229–232.

 

Liebman M, Davis AS (2009) Managing weeds in organic farming systems: an ecological approach. In: Organic farming: The ecological system. Francis C, editor. Madison: American Society of Agronomy. 173–196.

 

Heichel GH, Barnes DK, Vance CP, Henjum KI (1984) N2 fixation, and N and dry matter partitioning during a 4-year alfalfa stand. Crop Sci 24: 811–815.

 

 

Associations and Member Organizations

Belonging to one or more professional organizations can help you build relationships with others who have common interests and who are doing some of the same things as you. Learning from each other is key. Recreating the wheel is inefficient.

 

Investigate associations and professional organizations that may be of interest to you. Attend a meeting and decide if that organization is right for you. Here are some organizations that may be of interest:

 

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

https://www.milk.org/corporate/main.aspx

 

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

http://www.ofa.on.ca/

 

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/

 

Organic Council of Ontario

https://www.organiccouncil.ca/

 

Practical Farmers of Ontario

http://practicalfarmersontario.ca/

 

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario

 http://www.ifao.com/

 

Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions

http://www.saase.ca/

 

Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan

http://www.apas.ca/index.php

 

Prairie Oat Growers Association

http://www.poga.ca/