Tree Farming Books

  • The Last Days of the Rainbelt

    Out on the Colorado plains, you can still take old U.S. Highway 40 east of Denver. The lonely two-lane road leaves the Front Range and the famous Colorado high country far behind. Before you hit the Kansas line, you'll encounter vast grass-covered prairies, occasional cattle, patches of irrigated land, and a procession of little wind-blown towns ...

  • Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

    This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation ...

  • Malawi's green gold: Challenges and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in reducing poverty

    This study surveys a thriving, albeit largely informal, SMFE sector in Malawi. It looks in detail at four promising subsectors: timber, cane furniture, tree fruit juices and woodcarving. This adds to, but does not investigate further, the vast SMFE fuelwood and charcoal trade, Malawi’s third largest industry, which was the subject of a previous ...

  • Ecological Basis of Agroforestry

    Faced with the growing problems of climate change, ecosystem degradation, declining agricultural productivity, and uncertain food security, modern agricultural scientists look for potential relief in an ancient practice. Agroforestry, if properly designed, can mitigate greenhouse effects, maintain ecosystem health and biodiversity, provide food ...

  • Farmers' Views on the Future of Food and Small Scale Producers (English)

    The outcomes of an electronic conference on the ‘Future of Food and Small Scale Producers’ are presented in this report. The electronic discussion primarily involved indigenous, small and family farmers, landless and fisherfolk as well as their representative organisations. The focus was on small-scale food producers – women and men who produce ...

  • Training course on water harvesting (CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM provides training modules and other relevant material on water harvesting in five languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish), focusing on 'runoff farming systems' for improved production of crops, trees and rangeland species in drought-prone areas. The training ...

  • Illustrated guide to the state of health of trees, (An). Recognition and interpretation of symptoms and damage (En)

    Insect pests and diseases routinely affect the health of trees, and major outbreaks can have catastrophic environmental and economic impacts. The effective management of all tree health problems depends on their early detection. This guide will help readers recognize symptoms of ill health in trees and understand their general significance. The ...

  • Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantation Forests

    These proceedings describe the experimental basis and preliminary results of CIFOR project 'Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantations'. The research, which is underway at 17 sites in seven countries and involve scientists from 16 institutions, focuses on inter-rotation management. This phase between tree harvesting and replanting ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    The rapid progress made on somatic embryogenesis and its prospects for potential applications in improving woody plants prompted us to edit this book initially in three volumes, and now to add two more volumes. The editors were all convinced that such a treatise was needed and would be extremely useful to researchers and students. This Volume ...

  • Groundskeeping: Be A Pro! (Handbook)

    Slash the hazards and cut away the dangers of groundskeeping. As professional groundskeepers know, maintaining lawns, trees and shrubs requires potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals. Prune and refine your safety measures with this handbook. It explains how one can avoid unnecessary accidents by thinking: safe? or sorry? It also ...

  • Groundskeeping Safety: Be A Pro! (Video)

    Slash the hazards and cut away the dangers of groundskeeping. As professional groundskeepers know, maintaining lawns, trees and shrubs requires potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals. Prune and refine your safety measures with this program. It explains how one can avoid unnecessary accidents by thinking: safe? or sorry? It also ...

  • Trees III

    After the 1986 and 1989 volumes, this is the third volume on biotechnology for propagation of trees. Comprising 28 chapters contributed by international experts the book deals with fruit, ornamental, and forest trees, such as Black cherry, Sour cherry, Pomegranate, Loquat, Ficus, Yellow poplar, Horse chestnut, Judas tree, Linden tree, Saskatoons, ...

  • Sika Deer

    Sika deer, the graceful spotted deer of Japanese and Chinese art, originally were native to Asia from far-east Russia to Vietnam to the islands of Japan and Taiwan. They are widely raised in captivity to supply velvet antler for traditional medicine. They also were introduced to Europe, North America, and New Zealand, where they compete or ...

  • Tropical Homegardens

    ‘Homegardens’ are integrated tree – crop – animal production systems, often in small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. These agroforestry systems, developed and nurtured by farmers through generations of innovation and experiment, are often cited as the epitome of sustainability, yet have been ...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Temperate Species

    Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge in order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops ...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Tropical Species

    Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge on order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops ...

  • Fruits and Nuts

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: ...

  • Continuous Cover Forestry

    The large-scale application of new silvicultural systems has become a political reality in many parts of the world. This involves a gradual tarnsformation of traditional silvicultural practice towards Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), also know as near-natural forest management, favouring mixed uneven-aged stands, site-adapted tree species and ...

  • Technical Crops

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: ...

  • Oilseeds

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: ...

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