This section contains links to web sites concerning issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, composting, weed science and control and more. The information is divided into the following categories:Sustainable AgricultureOrganic FarmingDatabases of LiteratureAgriculture and the EnvironmentMycorrhizaeFood SafetyWeed ScienceComposting
Weed Science Society of America
Agronomy Society of America
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Sustainable Ag/UC Davis
Fresh-Market Tomatoes: Sustainable Production with Organic Mulches
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Science Foundation
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
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Weed/Herbarium This page has some excellent pictures.
Weed Identification Guide
Weed Identification/Organized by Latin Names
Biocontrol of Weeds
Weed Control for Home and Garden
Research and outreach available on the World Wide Web concerning Sustainable Agriculture:
- ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas - is the national sustainable farming information center operated by the private non-profit National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).
- SAN Sustainable Agriculture Network is a cooperative effort of university, government, farm, business and non-profit organizations dedicated to the exchange of scientific and practical information on sustainable agricultural systems.
- UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project is an in-depth long-term research project to comparing conventional, low-input, and organic farming systems.
- The Small Farm Resource is a resource of information for people with small farms or rural property.
- UC SAREP University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has many great publications on Sustainable Agriculture. For example; Soil Management: Critical Key to Transition.
- Best Management Practices for land applications of manures, and a bulletin on Poultry Manure.
- American Farmland Trust is an instrumental organization in the subject of Farmland Preservation.
- Henry A.Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture is a research and education organization that encourages and facilitates the adoption of low-cost, resource-conserving, and environmentally sound farming systems.
These sites offer a source for literature on agricultural related issues.
- DOCEA is a concerted action funded by the European Union in which various documentation centers and user-representatives are working on better availability of literature relevant to ecological agriculture.
- Infomine is the University of California's Internet Resource for Biological, Agricultural, and Medical Sciences.
- The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is a major international source for agriculture and related information.
Agriculture plays a huge role in the environment in which we live. Here are some sites that touch on that aspect.
- Methyl Bromide Alternatives Newsletter This newsletter provides information on research for Methyl Bromide alternatives from USDA, universities, and industry.
- Water Quality Information Center at The National Agricultural Library(NAL ) collects, organizes, and disseminates information on the scientific, educational, and public policy aspects of water resources and agriculture.
With a consumer demand of foods that are "fresh cut" there is a growing concern about human pathogens found with minimally-processed food.