Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st CenturyDe (autor) Stephen Leslie
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 05 Jan 2016
It s an exciting time for new advances in the use of live animal power on the farm. Ecologically minded farmers are developing efficient horse-drawn systems while equipment manufacturers are creating innovations in ground-drive technology. Beyond organic and sustainable, these new developments are helping agriculture become truly regenerative with working horses, donkeys, mules, and oxen at its heart.
Stephen Leslie s first book, The New Horse-Powered Farm, shows how to run a small, diversified farm with live animal power. Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century takes this approach to the next level by providing an in-depth focus on the tools, methods, and technical expertise you will need to successfully manage a market garden with draft animal power.
The lessons of this book are enhanced by insightful reports from the field, including farm profiles, detailed descriptions of new tools, and home-built solutions contributed by more than 60 draft animal experts from across North America and Europe. The text is copiously illustrated with color photographs and original art by the author.
Each teamster s story represents a patch in a quilt that tells the whole story of the growing season, from soil preparation to harvest. Topics covered include:
Contemporary examples of draft-animal-powered produce farms
An examination of the versatile utility of forecarts
An in-depth look at fertility management on the farm
Primary and secondary tillage, seeding, and transplanting methods
Options for cultivators, tool carriers, and multipurpose implements, with technical harnessing and hitching details
For experienced teamsters and beginning horse-powered farmers, this book is an invaluable and one-of-a-kind guide, sure to be a staple resource in the agricultural canon for years to come."
Dimensiuni: 206 x 259 x 30 mm
Greutate: 1.36 kg
Editura: Chelsea Green Publishing Company