Resource Pointer #125
May 1, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Partners in Production: How to Work With Pollinators to
Improve Your Harvest, 1997.* Forgotten Pollinators
Campaign. Discusses ways to create pollinator-friendly
environment for improving crop yields and describes
threats to pollinators from pesticides. Provides
guidelines for minimizing negative effects of pesticides
on pollinators. 7 pp. For cost/ordering information,
contact Forgotten-Pollinators Campaign, Arizona-Sonora
Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743;
phone (520)883-3006; fax (520) 883-2500; email
*Handbook of Successful Ecological Lawn Care, 1996.*
Paul Sachs. Describes least toxic practices for growing
and maintaining turf grasses, including methods for
building soil and controlling pests. Focuses on helping
lawn-care professionals develop skills and build
business, and features chapters on marketing, business
plans and accounting. 284 pp. US$18.95 plus $1.50
shipping. The Edaphic Press, P.O. Box 107, Newbury, VT
05051; phone (802) 222-4277; fax (802) 222-9661.
*Industrial Agriculture: Counting the Costs, 1996.* The
Soil Association. Examines health and environmental
costs of conventional agriculture, especially in the UK.
Discusses costs associated with managing pesticide and
fertilizer contamination of drinking water, soil erosion
and farm wastes. 8 pp. For cost/ordering information,
contact The Soil Association, 86 Colston St, Bristol,
BS1 5BB, England; phone (44-117) 929-0661; fax (44-117)
925-2504; email email@example.com.
*Using Pesticides: A Complete Guide to Safe, Effective
Spraying, 1996.* British Crop Protection Council.
Provides information about British pesticide regulations
and pesticide labels, as well as general information
about pesticide application, transportation, disposal
and safety. Focuses on information useful to pesticide
applicators. 155 pp. US$28/UK$17. BCPC Publications,
Bear Farm, Binfield, Brackwell, Berkshire RG42 5QE, UK;
phone (44-118) 934-2727; fax (44-118) 934-1998.
*Aerial Pesticide Drift Management, 1996.* Oklahoma
Cooperative Extension Service. Video and manual.
Describes and illustrates spraying practices designed to
reduce pesticide drift and discusses factors
contributing to drift. Provides specific technical
information for how to change application equipment. 19
pp. Manual -- US$5; 30 minute video -- US$18. Extension
Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems and Agricultural
Engineering, 227 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078; phone
(405) 744-5427; fax (405) 744-6059.
**CORRECTION: Resource Pointer 123 gave the wrong URL
for Reducing Your Risk: A Guide to Avoiding Hormone
Disrupting Chemicals, 1997. The entire report is
available online at http://www.wwfcanada.org/reduce-
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