On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Jane Sooby wrote:
> And, I would add, has already been done on many low-input technologies. The
> North Central region SARE call for proposals last year contained a specific
> request for projects that locate data from old research that can be
> utilized in this neo-organic era. If anyone knows of any such projects that
> were funded, why don't you post a message and tell us what you're digging
> up? I also recommend that folks look carefully at the old ag station and
> land grant bulletins and reports from way back when to glean ideas for
> approaches we can use now--or discard as not worthwhile.
Preston Sullivan, of ATTRA, put together an organic farming bibliography
while at NCSU. I have a copy of this online at:
You can download 7 small files or the whole thing as a 1 meg. file.
The database is a little hard to interpret but it contains many good
references with a quantity from the early 1900's.
Its worth browsing and may have useful poultry references.
Here's a sample:
Rutherford, D. M.
Chicken-bee-game bird-vegetable-orange grower.
Pacific Rural Press
Mar 1942 143:205 (3/21/42)
This farm is a factory; the Honeggers show
how one family can practice "vertical
Feb. 1944 68(2):23
Livestock in fruit and vegetable growing.
Farmer and Stock-Breeder
Feb. 1, 1944
The small-scale diversified farm, a worthwhile
pattern for Australia.
Market gardening on the mixed farm.
Farmer and Stock-Breeder Ybk.
Hens and cows earn more together.
Benne, E. J.
Understanding the myth of organic farming
(Nutrients are supplied by mineral fertilizers).
Mixed farming for maintaining soil structure and
So Austral Dept Agr J
Natures recipe for soil fertiity; organic matter must be
Feb. 9, 1945
How to get rich lands; humus; how to keep up and increase the
Jun. 30, 1917
Fertilizer won't replace humus.
The roles of organic manures and organic matter in
managing soils for higher crop yields: a review of
the experimental evidence.
In Proc Intl Seminar on Soil Environ and Fertility Mgt
in Intensive Agric
1977 p. 53-64
Organic matter is keystone of healthy soil.
Feb. 3, 1949
Weed seeds in manure.
Aug. 13, 1920
Lime and legumes as weed destroyers.
Whitehead, S. B.
What we may learn from weeds.
Gallup, C. M.
Farm wisely like the Indians.
Destruction of insects by light traps.
Fertilizers: Dr. Bunting replies to Sir Albert Howard.
Country Life [London]
Aug. 18, 1944 96:284-285
Petterson, B., and E. Wistinghausen.
Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soils and crops.
Results of a long-term field experiment in Sweden.
Woods End Agricultural Institute, Temple, ME, Misc. Pub. #1
Dowdy, R. H. and Larson, W. E.
Metal uptake by Barley seedlings grown on soils amended with
J Environ Qual
Apr/Jun. 1974 4(2):229-233
Biological control: eradication of plant pathogens by adding
organic amendments to soil.
CRC handbook of pest management in agriculture.
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