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Sheep Management and Diseases
Belschner, H.G.
Angus & Robertson Sydney, Australia 1956 Fourth Edition
 Hardcover with Original Cloth Hardcover with green boards, dustjacket missing, fourth edition, 890gms, 723 pages. Book is in fair condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is missing. Green boards show fading, foxing, a liquid paper mark, and general shelf wear to edges and corners. There is a small pen and pencil mark on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Fair/No Jacket
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000739  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Citric Diseases and Their Control
Fawcett, Howard. S
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc New York, USA 1936 Second Edition
 Hard Cover Hardcover with brown boards and no dust jacket, Second Edition, 1,125gms, 656 pages, blank endpapers. This book explains the diseases that are found in citrus and how to control those diseases. Book is in good condition with very mild general wear and tear, minor page discolouration, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/No Jacket
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AGRFAR7  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Dairy Farming in Australia
Ashton, L. G. (ed)
Commonwealth Department of Commerce and Agriculutre Sydney, Australia 1950 First Edition
 Hard Cover Hardcover with red boards and no dust jacket, First Edition, 1,025gms, 616 pages, blank endpapers. This is the history of Dairy Farming in Australia, its practices and history. Book is in good condition with moderate general wear and tear, minor page discolouration, pages towards the back are beginning to come loose from the book, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/No Jacket
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AGRFAR11  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Modern Farming: A Practical Illustrated Guide: Volume 2
Brade- Birks, S. Graham (ed)
Waverly Book Company Ltd, The London, England 1950 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with green boards replicated on the dust jacket, First Edition, 825gms, 841 pages, green coloured endpapers. This is Volume two in a three-volume set of comprehensive illustrative guides to modern farming and modern farming practices. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, minor page discolouration. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AGRFAR9  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Modern Farming: A Practical Illustrated Guide: Volume 3
Brade- Birks, S. Graham (ed)
Waverly Book Company Ltd, The London, England 1950 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with green boards replicated on the dust jacket, First Edition, 825gms, 841 pages, green coloured endpapers. This is Volume three in a three-volume set of comprehensive illustrative guides to modern farming and modern farming practices. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, minor page discolouration. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AGRFAR10  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Nature in Farming: A Discussion of Scientific Principles in Their Relation to Farm Practice
Paterson, John W.
Carroll's Pty Ltd Perth, Australia 1948 Fifth Edition
 Softcover Softcover, fifth edition, 166gms, 206pgs. Book is in good condition with age-related general wear and tear and heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. Title of book has been written in pencil on the spine of the book, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AGRFAR19  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Forage Conservation and Feeding
Raymond, Frank Waltham, Richard
Farming Press Books UK 1996 5th Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards ex-lib (usual tickets & stamp) with only 2 borrowers. 239 crisp pp & catalogue at rear, 650g for posting. This is a comprehensive book on techniques and equipment for harvesting and storing forage crops, and the effects of different methods of conservation. It looks at ergonomic/economic systems to support efficient animal feeding & maintaining feed with minimal loss but how quality.  Very Good/None issued
Price: 27.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011214  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE LAZY GARDENER
Burke Don
Horwitz Grahame, Australia  1984 
 Laminated Pictorial Boards name in front. A handy reference guide for the home gardener including ideas for growing vegies, lawn tips, fruit trees and composting.  Very Good
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002053  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Soil Conditions and Plant Growth
Russell, E.W.
Longman  1973 10th
 Hardcover A massive 849pp & approx 1.5kg to post. Sir Edward is the author of at least 13 titles along similar themes. This book is anextensive coverage of the physical, chemical & biological impacts on soil custodianship. A great resource for horticulture, agriculture & soil science. From the Table of Contents: Historical and Introductory; Food of Plants; Individual Nutrients Needed by Plants; Quantitative Studies on Plant Growth; Composition of the Soil; Constitution of Clay Minerals; Cation and Anion Holding Powers of Soils; Interation of Clay with water and organic compounds; Physiology of the Microbial Population; Organisms Composing the Population; Soil Fauna other than Protozoa; etc (28 chapters in all)  Very Good/Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011308  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Organic Gardening: A Practical Guide to Natural Gardens, from Planning and Planting to Harvesting and Maintenance
Lavelle, Christine and Michael
Lorenz Books UK 2005 
 Hardcover 1.6 kilos & 256 snowdrop white pages. An essential reference guide to natural gardening, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden planning, design and maintenance and illustrated with over 800 color photographs. Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on creating and caring for a natural garden, showing how to adopt an organic approach. They also provide practical information on dealing organically with pests and diseases as well as how to attact a host of beneficial creatures to the wildlife garden. An easy-to-use directory of vegetables, herbs and fruit provides clear information on growing a range of healthy produce, with advice on sowing, planting, harvesting and storing. With its wealth of inspirational and practical photographs, useful step-by-step information and well-informed text, this is a comprehensive guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners, whether you wish to start an organic garden from scratch or use organic methods in an existing garden. Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford. She trained at the National Trust for Scotland's Threave School of Practical Gardening and The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Christine was assistant head gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal. Michael Lavelle has designed and constructed several exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show, achieving gold medals in 1999, 2003 and 2005, and winning a silver medal for his specialist wildlife garden in 2007. He is currently a senior lecturer in landscape management at Writtle College, Chelmsford. Peter Anderson is a highly respected garden photographer. He has worked for many book publishers and magazines such as Gardens Illustrated and has published several titles with Lorenz Books.   Excellent/Very Good/Excellent/very Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012036  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Profitable Organic Farming
Newton, Jon
Blackwell Sience UK 1995 1st Edition
 Softcover 142 crisp white pp & less than 500g to post. Jon Newton is an agricultural consultant specialising in organic and sustainable agriculture based in North Wales, UK. The demand for food produced from sustainable and organic farm enterprises continues to grow worldwide, with demand exceeding supply for many items. This second edition of an extremely well received and successful book covers every aspect of an organic farm enterprise that can have an influence on profitability. As such the book is an essential purchase for all those involved in organic and sustainable farming. Topics covered include grassland productivity, production systems for dairy, beef, sheep, pig, poultry and arable farms, farm size and enterprise combinations, organic standards, financial management, marketing, success factors and progress by organic farmers. The book concludes with a new chapter covering potential future scenarios for organic farming. Drawing on new information available in the area and including case studies from successful organic farm businesses, the author Jon Newton has written a book that is of great commercial use to a wide range of workers including organic farm managers and those wishing to commence organic farming operations. The book is also of great use and interest to agricultural scientists and students and those working in government and regional agricultural advisory services worldwide. Libraries in research establishments, universities and colleges where agricultural sciences are studied and taught should have several copies of this important and useful book on their shelves. Review of the first edition ‘It is an essential volume for any commercial organic farmers or budding organic farmers bookshelf. It will no doubt also be a very popular read and provide much food for thought amongst many agricultural students’: New Farmer & Grower.   Excellent/None issued
Price: 48.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012051  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Australian Angora Goat Husbandry "The Goat Bible"
Bode, Alma and Brooks, Helen
Mimosa Press Publishers Charters Towers QLD 1984 
 Card Cover 242 pp & less than 500g to post. First issued in 1972 & with many re-runs & updates & so an obviously valuable reference.Alma Bode was awarded an order of Australia Merit for her contributions to the Angora industry & this book is an exemplar of animal husbandry & history. Faults? Previous owner name, top edge & spine sunned, o/wise all great shape.  Very Good/None issued
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012053  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Complete Book of Raising Livestock and Poultry, The: A Smallholder’s Guide
Thear, Ktie; and Fraser, Dr Alistair (eds)
ISBN: 0454010656
Methuen Australia North Ryde, Australia 1985 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint, 892gms, 224pgs. This book provides complete advice on breeding and rearing stock, producing top quality eggs, milk, meat, wool, and on coping with basic health problems of poultry, goats, pigs, sheep, cattle and horses. Book is in good condition with age-related general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: AGRFAR21  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Every Man His Own Farrier
Clater, Francis
BiblioLife USA  
 Softcover Every Man His Own Farrier, or the Whole Art of Farriery Laid Open: Containing ... the causes, symptoms and most approved methods of cure, for every didease to which the horse is liable. With an appendix. This is a copy of the 1923 version of the 1813 original, 360pp & 800g to post. Topics covered include ulcers, breathing, feet, canker, fistular, joints, kidneys, pleurisy and a saddlebag full more!  Very Good/None issued
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012140  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Running a Small Flock of Sheep
Hinton, David G.
ISBN: 0730629732
Natural Resources & Environment East Melbourne, VIC, Australia 1993 
 Trade Paperback 136 pp. Browning to page edges.   Near Fine
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28756  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Cultural Industries for Queensland - Papers on the Cultivation of Useful Plants Suited to the Climate of Queensland
BERNAYS Lewis Adolphus
James C. Real Government Printer Brisbane Australia 1883 
 Half-Leather 230 pp. Navy leather spine and corners with marbled boards. Piece missing from lower edge of spine (approx. 3 cms) Cover rubbed with worn corners. Browning to page edges and endpapers. Foxing to first and last few pages of the book. Interior of book is in excellent condition.  Very Good
Price: 200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14260  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Natural History of the Cotton Tribe
Fryxell, Paul A.
ISBN: 0890960712
Texas A & M Univ Pr College Station, Texas, U.S.A. 1979 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 245 pp. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges.  Price Clipped Near Fine/Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14084  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Hive and the Honey Bee
Edited By Dadant & Sons
Dadant & Sons Illinois, U.S.A. 1979 Revised Edition
 Hardcover No Dustjacket 740 pp. Tan cover has a few small dark marks and light wear on the edges. Browning to page edges. Pictorial endpapers.  Very Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13647  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Stockman’s Handbook
Kaus, Roger
ISBN: 0724267018
Department of Primary Industries Queensland 1995 
 Trade Paperback 188 pp. First page of book has been removed. Sticker inside front cover regarding change of Brands act in 1998  Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 32121  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Control of Insect and Mite Pests of Australian Crops
Hassan, E.
ISBN: 0959696237
Ento Press Gatton, QLD, Australia 1986 Third Edition
 Paperback 476 pp. Cover rubbed with light wear on the edges. Light browning to page edges.  Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15420  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Farm Machinery and Equipment
SMITH Harris Pearson /WILKES Lambert Harry
McGraw Hill U. S. A. 1976 Sixth Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 488 pp. Dustjacket is whole but is worn with chipping and a few tears. Browning to page edges. Brown tape stains on endpapers. Gives information on the operartion, service and maintenance of machinery and equipment used for producing food and fibre crops. Ex-Library Good/Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 03886  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Commercial Hydroponics in Australasia : A Guide to Growers
Australian Hydroponic Association
ISBN: 0-646-15525-3
Australian Hydroponics Association Tasmania Australia 1993 
 Soft Cover 154 pp. Covered in clear adhesive plastic. Cover worn on edges with a mark on the front where the barcode has been removed. Soiling to page edges. Moisture stain on the front cover on top edge at the spine Interior of book in good condition. Ex-Library Fair
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 05423  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Farmers in a Changing World - Yearbook of Agriculture 1940
Unites States Department of Agriculture
Unites Stated Government Printing Office  1940 
 Pictorial Boards 1215 pp. Light wear on cover with a little fading on the spine. Browning to page edges.  Very Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33724  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Ploughing in Prejudices
Faulkner, Edward H.
Michael Joseph  1948 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 190 pp. Dustjacket has wear on the edges with small pieces from the edges. Browning to page edges. Inscription inside front cover.  Very Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33709  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Water it Right : Irrigation Using Tensiometers
DANIELLS Jeff W., BANKS Alex G
Department Primary Industries Queensland Queensland Australia 1994 
 Stiffened Card Covers 31 pp. Paper torn inside rear cover where tape has been removed. Ex-Library Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 06325  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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A Strategy for Rural Development - Diary Cooperatives in India
MASCARENHAS R.
Sage Publications India 1988 
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 292 pp. Dustjacket worn on the edges. Dealers stamp inside front cover. Inscription signed by author on title page.  Unclipped Dustjacket Very Good/Good
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 03624  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Supplementary Feeding for Sheep and Beef Cattle
HiNTON David G.
Rhone-Poulenc Australia 1994 
 Soft Cover 175 x 250 mms. 79 pp. This book describes how to get the best from your supplementary feeding and contains 'ready reckoner' tables to make ration and feed cost calculations.  Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 02682  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Natural Gain: In the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia
Smith, David F.
ISBN: 0868405639
New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd Australia 2001 
 Trade Paperback 225 pp. Ex Library Copy. Covered in clear adhesive plastic. Browning to page edges.  Ex-Library Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12326  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Weekend Farming : A Handbook for Enthusiasts
HOGAN Robyn
Angus & Robertson Australia 1984 
 Pictorial Boards No d/w 210 x 280 mms. 118 pp. Stain on page edge. This book gives detailed advice on setting up a farm and 14 projects suitable for a non resident farmer.  Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 02279  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Nashi : Asian Pear in New Zealand
WHITE Allan G., CRANWELL David, DREWITT Bill, HALE Chris, LALLU Nagin, MARSH Ken, WALKER James
DSIR Publishing Wellington 1990 
 Pictorial Boards No d/w 85 pp. Information on breeding, orchard establishment, control of pests and diseases, handling, storage and marketing. Illustrated with diagrams and colour photographs. Ex-Library 
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 02109  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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