PANNA: Resource Pointer #247


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Resource Pointer #247
December 29, 2000

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*The Environmental Impacts of Organic Farming in Europe, 2000* Matthias Stolze, Annette Piorr, Anna Häring, Stephan Dabbert. Describes environmental and resource impacts of organic farming relative to conventional farming systems. Examines effects of organic and conventional farming on ecosystems, soil, ground and surface water, climate and air, farm inputs and outputs, animal health and welfare and food quality. Based on information from 18 countries. Discusses relevance of analysis in development of European agri-environmental policy. 127 pp. US$21. Contact Prof. Stephan Dabbert, Institute 410A, University of Hohenheim, D-70593, Stuttgart, Germany; phone 0711 459-2543; fax 0711 459-2555; email ofeurope@uni-hohenheim.de; Web site http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~i410a/ofeurope/.

*Economic Performance of Organic Farms in Europe, 2000* Frank Offermann, Hiltrud Nieberg. Presents overview of socio-economic performance of organic farming in Europe at farm and regional levels. Assesses physical and financial impacts, as well as impact of direct support for organic farming and agricultural policy reforms. Includes comparative analysis of yields, prices, costs and profits in organic and conventional farming. 198 pp. US$23. Contact Prof. Stephan Dabbert, Institute 410A, University of Hohenheim, D-70593, Stuttgart, Germany; phone 0711 459-2543; fax 0711 459-2555; email ofeurope@uni-hohenheim.de; Web site http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~i410a/ofeurope/.

*The University of California Guide to Solving Garden and Landscape Problems: An Interactive CD-ROM, 2000* Mary Louise Flint, Pam Geisel, Joyce Fox Strand, Cheryl Reynolds. Directs gardeners and landscape managers toward use of nonchemical or low toxicity pest controls. Also includes discussion of more than two dozen pesticides commonly used in residential situations. Presents management strategies for 40 fruit and vegetable crops, 80 ornamental plants, and more than 600 common pests. US$32 plus shipping and tax. Contact University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Services, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239; phone (800) 994-8849; fax (510) 643-5470; email danrcs@ucdavis.edu; Web site http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu.

*Growing the Organic Market 2000 Conference Proceedings and Building a Sound Organic Marketing Strategy, 2000* University of Guelph. Covers practical cropping and marketing information for organic growers. Features list of organic marketers operating in central Canada and the Great Lakes states. Discusses soil fertility, mechanical weed control, fair trade, biodynamic orcharding, hemp production and more. Includes notes from presentation on building a sound organic marketing strategy. 69 pp. US$10. Contact Organic Conference, Box 116, Collingwood, ON, Canada, L9Y 3Z4; phone (705) 444-0923; fax (705) 444-0380; email organix@georgian.net; Web site http://www.gks.com/OrgConf/.

*Report of the OECD/FAO Workshop on Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Risk Reduction, 1999* Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Explores how Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can help reduce risks associated with pesticide use in agriculture. Workshop participants included officials from regulatory agencies, farmers, representatives of farmer and farm worker associations, agricultural researchers, extension agents, crop consultants, food retailers chemical and biological pesticide manufacturers and environmentalists. Focuses on what makes IPM projects successful, barriers to and incentives for implementing IPM, measuring progress in IPM implementation and how national governments, international organizations and others can increase IPM adoption. 161 pp. Free. Contact OECD Environment Directorate, Environmental Health and Safety Division, 2, rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris, Cedex 16, France; phone (33-1) 45-24-8200; fax (33-1) 45-24-1675; email ehscont@oecd.org; Web site http://www.oecd.org/ehs/.

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