Resources (Publications/Web Sites)
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The 1999 National Organic Directory includes more than 1,000 listings of farmers, wholesalers, farm suppliers, support businesses, certification groups and resource groups, an index of organic commodities, and explanations of state and federal organic laws. Cost: $47.95 plus $3 shipping and handling. Contact: Community Alliance with Family Farmers, P.O. Box 363, Davis, CA 95617; (800) 852-3832.
A new 12-page publication, Put Your Ideas to the Test: How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch, from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), contains practical research tips for crop and livestock producers. Cost: free. Contact: Valerie Berton, SARE Communications Specialist, Sustainable Agriculture Publications, Hills Building, Room 10, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0082; (301) 405-3186.
Pests of the Garden and Small Farm, A GrowerÕs Guide to Using Less Pesticide stresses alternative pest management practices such as biological control, resistant varieties, traps, barriers, and changes in irrigation and fertilization practices. Cost: $35 plus tax and shipping. Contact: University of California, DANR Communication Services Ð Publications, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239; phone: (800) 994-8849.
A new 168-page book, Cover Cropping in Vineyards: A Grower's Handbook, details how cover crops enhance vineyard performance. The publication includes color photographs, tables, and illustrations. Cost: $20 plus tax and shipping. Contact: University of California, DANR Communication Services Ð Publications, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239; (800) 994-8849.
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Manual
National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (NPTN) http://ace.orst.edu/info/nptn/rmpp.htm
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (food safety) Guidelines
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
UC Cooperative Extension Farm Safety Newsletter (English/Spanish)
Online Newsletters for Growers (U.S. and Canada)
Ontario Ministry of Food and Agriculture
National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Network (Western Region)
USDA Economic Research Service
The California Federation of Certified Farmers' Markets
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Agriculture Network Information Center Database