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Wiring Handbook for Rural Facilities
Completely revised and updated to reflect 2005 ASABE Standards and the 2005 NEC (National Electric Code), it shows and explains materials and methods for assessing and installing electrical wiring in agricultural buildings and equipment. All new material on electrical safety around grain bins and a major update of stray voltage material is featured. Chapters also cover: Electrical design and component basics. Branch circuits. Service entrance. Standby power. Alarm systems. Lightning Protection.
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$22.00
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Living on Acreages: What You Need to Know
Living outside the city limits is much different than living in town. What do you need to know to live closer to nature and in harmony with rural neighbors? If you’re thinking of moving to an acreage or inhabit one now, Living on Acreages will be a valuable instruction manual and reference to everything from building and landscaping in the country to maintaining rural property.
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$20.00
Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses
This two-color book—featuring instructions, 53 illustrations, 26 tables, equations, and research data—explains greenhouse energy conservation materials and procedures, and helps managers make decisions best suited to their operations.
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$17.00
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Extinguishing Silo Fires
This manual informs the firefighter about techniques used to control and extinguish silo fires in conventional or oxygen-limiting vertical silos. It also outlines silage management and fire prevention practices on the farm.
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$7.00
Using All-Weather Geotextile Lanes and Pads
Durable, stable all-weather surfaces built with geotextile fabric—generally made from spun or woven polypropylene material—are considered here for farm lanes, yards, shed floors, storage pads, and similar places. Illustrations, photographs, tables, and formulas aid design and construction.
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$5.00
Home * A * Syst: An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for the Home
Home*A*Syst helps homeowners and renters in rural and suburban areas assess properties for pollution and health risks. Chapters explain: Site assessment. Management of stormwater, drinking water, wells, household wastewater, household waste, hazardous household products, and liquid fuels. Lead sources. Yard and garden care. Indoor air quality. Heating and cooling systems.
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$9.00
Silage: Field to Feedbunk
This conference proceeding features 36 papers on: Plant and field issues. Harvesting high-quality silage. Storage. Additives management. Mycotoxins and spoilage. Quality evaluation. Feeding. Silage system management.
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$30.00
Farm Shop Plans
Floor plans, cross sections, and construction details for four shop sizes—24' x 32', 32' x 40', 40' x 48', 48' x 56'—are found in Farm Shop Plans Book. Also covered are preplanning, layout, materials, equipment, utilities, construction details, furnishings, accident prevention, and the environment. Detailed drawings, data tables, and bulleted lists facilitate use.
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$5.00
Enhancing Wildlife Habitats
This two-color sourcebook offers specific guidelines for enhancing habitats of woodcock, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and other animals. It covers forest wildlife ecology, habitats, and wetlands.
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$30.00
Produce Handling for Direct Marketing
For growers selling seasonal produce at local or roadside markets. This illustrated, two-color manual describes: Postharvest physiology. Food safety. Produce handling from harvest to storage. Refrigerated storage. Produce displays. Specific handling and display recommendations for more than 40 types of fruits and vegetables.
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$8.00
Swine Farrowing Handbook
Planning, design factors, animal environment, manure management, utilities, construction, and remodeling are major topics of this work. Concepts from nine MWPS farrowing building plans plus space use guidelines, layout alternatives, and construction techniques are featured.
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Composting to Reduce the Waste Stream
Intended for home composters and educational programs, this guide contains figures, tables, and diagrams clarifying the details of home composting. An appendix provides step-by-step instructions for constructing compost bins. Topics within the guide also cover: raw materials, the compost process, composting methods, pile construction, using compost, troubleshooting, and using the guide as an educational resource.
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$8.00
Home Buyer's Guide
Covered are: Sources of information and assistance. Financing. Location. Floor plan evaluation. Inspection. Environmental safety assessment. Unifying aspects of purchase.
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$8.00
Silage and Hay Preservation
How to maintain quality and minimize losses during harvest and storage is explained here. Optimum conditions, additives, and ways to calculate storage capacity are among subjects explained. Figures and tables enhance text.
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Farm and Home Concrete Handbook
Filled with illustrations and examples this publication describes and shows all major aspects of building with concrete on the farm—estimating, ordering, site preparation, forming, placing, reinforcing, finishing, curing, weather precautions. Designs and construction instructions for walls, silos, and other structures are provided. Appendixes offer more information, instructions, and designs.
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First on the Scene
For agriculture workers. Preventing and reacting to accidents involving machinery, chemicals, storage facilities, and electricity are presented.
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Fire Control in Livestock Buildings
Information to ensure that livestock buildings are constructed and equipped to minimize fire danger is presented in this two-color, illustrated guide.
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$5.00
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