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Resources (Publications/Web Sites)

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The Homeopathic Treatment of Beef and Dairy Cattle, imported from England, covers issues including breeding and medicine, management, and nutrition. Cost: $28 plus $2.80 shipping and handling or $5.60 international shipping. Contact: Acres U.S.A., P.O. Box 8800, Metaire, LA 70011; (800) 355-5313.

Hot Peppers and Parking Lot Peaches: Evaluating Farmers' Markets in Low Income Communitiespresents case studies of nine farmers' markets in California and the East Coast. Cost: $10 plus $2 shipping and handling. Contact: The Community Food Security Coalition, P.O. Box 209, Venice, CA 90294; (310) 822-5410.

The 1999 Directory of Flower and Herb Buyers lists buyers of flowers, herbs, seeds, roots and other botanicals, state by state. Cost: $9 plus $1 shipping and handling. Contact: Prairie Oak Seeds, P.O. Box 382, Maryville, MO 64468; (660) 582-4084.

The 1999 Book Catalog contains 26 pages of special interest books and reports on topics including tillage systems, crops, livestock, farm and ranch management, and farm machinery management. Cost: Free. Contact: Lessiter Publications, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624; (800) 645-8455.

Steel in the Field: A Farmer's Guide to Weed Management Tools presents information about improved cultivation tools, cover crops, and new cropping rotations. Cost: $18. Contact: Sustainable Agriculture Publications, Hills Building, Room 10, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0082; (802) 656-0471.

Pesticide Safety: A Reference Manual for Growers, is a resource for growers preparing for their Certified Private Applicator examination. Cost: $7. Contact: UC DANR Communication Services, 6701 San Pablo, Oakland, CA 94608; (800) 994-8849.

Web Sites

Animal Science Extension, UC Davis
Downloadable fact sheets on dairy management and health, livestock managment, and aquaculture.

Openair Market Net Discussion Forum
Discussion forum on topics including farmers' markets and street markets.

Cooperative Extension Poultry Home Page
Includes poultry science fact sheets, educational programs, software programs, and industry news.

California Rare Fruit Growers
Includes descriptions of 250 rare and unusual edible plants.

Plants of Horticulture
A searchable database of 1,071 high quality images and horticultural descriptions for 591 selected ornamental plants.

Farm Safety Program, Cooperative Extension, UC Davis
Downloadable farm safety fact sheets in Spanish and English.

California Dairy Programs, California Department of Agriculture
Information on dairy marketing, milk pooling, and 1997 California dairy information.

USDA Farmer Direct Marketing Site
Features a monthly newsletter, publications, a bibliography, and schedule of national and regional conferences and workshops.