Agriculture (60)

A Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Weeds in Colour

ISBN: 9780959767612

Author: E A Upritchard    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their contro...


A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their control, from the home gardener to the professional scientist. Common and botanical names are included, along with a simple description, and other useful points of note about the plant.


$24.95
The Ferguson Tractor Story

ISBN: 9781912158447

Author: Stuart Gibbard    Publisher: Old Pond

The little grey Fergie is Britain's best-loved tractor, the light user-friendly machine that finally replaced the horse on farms. This highly illustrated accoun...


The little grey Fergie is Britain's best-loved tractor, the light user-friendly machine that finally replaced the horse on farms. This highly illustrated account covers the full history of Harry Ferguson's tractor products from his pioneering work before the 1930s to the merger with Massey in 1957. The author has had access to fresh archive material and has interviewed many of the surviving men who were associated with Ferguson. The appeal of the Fergie lay in its lightness and utility, and also in the system of mechanized farming of which it was a part. Throughout the book, reference is made to the implements which lay at the heart of the system. Stuart Gibbard has won "Tractor and Machinery" magazine's award for the best British tractor book five years running.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473216603

Author: Paul Champion    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

For many years those of us who have to identify grasses as part of our jobs or who just want to find out what plants are called have had to make do with tattere...


For many years those of us who have to identify grasses as part of our jobs or who just want to find out what plants are called have had to make do with tattered old copies of Lambrechsten's What grass is that? or imported works on British or Australian grasses, like Hubbard's Grasses of the British Isles. None of these books fully described the grasses now common in New Zealand, whose numbers have been boosted by the dramatic southward spread of sub-tropical grasses like Kikuyu, paspalum and the bristle grasses. This is the book that bridges the gap. Here at last is a full colour identification guide to grasses, sedges and rushes, groups of plants that are often confused and commonly put in the 'too hard' basket . 'Too hard' is no longer a valid excuse! This guide to grasses and grass-like plants is written for a wide audience, and features outstanding pictures of flowering plants as well as of the critical details needed for accurate identification. Features include an easy-to-follow format, with keys for each category (grass, sedge, rush) to aid identification, excellent colour photographs throughout, and a fully illustrated colour glossary. The authors are Paul Champion from NIWA, expert on plants of wet places; Trevor James of AgResearch, weed wizard and photographer; Ian Popay, formerly of both AgResearch and DOC and now of Landcare Research; and Kerry Ford of Landcare Research, professional agrostologist (look it up). An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand covers both native and introduced species and therefore appeals to a wide audience from field professionals to keen amateurs.


$59.99
An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780473162856

Author: Ian Popay    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

This popular and indispensable guide to the identification of weeds in New Zealand is now in its third edition. The 2010 edition is still written for a wide aud...


This popular and indispensable guide to the identification of weeds in New Zealand is now in its third edition. The 2010 edition is still written for a wide audience, with simple text and a user-friendly approach, but at 448 pages it is bigger and better than ever. Covering just over 600 species, and with more than 1,500 stunning new photographs, this guide is an excellent aid to identification. Bearing in mind that "the definition of a weed as a plant growing in the wrong place means that one person's weed is another's treasure", the authors aimed to include all common weeds, including garden escapes, introduced plants, and some plants which may be useful pasture components but which can be a nuisance in the garden or in horticultural crops. Native species are listed when they are major weed problems of pastoral land in some regions, or when they may be mistaken for weeds which they resemble. Each plant receives a general introduction, and is then described in detail; the usefulness or toxicity of the plant is also addressed, and derivation of botanical names is given. Plants are listed by both botanical and common names, and indexes enable easy searching, but there is also a section which helps you to identify a plant from information about flower colour and size, the kind of plant it is and where it occurs. The text has been updated to accommodate changes to the legislation governing pest plants.


$59.99
Know Your Pigs

ISBN: 9781906853112

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

This selection of 28 breeds includes pigs of every shape and size from the traditional Tamworth to the exotic Kune Kune and commercial hybrids. Many can be seen...


This selection of 28 breeds includes pigs of every shape and size from the traditional Tamworth to the exotic Kune Kune and commercial hybrids. Many can be seen in Britain while a few are extremely rare.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Know Your Tractors

ISBN: 9781905523917

Author: Chris Lockwood    Publisher: Old Pond

Chris has tried to show the tractors carrying out a wide range of tasks. His concise text explains what is going on in the pictures. He includes some basic tech...


Chris has tried to show the tractors carrying out a wide range of tasks. His concise text explains what is going on in the pictures. He includes some basic technical specifications such as power outputs so that the reader can roughly compare different tractors and have an idea of the size and capability of each. The 41 tractors chosen come from 25 marques. Many of the tractor manufacturers have parent companies, some of which own a number of tractor makers. Chris gives these details as well as the country of assembly and/or manufacture. Tractor enthusiasts will enjoy this book, but it is particularly designed to be an introduction for visitors to rural shows, farm parks and country bookshops.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Know Your Cattle

ISBN: 9781905523924

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

Jack has researched 41 of the breeds of cattle which you would be most likely to see grazing Britain's farms. They are presented here in a handy reference guide...


Jack has researched 41 of the breeds of cattle which you would be most likely to see grazing Britain's farms. They are presented here in a handy reference guide. For each animal, he gives a description of their appearance, a brief history and considers their uses today. In this title, each text is accompanied by a full page colour picture of the animals in their natural environments. Only the size of a postcard, the book fits into small hands or the rucksack or pocket of the interested rambler. It is the perfect gift for adults and children alike. "Know Your Cattle" is the third book in the popular "Know Your" series. In this series, "Know Your Sheep" and "Know Your Tractors" are also available.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Know Your Sheep

ISBN: 9781905523832

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

For each breed he dedicates two pages, the left being a full page high-quality picture and the right giving a brief but comprehensive description of the appeara...


For each breed he dedicates two pages, the left being a full page high-quality picture and the right giving a brief but comprehensive description of the appearance, history and uses of each sheep. Only the size of a postcard, the book fits perfectly into a rucksack or pocket so is ideal for the interested rambler who is keen to discover more about the flock fleeing from him at the time. Clear color photographs taken of sheep 'straight from the field' illustrate the immense diversity within this species.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Forty Years With Ford Tractors

ISBN: 9781910456590

Author: David Pearson    Publisher: Old Pond

David Pearson spent more than four decades working for Ford's tractor business, starting on the production line at the maker's Dagenham factory before moving to...


David Pearson spent more than four decades working for Ford's tractor business, starting on the production line at the maker's Dagenham factory before moving to the Basildon tractor plant opened in 1964. He went on to become the maker's UK sales manager, and earned a reputation among farmers and dealers as the man who knew all there was to know about Ford tractors. Along the way, he was involved in the development of some of the most famous machines to bear the blue livery, from the Dexta to the 7000, and the FW articulated tractors to the 7810. Edited by agricultural journalist Martin Rickatson, Forty Years with Ford Tractors builds on a series of recollections which originally featured in Classic Tractor magazine, and includes additional material to tell David's fascinating story in full. It includes a comprehensive selection of black-and-white and colour photographs, many of which have never before been published and will be of interest to all Ford fans and tractor fans more generally.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


$24.99
Farm Machinery 6th Edition

ISBN: 9781910456064

Author: Brian Bell    Publisher: Old Pond

Farm Machinery is the standard book on the current theory and practice of farm mechanisation for students and farmers. First published in 1979, this new sixth e...


Farm Machinery is the standard book on the current theory and practice of farm mechanisation for students and farmers. First published in 1979, this new sixth edition incorporates much new text together with 280 new colour photographs illustrating the steady flow of developments in farm mechanisation that have taken place over the past decade. Recent advances in computer technology and satellite field mapping are included and new content enriches the earlier material dealing with the working principles and operation of the vast array of the somewhat less sophisticated farm tractors and machines still in use on British farms. There are chapters on tractors, cultivation and drilling equipment, crop care and harvest machinery. Further chapters deal with farmyard and estate maintenance equipment, mechanical handlers, dairy equipment, irrigation farm power and the farm workshop. References are made to the UK Health & Safety at Work Act and other safety regulations. These summarise their main requirements, but they should only be taken as a guide. Brian Bell has had a long involvement with farm machinery that started with an apprenticeship in a tractor dealership. After a teaching career on farm machinery at Otley College in Suffolk he retired as Vice Principal in 1993 when he was awarded the MBE for services to agriculture. Brian Bell has written a number of books and made seventeen DVDs on modern and vintage tractors and machinery.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


$49.99
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