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Cultura do cacau na Amazônia paraense: implantação, manejo e consórcio com espécies nativas
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O presente livro é resultado do mestrado profissional do Programa de pós-graduação em Rede Nacional para Ensino das Ciências Ambientais (PROFCIAMB) da Universidade Federal do Pará. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida através de um curso de capacitação sobre a importância ambiental e socioeconômica dos sistemas de produção de cacau ofertado aos alunos do curso técnico em agropecuária da Escola Comunitária Casa Familiar Rural de Uruará – CFRU. Durante esse curso, notou-se a dificuldade dos alunos em buscar informações sobre a cacauicultura e as principais árvores que são utilizadas como sombreamento e a relevância desse sistema produtivo. O livro tem como público alvo os alunos do curso técnico em agropecuária das Escolas Casa Familiar Rural – CFRs, professores, profissionais de extensão rural e produtores rurais.

O primeiro capítulo trata do conhecimento sobre as principais práticas de manejo nas lavouras cacaueiras. Para fundamentá-lo, foram utilizadas publicações de autores vinculados a Comissão Executiva de Planejamento da Lavoura Cacaueira – CEPLAC, que pesquisam sobre a cacauicultura há mais de 50 anos no Brasil.

Durante o curso de capacitação, foi realizado um levantamento das principais espécies que são utilizadas pelos produtores do município de Uruará como sombreamento das lavouras de cacau. Além disso, houve um questionamento aos produtores sobre a importância ambiental e socioeconômica das espécies plantadas. Foi realizada a identificação das espécies encontradas e as 20 mais abundantes foram selecionadas para compor o capítulo 2 desse livro.

O segundo capítulo apresenta 20 espécies florestais nativas da Amazônia para compor o sistema de produção de cacau, tendo como principal função o sombreamento. Além disso, informações são fornecidas para que os produtores possam complementar a renda da família com a venda de produtos como: frutos, sementes, óleos e madeira. Além disso, para aumentar a produção, informações como diversificar as
espécies no sistema de produção de cacau, trazer recursos para a propriedade como madeira para construção civil e rural na propriedade, alimento para a família e animais de criação, e uso de plantas medicinais são fornecidos. Em vista para proteger, conservar e aumentar a abundância das espécies nativas que são utilizadas no sombreamento do cacau, informações sobre risco de extinção e função ecológica também foi fornecida.

O livro possui função didática e pode ser utilizado nos cursos voltados à agricultura e produção cacaueira. Também servem de apoio e conhecimento para professores, profissionais na área de agropecuária e produtores de cacau que busquem ampliar seus conhecimentos.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Ailton Araujo
Maristela Marques da Silva
Solana Meneghel Boschilia
Date Added:
08/03/2020
Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science
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Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly, the textbook also is intended to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 4 - ICT in Support of Farming. Lesson 3 : Record Keeping II
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This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson provides information on what farming activities could be considered 'Enterprises' and incorporated into an Enterprise Accounting spreadsheet, how to use functions to calculate totals and averages within the spreadsheet program, customise formula using a spreadsheet program and how to customise the Enterprise accounting template.

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Business and Communication
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Moore, Andrew
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Getting Organized: Business Organization and Succession Planning for Oregon Family Farms and Ranches
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Every farm, ranch, nursery, dairy, or other agricultural operation is more than a business. It is a connection to family and tradition and provides essential food, fiber, fuel, and other benefits for society. But without attention to the farm as a business, it will not survive into the future or continue to provide those important connections and services. A farm’s management succession and estate planning are often uncomfortable topics for everyone involved. However, they are essential to protect and extend the agricultural operation.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Christy Anderson Brekken
Joe Hobson
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Introduction to Biosystems Engineering
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The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of agricultural engineering and food engineering. Biosystems engineering integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. Introduction to Biosystems Engineering is targeted at 1st and 2nd year university-level students with an interest in biosystems engineering but who are not yet familiar with the breadth and depth of the subject. It is designed as a coherent educational resource, also available for download as individual digital chapters. The book can be used as a localized, customizable text for introductory courses in Biosystems Engineering globally. It is written as a series of stand-alone chapters organized under six major topics: Food and Bioprocessing; Environment; Buildings and Infrastructure; Information and Communications Technology and Data; Machinery Systems; and Energy. Each chapter is organized around stated learning outcomes and describes key concepts, applications of the concepts, and worked examples.

Subject:
Engineering
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Enda J. Cummins
Jactone A. Ogejo
Mary Leigh Wolfe
Nicholas M. Holden
Date Added:
02/19/2021
Introduction to Permaculture
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Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
06/29/2017
KIT DIDÁTICO ViVa:  VIVENDO NAS VÁRZEAS DO ALTO SOLIMÕES.
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O kit didático ViVa - Vivendo nas Várzeas do Alto Solimões está organizado sob a forma de sequência didática e tem como objetivo facilitar a aprendizagem reflexiva e crítica dos discentes no que tange ao cotidiano de agricultores familiares, que vivem em ambientes de várzea. O material baseia-se nas concepções epistemológicas e pedagógicas defendidas por Edgar Morin e Paulo Freire, que primam pela contextualização do conhecimento, logo esse material didático foi construído a partir do cotidiano dos agroecossistemas familiares de várzea do Alto Solimões. No entanto, o mesmo pode ser utilizado por professores de outras regiões que desejam construir com seus discentes novos saberes, ou como modelo de replicação teórica-metodológica para confecção de novos materiais, contextualizados às características de cada lugar. O kit didático ViVa é composto por: a) Este Guia de Orientações ao professor; b) Uma Cartilha; c) Um Jogo de Tabuleiro com instruções; e d) Um CD com os itens acima disponíveis em mídia. O kit didático foi formulado para se trabalhar a temática “Gestão de Agroecossistemas Familiares” em sala de aula, no entanto, por ser a Agricultura Familiar um tema transversal, o kit pode ser trabalhado de forma inter e transdisciplinar por professores de distintas áreas de formação. A cartilha apresenta em seu arcabouço conteúdos, como: Agroecossistemas Familiares; Várzeas; Pulso das Águas/Ciclo Hidrológico; Cultivos Agrícolas; Extrativismo Vegetal; Extrativismo Animal; Criação Animal; Instrumentos, Organização, Processos e Estratégias de Trabalho; Unidades de medida locais; Comercialização Agrícola; e Conservação. A cartilha faz uso de ilustrações pertinentes aos conteúdos abordados, que foram feitas a partir de fotografias dos agroecossistemas, permitindo uma aproximação maior entre teoria e prática. Quanto ao jogo didático, ele apresenta em seu tabuleiro as cinco principais atividades agrícolas realizadas nos agroecossistemas de várzea do Alto Solimões, bem como a influência do pulso das águas ou ciclo hidrológico na dinâmica de trabalho dos agricultores familiares. Além disso, o jogo também estabelece a possibilidade de eventos bons ou ruins aos jogadores, correlacionando esses eventos aos que acontecem nos agroecossistemas de várzea.

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Management
Agriculture
Education
Forestry and Agriculture
Economics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Adiny Heimy Muller Cordeiro
Ayrton Luiz Urizzi Martins
Lúcia Helena Pinheiro Martins
Date Added:
10/22/2018
Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience
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Climate is also where we begin the design process in another tool referenced in the Permaculture design system. This is the Scale of Landscape Permanence, originated by P.A.Yeomans, the founder of Keyline™ Design. Yeomans asserts that the order of design is:

Climate
Landshape
Water Supply
Roads/Access
Trees
Structures
Subdivision Fences
Soil
This book is predominantly about climate, and the macro influences of climate and climate change on design. As we get through the topics of climate analogues and climate change forecasting, we will end up moving down this list to see the climate’s influence on specific design choices.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition
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The Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition is designed for students in undergraduate, introductory soil science courses, and highlights the many aspects of soil science, including: soil genesis and classification, soil physical properties, soil-water interaction, soil biology, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. The lab manual includes 15 different laboratories, each one starting with an introduction and pre-lab assignment, followed by in-lab activities, and complimented by post-lab assignment. In-lab activities involve field trips, experiments, observation stations, or problem sets. Post-lab assignments include online quizzes, problem sets, or laboratory summary reports.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Colby J. Moorberg
David J. Crouse
Date Added:
08/28/2017
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Controlled Environment Production, Controlled Environment Agriculture and Protected Culture Systems
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Agriculture
Life Science
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Textbook
Author:
Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
ALka Sharma
Amanda Spangler
Jillian Gorrell
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
08/12/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Controlled Environment Production, Creating a Growing Schedule
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Agriculture
Life Science
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Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
Amanda Spangler
ALka Sharma
Jillian Gorrell
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Controlled Environment Production, Production Systems for Various Crops
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Agriculture
Life Science
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Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
ALka Sharma
Amanda Spangler
Jillian Gorrell
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Controlled Environment Production, Soilless and Hydroponic Production
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Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
ALka Sharma
Amanda Spangler
Jillian Gorrell
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Impact of Plants and Horticulture on People, Career Opportunities in the Green Industry
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Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
Amanda Spangler
Jillian Gorrell
Anna McCollum
ALka Sharma
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11/08/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Impact of Plants and Horticulture on People, Horticulture and Environmental Sustainability
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Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
Amanda Spangler
Jillian Gorrell
ALka Sharma
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Impact of Plants and Horticulture on People, Plant Domestication
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Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
ALka Sharma
Amanda Spangler
Jillian Gorrell
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
08/12/2021
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science, Impact of Plants and Horticulture on People, The Economic Benefits of Horticulture
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Author:
Anna McCollum
Madonna Fajardo Kemp
Jillian Gorrell
Amanda Spangler
ALka Sharma
Anna McCollum
Date Added:
11/08/2021