Farmer Resource Library

New Entry's farmer library has hundreds of resources on sustainable farming, marketing, and operating a successful small business. Our physical library at our offices in Lowell, MA contains books, periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer. You can also search the directory below for downloadable digital resources, helpful web sites, and online farming videos.

Please visit or call our office at 978-654-6745 if you can't find what you're looking for here. Sometimes we are out in the field, so it's best to let us know if you're planning on stopping by.

Training Farm Site Guidelines 2012

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  • Digital Download

Document from the New Americans Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) that lists all training farm site guidelines for Packard Littlefield Farm.

Training on Cash Flow

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  • Digital Download

Training presentation put together by the University of Arizona's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, outlining the basics of recordkeeping, cash flow forms, and sample transactions.

Transitioning to Organic Production

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  • Book

Explore organic farming, it's history, and what makes a successful organic farmer. This publication provides an overview of organic farming systems, including crop rotations, soils, weeds, insects and diseases, and livestock systems. Learn the economics of organic farming and techniques for making a smooth transition to organic practices.

Sustainable Agriculture Network USDA

2003

Trickle Irrigation in Eastern United States

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  • Book

A quick overview of trickle irrigation and its advantages and disadvantages. Learn the components of trickle irrigation and how it works in the Eastern U.S. Topics include:

  • Plant-soil-water relationships
  • System components
  • Specific crop recommendations
  • System planning

NRAES
 

1990

Trickle Irrigation Some Basics

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  • Book

Look through notes for basic information of trickle irrigation. Topics covered include:

  • Production with Trickle
  • Interval between applications
  • Fertilization/Fertigation
  • Fertilizer sources
  • Water quality
  • Drip line placement
  • Pressure and timing
  • Components of system
  • Phosphorous and micronutrients
  • Vegetables

Author: Frank Donohue

True Cost of Food

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  • DVD

A short educational video encouraging consumers to consider the environmental impacts of the foods they consume and to promote sustainable purchasing decisions.

Sierra Club

 

Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden

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  • Book

Explore uncommon fruits and practical tips for the selection, cultivation, propagation, and maintenance of each plant.

Author: Lee Reich

2004

Understanding Nitrogen in our World

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  • Book

Learn about the importance of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient and how it relates to human nutrition through this illustrated book.

International Plant Nutrition Institute

Understanding Phosphorus in our World

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  • Book

Learn about the importance of phosphorus as an essential plant nutrient and how it relates to human nutrition through this illustrated book.

International Plant Nutrition Institute

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