Agriculture and Farming

Agriculture and Farming

These are Shell Book titles in English relating to agriculture and farming.

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An Easy Way to Water Seeds
 128 Downloads
 1.32 MB
 01-Jun-2020

Use a tin can or plastic bottle as a mini-reservoir alongside your seeds or seedlings.

Cattle Care
 161 Downloads
 688.77 KB
 27-May-2020

An interesting booklet on how to care for your cattle, including hints on milking, breeding and the care of your calves.

Chicken Care, Book 1
 191 Downloads
 1.26 MB
 27-May-2020

This is an introduction to keeping hens. It covers building a hen house and what sort of food to provide.

Chicken Care, Book 2
 182 Downloads
 594.04 KB
 27-May-2020

Advice on the daily care of poultry, food and water and how to choose good hens.

Chicken Care, Book 3
 179 Downloads
 624.22 KB
 27-May-2020

Advice on how to select the right hens for reproduction, the right eggs for incubation and the care of newly hatched chicks.

 

Chicken Care, Book 4
 176 Downloads
 999.18 KB
 27-May-2020

This deals with the symptoms and treatment of various diseases and pests that affect chickens.

Collecting and Keeping Seeds
 121 Downloads
 675.14 KB
 01-Jun-2020

Harvesting seeds enables farmers to avoid purchasing them from others each year.

Coping with Climate Change: Tips for Farmers
 60 Downloads
 2.48 MB
 10-Nov-2020

Coping with Climate Change: Tips for Farmers

Crickets — the New Cattle?
 32 Downloads
 1.32 MB
 13-Apr-2021

Crickets — the New Cattle?

Cultivating Eru
 156 Downloads
 2.32 MB
 30-May-2020

Advice is given to enable farmers to propagate cultivated eru from cuttings.

Early Maize Seedlings
 120 Downloads
 1.48 MB
 01-Jun-2020

How to give maize seedlings an early start and save time between crops.

Farming with Disabilities
 15 Downloads
 3.07 MB
 10-Jul-2021

Farming with Disabilities

Fattening Cattle in your Backyard
 191 Downloads
 703.83 KB
 27-May-2020

How to buy a few cows, look after them, fatten them up and sell them for a profit.

Food and Farming
 94 Downloads
 1.57 MB
 29-Oct-2020

An overview of relevant Shell Books on farming and food.

Gardening for Better Nutrition
 13 Downloads
 1.61 MB
 18-Jun-2021

Gardening for Better Nutrition

Gardening in a Small Space
 145 Downloads
 6.38 MB
 01-Jun-2020

This contains three simple ideas for planting some herbs or vegetables where space is limited.

Good Granary Design
 154 Downloads
 569.16 KB
 01-Jun-2020

A suggested design for a raised grain or food store to discourage raids by rats and mice.

Growing Bamboo
 31 Downloads
 485.96 KB
 27-May-2020

Advice on how to cultivate bamboo plants from cuttings.

Growing Mushrooms
 93 Downloads
 611.06 KB
 12-Feb-2021

Growing mushrooms can provide a useful extra income stream or supply additional protein for the family diet.

Growing Vegetables in Bags
 99 Downloads
 656.71 KB
 01-Jun-2020

Growing vegetables in plastic bags.

Harvesting Fruit the Easy Way
 135 Downloads
 514.44 KB
 30-May-2020

Some methods of harvesting fruit are dangerous and damage the fruit. Using a container on the end of a stick is safe and fruit can be picked without damage.

Helpful Weeds Updated
 1.43 MB
 01-Oct-2021

Helpful Weeds which are beneficial to farmers

How to Extract Quality Honey
 105 Downloads
 2.11 MB
 25-Aug-2020

This explains what equipment and methods are needed to extract honey from the honeycomb.

How to Make and Use a Donkey Plough
 79 Downloads
 1.49 MB
 19-Jan-2021

This book shows how to make a donkey-powered plough and how to ensure the donkey can pull it comfortably and well.

How to Make and Use Compost
 165 Downloads
 1.24 MB
 30-May-2020

Instructions on how to make a compost container out of an old oil drum.

How to Make Natural Pesticides
 109 Downloads
 1.12 MB
 22-Jun-2020

This booklet tells you how to use red chilli peppers to help keep pests away from your crops.

How to Manage Bees
 106 Downloads
 3.69 MB
 25-Aug-2020

This explains how to manage bees: planning the work, inspecting the hive and understanding what you see.

How to Store Grain Effectively
 3 Downloads
 902.86 KB
 10-Sep-2021

Tip on how to store grain effectively and at a low cost

How to Treat Coccidiosis in Chickens
 207 Downloads
 1.83 MB
 27-May-2020

Coccidiosis is a disease in chickens which is caused by parasites. This book describes how to treat it.

Hydroponics - Growing Crops without Soil
 84 Downloads
 1.91 MB
 12-Feb-2021

This book describes and illustrates six systems for growing fruit and vegetables hydroponically.

Increase Chicken Production
 156 Downloads
 1.73 MB
 30-May-2020

This booklet helps you to increase the number of chickens you have.

Keeping Fish and Ducks
 157 Downloads
 3.23 MB
 30-May-2020

Here are some basic suggestions for keeping ducks on a fish pond.

Making a Bee-keeper’s Veil
 97 Downloads
 3.8 MB
 26-Aug-2020

How to make and wear a cheap and simple bee veil.

Making a Beehive
 112 Downloads
 1.01 MB
 25-Aug-2020

How to make a simple beehive from local and low-cost materials.

Making Compost in a Pit or Box
 129 Downloads
 651.56 KB
 29-Dec-2020

Farmers and gardeners use compost to improve their soils and increase their crop yields. This book describes one approach to making compost.

Natural Regeneration - a Bonus for Farmers
 84 Downloads
 1.23 MB
 12-Feb-2021

This book explains how natural regeneration by farmers using simple, low-cost techniques can encourage the re-growth of trees from live stumps and from seeds in the ground.

Olive Trees, Olives and Olive Oil
 106 Downloads
 2.87 MB
 28-Jul-2020

This book tells you how to cultivate olive trees and how their fruit and wood can be used, along with some references to olives in the Bible.

Raising Fish
 150 Downloads
 1.57 MB
 30-May-2020

Advice on siting, building and maintaining a fishpond, then buying, farming and harvesting the fish to go in it.

Raising Goats
 142 Downloads
 2.09 MB
 01-Jun-2020

A goat is a good animal to keep because it gives very good milk and meat.

Rice Paddy, Book 1
 123 Downloads
 706.44 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the first in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at how to plant rice.

Rice Paddy, Book 2
 125 Downloads
 581.5 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the second in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with poor soil.

Rice Paddy, Book 3
 120 Downloads
 592.78 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the third in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with pests.

Rice Paddy, Book 4
 111 Downloads
 542.82 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This is the fourth in a series of four books on planting and maintaining a rice paddy. It looks at problems with diseases.

Small Livestock - Guinea Pigs
 90 Downloads
 1.1 MB
 29-Oct-2020

Guinea pigs are easy to raise for households and small-scale farmers.

Small Livestock - Rabbits
 95 Downloads
 2.33 MB
 29-Oct-2020

Rabbits are useful animals for individual farmers, village groups and schools.

Starting A Tree Nursery
 116 Downloads
 3.68 MB
 22-Jun-2020

How to create a tree nursery from the preparation of the ground to planting trees and caring for them.

Sterilising Seed Beds
 98 Downloads
 675.14 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This explains how to use the heat of the sun to sterilise seed beds.

Two Farmers Talking about Conservation Agriculture
 13 Downloads
 2.14 MB
 15-Jul-2021

Two Farmers Talking about Conservation Agriculture

Two Productive Gardens
 3 Downloads
 2.98 MB
 10-Sep-2021

Two Productive Gardens: The Midi and the Mini

Wood and Rice Husk Ash
 103 Downloads
 799.44 KB
 01-Jun-2020

This booklet explains how to keep pests from your crops by using ash from wood or rice husks.