The Organic Composting HandbookThe Organic Composting Handbook



The need for clear, straightforward instruction on organic gardening techniques has never been greater. With The Organic Composting Handbook, readers will get the information they need to prepare their gardens for healthy, abundant crops.

Author: Dede Cummings

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781629142609

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Page: 192

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Great compost is one of the most important secrets of successful organic gardening. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the various methods of composting and how to adapt them to your home and garden. With full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this will be a welcome addition to every organic gardener’s library. Topics covered include: • What you can and can’t throw on your compost pile • How to balance nitrogen and carbon in your pile for quick decomposition and rich compost • Buying or building the best tools and containers • Vermicomposting • How to compost indoors • Troubleshooting smelly compost, dry compost, and other problems • How and when to apply the compost to your garden beds With growing concerns about the use of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs in mainstream gardening practices, more and more families are turning to their backyards to grow their own food using methods they know are safe. The need for clear, straightforward instruction on organic gardening techniques has never been greater. With The Organic Composting Handbook, readers will get the information they need to prepare their gardens for healthy, abundant crops.

Handbook for Composting and Compost Use in Organic HorticultureHandbook for Composting and Compost Use in Organic Horticulture



Compost, as a product of recycling processes, can be a very appropriate input material for organic farming, provided the composting process is well-managed, the input materials are free of contaminants, and the resulting product is applied ...

Author: André W.G. van der Wurff

Publisher:

ISBN: 9462577498

Category:

Page: 106

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Handbook of Organic Farming and Compost TechnologyHandbook of Organic Farming and Compost Technology



This handbook also discusses organic farming, its history and methods, and importance of crop rotation.

Author: Joy Daniel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9380090080

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Page: 757

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Organic foods are grown naturally, meaning they are grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and other manufactured additives. Livestock are reared without growth hormones and they are fed organic grains. Benefits of organic produce are innumerable. Organic farms are less damaging to the environment. They do not release harmful chemicals into the environment, they help sustain biodiversity rich ecosystems and they use less energy and produce less waste. Organic fruits and vegetables contain more antioxidants and have higher nutrient levels than conventional produce. Producing quality compost is the most important job on the organic farm. Organic growers greatly enhance the last part of the process by composting crop and other organic "wastes" before the soil receives them. Well-made compost is the ideal soil-food. However, opinions differ on the relative importance of organic agriculture to sustainable agriculture and on how much research, education, and extension efforts on sustainable agriculture should be directed to organic agriculture. This publication provides an introduction to organic farming, food, fertiliser and agriculture focusing on natural organic matter, biodegradable and green waste recycling. An understanding about biotic material and biomass; organic horticulture and lawn management; organic gardening and forest gardening; green agriculture, biodynamic agriculture, farming and gardening association is created. This handbook also discusses organic farming, its history and methods, and importance of crop rotation. The main motivations, principles, economics and trade related to organic agriculture and food crop production are described in detail, including the growing trade in imported organic foods and baby products. The handbook also provides readers with the required knowledge needed towards formulating sustainable organic agriculture policies and best practices ultimately useful for building sustainable organic sectors, particularly in developing countries. The handbook also focuses on provisions in North America regarding organic farm regulation and food certification. The process of certification and standard setting of organic farming, agriculture and animal husbandry in Australia is also covered. An overview of India's national programme for organic production and its current status is also given. An overview of compost, composting process and compost technology is provided. Composting bins and systems, containers, equipment and techniques are described in brief. Home composting, composting toilet, vermin-composting and decompiculture are discussed. Elements and dimensions of organic fertiliser and eco-sanitation are described in detail. The handbook also makes a case towards adopting biological pest control and bio-pesticides.

Using Compost in AgricultureUsing Compost in Agriculture



This guide describes the benefits, guides the use of commercially produced compost and provides instruction for farmers who have the time and equipment to produce compost from organic wastes on their own farm.

Author: Virginia Brunton

Publisher: NSW Agriculture

ISBN: 9781760581817

Category:

Page: 106

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This guide describes the benefits, guides the use of commercially produced compost and provides instruction for farmers who have the time and equipment to produce compost from organic wastes on their own farm.

Compost Vermicompost and Compost TeaCompost Vermicompost and Compost Tea



Part of the NOFA Guides series.

Author: Grace Gershuny

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603583480

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Page: 104

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Part of the NOFA Guides series. Information on composting techniques, including: Principles and biology of composting Temperature, aeration and moisture control Composting methods Materials (additives and inoculants, biodynamic preparations) About costs (site preparation, equipment, labor and time) What do you do with it? Compost tea and other brewed microbial cultures Compost and the law With extended appendices including a recipe calculator, potting mix recipes, and a sample compost production budget sheet.

The Practical Handbook of Compost EngineeringThe Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering



The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering presents an in-depth examination of the principles and practice of modern day composting.

Author: Roger Tim Haug

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0873713737

Category:

Page: 752

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The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering presents an in-depth examination of the principles and practice of modern day composting. This comprehensive book covers compost science, engineering design, operation, principles, and practice, stressing a fundamental approach to analysis throughout. Biological, physical, chemical, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles are covered to develop a unified analytical approach to analysis and an understanding of the process. A brief history of the development of composting systems, which leads to descriptions of modern processes, is presented. The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering also discusses the elements of successful odor management at composting facilities, including state-of-the-art odor treatment and enhanced atmospheric dispersion. The book is excellent for all engineers, practitioners, plant operators, scientists, researchers, and students in the field.

The Organic Gardeners HandbookThe Organic Gardeners Handbook



The Organic Gardeners Handbook tells you everything you need to know to create a highly productive vegetable garden.

Author: Frank Tozer

Publisher: Green Man Pub

ISBN: WISC:89099019234

Category:

Page: 248

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The Organic Gardeners Handbook tells you everything you need to know to create a highly productive vegetable garden. Combining European tradition with American creativity, it covers the art and science of organic gardening with a depth that is rarely seen in contemporary books. There are chapters on every aspect of organic vegetable gardening, soil dynamics, soil management, cultivation, composting, crop planning, raising seedlings, watering, harvesting, seed saving, greenhouses, and much more. Whether you are a complete novice and need your hand held through every step, or a veteran gardener with a permanent layer of soil under your fingernails, you will find this book both helpful and informative. A book that will soon be covered in dirty fingerprints, The Organic Gardeners Handbook is a companion to The Vegetable Growers Handbook.

Hand Book of Organic Farming Organic Foods with Vermi composting and Neem ProductsHand Book of Organic Farming Organic Foods with Vermi composting and Neem Products



The word 'Organic' means origin from a living thing and farming with the
philosophy of Organic is to make production system ... The book 'Hand Book of
Organic Farming & Organic Foods with Vermi-Composting and Neem Products'
covers ...

Author:

Publisher: Engineers India Research In

ISBN: 9788189765057

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Page: 553

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The Humanure HandbookThe Humanure Handbook



Written by a humanure composter with over thirty years experience, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a humanure toilet, a chapter on alternative graywater systems, photos of owner-built ...

Author: Joseph C. Jenkins

Publisher: Jenkins Pub

ISBN: UVA:X030197209

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Page: 255

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The most comprehensive, up-to-date and thoroughly researched book on the topic of composting human manure available anywhere. It includes a review of the historical, cultural and environmental issues pertaining to "human waste," as well as an in depth look at the potential health risks related to humanure recycling, with clear instructions on how to eliminate those dangers in order to safely convert humanure into garden soil. Written by a humanure composter with over thirty years experience, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a humanure toilet, a chapter on alternative graywater systems, photos of owner-built humanure toilets from around the world, and an overview of commercial composting toilets and systems.

Handbook on Vermicomposting Requirements Methods Advantages and ApplicationsHandbook on Vermicomposting Requirements Methods Advantages and Applications



Now-a-days the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture has reached its peak.

Author: Manish Kumar Singh

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954892761

Category:

Page: 144

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Now-a-days the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture has reached its peak. This harms the human health as well as environment. The process of agricultural modernization has been an important contributing factor towards this. This deprives the land from its fertility and leaves it unfit for further agricultural operations. Hence, a better alternative of such chemical monsters is required to overcome these ill-effects. Therefore, a shift from chemical to organic farming is appreciated. Production efficiency, economic efficiency and employment generation efficiency of any system is a direct measure of its preferability. Therefore, this study deals with the requirements, methods, advantages, etc. of vermicomposting as well as its applications in agriculture. The main purpose of this process is the quick and efficient conversion of the organic waste materials into the nutritious fertilizer for plants.

Handbook of Organic Waste ManagementHandbook of Organic Waste Management



Biogas can also be produced from organic waste and used as a source of heat and electricity. This book studies, analyzes and upholds the pillars of organic waste management and its utmost significance in modern times.

Author: Ollie Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 1641162627

Category:

Page: 247

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Organic waste refers to the waste that can be broken down into carbon dioxide, methane, water or simple organic molecules by the action of micro-organisms or other living things. This is possible through the processes of anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion or composting. Some common examples of organic waste are manure, sewage, slaughterhouse waste, human waste, green waste, food waste, sewage sludge, biodegradable plastics and paper waste. Organic waste materials along with other wastes are disposed in landfills and incinerators. Since they are biodegradable they can also be used for land application and composting. Certain organic substances such as cardboard and paper are used for recycling. Biogas can also be produced from organic waste and used as a source of heat and electricity. This book studies, analyzes and upholds the pillars of organic waste management and its utmost significance in modern times. It is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of this area of study. It aims to serve as a resource guide for students and experts alike and contribute to the growth of the discipline.

Handbook of Natural ZeolitesHandbook of Natural Zeolites



Although microbes are the real agents responsible for composting, their type and
population size rarely are a limiting factor [6, 30]. Stabilization of organic wastes
is often done with composting, which is a microbiologically mediated process.

Author: Vassilis J. Inglezakis

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608052615

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Page: 705

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"Handbook of Natural Zeolites provides a comprehensive and updated summary of all important aspects of natural zeolites science and technology. The e-book contains four sections covering the relevant scientific background, established technologies, recent "

Handbook on Organic Farming and ProcessingHandbook on Organic Farming and Processing



This book will be very helpful to soil scientists, microbiologists, biologists, students, new entrepreneurs, fertilizer industries, training centers and to all those interested in efficient use and sustainable farming.

Author: H. Panda

Publisher: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.

ISBN: 9788178331546

Category:

Page: 400

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India is an agro based country. So organic farming plays an important role in agro field. The popularity of organic farming is gradually increasing and now organic agriculture is practiced in almost all countries of the world, and its share of agricultural land and farms is growing. As the organic food market continues to expand, so do the opportunities for small farmers. Organic farming has emerged as the only answer to bring sustainability to agriculture and environment. This handbook is a comprehensive guide to growing, certifying, and marketing organic produce. Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology and other biological and environmental sciences. The major contents of this book are Sustainable Agriculture, National Programme on organic farming, Integration with organics and biofertilizers, Bulky organic manures and crop residues, Manuring on sight, Manuring potentials, Green Manuring, Production and promotion of organic fertilizers, Vermi composting, Response of crops to organic fertilizers, Phosphate solubilizing, Bacillus thuringiensis, Crop residue management, Integrated nutrient management towards sustainable agriculture, Integrated farming system, Mechanism of nitrogen fixation, Economics and marketing of organic farming. As we have seen, the booming development taking place in organic farming and marketing offers many opportunities. We will be able to go on contributing to the establishment of organic production systems and this could lead to changes in life style and consumption patterns that will reach far beyond food and nutrition. This book will be very helpful to soil scientists, microbiologists, biologists, students, new entrepreneurs, fertilizer industries, training centers and to all those interested in efficient use and sustainable farming.

The Good Living Guide to BeekeepingThe Good Living Guide to Beekeeping



This book is for beginners and experts alike, with all the basic information you need to get started, as well as stories and tips that will inspire and instruct the most seasoned beekeeper.

Author: Dede Cummings

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680991109

Category:

Page: 160

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Beekeeping is nothing new—the ancient Egyptians were well versed in the benefits of living with bees—but in recent years, there has been a surge of folks struck with the desire to build and nurture a hive of their own. Beekeeping has become the passion of farmers in rural Vermont, urbanites with rooftops in LA, and thousands of people in between. This book is for beginners and experts alike, with all the basic information you need to get started, as well as stories and tips that will inspire and instruct the most seasoned beekeeper. In this guide, you will learn how to: Choose a spot for your hive Build a hive with simple tools and materials Buy bees or attract them to your hive Harvest the fruits of the bees’ labor Make beeswax candles and lip balm Utilize honey, wax, and propolis for medicinal purposes And much more! Cummings offers readers something truly unique—a book that comes alongside you like a wise friend, offering sage advice as well as humorous anecdotes and fascinating interviews with beekeepers across the country. Equally good for reading while curled up inside during the long winter as for carrying with you to the hives mid-summer, this will be a welcome addition to any bee enthusiast’s library.

Storey s Guide to Growing Organic Orchard FruitsStorey s Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits



Many beneficial microorganisms tolerate the composting. Storey Publishing
carries several guides for composting. The OnFarm Composting Handbook,
available online from the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service
(see ...

Author: Danny L. Barney

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429054

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Page: 544

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Danny Barney covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic orchard fruits. Offering expert tips on selecting the right site, choosing the best cultivars, designing and maintaining a sustainable orchard, and efficiently harvesting fruit, Barney also helps you develop a viable business plan, acquire necessary organic certifications, and identify niche markets for your products.

The Soul of SoilThe Soul of Soil



The Soul of Soil offers everyone a basic understanding of what soil is and what we can do to improve our own patch of it. Seen in this light, this practical handbook will be an inspiration as well.

Author: Joseph Smillie

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603581240

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Page: 173

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Soil is the basis not only for all gardening, but for all terrestrial life. No aspect of agriculture is more fundamental and important, yet we have been losing vast quantities of our finite soil resources to erosion, pollution, and development. Now back in print, this eminently sensible and wonderfully well-focused book provides essential information about one of the most significant challenges for those attempting to grow delicious organic vegetables: the creation and maintenance of healthy soil. Chapter 2, "Understanding the Soil System," is alone worth the price of admission. Gershuny and Smillie give lay readers and experts a clear explanation of subjects--soil life and nutrient cycles--that have confounded most authors. Nowhere will the reader find simpler and more coherent descriptions of key concepts including cation exchange capacity and chelation. There are other books about soil available, including Grace Gershuny's comprehensive Start with the Soil, and there are books that feature chapters on soil building. What distinguishes The Soil of Soilis the authors' concise presentation; they give readers important information, including technical essentials, without getting bogged down in scientific or quasiscientific mumbo-jumbo. In addition, useful tables list specific compost materials, green manures, and other resources that allow growers to translate into action the more general information provided by the book. The soil-building techniques featured include: Organic matter management Building and maintaining humus On-site composting Green manures and rotations Cultivation and weed control Nutrient balances and soil testing Using mineral fertilizers Planning for organic certification Updates to the 1999 edition include analysis of Proposed Rules for the National Organic Standards, and expanded recommendations for private testing services and soil-testing equipment for home gardeners and organic farmers. All of us involved in the cultivation of plants--from the backyard gardener to the largest farmer--need to help regenerate a "living soil," for only in the diversity of the soil and its creatures can we ensure the long-term health of ourselves and our environment. The Soul of Soil offers everyone a basic understanding of what soil is and what we can do to improve our own patch of it. Seen in this light, this practical handbook will be an inspiration as well.

The Australian Organic Gardening HandbookThe Australian Organic Gardening Handbook



If you have ever dreamed of becoming an organic grower this is the book which will answer all your questions.

Author: Brenda Little

Publisher:

ISBN: 1865051500

Category:

Page: 192

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Brenda Little's THE AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC GARDENING HANDBOOK is about the earth and growing natural, unpolluted plants. This title is as much about the health of the soil as it is about plants, for they are inseparable. Nature's way is to feed the soil, not the plants. THE AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC GARDENING HANDBOOK is the grower's guide to healthy soil and successful plant production. It is about experience. Learn about your soil and how to keep it rich and full of nourishment, how to make compost suitable for individual plant types, growing without digging, mulches and manures, crop rotation, pests diseases and how to combat them naturally, seed saving and much more. If you have ever dreamed of becoming an organic grower this is the book which will answer all your questions.

Organic Growing with WormsOrganic Growing with Worms



Organic growing with worms contains all you need to know to: • • introduce worms to your soil •create an instant garden bed •recycle household waste •build your own wormery • set up a waste management system • and much more.

Author: David Murphy

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 0670041742

Category:

Page: 244

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We live in rapidly changing times. Global warming is having a substantial impact on our way of life. We need to adapt to some of the changes, and transform the way we live to prevent or at least slow others. Worms can help. They have been on earth for 650 million years and survived more change than any other animal. Organic growing with worms contains all you need to know to: • • introduce worms to your soil •create an instant garden bed •recycle household waste •build your own wormery • set up a waste management system • and much more. An expert in worms and organic waste stabilisation, David Murphy writes from experience in his own entertaining style. His book will help you to cultivate worms to your advantage – in your backyard or on your farm, or as a commercial worm grower, a waste manager or a conservationist.

A Man of One Book A Man of One Book



Claiming to base all his beliefs on the Bible, he found himself in controversy with others who made similar claims but came to different conclusions. The implications of this are explored in depth.

Author: Donald A. Bullen

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: IND:30000111567313

Category:

Page: 230

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John Wesley claimed to be a man of one book and early Wesley scholarship accepted uncritically that the Bible was his supreme authority. In the late twentieth-century American Wesley scholars discussed what has been termed the Wesley Quadrilateral (the authority of the Bible, tradition, reason and experience) and this to some extent does help explain the method by which Wesley read and interpreted the Bible. However, modern biblical reader-response criticism has drawn attention to the central role of the reader in his/her interpretation of scriptural texts. Donald Bullen argues that Wesley came to the Bible as a reader with the presuppositions of an eighteenth century High Church, Arminian Anglican, in which tradition he had grown up. He then found his beliefs confirmed in the scriptural text. Claiming to base all his beliefs on the Bible, he found himself in controversy with others who made similar claims but came to different conclusions. The implications of this are explored in depth.

Handbook on Food Biotechnology Extraction Processing of Fruits Vegetables and Food Products 2nd Revised EditionHandbook on Food Biotechnology Extraction Processing of Fruits Vegetables and Food Products 2nd Revised Edition



... Enzymes Biotechnology Hand Book Handbook on Plants and Cell Tissue
Culture The Complete Technology Book on Vermiculture and Vermicompost The
Complete Book on Organic Farming and Production of Organic Compost
Handbook ...

Author: NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers

Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES

ISBN: 9789381039816

Category:

Page: 400

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Modern biotechnology refers to various scientific techniques used to produce specific desired traits in plants, animals or microorganisms through the use of genetic knowledge. Since its introduction to agriculture and food production in the early-1990, biotechnology has been utilized to develop new tools for improving productivity. Biotechnology is a broad term that applies to the use of living organisms and covers techniques that range from simple to sophisticated. In contrast, modern agricultural biotechnology techniques, such as genetic engineering, allow for more precise development of crop and livestock varieties. The potential benefits of biotechnology are enormous. Food producers can use new biotechnology to produce new products with desirable characteristics. These include characteristics such as disease and drought-resistant plants, leaner meat and enhanced flavor and nutritional quality of foods. This technology has also been used to develop life-saving vaccines, insulin, cancer treatment and other pharmaceuticals to improve quality of life. It is estimated that in the next 20-30 years demand for food will increase by 70%. Biotechnology will be key to meeting this demand. This handbook is designed for use by everyone engaged in thefoodtechnologysuch as fermentation, developing and testing of food and students who are pursuing their career in food biotechnology. It provide all information on modern cooking, food processing and preservation methods, juice preparation methods, etc. The major content of the book are Fermenter and Bio-Reactor Design, Development and Testing of a Milled Shea Nut Mixer, Production of Pure Apple Juice in Natural Colour, Drying of Ginger using Solar Cabinet Dryer, Roasting of Coffee Beans, Processing of Guava into Pulp Guava Leather, Processing and Preservation of Jack Fruit, Quality Changes in Banana, Processing and Quality Evaluation of Banana Natural Colour, Large Scale Separation and Isolation of Proteins, Preparation and Storage Studies on Onion-Ginger-Garlic Paste, Bitterness Development in Kinnow Juice, Effect of Incorporation of Defatted Soyflour, Gum from Ber Fruits, Juice Extraction of Aonla (EmblicaOfficinalisGaertn.) Cv. ‘Chakaiya’, Defatted Mucuna Flour in Biscuits, Detoxifying Enzymes, Processing Methods and Photographs of Machinery with Suppliers Contact Details. This book will be a mile stone for its readers who are new to this sector, will also find useful for professionals, entrepreneurs, those studying and researching in this important area.