This collection contains items published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast United States, and its successor, Plant and Life Sciences (PALS) Publishing. PALS was formed to manage the NRAES catalog after it disbanded in 2011.

Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. Like NRAES, PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers. NRAES was sponsored by eight Land Grant universities: University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, University of Maine, University of Maryland, University of New Hampshire, Rutgers University, Cornell University, and West Virginia University.

An archive of the PALS website and catalog can be found on the Internet Archive .

Recent Submissions

  • Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women 

    O’Neill, Barbara; Brennan, Pat (Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS), Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Cornell University, 2018)
    Developed because women have unique financial needs, this book discusses financial basics, insurance, investing, and retirement. Offers specific guidance on marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and outliving one's spouse. ...
  • Small Steps to Health and Wealth – Second Edition 

    O'Neill, Barbara; Ensle, Karen (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2013)
    Learn how personal health and wealth issues are related, how to overcome obstacles to change, and learn strategies to improve your health and wealth. Use worksheets, tables and Web-based resources to adapt goals and create ...
  • Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual 

    Bolluyt, Jody; Johnson, Sue Ellen; Lowy, Peter; McGrath, Margaret Tuttle; Mohler, Charles L.; Rangarajan, Anusuya; Stoner, Kimberly A.; Toensmeier, Eric; van Es, Harold (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2011)
    Reviews the do’s, don’ts, how’s, and why’s of crop rotation and its many applications, such as improving soil quality and health, and managing pests, diseases, and weeds. Expert organic farmers helped develop crop rotation ...
  • Strawberry Production Guide for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canada 

    Pritts, Marvin; Handley, David; Walker, Cathleen; Boyce, Bertie; Cooley, Daniel; Daum, Donald; DeMarree, Alison; Derksen, Richard; Dill, James; Fiola, Joseph; Goulart, Barbara; Hancock, James; Maloney, Kevin; Rieckenberg, Regina; Schloemann, Sonia; Watkins, Chris; Wilcox, Wayne (Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES), 1998)
    The most comprehensive guide ever produced for strawberry growers. Includes 14 chapters, 37 figures, 47 tables, and 115 color photographs. Includes a key to common strawberry pests and problems.
  • Managing and Marketing for Pasture-Based Livestock Production 

    Benson, Geoffrey A.; McConnell, Thomas R.; Clark, E. Ann; Murphy, Bill; Drelich, Julian; Musser, Wesley N.; Emmick, Darrell L.; Osborne, Phillip I.; Ford, Stephen A.; Pritchard, James Y.; Grusenmeyer, David; Rayburn, Edward B.; Hall, Marvin H.; Sulc, R. Mark; Hill, James S.; Vough, Lester R.; Holden, Lisa (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), 2006)
    Essential information for producers to manage and market a goal-oriented forage-livestock system, helping them determine whether or not the business venture will be feasible, develop mission and goals, enhance marketplace ...

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