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Principles of Crop Production : Theory, Techniques, and Technology

Principles of Crop Production : Theory, Techniques, and Technology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131145566

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Principles of Crop Production : Theory, Techniques, and Technology - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131145566

George Acquaah

ISBN13: 978-0131145566
ISBN10: 0131145568
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive text emphasizes the general principles of crop production as a science, an art, and a business whose impact on society is inestimable. The book is suitable for use in courses covering crop production at either the introductory or intermediate levels of study and is an invaluable reference for students and professionals alike.

In a writing style that is clear, to-the-point, and easy to understand, this text provides the necessary background for a solid understanding of all topics related to this exciting field--in addition to offering information on the latest technologies used and addressing the current trends and issues. The scientific principles presented are applicable globally, while special reference is made to the North American experience.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Crop Production and Society
Ch. 2. Plant Structure and Function
Ch. 3. Plant Metabolism and Growth
Ch. 4. Crop Improvement
Ch. 5. Climate and Weather
Ch. 6. Soil and Land
Ch. 7. Plant and Soil Water
Ch. 8. Pests in Crop Production
Ch. 9. Agricultural Production Systems
Ch. 10. Land Preparation and Farm Energy
Ch. 11. Seed and Seeding
Ch. 12. Harvesting and Storage of Crops
Ch. 13. Marketing and Handling Grain Crops
App. A A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Crop Production Activities
App. B USDA Conservation Programs
App. C Agricultural Productivity
App. D Federal Government Conservation and Environmental Programs
App. E What is Farm Management?
App. F Standard Ways of Measuring Plant Growth
App. G Selected Weeds, Insect Pests, and Diseases
App. H Calibrating Seeding Equipment
App. I Selected Field Crop Production Ecosystems
App. J Temperature: Converting between Celsius and Fahrenheit Scales
App. K Metric Conversion Chart
App. L English Units Conversion Chart

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