Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition 277 9th Revised editio

Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition 277 9th Revised editio

By: Gerry P. F. Lane (author), Alison M. Samuel (author), H. J. S. Finch (author)Paperback

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Increased yields, markets, and profitability have led to changes in crop husbandry. Since its first publication in 1966, revised editions of Lockhart & Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland have upheld and increased the book's good reputation. This ninth edition maintains its status as the standard textbook for many agricultural courses. Part one covers the principles of crop production with chapters concerning plants, climate, soil management, fertilizers, manures, weeds, and diseases threatening farm crops. Part two surveys crop husbandry techniques. Environmental impact has been addressed in greater detail in this edition. This section looks at issues such as sustainable crop management, precision farming, and organic crop husbandry. The way these general techniques apply to individual crops is explained in part three. This part considers a range of cereals, combinable break crops, root crops, industrial crops, and fresh produce crops. Part four looks at the use of grassland and forage crops, with chapters considering arable forage crops, the characteristics of grassland, and the corresponding methods for establishing and improving grassland. This part also includes information regarding equine grassland management and conservation of grass and forage crops. This ninth edition of Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland is relevant for students throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. It is a useful reference book for agriculture National Diploma courses, Foundation Degrees, and BSc degrees, and is important for Masters level students entering agriculture from another discipline. * The previous edition has been widely expanded and remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management, and agri-business courses* Includes new chapters on cropping techniques, integrated crop management and quality assurance, seed production and selection, and the influence of climate* Discusses basic conditions for crop growth, how techniques are applied to particular crops, the influence of weather, and the use of grassland

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About Author

Steve Finch, is Principal Lecturer in Crop Production at the Royal Agricultural University, UK Alison M. Samuel was Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, (Seale-Hayne Campus) UK Gerry P. Lane was formerly a Principal Lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.

Contents

Part 1 Principles of crop production: Plants; Climate and weather; Soils and soil management; Fertilisers and manures; Weeds; Diseases; Pests; Part 2 Crop husbandry techniques: Cropping techniques; Sustainable crop management; Precision farming; Organic crop husbandry; PLant breeding and seed production; Part 3 The management of individual crops: Cereals; Combinable break crops; Root crops; Industrial crops; Field scale vegetables; Part 4 Grassland and Forage crops: Forage crops; Characteristics of grassland species; Grazing management; Conservation of grass and forage crops; Appendices: Appendix 1 Soil texture assessment; Appendix 2 Nomenclature of crops; Appendix 3 Nomenclature of weeds; Appendix 4 Nomenclature of diseases; Appendix 5 Nomenclature of pests; Appendix 6 Crop seeds; Appendix 7 ALC in England and Wales.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781782423713
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781782423713
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 1782423710
  • edition: 9th Revised edition

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