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

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

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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.

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

DedicationWoodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and NutritionForewordAcknowledgementsIntroduction CroppingCrop yieldsCrop inputsCrop mechanisation and storageSupport and legislationEnvironmental issuesResearchEducationSources of further information and advicePart I: Principles of crop production 1. Plants Abstract:1.1 Introduction1.2 Plant physiology1.3 Plant groups1.4 Structure of the seed1.5 Plant structure1.6 Plant requirements1.7 Legumes and nitrogen fixation1.8 The control of plant growth and development1.9 Sources of further information and advice2. Climate and weather Abstract:2.1 Introduction2.2 Solar radiation and rainfall2.3 Air and soil temperature2.4 Other aspects of climate and weather2.5 Climate change2.6 Sources of further information and advice3. Soils and soil management Abstract:3.1 Introduction3.2 Soil formation3.3 The physical make-up of soil and its effect on plant growth3.4 Farm soils3.5 Soil fertility and productivity3.6 Sources of further information and advice4. Fertilisers and manures Abstract:4.1 Nutrients required by crops4.2 Trace elements4.3 Units of plant food4.4 Straight fertilisers4.5 Compound fertilisers4.6 Application of fertilisers4.7 Organic manures4.8 Residual values of fertilisers and manures4.9 Fertilisers and the environment4.10 Sources of further information and advice5. Weeds of farm crops Abstract:5.1 The impact of weeds5.2 Weed types and identification5.3 Control of weeds: general5.4 Herbicide resistance5.5 Spraying with herbicides: precautions5.6 Sources of further information and advice6. Diseases of farm crops Abstract:6.1 Introduction to plant disorders6.2 Symptoms6.3 Some important types of plant pathogens6.4 Other disorders6.5 The control of plant diseases6.6 Fungicide resistance6.7 Sources of further information and advice7. Pests of farm crops Abstract:7.1 Introduction7.2 Insect pests7.3 Other pests of crops7.4 Types of pest damage7.5 Methods of pest control7.6 Classification of pesticides7.7 Resistance7.8 Integrated pest management7.9 Sources of further information and advice Part II: Crop husbandry techniques 8. Cropping techniques Abstract:8.1 Introduction8.2 Drainage8.3 Irrigation8.4 Warping8.5 Claying8.6 Tillage and cultivations8.7 Control of weeds by cultivation8.8 Crop management: key issues8.9 Break crops and crop rotations8.10 Sources of further information and advice9. Sustainable crop management Abstract:9.1 Introduction9.2 The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)9.3 Sustainable agriculture9.4 The development of Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Farm Management (IFM) and sustainable crop production9.5 Food quality and safety in the food chain: farm assurance schemes9.6 Wildlife and conservation9.7 Key points9.8 Sources of further information and advice10. Precision farming Abstract:10.1 Introduction10.2 Data collection10.3 Data interpretation10.4 Auto-steering and controlled traffic farming10.5 The technology10.6 Sources of further information and advice11. Organic crop husbandry Abstract:11.1 Introduction11.2 Achieving organic status11.3 Rotations11.4 Soil and plant nutrition11.5 Weed control11.6 Disease control11.7 Pest control11.8 Husbandry examples11.9 Other systems11.10 Organic farming and the environment11.11 Sources of further information and advice12. Plant breeding and seed production Abstract:12.1 Introduction12.2 Plant breeding methods12.3 Target traits in breeding12.4 Choosing the right variety12.5 Seed quality12.6 Seed production12.7 Sources of further information and advice Part III: The management of individual crops 13. Cereals Abstract:13.1 Introduction13.2 Cereal identification13.3 Grain quality in cereals13.4 Cereal growth, yield and inputs13.5 Harvesting13.6 Grain-drying methods13.7 Moist grain storage13.8 Cereal straw13.9 Wheat13.10 Durum wheat13.11 Barley13.12 Oats13.13 Rye13.14 Triticale13.15 Maize for grain13.16 Sources of further information and advice14. Combinable break crops Abstract:14.1 Introduction14.2 Oilseed rape14.3 Linseed and flax14.4 Sunflowers14.5 Soya beans14.6 Evening primrose14.7 Borage14.8 Combinable pulses14.9 Sources of further information and advice15. Root crops Abstract:15.1 Introduction15.2 Potatoes15.3 Sugar beet15.4 Future trends15.5 Sources of further information and advice16. Industrial crops Abstract:16.1 Introduction16.2 Specific crops: Miscanthus16.3 Short Rotation Coppice16.4 Wetland crops16.5 Crops for anaerobic digestion (AD)16.6 Woodland biomass16.7 Liquid biofuel crops16.8 Lubricant oil crops16.9 Fibre crops16.10 Pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, essential oils and cosmetics16.11 Carbohydrate crops16.12 Sources of further information and advice17. Fresh produce crops Abstract:17.1 Growing fresh produce crops17.2 Fresh peas17.3 Broad beans17.4 Green beans17.5 Lettuce17.6 Baby leaves and herbs17.7 Cabbages17.8 Broccoli17.9 Cauliflowers17.10 Brussels sprouts17.11 Bulb onions17.12 Leeks17.13 Carrots17.14 Edible swede and turnips17.15 Strawberries17.16 Sources of further information and advice Part IV: Grassland and forage crops 18. Arable forage crops Abstract:18.1 Crops grown for their yield of roots18.2 Crops grown for grazing18.3 Crops grown for ensiling18.4 Sources of further information and advice19. Introduction to grass production/characteristics of grassland and the important species Abstract:19.1 Types of grassland19.2 The nutritive value of grassland herbage19.3 Identification of grasses19.4 Identification of legumes19.5 Grasses of economic importance19.6 Forage legumes of economic importance19.7 Herbs19.8 Grass and legume seed mixtures19.9 Sources of further information and advice20. Establishing and improving grassland Abstract:20.1 Establishing leys20.2 Grassland improvement and renovation20.3 Improving a sward by changing the management20.4 Improving a sward by renovation20.5 Fertilisers for grassland20.6 Irrigation of grassland20.7 Sources of further information and advice21. Grazing management Abstract:21.1 Introduction21.2 Stocking rate or density21.3 Principles of grazing management21.4 Grazing systems21.5 Strategies to minimise parasitism at grass21.6 The energy yield from grass and forage - the Utilised Metabolisable Energy (UME) calculation21.7 Sources of further information and advice22. Conservation of grass and forage crops Abstract:22.1 Introduction22.2 Crops for silage making22.3 The silage-making process22.4 Factors affecting silage fermentation22.5 Hay22.6 Green-crop drying22.7 Sources of further information and advice Appendices Appendix 1. Soil texture assessment in the fieldAppendix 2. Nomenclature of cropsAppendix 3. Nomenclature of weedsAppendix 4. Nomenclature of diseasesAppendix 5. Nomenclature of pestsAppendix 6. Crop seedsAppendix 7. Agricultural land classification (ALC) in England and Wales Defra land classification maps and reportsIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781782423713
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781782423713
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 1782423710
  • edition: 9th edition

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