Principles of Arable Crop Production

Principles of Arable Crop Production

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This textbook adopts a new approach to crop production in that it brings together the principles of crop production through linking scientific background with practical work. This approach is particularly helpful to the needs of undergraduate and diploma students of agriculture for whom the physical, chemical and biological sciences form the basis of most courses. All the major aspects of crop production are covered, from the choice of site and plant material to harvesting. The examples are taken mainly from temperate crops but reference is also made to tropical ones.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0246117419
  • 9780246117410

Table of contents

Introduction to crop production; Crop growth and development; The effects of climate and weather; Site considerations; The imporatance of plant breeding; Crop establishment; Competition - 1: intra-specific competition; Competition 2: inter-specific competition; Principles of crop nutrition; Chemical control of growth and development; Principles of crop protection; Crop maturity and harvesting.show more