Principles of Crop Production

Principles of Crop Production : Theory, Techniques, and Technology

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This book contains the most comprehensive, detailed coverage of crop production issues in the US. It provides the "how and why" things are the way they are, and recognizes the business of crop production. Other coverage includes the latest trends impacting crop production--i.e., sustainable agriculture, organic farming, environmental safety consciousness, and more. For individuals preparing for a future in agriculture and for the Crop Certification exams.show more

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  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 200.7 x 256.5 x 35.6mm | 1,315.43g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0131145568
  • 9780131145566
  • 1,995,334

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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. The coverage of topics in "Principles of Crop Production: Theory, Techniques, and Technology" is organized as follows: Crop Production and Society Plant Structure and Function Plant Metabolism and Growth Crop Improvement Climate and Weather Soil and Land Plant and Soil Water Pests in Crop Production Agricultural Production Systems Land Preparation and Farm Energy Seed and Seeding Harvesting and Storage of Crops Marketing and Handling Grain Cropsshow more

Table of contents

Part I. UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES. 1. Crop Production and Society. 2. Plant Morphology. 3. Fundamental Plant Growth Processes. 4. Plant Growth and Development. 5. Crop Improvement. 6. Climate and Weather. 7. Soil and Land. 8. Plant Nutrients and Fertilizers. 9. Plant and Soil Water. 10. Pests in Crop Production. 11. Agricultural Production Systems. 12. Organic Crop Production. 13. Transgenics in Crop Production. 14. Rangeland and Pastures and Their Management. 15. Tillage Systems and Farm Energy. 16. Seed, Seedling, and Seeding. 17. Harvesting and Storage of Crops. 18. Marketing and Handling Grain Crops. Part II. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF SELECTED FIELD CROPS. 19 Wheat (Common). 20. Rice. 21. Corn. 22. Sorghum. 23. Barley. 24. Soybean. 25. Peanut. 26. Cotton. 27. Potato. 28. Alfalfa.show more

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