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Selected Books on Agriculture

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Physiology of Crop Production - N. K. Fageria; V. C. Baligar; Ralph Clark
Call Number: S544.6 P97
ISBN: 9781560222880
Publication Date: 2006-05-18
This single volume explores the theoretical and the practical aspects of crop physiological processes around the world The marked decrease over the past century in the land available for crop production has brought about mounting pressure to increase crop yields, especially in developing nations. Physiology of Crop Production provides cutting-edge research and data for complete coverage of the physiology of crop production, all in one source, right at your fingertips. This valuable reference gives the extensive in-depth information soil and crop professionals need to maximize crop productivity anywhere the world. Leading soil and plant scientists and researchers clearly explain theory, practical applications, and the latest advances in the field. Crop physiology is a vital science needed to understand crop growth and development to facilitate increases of plant yield. Physiology of Crop Production presents a wide range of information and references from varying regions of the world to make the book as complete and broadly focused as possible. Discussion in each chapter is supported by experimental data to make this book a superb resource that will be used again and again. Chapter topics include plant and root architecture, growth and yield components, photosynthesis, source-sink relationship, water use efficiency, crop yield relative to water stress, and active and passive ion transport. Several figures and tables accompany the extensive referencing to provide a detailed, in-depth look at every facet of crop production. Physiology of Crop Production explores management strategies for: ideal plant architecture maximizing root systems ideal yield components maximizing photosynthesis maximizing source-sink relationship sequestration of carbon dioxide reducing the effects of drought improving N, P, K, Ca, Mg, and S nutrition improving micronutrient uptake Physiology of Crop Production is an essential desktop resource for plant physiologists, soil and crop scientists, breeders, agronomists, agronomy administrators in agro-industry, educators, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.

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Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - Gail L. Cramer; Clarence W. Jensen
Call Number: HD1415 .C84
ISBN: 0471595527
Publication Date: 1994-01-28
A classic textbook featuring complete, easy-to-follow coverage of the micro and macro aspects of agricultural economics and agribusiness. This revised, updated edition contains the latest available data on recent restructuring of the farm credit system, changes occurring in Russia and mainland China and a new section on GATT. Features carefully developed pedagogical aids such as extensive graphs, problems, review questions, summaries and vignettes.

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Climatic Risk in Crop Production - Russell C. Muchow (Editor); J. A. Bellamy (Editor)
Call Number: S600.43C61
ISBN: 085198665X
Publication Date: 1991-04-01

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Communication for Rural Innovation - H. S. Hawkins; Cees Leeuwis; Willem Zijp; Anne Van den Ban (Contribution by)
Call Number: QP601 .B54
ISBN: 9780632052493
Publication Date: 2004-06-07
This important book is the re-titled third edition of the extremely well received and widely used Agricultural Extension (van den Ban & Hawkins, 1988, 1996). Building on the previous editions, Communication for Rural Innovation maintains and adapts the insights and conceptual models of value today, while reflecting many new ideas, angles and modes of thinking concerning how agricultural extension is taught and carried through today. Since the previous edition of the book, the number and type of organisations that apply communicative strategies to foster change and development in agriculture and resource management has become much more varied and this book is aimed at those who use communication to facilitate change in agriculture and resource management. Communication for Rural Innovation is essential reading for process facilitators, communication division personnel, knowledge managers, training officers, consultants, policy makers, extension specialists and managers of agricultural extension or research organisations. The book can also be used as an advanced introduction into issues of communicative intervention at BSc or MSc level.

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Soil Science and Management - Auth; Edward Plaster
Call Number: S591 .P69
ISBN: 9780840024329
Publication Date: 2013-02-22
Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation, and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future

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Textbook of soil science - T. D. Biswas, S. K. Mukherjee
Call Number: S591 .B54
ISBN: 0074620436
Publication Date: 1994

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Introduction to Agricultural Economics - John B. Penson; Oral Capps; C. Parr Rosson
Call Number: HD1415 .P37
ISBN: 013102468X
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
"This innovative book will provide beginning students in agriculture with a systematic introduction to the basic concepts and issues in economics as they relate to a major segment of the US economy - the food and fiber industry. The coverage traces the major microeconomic and macroeconomic forces influencing the decisions of producers and consumers of food and fiber products." "Outstanding features of this new book include the economic principles and practices affecting producers and consumers of food and fiber products; answers to the question "What is agricultural economics?" by defining the field of economics, and then developing a definition of agricultural economics based on the role that agricultural economists play at both the micro and macro levels; description of concepts in an easy-to-understand style supported by excellent graphical analysis; thorough coverage of international agricultural trade issues; a sound instructional framework in each chapter composed of chapter overviews, chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, references, and suggestions for further reading; addressing the entirety of the food and fiber industry; five chapters on the economics of agriculture; and a discussion on the impact of trade and the international aspects of agriculture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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