Principles of Field Crop Production

ISBN-10: 0130259675
ISBN-13: 9780130259677
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $212.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.390
Language: English

Extensive progress has been made in the science and practice of field crop production since the Third Edition was published in 1976. Advances in the knowledge of how plants grow and respond to their environment, a better understanding of plant processes at the molecular level, and the ability to directly manipulate chromosomal material using biotechnology are but a few examples. Additionally, improvements in the equipment used in field crop production have allowed producers to more efficiently manage soil resources, provide accurate supplies of soil nutrients, and more efficiently harvest crops. Although the information in the book has been extensively updated, some of the older, more traditional information has been retained for historical purposes to show how crop production has progressed over the 50 plus years this book has been in print. "Principles of Field Crop Production" has long been one of the most comprehensive books on this topic in the world. The Fourth Edition is completely updated and discusses the advances in science and technology that are used today. It also reflects the changing emphasis of crop production in the US and the world.nbsp;Provides comprehensive information on the management and use of all economically important field crops.Provides general information on crop production practices.Provides a historical perspective of crop production as well as current technology.An excellent resource for persons who are involved in providing support and services to crop producers, as well as producers themselves. Also valuable as a reference book for agronomists, soil scientists, farmers, and ranchers.

John H. Martin was a professor of Chinese and Japanese Civilization at the University of Richmond. Dr. Martin and his wife, Phyllis G. Martin, have been directors of museums in New York and have traveled extensively in Japan. They previously wrote Kyoto: A Cultural Guide, Tokyo: A Cultural Guide, and Nara: A Cultural Guide.

General Principles of Crop Production
The Art and Science of Crop Production
Crop Production as an Art
Crop Production as a Science
Population and Food Supply
Origin of Cultivated Plants
Variation in Cultivated Plants
Spread of Cultivated Plants
Classification of Crop Plants
Botanical Classification of Crop Plants
The Leading Field Crops
Future Increases in Productivity
Crop Plants in Relation to the Environment
Factors in Crop Distribution
Climate
Air
Soil Requirements
Indicator Significance of Native Vegetation
Insects and Diseases
Economic Factors in Crop Choice
Cropping Regions in the U.S
Botany of Crop Plants
General Nature of Crop Plants
The Plant Cell
Structure and Functions of Crop Plants
Reproductive Processes in Crop Plants
Seeds and Fruits
Growth Processes in Crop Plants
Plant Competition
Crop Improvement
Possibilities in Crop Improvement
Objectives in Crop Breeding
Methods of Crop Breeding
Production of Hybrid Seed
Breeding for Disease Resistance
Biotechnology and Crop Improvement
Experimental Methods
Tillage Practices
History of Tillage Operations
Purposes of Tillage
Implements for Seedbed Preparation
Surface Implements in Final Seedbed Preparation
Tillage in Seedbed Preparation
Subsoiling
Conservation Tillage
Fallow
Soil Mulches for Moisture Conservation
Cultivation in Relation to Soil Nitrates
Other Effects of Cultivation
Intertillage or Cultivation
Artificial Mulches

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