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Principles of Field Crop Production

Out of Print

By: Jim Pratley

512 pages, 136 maps

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 4 | #141930 | ISBN: 0195515552
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About this book

This textbook provides a contemporary account of the processes involved in the production of crops in Australia. A new chapter on climate variabilty is included as are new treatments of rotations, weeds, pests and diseases. Also covered are the principles of marketing as well as production.


Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. EVOLUTION OF AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE; 2. MANAGING CROPPING SYSTEMS IN VARIABLE CLIMATES; 3. CROP ADAPTATION; 4. PLANT BREEDING; 5. MANAGING THE SOIL; 6. CROP NUTRITION; 7. SMART ROTATIONS: FARMING SYSTEMS FOR THE FUTURE; 8. CROP ESTABLISHMET AND MANAGEMENT; 9. WEED MANAGEMENT; 10. PEST DISEASE MANAGEMENT; 11. IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT; 12. CROP MARKETING

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