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Agroecosystems: Soils, Climate, Crops, Nutrient Dynamics and Productivity

Discusses the wide range of agroeocsystems that thrive around the globe, including Asia, Africa, the Americas, and more
Covers crop species and their origin, spread, genetic aspects, agroclimatic requirements, expanse, and productivity are provided for 32 important crops
Examines natural and man-made factors that regulate development, sustenance, and productivity of agroecosystems

By: KR Krishna (Author)

552 pages, 133 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2013 | #218745 | ISBN-13: 9781926895482
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NHBS Price: £81.99 $103/€98 approx

About this book

Comprised of three sections, this covers the nutrient dynamics and productivity of global agroecosystems. It focuses on the major aspects that make up agroecosystems, such as soils, climate, crops, nutrient dynamics, and productivity. It introduces agroeocsystems and describes global soil types that support vast crop belts, then deals with the principles that drive crop growth, nutrient dynamics and ecosystematic functions within any agroecosystem. It also details the influence of agronomic practices and factors such as soil microbes, organic matter, crop genetic nature, irrigation, weeds, and cropping systems that affect productivity of agroecosystems.


Contents

Agroecosystems of the World
Agroecosystems: An Introduction
Soils of Agroecosystems
Wheat Agroecosystem
Maize Agroecosystem
Wet Land Rice Agroecosystem
Sorghum Agroecosystem of Asia, Africa and Americas
Finger Millet Cropping Zones of Asia and Africa
Minor Cereals and Millets
Soybean Production Zones
Lentil Cropping Belts
Chickpea Cropping Zones
Cowpea Farming Zones of Africa and Asia
Pigeonpea Agroecosystem of Asia, Africa and Caribbean Islands
Black Gram and Green Gram Belts
Horse Gram Cropping Zones of Asia and Africa
Canola Cropping Zones
Groundnut Agroecosystem
Sunflower Agroecosystem
Minor Oilseeds
Cotton Cropping Zones
Sugarcane Producing Zones
Forages and Pastures
Plantations Crops of the World

Principles of Nutrient Dynamics
Atmosphere Influences Nutrient Dynamics in Agroecosystems
Nutrient Supply into Agroecosystem
Nutrient Transformations in Arable Cropping Systems
Nutrient Transformations in Flooded Wetland Belts
Nutrient Recovery by Crops
Nutrient Loss from Agroecosystems
Nutrient Cycling in Crop Fields

Factors Influencing Nutrient Dynamics in Agroecosystems
Soil Tillage and Mulches Affect Nutrient Dynamics
Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics
Soil Microorganisms and Nutrient Dynamics in Agroecosystems
Weeds and Nutrients in Agroecosystems
Irrigation Systems Influence Nutrient Dynamics in Agroecosystems
Crops, Genotypes and Nutrient Dynamics within Agroecosystems
Cropping Systems and Nutrient Dynamics
Index


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