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Agricultural Ecology

Textbook

By: Joy Tivy

296 pages, Illus

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Mar 1990 | #7730 | ISBN: 0582301637
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About this book

Analyses the nature of the relationships between crops, livestock and the bio-physical environment, and the extent to which man has managed and modified the products and environment to suit his own particular needs. Covers both temperate and tropical agriculture. Useful to a wide variety of students and practitioners.

This should be compulsory reading -- New Scientist


Contents

1. The agro-ecosystem. 2. Crops. 3. Agroclimate. 4. The cultivated soil. 5. Nutrient cycling. 6. Agricultural productivity. 7. Domestic livestock. 8. Land capability for agriculture. 9. Pastoral farming. 10. The humid tropical lowlands. 11. Rice. 12. Dryland agriculture. 13. Irrigation agriculture. 14. Intensive agriculture. 15. Agriculture and the environment.

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