744 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
The standard work of reference for all those in the farming industry. This edition places particular emphasis on animal welfare, the environment, organic agriculture and the changes in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy.
Preface to the 20th Edition. Promise McConnell: a brief biographical Sketch. Contributors. PART 1.CROPS. 1. Soil Management and crop nutrition. 2. Crop Physiology. 3. Arable Cropping 4. Grassland. 5. Farm woodland Management. 6. Crop Health - Responding to Weeds, Diseases and Pests. 7. Grain preservation and storage. PART 2. MANAGEMENT. 8. The Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union. 9. A Marketing Perspective on diversification. 10. Farming and wildlife. 11. Organic Farming 12. Farm business Management. 13. Farm Staff Management. 14. Agricultural Law. 15. Health and Safety in agriculture. PART 3. ANIMAL PRODUCTION. 16. Animal Physiology and nutrition. 17. Animal Welfare. 18. Applied animal nutrition. 19. Cattle. 20. Sheep and Goats. 21. Pig Meat Production. 22. Poultry. 23. Animal Health. PART 4. FARM EQUIPMENT. 24. Farm Machinery. 25. Farm Buildings. Index.
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Richard Soffe is Senior Lecturer based at Seale--Hayne, University of Plymouth, UK.