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Handbook of Agriculture

By: M Yuste and J Gostincar
768 pages, illustrated
Handbook of Agriculture
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  • Handbook of Agriculture ISBN: 9780824779146 Hardback Dec 1999 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Well illustrated reference for agriculture students and professionals.


Part 1 Soils: introduction; solid soil components; the liquid phase of the soil; soil chemistry; artificial soil, substrates; soil disinfection; cultivation without soil, hydroponics. Part 2 Fertilizers: general concepts; classification of fertilizers; chemical fertilizers; organic fertilizers; application of chemical fertilizers; application of organic fertilizers; correcting and improving soils; deficiencies of nutrient elements. Part 3 Fruit trees: introduction; reproduction and propagation of fruit trees; climate in fruit; cultivation; the soil; planting fruit trees; pruning and training fruit trees; cultivation techniques; fertilizer application and irrigation; flowering, pollination and fruit growth; disorders of fruit trees; gathering the fruit; storage fruit species; forestry. Part 4 Defence of cultivated plants: introduction; viral parasites; parasites of plants; animal parasites; preventive measures; control or curative methods; weed control; pests and diseases of specific crops. Part 5 Agricultural techniques in extensive crops: introduction; the use of cereals; the plant; cultivation cycles; soil preparation; sowing; tending the crop; irrigation; agricultural mechanics; harvesting; storing the grain; accidents, weeds, diseases and pests; the main extensive crops. Part 6 Horticulture: introduction; propagation of horticultural plants; sowing; soil preparation; tending the crop; applying fertilizer; irrigation; application of plant growth regulators; alternation and rotation in horticultural crops; harvesting; horticultural produce; storage of horticultural produce; characteristics of the main vegetable crops; in vitro cultivation in horticulture. Part 7 Greenhouse cultivation: introduction; protective structures; the influence of environmental factors on greenhouses; heating and cooling; cultivation systems in greenhouses; fertilizer application; irrigation; fighting pests and diseases - sanitary problems in greenhouses; international glossary of terms.

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By: M Yuste and J Gostincar
768 pages, illustrated
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