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The Science of Agriculture A Biological Approach

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By: Ray V Herren(Author)
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach, Fifth Edition, masterfully introduces the biological sciences and explores the influences of these sciences on modern agricultural practices and the agricultural industry. Reader-friendly and superbly illustrated, this highly practical text explains not only the "how" of agriculture, but also the "why" behind agriscience, presenting information on plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, biotechnology, and environmental concerns. Additionally, the text spotlights career opportunities and discusses new directions in agriculture, including topics such as no-till crops, high-pressure processing in food preservation, fracking, and more, to further engage you with today's agricultural world.

New to the fifth edition:
- New and updated content throughout the text provides coverage of noteworthy topics, including histones and their role in affecting genetic traits, quarantine measures for plant and animal diseases, no-till crops as a new cultivation method for weed control, food labeling for consumer awareness, high-pressure processing in food preservation, developing new foods through genetic engineering, and fracking as a way to unlock new sources of energy.
- Readings within each chapter are broken down into smaller sections designated by relevant headings, making the material easier for students to digest and retain.
- All-new Bio Briefs for the Fifth Edition cover current news and trends in the world of science and agriculture, placing a spotlight on exciting advancements in the industry relevant to today’s professionals.
- The author has updated key statistics throughout the text to illuminate the latest U.S. and global trends in agriculture.

Contents

1. The Science of Agriculture
2. Soil: The Source of Life
3. Cells: Agriculture’s Building Blocks
4. The Science of Genetics
5. Genetic Engineering
6. The Classification of Agricultural Organisms
7. Plant Systems
8. Plant Reproduction
9. Plant Growth
10. Animal Systems
11. Animal Reproduction
12. Animal Growth
13. Plant and Animal Diseases
14. Weed Science
15. Agricultural Entomology
16. The Science of Forestry
17. The Science of Aquaculture
18. Agriculture and the Environment
19. Wildlife Managemen
20. A Safe Food Supply
21. The Science of Food Preservation
22. The Science of Fiber Production
23. Producing Organically Grown Products
24. New Directions in Agriculture
25. Energy from Agriculture
26. Careers in Agricultural Science
27. The Agriscience Fair
28. Laboratory Safety
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Index1. The Science of Agriculture
2. Soil: The Source of Life
3. Cells: Agriculture’s Building Blocks
4. The Science of Genetics
5. Genetic Engineering
6. The Classification of Agricultural Organisms
7. Plant Systems
8. Plant Reproduction
9. Plant Growth
10. Animal Systems
11. Animal Reproduction
12. Animal Growth
13. Plant and Animal Diseases
14. Weed Science
15. Agricultural Entomology
16. The Science of Forestry
17. The Science of Aquaculture
18. Agriculture and the Environment
19. Wildlife Managemen
20. A Safe Food Supply
21. The Science of Food Preservation
22. The Science of Fiber Production
23. Producing Organically Grown Products
24. New Directions in Agriculture
25. Energy from Agriculture
26. Careers in Agricultural Science
27. The Agriscience Fair
28. Laboratory Safety
Glossary/Glosario
Index

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Biography

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Gaylesville High School, Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as national president in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the national committee for career development events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, including induction into the Georgia Agricultural Teacher Hall of Fame and UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

Textbook
By: Ray V Herren(Author)
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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