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Towards Holistic Agriculture A Scientific Approach

By: RW Widdowson
194 pages, 13 illus
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Towards Holistic Agriculture
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  • Towards Holistic Agriculture ISBN: 9780080342115 Hardback Jul 1987 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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About this book

This book explains how, with the use of an ecological way of farming and modern practical applications, the best use can be made of land resources, available capital and labour. The author discusses the care of the land and its components, grassland management and the most efficient use of crops to maximize yield, food quality and profitability without the extensive use of chemicals and without damaging the ecology. The approach is also extended to animal farming; the welfare and health of poultry, cattle, sheep and goats.

Contents

Introduction. Soil and Cultivations: Mineral fraction; Organic matter. Symbiotic fixation. Conversion of organic nitrogen to nitrate. Ethylene cycle. Bulk density of soil. Soil reconditioning tools. Keyline cultivation. Sources of Plant Nutrients: Fertilizers. Macro nutrients. Micro nutrients. Organic fertilizers. Mineral fertilizers. Plant nutrient loss. Pests and Diseases: Weeds. Pests. Plant diseases. Animal diseases. Fungicides and pesticides. Pesticides. Rotation and Crops. Grassland Management: General considerations. Establishment of grassland. Subsequent management. Seed mixtures. Grassland improvements. Animal Husbandry: Monogastrics. Ruminants. Animal Nutrition: Diets for monogastrics. Diets for ruminants. Some Other Considerations: Yield. Profitability. Food quality. Energy utilisation. Finite resources. Pollution and animal welfare. Labour usage. Epilogue. Appendix I. Appendix II. Appendix III. Index. 50 lit. refs., 13 illus.

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By: RW Widdowson
194 pages, 13 illus
Publisher: Pergamon Press
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Easy to read, this book should be in all agricultural schools as an alternative to currently traditional agriculture. Choice

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