Crop diversity is a key
tenet of sustainable agriculture. Having multiple crops that fill distinct
niches in an agro eco system improves the ability to manage weeds, diseases and
insect pests as well as potentially improving the environmental performance of
the cropping system. The goal was to write a book where as many different
existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it
easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions.
This book provides information on
environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping. Topics covered includes:
Basic Botany, Physiology, and Environmental Effects on Plant Growth, Soils and
Fertilizers, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Diagnosing Plant Damage, Pesticide Use
and Safety, Plant Propagation, Indoor Plants, The Vegetable Gardening, Fruit
Trees, Arboriculture,Pest and Pest Prevention.
This lecture note is
intended to introduce important concepts in agricultural marketing. Also examine
links between producers and consumers and factors that may cause changes in
those links. Topics covered includes: Agricultural Marketing, Basics of Supply
and Demand, Elasticities and flexibilities, Equilibrium Displacement Models,
Food Marketing Channel, Spatial Concepts in Agricultural Markets, Inter-regional
Trade, International Trade, Agricultural Futures Markets.
The book focus on
challenges, progress and prospects of crop production. It comprises of vast
array of topics including latest agronomics practices for different crops to
enhance productivity, mitigate the challenges imposed by climate change, improve
water use efficiency, factors controlling dormancy, optimum use of fertilizers
The art of farming is based on the sciences dealing with the
growth of plants and animals. This book presents in a simple way these
fundamental scientific truths and suggests some practices drawn from them.
Author(s): Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens and
Daniel Harvey Hill
This book is intended as a sequel to the Elements of Agriculture,
being a larger and more complete work, containing fuller directions for the
treatment of the different kinds of soils, for the preparation of manures, and
especially for the drainage of lands, whether level,rolling, hilly, or springy.