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Principles of field crop production (4th Ed.)

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Principles of field crop production

I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION.

1. The Art and Science of Crop Production.

Crop Production as an Art.

Crop Production as a Science.

Population and Food Supply.

Origin of Cultivated Plants.

Variation in Cultivated Plants.

Spread of Cultivated Plants.

Classification of Crop Plants.

Botanical Classification of Crop Plants.

The Leading Field Crops.

Future Increases in Productivity.

2. Crop Plants in Relation to the Environment.

Factors in Crop Distribution.

Climate.

Air.

Soil Requirements.

Indicator Significance of Native Vegetation.

Insects and Diseases.

Economic Factors in Crop Choice.

Cropping Regions in the U.S.

3. Botany of Crop Plants.

General Nature of Crop Plants.

The Plant Cell.

Structure and Functions of Crop Plants.

Reproductive Processes in Crop Plants.

Seeds and Fruits.

Growth Processes in Crop Plants.

Plant Competition.

4. Crop Improvement.

Possibilities in Crop Improvement.

Objectives in Crop Breeding.

Methods of Crop Breeding.

Production of Hybrid Seed.

Breeding for Disease Resistance.

Biotechnology and Crop Improvement.

Experimental Methods.

5. Tillage Practices.

History of Tillage Operations.

Purposes of Tillage.

Implements for Seedbed Preparation.

Surface Implements in Final Seedbed Preparation.

Tillage in Seedbed Preparation.

Subsoiling.

Conservation Tillage.

Fallow.

Soil Mulches for Moisture Conservation.

Cultivation in Relation to Soil Nitrates.

Other Effects of Cultivation.

Intertillage or Cultivation.

Artificial Mulches.

Tillage in Relation to Water Erosion.

Tillage in Relation to Wind Erosion.

6. Fertilizer, Green Manuring, Rotation, and Multiple Cropping Practices.

Purpose of Fertilization.

Effect of Nutrient Elements on Plant Growth.

Commercial Fertilizers.

Lime as a Soil Amendment.

Animal Manure.

Sewage Sludge (Biosolids).

Green Manure and Cover Crops.

Crop Rotation.

Organic Farming.

Multiple Cropping.

7. Seeds and Seeding.

Importance of Good Seeds.

Chemical Composition of Seeds.

Seed Germination.

Germination and Purity Tests.

Seed Laws and Regulations.

Seed Associations.

Sources of Farm Seeds.

Seeding Crops.

8. Harvest of Field Crops.

Grain and Seed Crops.

Hay and Hay Making.

Silage.

9. Handling and Marketing Grain, Seeds, and Hay.

Marketing Grain.

Marketing Seeds.

Handling Grain at a Terminal Market.

Hedging.

Futures Trading.

Grain Trading.

Storage and Drying of Grain and Seeds.

Drying Grain and Seeds.

Cleaning Grain and Seeds.

Insects in Stored Grain.

Marketing Hay.

Forage Quality.

Crop Judging.

10. Pastureland and Rangeland.

Importance of Pastures and Range.

Advantages of Pastures.

Kinds of Pastures.

Permanent Pastures.

Adapted Pasture Species.

Characteristics of Pasture Plants.

Basic Principles of Plant Behavior.

Plants in Pasture Mixtures.

Pasture Mixtures for Different Regions.

Establishment of Permanent Pastures.

Fertilization of Pastures.

Renovation and Reseeding.

Grazing Systems.

Burning Grasslands and Brush.

Eradication of Weeds or Brush.

Poisonous Plants.

Crop

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