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Handbook of agriculture

Author: MariP̃az Yuste; Juan Gostincar
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Marcel Dekker, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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... "A practical reference to guide in choosing the optimal soil-preparation procedure for a given crop, the type of seed to buy, or the best machinery to perform an agricultural task, in light of climatic factors, the silt, the size of the area cultivated and the potential profitability of the investment."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: MariP̃az Yuste; Juan Gostincar
ISBN: 0824779142 9780824779146
OCLC Number: 42751659
Description: 768 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 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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Offers practical coverage of various innovations in agricultural science, including soil science and chemistry, chemical and organic fertilizers, fruit tree cultivation techniques, plant cultivation  Read more...

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." . .an excellent treatise on agriculture compressed in one single volume." ---Chemical Business ." . .provides up-to-date and practical coverage of new innovations in agricultural science." Read more...

 
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