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The science of agriculture : a biological approach

Author: Ray V Herren
Publisher: Albany : Delmar Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach is intended as a text that explains the scientific principles behind the production of food and fiber. All of modern agriculture is built on these principles, and it is through scientific inquiry that progress is made. The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach approaches the material from the why rather than the how aspect. It is written so that by completing  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herren, Ray V.
Science of agriculture.
Albany : Delmar Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)704103809
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray V Herren
ISBN: 0827358113 9780827358119
OCLC Number: 32545284
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 544 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: The science of agriculture --
Soil : the source of life --
Cells : agriculture's building blocks --
The science of genetics --
Genetic engineering --
Plant systems --
Plant reproduction --
Plant growth --
Animal systems --
Animal reproduction --
Animal growth --
Plant and animal diseases --
Weed science --
Agricultural entomology --
The science of forestry --
The science of aquaculture --
Agriculture and the environment --
A safe food supply --
The science of food preservation --
The science of fiber production --
New directions in agriculture --
Careers in agricultural science --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Ray V. Herren.

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The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach is intended as a text that explains the scientific principles behind the production of food and fiber. All of modern agriculture is built on these principles, and it is through scientific inquiry that progress is made. The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach approaches the material from the why rather than the how aspect. It is written so that by completing an agriscience course based on the text, students will be able to receive science credit for the course. - Preface.

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