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Author: H J S Finch; G P F Lane; A M Samuel; A J L Wiseman; J A R Lockhart
Publisher: Cambridge : Woodhead, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th ed.View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H J S Finch; G P F Lane; A M Samuel; A J L Wiseman; J A R Lockhart
ISBN: 1855735490 9781855735491
OCLC Number: 50521201
Description: xiii, 510 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Conditions for crop growth --
1.Plants --
1.1.Plant physiology --
1.2.Plant groups --
1.3.Structure of the seed --
1.4.Plant structure --
1.5.Plant requirements --
1.6.Legumes and nitrogen fixation --
1.7.The control of plant growth and development --
1.8.Further reading --
2.Soils and soil management --
2.1.Soil formation --
2.2.Other factors in soil formation --
2.3.The physical make-up of soil and its effect on plant growth --
2.4.Soil fertility and productivity --
2.5.Farm soils --
2.6.Soil improvement --
2.7.Further reading --
3.Fertilisers and manures --
3.1.Nutrients required by crops --
3.2.Trace elements --
3.3.Units of plant food --
3.4.Straight fertilisers --
3.5.Compound fertilisers --
3.6.Application of fertilisers --
3.7.Organic manures --
3.8.Residual values of fertilisers and manures --
3.9.Fertilisers and the environment --
3.10.Further reading --
4.Climate and weather --
4.1.Introduction Note continued: 4.2.Solar radiation and rainfall --
4.3.Air and soil temperature --
4.4.Other aspects of climate and weather --
4.5.Climate change --
4.6.Further reading --
5.Weeds --
5.1.The impact of weeds --
5.2.Weed types and identification --
5.3.Control of weeds: general --
5.4.Weed control in cereals --
5.5.Weed control in other combinable crops --
5.6.Weed control in root crops --
5.7.Weed control in grassland --
5.8.Spraying with herbicides: precautions --
5.9.Further reading --
6.Pests of farm crops --
6.1.Insects and nematodes --
6.2.Other pests of crops --
6.3.Types of pest damage --
6.4.Methods of pest control --
6.5.Classification of pesticides --
6.6.Further reading --
Appendix --
7.Diseases of farm crops --
7.1.Introduction to plant disorders --
7.2.Types of damage --
7.3.Some important types of pathogens --
7.4.Other disorders --
7.5.The control of plant diseases --
7.6.Further reading --
Appendix --
pt. 2 Crop husbandry techniques Note continued: 8.Cropping techniques --
8.1.Drainage --
8.2.Irrigation --
8.3.Warping --
8.4.Claying --
8.5.Tillage and cultivations --
8.6.Control of weeds by cultivation --
8.7.Crop management: key issues --
8.8.Break crops and crop rotations --
8.9.Further reading --
9.Integrated crop management --
9.1.Introduction --
9.2.Definition --
9.3.Economics --
9.4.Crop rotations --
9.5.Soil management --
9.6.Crop nutrition --
9.7.Crop protection --
9.8.Food quality and safety in the food chain --
9.9.Wildlife and conservation --
9.10.Crop assurance schemes --
9.11.Further reading --
10.Organic crop husbandry --
10.1.Organic farming --
10.2.Achieving organic status --
10.3.Rotations --
10.4.Soil and plant nutrition --
10.5.Weed control --
10.6.Disease control --
10.7.Pest control --
10.8.Husbandry examples --
10.9.Other systems --
10.10.Further reading --
11.Plant breeding and seed production --
11.1.Introduction --
11.2.Plant breeding methods Note continued: 11.3.Target traits in breeding --
11.4.Choosing the right variety --
11.5.Seed quality --
11.6.Seed production --
11.7.Further reading --
pt. 3 The management of individual crops --
12.Cereals --
12.1.Introduction --
12.2.Grain quality in cereals --
12.3.Cereal growth and yield --
12.4.Harvesting --
12.5.Grain-drying methods --
12.6.Moist grain storage --
12.7.Cereal straw --
12.8.Wheat --
12.9.Durum wheat --
12.10.Barley --
12.11.Oats --
12.12.Rye --
12.13.Triticale --
12.14.Maize for grain --
12.15.Further reading --
13.Root crops --
13.1.Potatoes --
13.2.Sugar beet --
13.3.Further reading --
14.Fresh harvested crops --
14.1.Vegetable production on farms --
14.2.Harvested fresh peas --
14.3.Broad beans --
14.4.Green beans --
14.5.Carrots --
14.6.Bulb onions --
14.7.Cabbages --
14.8.Brussels sprouts --
14.9.Swedes (for the domestic market) --
14.10.Further reading --
15.Forage crops --
15.1.Crops grown for their yield of roots Note continued: 15.2.Crops grown for grazing --
15.3.Crops grown for ensiling --
15.4.Further reading --
16.Combinable break crops --
16.1.Introduction --
16.2.Oilseed rape --
16.3.Linseed and flax --
16.4.Sunflowers --
16.5.Soya beans --
16.6.Evening primrose --
16.7.Borage --
16.8.Combinable pulses --
16.9.Further reading --
pt. 4 Grassland --
17.Characteristics of grassland and the important species --
17.1.Types of grassland --
17.2.The nutritive value of grassland herbage --
17.3.Identification of grasses --
17.4.Identification of legumes --
17.5.Grasses of economic importance --
17.6.Forage legumes of economic importance --
17.7.Herbs --
17.8.Grass and legume seeds mixtures --
17.9.Further reading --
18.Establishing and improving grassland --
18.1.Establishing leys --
18.2.Grassland improvement and renovation --
18.3.Improving a sward by changing the management --
18.4.Improving a sward by renovation --
18.5.Fertilisers and manures for grassland Note continued: 18.6.Irrigation of grassland --
18.7.Further reading --
19.Grazing --
19.1.Stocking rate or density --
19.2.Principles of grazing management --
19.3.Grazing systems --
19.4.Strategies to minimise parasitism at grass --
19.5.The energy yield from grass and forage --
the UME calculation --
19.6.Further reading --
20.Conservation of winter feed --
20.1.Silage --
20.2.The silage-making process --
20.3.Hay --
20.4.Green-crop drying --
20.5.Further reading --
Appendices --
1.Soil texture assessment in the field --
2.Nomenclature of crops --
3.Nomenclature of weeds --
4.Insect pests --
5.Crop diseases --
6.Crop seeds --
7.Metrication --
8.Agricultural land classification (ALC) in England and Wales --
9.Weed control --
10.Map of Ontario heat units showing areas most suited to growing maize.
Other Titles: Crop husbandry including grassland
Lockhart and Wiseman's crop husbandry including grassland

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