Principles Of Field Crop Production (4th Edition)
Principles of Field Crop Production (4th Edition)
Known for its comprehensive coverage, Principles of Field Crop Production introduces students to over fifty species of crops and the most current principles and practices used in crop production today. Learn the botanical characteristics, economic importance, history and adaptation of various species and how science and technology are impacting their production. This fourth edition maintains its historical perspective while discussing current topics such as: how plants grow and respond to their environment, biotechnology and crop improvement, and the latest developments in equipment and production techniques.
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Extensive progress has been made in the science and practice of field crop production since the Third Edition was published in 1976. Advances in the knowledge of how plants grow and respond to their environment, a better understanding of plant processes at the molecular level, and the ability to directly manipulate chromosomal material using biotechnology are but a few examples. Additionally, improvements in the equipment used in field crop production have allowed producers to more efficiently manage soil resources, provide accurate supplies of soil nutrients, and more efficiently harvest crops. Although the information in the book has been extensively updated, some...