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The Resource Crop ecology : productivity and management in agricultural systems, David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman, (electronic resource)

Crop ecology : productivity and management in agricultural systems, David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman, (electronic resource)

Label
Crop ecology : productivity and management in agricultural systems
Title
Crop ecology
Title remainder
productivity and management in agricultural systems
Statement of responsibility
David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Food security and environmental conservation are two of the greatest challenges facing the world today. It is predicted that food production must increase by at least 70% before 2050 to support continued population growth, though the size of the world's agricultural area will remain essentially unchanged. This updated and thoroughly revised second edition provides in-depth coverage of the impact of environmental conditions and management on crops, resource requirements for productivity and effects on soil resources. The approach is explanatory and integrative, with a firm basis in environmental physics, soils, physiology and morphology. System concepts are explored in detail throughout the book, giving emphasis to quantitative approaches, management strategies and tactics employed by farmers, and associated environmental issues. Drawing on key examples and highlighting the role of science, technology and economic conditions in determining management strategies, this book is suitable for agriculturalists, ecologists and environmental scientists"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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Connor, D. J
Dewey number
630.2/77
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Loomis, R. S
  • Cassman, Kenneth G
  • Loomis, R. S
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  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agricultural systems
Label
Crop ecology : productivity and management in agricultural systems, David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Crop ecology / R.S. Loomis, D.J. Connor. 1992
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [516]-545) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Part I. Farming Systems and Their Biological Components: 1. Agricultural systems; 2. Trophic chains; 3. Community concepts; 4. Genetic resources; 5. Development; Part II. Physical and Chemical Environments: 6. Aerial environment; 7. Soil resources; Part III. Production Processes: 8. Nitrogen processes; 9. Water relations; 10. Photosynthesis; 11. Respiration and partitioning; Part IV. Resource Management: 12. Soil management; 13. Strategies and tactics for rainfed agriculture; 14. Water management in irrigated agriculture; 15. Energy and labor; Part V. Farming, Then, Now and in the Future: 16. Evolution of wheat farming systems in southern Australia; 17. Technological change in high-yield agriculture; 18. The future of agriculture; Species list; Conversions and constants useful in crop ecology; Index
Control code
ocn817925136
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 562 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511974199
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817925136
Label
Crop ecology : productivity and management in agricultural systems, David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Crop ecology / R.S. Loomis, D.J. Connor. 1992
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [516]-545) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Part I. Farming Systems and Their Biological Components: 1. Agricultural systems; 2. Trophic chains; 3. Community concepts; 4. Genetic resources; 5. Development; Part II. Physical and Chemical Environments: 6. Aerial environment; 7. Soil resources; Part III. Production Processes: 8. Nitrogen processes; 9. Water relations; 10. Photosynthesis; 11. Respiration and partitioning; Part IV. Resource Management: 12. Soil management; 13. Strategies and tactics for rainfed agriculture; 14. Water management in irrigated agriculture; 15. Energy and labor; Part V. Farming, Then, Now and in the Future: 16. Evolution of wheat farming systems in southern Australia; 17. Technological change in high-yield agriculture; 18. The future of agriculture; Species list; Conversions and constants useful in crop ecology; Index
Control code
ocn817925136
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 562 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511974199
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817925136

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