Crop Ecology: Productivity and Management in Agricultural Systems

Crop Ecology: Productivity and Management in Agricultural Systems

by R. S. Loomis, D. J. Connor

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ISBN-13: 9780521387767
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 556
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Farming Systems and the Biological Components: 1. Agricultural systems; 2. Community concepts; 3. Stability; 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 and sustainability; 13. Strategies and tactics for rainfed agriculture; 14. Water management in irrigated agriculture; 15. Energy and labour; 16. Wheat-sheep farming in Southern Australia; 17. Mixed farming in the North American Corn Belt; 18. Towards an uncertain future; References; Species list; Conversions and constants useful in crop ecology; Index.

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