Crop ecology : productivity and management in agricultural systems [E-Book] / David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman.
Loomis, R. S., (author)
Connor, D. J., (author) / Cassman, Kenneth G., (author)
Second edition.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
1 online resource (xii, 562 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 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.