Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland


  • Steve Finch, Royal Agricultural College, UK
  • Alison Samuel, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Gerry P. Lane, Royal Agricultural College, UK

First published in 1966, Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland has established itself as the standard crop husbandry text for students and practitioners alike. Radically revised and expanded, and with a new team of authors, the eighth edition confirms and extends its reputation.

Part one looks at the basic conditions for crop growth with chapters on plant structure and growth, soil analysis and management, and the use of fertilisers and manures. There is also a new chapter on the influence of climate and weather. Part two surveys general aspects of crop husbandry. As well as a discussion of cropping techniques, there are new chapters on the important new areas of integrated crop management and organic crop husbandry, as well as discussion of seed selection and production. Part three then looks at how these general techniques are applied to particular crops, with chapters on cereals, root crops, fresh harvested crops, forage crops and combinable break crops. Part four considers the use of grassland with chapters on classification, sowing and management, grazing and conservation for winter feed.

Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management and agri-business courses, and is a valuable practical reference for the farming industry.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2002
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-549-1

Table of Contents

Part 1 Conditions for crop growth: Plants; Soils and soil management; Fertilisers and manures; Climate and weather; Weeds; Pests of farm crops; Diseases of plant crops. Part 2 Crop husbandry techniques: Cropping techniques; Integrated crop management; Organic crop husbandry; Plant breeding and seed production. Part 3 Management of individual crops: Cereals; Root crops; Fresh harvested crops; Forage crops; Combinable break crops. Part 4 Grassland: Characteristics of grassland and the important species; Establishing and improving grassland; Grazing; Conservation of winter feed.