The Encyclopedia of Agricultural Science is the first comprehensive reference that covers the wide variety of disciplines which comprise the field of agricultural science. The four-volume set provides in-depth treatments of specialized topics which are comprehensible to high school and undergraduate students, yet are also beneficial to researchers and specialists. Articles are arranged alphabetically and include featured topics in animal, plant, range, and soilscience; food processing, storage, and distribution; agricultural economics, education, engineering, policy; pest management; rural sociology; water resources, and much more.

Key Features

Four volume set, including subject and relational indices 2744 pages 200 articles 450 tables 650 illustrations 1300 bibliographic entries 1600 glossary entries Large 8-1/2 x 11-inch, double-column format User's guide Internationally renowned Editorial Board


High school, college, university, agricultural experiment station, government, industry, and public libraries.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: A-D: Foreword. Preface. How to Use the Encyclopedia. Agricultural Experiment Stations. Agroforestry. Air Pollution: Plant Growth and Productivity. Animal Behavior (Ethology). Animal Breeding and Genetics. Animal By-Products from Slaughter. Animal Diseases. Animal Nutrition, Nonruminant. Animal Nutrition, Ruminant. Animal Reproduction, An Overview of the Reproductive System. Animal Reproduction, Male. Animal Reproduction, Nonpregnant Female. Animal Reproduction, Pregnancy, Animal Waste Management. Apiculture. Bananas. Barley. Beef Cattle Production. Berries. Biomass. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United Kingdom. Brewing Technology. Cabbage and Cole Crops. Carbohydrates, Role in Human Nutrition. Christmas Tree Production. Citrus Fruits. Cocoa. Computer Applications in Agriculture. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Cooperative Extension System. Cooperatives. Corn Crop Production. Corn Genetics and Breeding. Corn Processing and Utilization. Cotton Crop Production. Cotton Processing and Utilization. Crop Subsidies. Cultivar Development. Dairy Cattle Production. Dairy Processing and Products. Deciduous Fruit Trees. Desertification of Drylands. Dormancy. Draft Animal Power. Dryland Farming. Volume 2: E-L: Edible Tree Nuts: Pecan and Other Hickories.


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