Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9781782423713, 9781782423928

Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

9th Edition

Authors: Steve Finch Alison Samuel Gerry P. Lane
eBook ISBN: 9781782423928
Paperback ISBN: 9781782423713
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th July 2014
Page Count: 608
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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • Cropping
    • Crop yields
    • Crop inputs
    • Crop mechanisation and storage
    • Support and legislation
    • Environmental issues
    • Research
    • Education
    • Sources of further information and advice
  • Part I: Principles of crop production
    • 1. Plants
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Plant physiology
      • 1.3 Plant groups
      • 1.4 Structure of the seed
      • 1.5 Plant structure
      • 1.6 Plant requirements
      • 1.7 Legumes and nitrogen fixation
      • 1.8 The control of plant growth and development
      • 1.9 Sources of further information and advice
    • 2. Climate and weather
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Solar radiation and rainfall
      • 2.3 Air and soil temperature
      • 2.4 Other aspects of climate and weather
      • 2.5 Climate change
      • 2.6 Sources of further information and advice
    • 3. Soils and soil management
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Soil formation
      • 3.3 The physical make-up of soil and its effect on plant growth
      • 3.4 Farm soils
      • 3.5 Soil fertility and productivity
      • 3.6 Sources of further information and advice
    • 4. Fertilisers and manures
      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Nutrients required by crops
      • 4.2 Trace elements
      • 4.3 Units of plant food
      • 4.4 Straight fertilisers
      • 4.5 Compound fertilisers
      • 4.6 Application of fertilisers
      • 4.7 Organic manures
      • 4.8 Residual values of fertilisers and manures
      • 4.9 Fertilisers and the environment
      • 4.10 Sources of further information and advice
    • 5. Weeds of farm crops
      • Abstract:
      • 5.1 The impact of weeds
      • 5.2 Weed types and identification
      • 5.3 Control of weeds: general
      • 5.4 Herbicide resistance
      • 5.5 Spraying with herbicides: precautions
      • 5.6 Sources of further information and advice
    • 6. Diseases of farm crops
      • Abstract:
      • 6.1 Introduction to plant disorders
      • 6.2 Symptoms
      • 6.3 Some important types of plant pathogens
      • 6.4 Other disorders
      • 6.5 The control of plant diseases
      • 6.6 Fungicide resistance
      • 6.7 Sources of further information and advice
    • 7. Pests of farm crops
      • Abstract:
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Insect pests
      • 7.3 Other pests of crops
      • 7.4 Types of pest damage
      • 7.5 Methods of pest control
      • 7.6 Classification of pesticides
      • 7.7 Resistance
      • 7.8 Integrated pest management
      • 7.9 Sources of further information and advice
  • Part II: Crop husbandry techniques
    • 8. Cropping techniques
      • Abstract:
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Drainage
      • 8.3 Irrigation
      • 8.4 Warping
      • 8.5 Claying
      • 8.6 Tillage and cultivations
      • 8.7 Control of weeds by cultivation
      • 8.8 Crop management: key issues
      • 8.9 Break crops and crop rotations
      • 8.10 Sources of further information and advice
    • 9. Sustainable crop management
      • Abstract:
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
      • 9.3 Sustainable agriculture
      • 9.4 The development of Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Farm Management (IFM) and sustainable crop production
      • 9.5 Food quality and safety in the food chain: farm assurance schemes
      • 9.6 Wildlife and conservation
      • 9.7 Key points
      • 9.8 Sources of further information and advice
    • 10. Precision farming
      • Abstract:
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Data collection
      • 10.3 Data interpretation
      • 10.4 Auto-steering and controlled traffic farming
      • 10.5 The technology
      • 10.6 Sources of further information and advice
    • 11. Organic crop husbandry
      • Abstract:
      • 11.1 Introduction
      • 11.2 Achieving organic status
      • 11.3 Rotations
      • 11.4 Soil and plant nutrition
      • 11.5 Weed control
      • 11.6 Disease control
      • 11.7 Pest control
      • 11.8 Husbandry examples
      • 11.9 Other systems
      • 11.10 Organic farming and the environment
      • 11.11 Sources of further information and advice
    • 12. Plant breeding and seed production
      • Abstract:
      • 12.1 Introduction
      • 12.2 Plant breeding methods
      • 12.3 Target traits in breeding
      • 12.4 Choosing the right variety
      • 12.5 Seed quality
      • 12.6 Seed production
      • 12.7 Sources of further information and advice
  • Part III: The management of individual crops
    • 13. Cereals
      • Abstract:
      • 13.1 Introduction
      • 13.2 Cereal identification
      • 13.3 Grain quality in cereals
      • 13.4 Cereal growth, yield and inputs
      • 13.5 Harvesting
      • 13.6 Grain-drying methods
      • 13.7 Moist grain storage
      • 13.8 Cereal straw
      • 13.9 Wheat
      • 13.10 Durum wheat
      • 13.11 Barley
      • 13.12 Oats
      • 13.13 Rye
      • 13.14 Triticale
      • 13.15 Maize for grain
      • 13.16 Sources of further information and advice
    • 14. Combinable break crops
      • Abstract:
      • 14.1 Introduction
      • 14.2 Oilseed rape
      • 14.3 Linseed and flax
      • 14.4 Sunflowers
      • 14.5 Soya beans
      • 14.6 Evening primrose
      • 14.7 Borage
      • 14.8 Combinable pulses
      • 14.9 Sources of further information and advice
    • 15. Root crops
      • Abstract:
      • 15.1 Introduction
      • 15.2 Potatoes
      • 15.3 Sugar beet
      • 15.4 Future trends
      • 15.5 Sources of further information and advice
    • 16. Industrial crops
      • Abstract:
      • 16.1 Introduction
      • 16.2 Specific crops: Miscanthus
      • 16.3 Short Rotation Coppice
      • 16.4 Wetland crops
      • 16.5 Crops for anaerobic digestion (AD)
      • 16.6 Woodland biomass
      • 16.7 Liquid biofuel crops
      • 16.8 Lubricant oil crops
      • 16.9 Fibre crops
      • 16.10 Pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, essential oils and cosmetics
      • 16.11 Carbohydrate crops
      • 16.12 Sources of further information and advice
    • 17. Fresh produce crops
      • Abstract:
      • 17.1 Growing fresh produce crops
      • 17.2 Fresh peas
      • 17.3 Broad beans
      • 17.4 Green beans
      • 17.5 Lettuce
      • 17.6 Baby leaves and herbs
      • 17.7 Cabbages
      • 17.8 Broccoli
      • 17.9 Cauliflowers
      • 17.10 Brussels sprouts
      • 17.11 Bulb onions
      • 17.12 Leeks
      • 17.13 Carrots
      • 17.14 Edible swede and turnips
      • 17.15 Strawberries
      • 17.16 Sources of further information and advice
  • Part IV: Grassland and forage crops
    • 18. Arable forage crops
      • Abstract:
      • 18.1 Crops grown for their yield of roots
      • 18.2 Crops grown for grazing
      • 18.3 Crops grown for ensiling
      • 18.4 Sources of further information and advice
    • 19. Introduction to grass production/characteristics of grassland and the important species
      • Abstract:
      • 19.1 Types of grassland
      • 19.2 The nutritive value of grassland herbage
      • 19.3 Identification of grasses
      • 19.4 Identification of legumes
      • 19.5 Grasses of economic importance
      • 19.6 Forage legumes of economic importance
      • 19.7 Herbs
      • 19.8 Grass and legume seed mixtures
      • 19.9 Sources of further information and advice
    • 20. Establishing and improving grassland
      • Abstract:
      • 20.1 Establishing leys
      • 20.2 Grassland improvement and renovation
      • 20.3 Improving a sward by changing the management
      • 20.4 Improving a sward by renovation
      • 20.5 Fertilisers for grassland
      • 20.6 Irrigation of grassland
      • 20.7 Sources of further information and advice
    • 21. Grazing management
      • Abstract:
      • 21.1 Introduction
      • 21.2 Stocking rate or density
      • 21.3 Principles of grazing management
      • 21.4 Grazing systems
      • 21.5 Strategies to minimise parasitism at grass
      • 21.6 The energy yield from grass and forage – the Utilised Metabolisable Energy (UME) calculation
      • 21.7 Sources of further information and advice
    • 22. Conservation of grass and forage crops
      • Abstract:
      • 22.1 Introduction
      • 22.2 Crops for silage making
      • 22.3 The silage-making process
      • 22.4 Factors affecting silage fermentation
      • 22.5 Hay
      • 22.6 Green-crop drying
      • 22.7 Sources of further information and advice
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1. Soil texture assessment in the field
    • Appendix 2. Nomenclature of crops
    • Appendix 3. Nomenclature of weeds
    • Appendix 4. Nomenclature of diseases
    • Appendix 5. Nomenclature of pests
    • Appendix 6. Crop seeds
    • Appendix 7. Agricultural land classification (ALC) in England and Wales
      • Defra land classification maps and reports
    • Index

Description

Increased yields, markets, and profitability have led to changes in crop husbandry. Since its first publication in 1966, revised editions of Lockhart & Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland have upheld and increased the book's good reputation. This ninth edition maintains its status as the standard textbook for many agricultural courses.

Part one covers the principles of crop production with chapters concerning plants, climate, soil management, fertilizers, manures, weeds, and diseases threatening farm crops. Part two surveys crop husbandry techniques. Environmental impact has been addressed in greater detail in this edition. This section looks at issues such as sustainable crop management, precision farming, and organic crop husbandry. The way these general techniques apply to individual crops is explained in part three. This part considers a range of cereals, combinable break crops, root crops, industrial crops, and fresh produce crops. Part four looks at the use of grassland and forage crops, with chapters considering arable forage crops, the characteristics of grassland, and the corresponding methods for establishing and improving grassland. This part also includes information regarding equine grassland management and conservation of grass and forage crops.

This ninth edition of Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland is relevant for students throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. It is a useful reference book for agriculture National Diploma courses, Foundation Degrees, and BSc degrees, and is important for Masters level students entering agriculture from another discipline.

Key Features

  • The previous edition has been widely expanded and remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management, and agri-business courses
  • Includes new chapters on cropping techniques, integrated crop management and quality assurance, seed production and selection, and the influence of climate
  • Discusses basic conditions for crop growth, how techniques are applied to particular crops, the influence of weather, and the use of grassland

Readership

This ninth edition of Lockhart and Wiseman’s crop husbandry including grassland is relevant for students throughout the UK and Europe. It is a useful reference book for agriculture National Diploma courses, Foundation Degrees and BSc degrees and is important for Masters level students entering agriculture from another discipline.


Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781782423928
Paperback ISBN:
9781782423713

About the Authors

Steve Finch Author

Steve Finch, is Principal Lecturer in Crop Production at the Royal Agricultural University, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Agricultural College, UK

Alison Samuel Author

Alison M. Samuel was Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, (Seale-Hayne Campus) UK

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Plymouth, UK

Gerry P. Lane Author

Gerry P. Lane was formerly a Principal Lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Agricultural College, UK