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Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9781855735491, 9781855736504

Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

8th Edition

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Authors: Steve Finch Alison Samuel Gerry P. Lane
Paperback ISBN: 9781855735491
eBook ISBN: 9781855736504
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 5th June 2002
Page Count: 528
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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.


Description

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.

Key Features

  • The eighth 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

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2002
Published:
5th June 2002
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9781855735491
eBook ISBN:
9781855736504

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About the Authors

Steve Finch

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Agricultural College, UK

Alison Samuel

Alison worked as an agronomist in South West England for many years before starting to teach crop production. She was a senior lecturer at several colleges and universities including the Royal Agricultural University and Plymouth University (Seale-Hayne campus) lecturing to diploma, degree and masters course students as well as on professional courses. Specialist crop husbandry subjects included soil science, crop production and protection as well as organic and sustainable farming systems. She was a contributing author to the 9th edition and now leads this 10th edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Previously Senior Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, Plymouth England

Gerry P. Lane

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Agricultural College, UK