Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

10th Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Alison Samuel, Louisa Dines, Steve Finch, Gerry Lane
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857024

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Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland, Tenth Edition delivers the latest developments in crop varieties, crop protection products and environmental schemes. Reflecting the increasing threat from climate change coverage of climate and weather has been enlarged to include the latest information. Further, as farming in the future, especially with the increasing cost of labour and limited availability of suitable staff, farmers will have to rely on new technologies and use of robots. The several and significant changes in this area since the last edition is also reflected as the chapter on Precision Farming is broadened to be appropriately comprehensive. As there is a global market for agricultural commodities it is important that agricultural students have some understanding of world agricultural systems and a new chapter on this subject is now included. Increased yield demand due to rapidly increasing population, changing climate impact on crops and their growing seasons, economic and regulatory updates have significantly impacted crop husbandry since the publication of the 9th edition in 2014. Just as previous editions have built upon the solid foundation of the original 1966 publication, this 10th edition of Lockhart & Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland reflects the changing world around us. Part I covers the principles of crop production with chapters concerning plants, climate, soil management, fertilisers, manures, weeds and diseases threatening farm crops. Part II focuses on crop husbandry techniques. Reflecting current progress, chapters have been re-aligned to address the integration of sustainability across the board in crop production. The revision includes additional focus on the principles of plant breeding and seed production, and now addresses certification considerations necessary for today’s agriculture. Part III explores core crops from cereals to non-food crops before the book concludes with Part IV’s coverage of grassland and forage crops. Appendix material provides valuable additional reference and resource information for deeper discovery. This tenth edition of Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland is relevant for students throughout the UK and Europe as well as for those entering agriculture from other areas of expertise who need strong foundational understanding of the topic. It is a useful reference book for agricultural National Diploma courses, Foundation Degrees and BSc degrees and is important for Masters level students entering agriculture from another discipline. Returning contributor Alison M. Samuel was Senior Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, UK and now acts as lead editor for the work alongside Louisa Dines, Harper Adams University.

Key Features

  • Now featuring contributions from leading experts and specifically structured to help students see the whole picture of crop husbandry
  • Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest scientific advances and current approaches
  • Expanded coverage to include World Agricultural Systems
  • Each chapter includes summary of recommended web sites and references for expanded knowledge


This hybrid textbook is a foundational textbook for agricultural students throughout the UK and Europe, as well as a core reference for professional practitioners. Students and practitioners outside the UK and Europe seeking global insights

Table of Contents

  • 1. Plants
    2. Climate and weather
    3. Soil health and management
    4. Fertilisers and manures
    5. Weeds
    6. Diseases
    7. Pests
    8. Sustainable Crop Production Techniques
    9. Precision crop production
    10. Organic Crop Husbandry
    11. Principles of plant breeding, seed production and certification
    12. World Agricultural Systems
    13. Cereals
    14. Oilseeds and Pulse crops
    15. Root Crops
    16. Energy and industrial crops
    17. Fresh produce
    18. Arable forage crops
    19. Introduction to grass production
    20. Establishing and improving grassland
    21. Grazing management
    22. Conservation of grass and forage crops

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857024

About the Editors

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, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Louisa Dines

Following a 12-year career advising farmers on all aspects of crop production Louisa has held an academic role as Senior Lecturer in Agronomy at Harper Adams University for the past 11 years. Louisa leads on a number of crop production and crop protection related modules to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and is also responsible for management of the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection, the statutory qualification required by practitioners in the industry, also sitting on the BASIS Education and Training committee.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Agronomy, Harper Adams University – HAU; Senior Lecturer in Agronomy, Harper Adams University – HAU, UK

Steve Finch

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Agricultural College, UK

Gerry Lane

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Fromerly Principal Lecturer, Royal Agricultural College, UK

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