The Manual of Australian Agriculture

The Manual of Australian Agriculture

1st Edition - January 1, 1990

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  • Editor: Robert L Reid
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483100340

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The Manual for Australian Agriculture is a collection of information related to agriculture gathered from different Australian government agencies that are directly or indirectly concerned with agriculture. The book covers related topics such as land utilization and resource use; government assistance to Australian farmers; the physical and chemical properties of soil; soil mapping; plant nutrition, and fertilizers; and the growing of grain crops. The book also covers agro-industrial, fruit, and vegetable crops; kinds of seeds and their processing and storage; plant pests and diseases; and livestock and poultry. The text is recommended for agriculturists who are engaged in business, as well as those who would like to know more about agriculture in Australia.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    Preface

    Abbreviations

    Units and Symbols

    1 Agriculture and the Economy

    2 Soils and Soil Fertility

    3 Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers

    4 Soil Conservation

    5 Grain Crops

    6 Agro-Industrial Crops

    7 Vegetable Crops

    8 Fruit Crops

    9 Nursery and Floriculture Crops

    10 Seeds

    11 Pastures

    12 Fodder Conservation

    13 Farm Forestry

    14 Plant pests and Diseases

    15 Properties of Pesticides

    16 Herbicides

    17 Livestock — Sheep, Cattle, Goats and Deer

    18 Livestock — Pigs and Poultry

    19 Livestock — Horses

    20 Livestock Diseases

    21 Livestock Breeding

    22 Wool

    23 Hides and Skins

    24 Meat

    25 Dairy Products

    26 Eggs

    27 Wine

    28 Farm Power and Machinery

    29 Irrigation

    30 Farm Fencing

    31 Rabbits

    32 Farm Purchase and Valuation

    33 Finance, Insurance and Taxation

    34 Agricultural Quarantine and Export Inspection

    35 Agricultural Statistics

    36 Agricultural Education in Australia

    37 Mensuration

    Appendix I — Sources of Australian Agricultural Information

    Appendix II — Climate Maps 853

    Average maximum temperature — January

    Average minimum temperature — January

    Average maximum temperature — July

    Average minimum temperature — July

    Average rainfall — 10 percentile

    Average rainfall — 50 percentile

    Average rainfall — 90 percentile

    Using the Index

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 910
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
  • Published: January 1, 1990
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483100340

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Robert L Reid

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