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.
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
- 21st February 1990
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