Agricultural production; organic and conventional systems.9781578085125
Agricultural production; organic and conventional systems.
Akinyemi, Okoro M.
Science Publishers, Inc.
This work for students in agricultural science Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses the parts of exact, natural, economic and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture. (Veterinary science, but not animal science, is often excluded from the definition. examines production efficiency and economic benefits of organic and conventional systems for certain vegetable crops as well as cattle and chicken breeding. Focus is on soil management principles and the supply of nutrients to crops under cultivation. The book explains how soil nutrients can be improved and how pests and diseases can be controlled biologically. It also gives advice on how to promote ecological farming methods. Chapters cover basic concepts for sustainable agriculture sustainable agriculture
A method of agriculture that attempts to ensure the profitability of farms while preserving the environment. and rural development, factors affecting land tenure land tenure: see tenure, in law. systems, the effects of agricultural chemicals on soil, biological methods of pest, disease, and weed control Weed control is the botanical component of pest control, stopping weeds from reaching a mature stage of growth when they could be harmful to domesticated plants and livestock by physical and chemical methods. , and mechanization mechanization
Use of machines, either wholly or in part, to replace human or animal labour. Unlike automation, which may not depend at all on a human operator, mechanization requires human participation to provide information or instruction. of agriculture. There is also a chapter on developing well-functioning markets. B&w photos are included. The author is affiliated with the University of Kassel, Germany. The book is distributed in the US by Enfield.
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