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Agricultural production; organic and conventional systems.

9781578085125

Agricultural production; organic and conventional systems.

Akinyemi, Okoro M.

Science Publishers, Inc.

2007

224 pages

$57.50

Hardcover

S605

This work for students in agricultural science 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 and rural development, factors affecting land tenure systems, the effects of agricultural chemicals on soil, biological methods of pest, disease, and weed control, and mechanization 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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