9781111312336

Introduction to Agronomy Food, Crops, and Environment

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    9781111312336

  • ISBN10:

    1111312338

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/11/2011
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

This full-color introduction to agronomy and crop science offers both traditional agricultural students and students with nonagricultural backgrounds a timely look at the principles of crop science, sustainable agriculture, and a host of related societal issues. A must-read text for anyone interested in what are arguably the most profoundly important issues of our time, INTRODUCTION TO AGRONOMY, second edition addresses the basics of safe and sustainable food and fiber production as well as big picture topics such as energy, ecology, and environmental quality. Throughout the text, readers will find information and illustrations on the latest agricultural methods, regulations, and practices--and how each is impacting our society and each individual within it.

Table of Contents

History of Agriculture
Agriculture Today
Feeding the World
Classifying and Naming Crops
Food and Energy from Plants
Chemistry of Food and Plants
Plant Anatomy and Morphology
Plant Physiology and Growth
Improving Plants
Environment
Agroecosystems
Soils
Cropping Systems
Tillage and Crop Establishment
Weeds
Plant Disease and Insects
Harvesting
Organic Agriculture
Crop Profiles: Grasses
Crop Profiles: Legumes
Crop Profiles: Other Crops
Scientific and Common Names
Metric Conversion Chart
Bushel Weights
Glossary
Index
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