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Principles of Crop Production: Theory, Techniques, and Technology

Principles of Crop Production: Theory, Techniques, and Technology
Books from same Author: George Acquaah
Books from same Publisher: Pearson

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For undergraduate courses in Crop Science. May also be appropriate for Plant Science, and Horticulture courses.This book provides the most comprehensive, detailed coverage of crop production issues in the United States. Salient Features NEW—Significantly expanded content, with 12 new chapters—Provides crop-sepcific information for 10 selected field crops and essential coverage of latest developments. Makes text suitable for use in preparing for the Crop Certification exams. Allows students to undestand the distinct techniques and technology associated with production of each crop. Makes the text a valuable reference beyod the classroom. NEW—Over 50 new figures and 40 new charts. Enhances the presentation and student comprehension of the text. Emphasis on the underlying science of crop production—Views the crop producer as a manager of resources. Recognizes the varying backgrounds and geography of students taking this course, provides the "how and why" things are the way they are, and recognizes the business of crop production. Basic principles presented are applicable to anywhere in the world. Coverage of latest trends impacting crop production—i.e., sustainable agriculture, organic farming, environmental safety consciousness, etc. Gives students an understanding of how crop production is evolving and arms them with information for solid decision making on the job. Technology and trends of agriculture discussed. Discusses the evolution of crop production, key technological advances, and their impact on crop production, giving students a broader context for understanding course material. Risk management and produce marketing discussed in detail. Views crop production as a business and lays the necessary foundation for solid decision making. Straightforward presentation style and strong pedagogical format—Chapter objectives; expected outcomes; highlighted, defined, and cross-referenced key words and terms; chapter summaries; practice activities and multi-part Outcomes Assessments organized at three levels of difficulty to test knowledge of facts and ideas as well as syntheses and application. Provides students with tools for success and increases their understanding of crop production. Additional Web Resources provided at the end of each chapter. Provides up-t-date data and information for further study. Cross-referencing. Allows instructor flexibility in teaching this course.

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Author(s)George Acquaah
Edition2nd Edition
Publish YearJuly 2015
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