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Agronomic Handbook

Management of Crops, Soils and Their Fertility, 1st Edition

By J. Benton Jones, Jr.

CRC Press

450 pages | 54 B/W Illus.

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Many agronomic reference books either focus on a single crop, several related crops, or specific soil topics but not on a full range of both crop and soil subjects. This unique handbook covers both major agronomic fields. Containing essential data and information on the culture of the world's major agronomic grain, oil, fiber, and sugar crops grown on a wide range of soil types, Agronomic Handbook: Management of Crops, Soils, and Their Fertility serves as a practical reference on the management of crops and soils from planting to harvest.

This handbook provides you with:

  • A list of definitions

  • A glossary of botanical terms

  • Nutrient element requirement levels for the major agronomic crops

  • A list of troublesome weeds

  • A key to nutrient element deficiency syndrome of legumes

  • A summary of the characteristics of the major elements and micronutrients

  • The basic information needed to develop cultural, liming, and fertilizer recommendations

  • Diagnostic procedures for assessing the fertility status of soils and the nutrient element status of plants

    Written in the author's trademark, practical style, this handbook describes the genetic history, yield characteristics, cultural requirements, and nutritional requirements of the major agronomic crops; the physical and chemical properties of major soil types; and the composition, formulation, and uses of fertilizers. Crop characteristics are provided including national and international statistics, world production figures, and information on changing crop conditions.

    With its wide range of fundamental information on crops and soils, the Agronomic Handbook will be an invaluable reference for those preparing for the Certified Crop Advisor Exam and anyone engaged in agronomic production, study, and research.

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  • Reviews

    "Who should own a copy of this handbook? Someone who deals with a broad range of agronomic issues would almost certainly find this book useful. Researchers or students who need fundamental information on a new topic would also benefit from access to this book."

    - Agricultural Systems, 2004

    Table of Contents

    AGRONOMIC CROPS

    Production of Major Grain, Food, Oil, Fiber, and Sugar Crops

    Grain Crops

    Nut, Bean, and Oil Crops

    Cotton (Gossypium spp.) Fiber

    Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris L. spp.)

    SOIL CLASSIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

    Major Soil Classification Systems

    SOILS AND THEIR PROPERTIES

    Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of Soils

    SOIL ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT

    Soil pH, Liming, and Liming Materials

    Fertilizers

    Plant Mineral Nutrition

    DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR SOIL AND PLANT ANALYSIS

    Soil Analysis

    Plant Analysis

    REFERENCE MATERIALS AND APPENDICES

    Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors

    Soil/Plant Definitions

    Botanical Definitions

    Nutrient Element Requirements for Several Agronomic Crops

    Troublesome Weeds

    Legumes: Nutrient Element Deficiency Symptoms

    Characteristics of Essential Nutrient Elements

    Book List

    INDEX

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCI011000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
    SCI086000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
    TEC003000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General