These three volumes present essential engineering technologies most often used for design and evaluation of the best practices in agricultural production and postharvest processing operations. The choices, requirements, procedures, and expected performances are expertly supported with equations, data tables, illustrations , charts, graphs, and data conversion factors for SI units. Written by highly qualified and experienced agricultural engineers, the chap-ters emphasize field machines and practices, irrigation engineering, drainage and erosion control, and waste management. Also in-cluded is information on electrical systems and electric motors, de-sign of structures, ventilation and lighting systems, and livestock and poultry production. This volume is especially written for engi-neers of all types, agricultural scientists, extension specialists, ag-industry-managers, and engineering students.
VOLUME II: SOIL AND WATER ENGINEERING
EROSION CONTROL ENGINEERING. Water Erosion Control. Designing Grass Waterways for Channel Stabilization and Sediment Filtration. Wind Erosion Control. Environmental Requirements. DRAINAGE ENGINEERING. Land Grading. Surface Drainage Systems. Subsurface Drainage Systems. Drainage Materials. Conduit Load-ing. Pump Drainage. WASTE MANAGEMENT. Manure Production and Characteristics. Design of Anaerobic Lagoons for Animal Waste Management. Solids Separation Units. Principles and Design of In-filtration Systems. Vegetation Infiltration Areas. Equipment for Solid Manure Handling and Land Application. Drying of Wastes. Odors and Nuisances. By-Product Recovery. Appendix. Index.