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Tropical agriculture: practice & techniques

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The Tropical Agriculturalist Smith Poultry Rev Ed CTA

The Tropical Agriculturalist Smith Poultry Rev Ed CTA

Author: A J Smith (Editor), A J Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2000

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

Author: H. Bakker Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/1999

This volume is intended for reference by the commercial sugar cane grower. Disciplines are covered for the successful production of a sugar cane crop. A number of good books exist on field practices related to the growing of sugar cane. Two examples are R.P. Humbert's The Growing of Sugar Cane and Alex G. Alexander's Sugarcane Physiology. Volumes of technical papers, produced regularly by the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, are also a source of reference. Perhaps foremost, local associations, such as the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, do excellent work in this regard. In my forty-five years of experience with the day-to-day problems of producing a satisfactory crop of sugar cane, deciding what should be done to produce such a crop was not straightforward. Although the literature dealing with specific subjects is extensive, I tried to consolidate some of the material to provide the man in the field with information, or an overview of the subject matter.

The Tropical Agriculturalist Alley Farming

The Tropical Agriculturalist Alley Farming

Author: B T Kang, A H Atta-Krah, L Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/1999

Tropical Agroforestry

Tropical Agroforestry

Author: Peter Huxley Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/1999

Agroforestry is the cultivation, by farmers, of trees or other woody plants with crops or pasture. Its scientific study is attracting great interest and increasing funding because of its potential to produce sustainable agricultural systems and agroforestry is now included in most university and college courses covering land use subjects. Tropical Agroforestry is the first book that provides an analytical account of the principles, as well as the practices, of agroforestry within the context of the needs of land occupiers and, in so doing, describes the various specialist aspects that are now emerging as part of this discipline. The main objective throughout the book is to present, in a readable way, the underlying functional basis of woody/non-woody plant mixtures and to give a balanced account of how agroforestry can contribute to sustainable production from land. Understanding the biology of multipurpose trees is a key to this.

The Tropical Agriculturalist Oil Palm

The Tropical Agriculturalist Oil Palm

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/1998

Agriculture in the Tropics

Agriculture in the Tropics

Author: Cyril C. Webster Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/1998

Agriculture in the Tropics is one of the most successful and widely read books in the Tropical Agriculture Series and offers a general account of all the factors that affect agriculture in the tropics. It details the economic and physical factors that affect tropical agriculture and discusses land management and the different types of farming systems in practice. It also discusses tropical crops and the improvements that can be made by effective plant breeding programmes. Information is provided on animal feeds, how animals adapt to their environment and how livestock can be improved by well managed hygiene, breeding and nutrition. The third edition has been fully updated and is an essential reference source for all those requiring a comprehensive introduction to tropical agriculture.

Tropical Mariculture

Tropical Mariculture

Tropical Mariculture takes an in-depth look at developmental activities in a growing industry striving towards sustainability and environmental integrity. All of the contributors to this book have considerable experience and expertise in the field of tropical mariculture, and this is the first book to bring expert contributions together. The topics covered are wide and varied, ranging from general issues such as the impact of mariculture on coastal ecosystems to genetic improvement of cultured marine species, as well as the specifics of breeding selected marine species of current importance, such as groupers and sea bass. Significant coverage is also given to the problems of larval rearing in inland aquaculture as well as the demands of water- and land-based resources in a tropical environment. This book will be essential for everyone working in and researching tropical mariculture.

Intensified Systems of Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics

Intensified Systems of Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/1998

The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems

The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems

Author: Martin (University of Reading) Upton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/1996

Based on the author's widely used earlier text African Farm Management, this account updates the economic analysis of tropical agriculture and includes examples from all parts of the developing world. Writing in a clear, concise style, Professor Upton explains the essential theories of farm economics without numerous mathematical formulae. This account is completely revised, with increased emphasis on 'farm household economics', in which farms are seen as consumers as well as producers. Containing a new chapter on the economics of irrigated agriculture. This book provides an invaluable economic framework for better understanding the management of farming systems in the tropics, and will be welcomed by students of tropical agriculture worldwide.

The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems

The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems

Author: Martin (University of Reading) Upton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/1996

Based on the author's widely used earlier text African Farm Management, this account updates the economic analysis of tropical agriculture and includes examples from all parts of the developing world. Writing in a clear, concise style, Professor Upton explains the essential theories of farm economics without numerous mathematical formulae. This account is completely revised, with increased emphasis on 'farm household economics', in which farms are seen as consumers as well as producers. Containing a new chapter on the economics of irrigated agriculture. This book provides an invaluable economic framework for better understanding the management of farming systems in the tropics, and will be welcomed by students of tropical agriculture worldwide.

The Tropical Agriculturalist Avocado

The Tropical Agriculturalist Avocado

Author: J.P. Gaillard, J. Godefroy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/1996

The Tropical Agriculturalist Cut Flowers

The Tropical Agriculturalist Cut Flowers

Author: Raymond Kroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/1995