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In tropical developing countries farmers tend to grow a wide range of crops in a small area for subsistence or sale. To make full use of often limited resources, a good understanding of how environmental conditions affect the characteristics and performance of these crops is essential. This book considers the response of tropical food crops to environmental factors such as climate, soil and farming system. Three types of crop are considered: cereals, legumes and non-cereal energy crops, with individual chapters on the four most important crops in each group. This material is set in context by introductory chapters on tropical farming systems, tropical climates and tropical soils. This new, updated edition retains the successful formula of the first edition while placing additional emphasis on tropical environmental conservation. It will serve the needs of advanced students of tropical agriculture, as well as professionals engaged in research and extension work in tropical crop production.

Synopsis:

This text considers the response of tropical food crops to environmental factors such as climate, soil and farming system. Three types of crop are considered - cereals, legumes and non-cereal energy crops, with individual chapters on the four most important crops in each group.

Synopsis:

Retaining the successful formula of the first edition while placing additional emphasis on tropical environmental conservation, this new updated edition considers the response of tropical food crops to environmental factors such as climate, soil and farming system.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [336]-412) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. General: 1. Tropical cropping systems; 2. Tropical crop/climate relations; 3. Tropical crop/soil relations; Part II. Cereals: 4. Cereals in tropical agriculture; 5. Rice (Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima); 6. Maize (Zea mays); 7. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor); 8. Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum); Part III. Legumes: 9. Crop legumes in tropical agriculture; 10. Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea); 11. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); 12. Soybean (Glycine max); 13. Chick pea (Cicer arietinum); Part IV. Non-Cereal Energy Crops: 14. Non-cereal energy crops in tropical agriculture; 15. Cassava (Manihot esculenta); 16. Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas); 17. Yams (Dioscorea species); 18. Bananas (Musa species); References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521422642
Author:
Pearson, Norman Holmes
Author:
Pearson, C. J.
Author:
Searle, P. G. E.
Author:
Norman, M. J. T.
Author:
Searle, P. G.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Tropical crops
Subject:
Food crops
Subject:
Food crops -- Ecology -- Tropics.
Subject:
Tropical crops -- Ecology.
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Food crops--Ecology--Tropics Food crops--Ecol
Subject:
Environmental
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
map I-1101
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
8.98x5.99x1.05 in. 1.57 lbs.

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Tropical Agriculture
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , This text considers the response of tropical food crops to environmental factors such as climate, soil and farming system. Three types of crop are considered - cereals, legumes and non-cereal energy crops, with individual chapters on the four most important crops in each group.
"Synopsis" by , Retaining the successful formula of the first edition while placing additional emphasis on tropical environmental conservation, this new updated edition considers the response of tropical food crops to environmental factors such as climate, soil and farming system.
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