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Principles of Modern Agriculture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642652644
  • ISBN-13: 9781642652642
  • DDC: 630
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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This title explores a wide variety of topics in modern agriculture. From the use of big data and new technologies for monitoring water levels and weather, and the use of biotechnology in seed production and new non-chemical ways to control pests and weeds, this volume provides students and researchers with new and interesting ways to look at agricultural production in modern society. Will our farmers be able to produce enough food to support the growing population? What is the future of our water supply and our soil health? How will climate change affect agricultural production? How do sustainable practices affect prices and growth rates? Topics addressed include: Soil Science; Climate Change; Pesticides; Organic Farming; Animal Husbandry; Dairy Farming; Genetically Modified Organisms; Organic Labeling Standards; and Import/Export of Agricultural Products. This volume provides new ways to think about and study issues, policies and practices in today’s agricultural production.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Contributor's List.
1: Agriculture & Agricultural Land.
2: Agriculture & Animal Husbandry in the Ancient World.
3: Agriculture & Mathematics.
4: Agriculture & the Environment.
5: Agriculture as Energy Producer.
6: Agriculture Industry.
7: Agriculture: History & Overview.
8: Agriculture: Marine.
9: Agriculture: Modern Problems.
10: Agriculture: Traditional.
11: Agriculture: World Food Supplies.
12: Agroecosystems.
13: Agroforestry.
14: Agronomy.
15: Agro-Terrorism.
16: Alternative Grains.
17: Animal Domestication.
18: Animal Growth.
19: Animal Husbandry Practices.
20: Apiology.
21: Archaebacteria.
22: Bees & Other Pollinators.
23: Biodiversity.
24: Biofertilizers.
25: Biogeography.
26: Biology.
27: Biostratigraphy.
28: Bureau of Chemistry & Soils, U.S..
29: Carbon-Oxygen Cycle.
30: Chaparral.
31: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
32: Cloning of Plants.
33: Coevolution.
34: Conservation.
35: Conservation & Preservation.
36: Conservation Biology.
37: Conservation Easements.
38: Conservation Movement.
39: Conservation of Natural Resources.
40: Conservation of Savannas.
41: Conservation Policy.
42: Convergent & Divergent Evolution.
43: Deserts & Dunes.
44: Drought.
45: Ecological Niches.
46: Ecology.
47: Ecosystems.
48: Ecotourism.
49: Energy Conservation.
50: Environmental Impacts of Raising Cattle.
51: Erosion & Erosion Control.
52: Evolution: Animal Life.
53: Expansive Soils.
54: Factory Farming.
55: Farming Industry.
56: Farms & Farming.
57: Fishing Industry, Fisheries & Fish Farming.
58: Food Chains & Food Webs.
59: Forests & the Mitigation of Anthropogenic Climate Change.
60: Genetic Engineering.
61: Genetically Modified Organisms.
62: Geoarchaeology.
63: Geomicrobiology.
64: Geomorphology & Human Activity.
65: Geomorphology of Dry Climate Areas.
66: Geomorphology of Wet Climate Areas.
67: Glacial Landforms.
68: Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).
69: Grazing & Grasslands.
70: Greenhouse Effect.
71: Groundwater.
72: Growth of Organic Farming.
73: Habitats & Biomes.
74: Herbivores.
75: Herds.
76: Horizon (Soil).
77: Horticulture.
78: Hybridization (Botany).
79: Hydrologic Cycle.
80: Industrial Fermentation.
81: Intensive Farming.
82: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
83: Irrigated Farming.
84: Isolating Mechanisms in Evolution.
85: Land-use Planning.
86: Liming (Soil).
87: Livestock & Animal Husbandry.
88: Logging Industry.
89: Monoculture Farming.
90: Morphogenesis.
91: Mountains.
92: Nature Conservancy.
93: Novel Ecosystems.
94: Organic Food Debate.
95: Organic Food Industry.
96: Organic Food Movement.
97: Organic Food Movement: National Standards for Organic Certification.
98: Organic Gardening & Farming.
99: Paleoecology.
100: Paleosols.
101: Pasture Lands.
102: Pasteurization & Irradiation.
103: Permafrost.
104: Plant & Animal Interactions.
105: Plant Biotechnology.
106: Plant Breeding & Propagation.
107: Plantation Forests.
108: Pollution Effects on Animal Life.
109: Ponds.
110: Poultry Farming.
111: Predation.
112: Protozoa.
113: Rain Forests.
114: Rainwater Harvesting.
115: River Valleys.
116: Roots of Tobacco Farming in North America.
117: Rural Areas.
118: Savannas & Animal Life.
119: Science of Cloning.
120: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS).
121: Seed Banks.
122: Segmented Worms.
123: Slash-and-Burn Agriculture.
124: Soil.
125: Soil Chemistry.
126: Soil Conservation.
127: Soil Contamination.
128: Soil Degradation.
129: Soil Erosion.
130: Soil Formation.
131: Soil Liquefaction.
132: Soil Management.
133: Soil Profiles.
134: Soil Salinization.
135: Soil Science.
136: Soil Testing & Analysis.
137: Soil Types.
138: Soilborne Illness & Disease.
139: Strip Farming.
140: Sustainable Agriculture.
141: Symbiosis.
142: Temperate Coniferous Forests.
143: Temperate Deciduous Forests.
144: Temperate Grasslands.
145: Tropical & Subtropical Grasslands.
146: Tropical Rainforests.
147: Tropical Savannas.
148: Tropical Seasonal Forests.
149: Tundra (Animal Life).
150: Tundra Ecosystems.
151: U.S. Hardwood Forests, Central.
152: Upwelling Ecosystems.
153: Vertical Farming.
154: Viticulture & Enology.
155: Water Conservation.
156: Wildlife Conservation.
Time Line of Major Events in Agriculture.
Glossary.
General Bibliography.
Index.