Part one looks at the basic conditions for crop growth with chapters on plant structure and growth, soil analysis and management, and the use of fertilisers and manures. There is also a new chapter on the influence of climate and weather. Part two surveys general aspects of crop husbandry. As well as a discussion of cropping techniques, there are new chapters on the important new areas of integrated crop management and organic crop husbandry, as well as discussion of seed selection and production. Part three then looks at how these general techniques are applied to particular crops, with chapters on cereals, root crops, fresh harvested crops, forage crops and combinable break crops. Part four considers the use of grassland with chapters on classification, sowing and management, grazing and conservation for winter feed.
Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management and agri-business courses, and is a valuable practical reference for the farming industry.
- The eighth edition has been widely expanded and remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management and agri-business courses
- Includes new chapters on cropping techniques, integrated crop management and quality assurance, seed production and selection and the influence of climate
- Discusses basic conditions for crop growth, how techniques are applied to particular crops, the influence of weather and the use of grassland
Steve Finch, is Principal Lecturer in Crop Production at the Royal Agricultural University, UK
Alison M. Samuel was Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, (Seale-Hayne Campus) UK
Lane, Gerry P.
Gerry P. Lane was formerly a Principal Lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.