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The Agricultural Notebook. Edition No. 21

  • ID: 5178888
  • Book
  • February 2021
  • 864 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Offers a complete update and revision to the manual for agriculture, geography, and rural studies

The 21st edition of the quintessential reference book on agriculture is filled with updated and new material that provides those in the farming profession with everything they need to know about today’s agricultural industry. Filled with contributions from top experts in the field, it provides not only the scientific explanations behind agriculture, but also a range of further reading .

The Agricultural Notebook, 21st Edition features new chapters that address wildlife, the fundamentals of agricultural production, and the modern techniques critical to the industry. It offers new chapters on sheep, goats, ruminant nutrition, monogastric nutrition, and resource management. It also takes a more in-depth approach to plant nutrition, and greater attention to environmental elements. Other topics covered include: soil management & crop nutrition; animal welfare; crop physiology; farm woodland management; farm machinery; and more.

-        Reflects recent changes in the world of agriculture, farming, and the rural environment
-        Features a new chapter on Resource Management
-        Offers separate chapters on goats, sheep, and applied nutrition
-        Every chapter is revised by experts in their subject area

The Agricultural Notebook is an essential purchase for all students of agriculture, countryside, and rural studies. It will also greatly benefit farmers, land agents, agricultural scientists, advisers, and suppliers to the agriculture industry.
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List of Contributors

Chapter 1 Soils and Plant Nutrition

Rob Parkinson and Becky Wilson

Chapter 2 Crop Physiology

Ian Dodd and David Elphinstone

Chapter 3 Crop Production

Louisa Dines

Chapter 4 Crop Health – responding to weeds, diseases and pests

Mathew Back, John Reade and Tom Pope

Chapter 5 Grassland

Alan Hopkins

Chapter 6 Farm Woodland Management

Chris Starr

Chapter 7 Farming and Wildlife

Gemma Eales

Chapter 8 Animal Physiology and nutrition

Michael Rose

Chapter 9 Animal Welfare

John Eddison

Chapter 10 Animal Nutrition

Robin Hawkey

Chapter 11 Dairying and Beef Production

Paul Ward

Chapter 12 Sheep

Kate Phillips

Chapter 13 Goats

Gian Lorenzo D’Alterio

Chapter 14 Pig Meat Production

Alan Stewart

Chapter 15 Poultry

Emily Burton and Dawn Scholey

Chapter 16 Animal Health

Louise Silk

Chapter 17 Organic Farming

Nic Lampkin

Chapter 18 Farm Business Management

Wyn Morgan

Chapter 19 Resource Management

Becky Willson

Chapter 20 Health and Safety in Agriculture

Rick Brunt

Chapter 21 Farm Machinery

Alastair Taylor


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Richard J. Soffe Rural Business School Duchy and Bicton Colleges.

Matt Lobley University of Exeter.
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