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Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize : Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control

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This book contains 19 chapters that explicate ways to improve the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage, in various regions around the world. It outlines research on improvements in cultivation techniques such as nutrient management, crop rotation, intercropping, and other aspects of conservation agriculture, as well as developments in methods for dealing with pests and diseases. It covers crop models, optimizing cropping systems, seed variety selection and seed system development in southern Africa, good agricultural practices for maize cultivation in West Africa, zero-tillage cultivation, conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification of maize and other cereal systems in Latin America, precision maize cultivation techniques, climate risk management, post-harvest management, insect pests, nematodes, rodent pests, maize lethal necrosis, aflatoxins, and weed management in Europe and the US. Contributors are an international group of agriculture specialists. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 450
Genre: Technology
Series Title: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Pub
Volume number: 2
Author: Youhong Song
Language: English
Street Date: July 31, 2017
TCIN: 51556865
UPC: 9781786760128
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-4043
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MSRPwas $240.00

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