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  • Impacts of El Nino and Climate Variability on Agriculture

    Impacts of El Nino and Climate Variability on Agriculture

    As interest in global climate increases, an understanding of the impact of major weather patterns such as El Nino grows in importance. This special publication takes an international approach to explore the impacts of climate variability on crop production and the potential of using seasonal climate forecasts for enhancing agricultural production.

  • Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa

    Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa

    Food security in West Africa is challenged by complex issues, including rapid population growth, exploitation of nonrenewable resources, and chronic low soil fertility, but in this text experts from world agricultural institutions share their work to provide solutions. Topics covered include soil microorganisms and organic matter, indigenous knowledge, new cropping systems, use of nonorganic fertilizer, livestock, alley cropping, and decision ...

  • Cool-Season Forage Grasses

    Cool-Season Forage Grasses

    An in-depth reference for the major cool-season forage grasses, this publication is unique in that it addresses such a large number of species in terms of their role in agriculture and conservation as well as their management. Educators and students, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and environmentalists and conservationists will find the book to be a valuable reference.

  • Stubble Over the Soil: The Vital Role of Plant Residue in Soil Management to Improve Soil Quality

    Stubble Over the Soil: The Vital Role of Plant Residue in Soil Management to Improve Soil Quality

    An in-depth look at no-till applications through the eyes of Chilean farmer, Carlos Crovetto. Mr. Crovetto was able to renovate his soils and obtain high wheat and corn yields using no-till and adequate fertilizers. The soil not only recuperated, but became far more productive than the original soil. This book combines a thorough treatment of the science of soil management with many personal experiences. An enjoyable read or great for the ...

  • Turfgrass

    Turfgrass

    Beginning with a look at the turfgrass industry, introductory chapters cover historical aspects of research and education, current status of the industry, and artificial turf. A turfgrass physiology section focuses on ecological aspects, energy relations and carbohydrate partitioning, and stresses. The third section emphasizes soils and amendments, fertilization, and irrigation. A management section treats efficient maintenance, IPM, and plant ...