Soils, Plant Growth and Crop Production

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Willy H. Verheye
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3
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2010
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Soils, Plant Growth and Crop Production is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Plants, and crops in particular, grow and develop through the uptake of water and nutrients by the root system in soils and their transformation into biomass through processes governed by photosynthesis. The quality and amount of products harvested from this biomass depend largely on the intrinsic properties of the soil, i.e. the moisture and nutrients made available for uptake by the roots.

These volumes describe in a synthetic form the impact of the most important soil properties on general agronomy, crop production, cultivation methods, and yields, including the specific management aspects which take away some production constraints. Changes in general agronomy as a result of plant breeding, climatic change and competition between newly introduced crops are discussed.

The three volumes with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses about soils, plant growth and crop production in several related topics. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Willy Verheye is a former, now retired Research Director at the National Science Foundation, Flanders, and a Professor in the Geography Department, University of Ghent, Belgium. He holds a M.Sc. in physical geography (1961), a PhD. in soil science (1970) and a Post-Doctoral Degree in soil science and land use planning (1980). He has been active for more than thirty-five years both in the academic world, as a professor/ research director in soil science, land evaluation, and land use planning, and as a technical and scientific advisor for rural development projects, especially in developing countries. His research has mainly focused on the field characterization of soils and soil potentials, and on the integration of socio-economic and environmental aspects in rural land use planning. He was a technical and scientific advisor in more than 100 development projects for international (UNDP, FAO, World Bank, African and Asian Development Banks, etc.) and national agencies, as well as for development companies and NGOs active in inter-tropical regions. W. Verheye is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers published in national and international journals, chapters in books and contributions to the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). He is Honorary Editor for the EOLSS, Themes on: Soil Sciences, Land Use and Land Cover, and : Crops and Soil Sciences

Table of Contents (40 Chapters)
  • 1. Soils and General Agronomy

    Willy Verheye
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 2. Climate and Its Effects on Crop Productivity and Management

    David H White,S Mark Howden
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Conservation Agriculture

    Amélie Berger,Theodor Friedrich,Josef Kienzle
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 4. Soil Health And Productivity

    Eric C. Brevik
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 5. Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Dynamics

    Wim M. Cornelis,Kathy Steppe,Donald Gabriels
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 6. Soil Engineering And Technology

    Surinder S. Kukal
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 7. Plant Breeding And Genetics

    M. A. Arterburn,S. S. Jones and K. K. Kidwell
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 8. Plant Genomics

    Thomas Blake, Victoria Carollo Blake and Jackie Campbell
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 9. Crop Genetics And Physiology

    M.A. Arterburn,A. Dhingra
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 10. Growth and Production of Barley

    Vinod Tiwari
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 11. Growth and Production of Wheat

    Vinod Tiwari and Jag Shoran
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 12. Growth and Production Of Maize: Mechanized Cultivation

    E.D. Nafziger
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 13. Growth And Production Of Sorghum And Millets

    P.V. Vara Prasad and Scott A. Staggenborg
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 14. Growth and Production of Rice

    Donn H. Beighley
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 15. Growth and Production of Maize: Traditional Low-Input Cultivation

    Willy Verheye
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 16. Growth and Production of Oat and Rye

    Vinod Tiwari
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 17. Growth And Production Of Groundnut

    P.V. Vara Prasad,Vijaya Gopal Kakani,Hari D. Upadhyaya
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 18. Growth And Production Of Cotton

    Stella K. Kantartzi,James McD. Stewart
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 19. Hops And Hop Growing

    Alfred Haunold
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 20. Growth And Production Of Sugar Cane

    Willy Verheye
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 21. Growth And Production Of Kiwifruit And Kiwiberry

    Filip Debersaques and Omer Mekers
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 22. Tropical Root And Tuber Crops

    Vincent Lebot
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 23. Growth And Production Of Rubber

    Willy Verheye
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 24. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

    Ákos Máthé
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 25. Growth And Production Of Oil Palm

    Willy Verheye
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 26. Perennial Energy Crops: Growth And Management

    M. Weih
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 27. Growth And Production Of Herbaceous Energy Crops

    David J. Parrish and John H. Fike
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 28. Forage And Pasture Management

    Larry A. Redmon
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 29. Weed Science And Management

    J. A. Kelton,A. J. Price
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 30. Growth and Production of Coffee

    Hermann A. Jürgen Pohlan,Marc J. J. Janssens
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 31. Ethnopedology and Folk Soil Taxonomies

    Pavel Krasilnikov,Joseph Tabor
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 32. Soil, Food Security, and Human Health

    Eric C. Brevik
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 33. Soil Education and Public Awareness

    Rob Harrison,Brian Strahm,Xiu Yi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 34. Olive Growing In a Time of Change

    Luis Rallo and Concepción Muñoz-Díez
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 35. The World Citrus Industry

    Thomas H. Spreen
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 36. Growth and Production of Coconut

    Steve Adkins and Mike Foale,Hugh Harries
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 37. History, Philosophy, and Sociology Of Soil Science

    Eric C. Brevik,Alfred E. Hartemink
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 38. The World Banana Industry

    Thomas H. Spreen
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 39. Growth and Production of Cacao

    Hermann A. Jürgen Pohlan,Valentín Díaz Pérez
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 40. Growth and Production of Pulses

    Virender Sardana, Pushp Sharma and Parvender Sheoran
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
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