NEW CROPS AGRONOMY AND POTENTIAL OF ALTERNATIVE CROP SPECIES

Author(s): RS Jessop and RL Wright

Crops/New Crops

This book looks in detail at the development and uses of some of crops.  Eighteen crops are described but the potential for new crops is so great that more than 50 could have qualified for inclusion. Each chapter covers the development and use of a crop, its world status, adaptation, yield limitations, pests and diseases,agronomic requirements, breeding achievements, and future outlook in Australia.  "We hear almost daily that 
Australian agriculture is dying on its feet.  It has been suggested that agriculture may be a sunset industry, but is this really the case?  "Two of the most economically important areas of this industry, wool and wheat, are in difficulty, but many farmers have moved into new and profitable enterprises that have a sound, long-term outlook.  Large areas of country that in the past were used for sheep-wheat production now produce new cereals, 
legumes, fibre, and speciality crops such as essential oils and herbs.  This move away from the narrow range of large-scale agricultural crops is indicative of the trend in agricultural cropping over the next few years.  "
New Crops looks in detail at the development and uses of some of these crops.  Eighteen crops are described but the potential
for new crops is so great that more than 50 could have qualified for onclusion.  This book has been limited to crops which currently, or will in the near future, have established markets and production systems.  Each chapter covers the development and use of a crop, its world status, adaptation, yield limitations, pests and diseases, agronomic requirements, and future outlook in Australia. "The text is written for a wide readership - secondary and tertiary students of Agriculture, extension officers, farmers and agricultural administrators."


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Published by Inkata Press in 1991 First Edition

$45.00(NZD) RRP $106.00(NZD)


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1991 Inkata Press Paperback, good condition. Looks in detail at 18 such crops, but the potential is so great that more than fifty could have qualified for inclusion. Each chapter covers the development and use of a crop, its world status, adaptation, yield limitations, pests and diseases, agronomic requirements, breeding achievements and future Australian outlook. Seventy full-colour photographs, and tables. ISBN: JESSNEWC Title: NEW CROPS AGRONOMY AND POTENTIAL OF ALTERNATIVE CROP SPECIES Author: JESSOP AND WRIGHT Year: 1991 Format: PAPERBACK Pages: 186

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  • : 9780642246462
  • : RIRDC
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  • : October 1991
  • : Australia
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