Principles of Agronomy for Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Villalobos, Francisco J., Fereres, Elias (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of practicing sustainable agricultureComes with free online practicalEdited by Prof. Elias Fereres, Editor in Chief of the international journal Irrigation Science, and Dr. Francisco Villalobos

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This textbook explains the various aspects of sustainable agricultures to undergraduate and graduate students. The book first quantifies the components of the crop energy balance, i.e. the partitioning of net radiation, and their effect on the thermal environment of the canopy. The soil water balance and the quantification of its main component (evapotranspiration) are studied to determine the availability of water to rain fed crops and to calculate crop water requirements. Then it sets the limitations of crop production in relation to crop phenology, radiation interception and resource availability (e.g. nutrients). With that in mind the different agricultural techniques (sowing, tillage, irrigation, fertilization, harvest, application of pesticides, etc.) are analyzed with special emphasis in quantifying the inputs (sowing rates, fertilizer amounts, irrigation schedules, tillage plans) required for a given target yield under specific environmental conditions (soil & climate). For all techniques strategies are provided for improving the ratio productivity/resource use while ensuring sustainability. The book comes with online practical focusing on the key aspects of management in a crop rotation (collecting weather data, calculating productivity, sowing rates, irrigation programs, fertilizers rates etc). 

About the authors

Francisco J. Villalobos is Professor of Agronomy at the University of Cordoba, Spain. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cordoba and then worked as a postdoc in the group of Joe T. Ritchie at Michigan State University. His teaching has been primarily on agronomy and on crop modelling. His research at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (IAS-CSIC) has focused on crop simulation models (sunflower, olive) and agrometeorology (evapotranspiration, water balance). He has been the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Agronomy for ten years.

Elías Fereres is Professor of Agronomy at the University of Cordoba, Spain. He studied agronomy engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and got his PhD at the University of California, Davis, where he worked afterwards for six years. His teaching has been on agronomy, water relations and irrigation. His research at IAS-CSIC has covered various aspects of water-limited agriculture and irrigation management. He is currently Chief Editor of the journal Irrigation Science, and President of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain.    

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Agriculture and Agricultural Systems

    Fereres, Elias (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • The Soil. Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties

    Delgado, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

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  • The Radiation Balance

    Villalobos, Francisco J. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

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  • Wind and Turbulent Transport

    Villalobos, Francisco J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

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  • Air Temperature and Humidity

    Villalobos, Francisco J. (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

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eBook 142,79 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 187,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46115-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 187,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83445-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Agronomy for Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • Francisco J. Villalobos
  • Elias Fereres
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46116-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46116-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46115-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83445-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 555
Number of Illustrations
110 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
Topics