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Water Science and Technology Library

Drought Management on Farmland

Authors: Whitmore, Joan Sydney

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About this book

At last, integrated management of drought on farms is dealt with in one comprehensive book. Although drought is a highly variable, near-universal natural phenomenon which has repercussions on a country's water and food supplies and many other sectors of the economy, there are many ways of avoiding, resisting and mitigating the effects of drought. Pro-active preparedness entails using the principles of risk management to upgrade the drought resistance of a farm systematically, and to have auxiliary contingency plans at the ready for use during unusually long droughts. The book provides tools for these strategies as it covers the management of water, soils, crops, rangeland, fodder and livestock, and many other drought-related topics.
Audience: This book will be an important source of information for university and college staff and students in agricultural sciences, water and land use, environmental management, geography and risk management, and also farmers, agricultural advisors and policy makers.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Whitmore, J. S.

    Pages 1-3

  • Drought Concepts and Characteristics

    Whitmore, J. S.

    Pages 4-12

  • Principles of Drought Risk Management

    Whitmore, J. S.

    Pages 13-20

  • Soil Management in Relation to Drought

    Whitmore, J. S.

    Pages 21-35

  • Soil Cultivation and Tillage in Drought-Prone Areas

    Whitmore, J. S.

    Pages 36-48

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-015-9562-9
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-5998-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-90-481-5333-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drought Management on Farmland
Authors
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9562-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9562-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5998-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5333-6
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 360
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