Agricultural Resource Use and Management Hardback
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Agriculture is one of the prime users of water, particularly in arid places with already-limited water resources, and its effects are diverse and far reaching.
Providing a nuanced study of agricultural resource management, this informative book takes a four-pronged approach, covering research on: * The impact of agriculture on water * The impact of agriculture on soil quality and its ecological health* Energy and greenhouse gases* The impact of a growing population on agricultural resourcesTopics include the connection between chemical fertilizer use in agriculture and stream water quality; beef and dairy production on livestock, dairy, and crops; livestock and greenhouse gases; energy consumption rates in agriculture; efficient farming techniques, such as precision agriculture, irrigation management, and sustainable water technologies; and more. This informative and accessible volume offers a comprehensive guide to this vital and necessary field of study.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 348 pages, 35 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
- Publication Date: 19/08/2014
- Category: Soil science, sedimentology
- ISBN: 9781771880732