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Agricultural Compendium

For Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

Editor: ILACO B.V.

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 7 9 3 - 6

Agricultural Compendium: For Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics focuses on the development of rural resources in the tropics and subtropics, as well as climate, water… Read more

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Agricultural Compendium: For Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics focuses on the development of rural resources in the tropics and subtropics, as well as climate, water control, and animal production. The book first offers information on climate and soil and land classification. Topics include phenomena relevant to agricultural meteorology, classification of climate, parent materials of soils, soil fertility and description, land evaluation, and systems of soil classification. The text then takes a look at geodesy, as well as aerial photography, instruments and accessories, measuring methods, and calculation of surfaces. The publication elaborates on water control and land improvement, including surface water and groundwater hydrology, drainage, irrigation, land clearing and leveling, reclamation of saline and alkali soils, and soil improvement. The text then examines agriculture, animal production, fisheries, and farm economics. The manuscript is highly recommended for agriculturists and readers interested in the development of rural resources in the tropics and subtropics.