Agricultural Resource Use and Management

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff

Apple Academic Press
Published August 19, 2014
Reference - 348 Pages - 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771880732 - CAT# N11189

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Summary

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 resources

Topics 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.