Introduction to Agronomy: Food, Crops, and Environment

Introduction to Agronomy: Food, Crops, and Environment
  • Author
    Craig C. Sheaffer
  • Secondary Authors
    Kristine M. Moncada
  • Date
    2011
  • Publisher
    Cengage Learning
  • Edition
    2nd
  • Pages
    720

Abstract

About the Book

This textbook contains all the basics of agronomy, including farming techniques, agriculture regulations, food safety, sustainability, and societal impact. The text is accompanied by full-color illustrations and photographs. Each chapter reviews key terms and concepts and also contains a critical thinking section. With the ever-growing importance of agronomy in the modern world, the accurate and user-friendly information in this book is essential.

About the Authors

Dr. Craig C. Sheaffer has a PhD from the University Maryland and currently teaches agronomy and plant genetics at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. For over 30 years, he has researched sustainable crop systems.

Kristine M. Moncada currently works as an assistant scientist in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, where she also received her B.S. and M.S. Her research has involved characterizing genetic diversity in plants.

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