• Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Agricultural Economics


Author: John B. Penson Jr.,Oral Capps Jr.,C. Parr Rosson III,Richard T. Woodward
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134602838
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
View: 3092
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A systematic overview of the economic forces influencing the food and fiber industry . Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic, building block introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry today. Thorough coverage of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, the role of government, and international trade policies allows readers to gain an understanding of domestic consumers and overseas markets. Each chapter offers extensive review opportunities that let students test their knowledge of important concepts and prepare for exams. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date coverage of the dynamic food and fiber industry within the global economy.

    • Business & Economics

Introduction to Agricultural Economics


Author: John B. Penson,Oral Capps,C. Parr Rosson,Richard T. Woodward
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134602820
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
View: 9583
A systematic overview of the economic forces influencing the food and fiber industry . Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic, building block introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry today. Thorough coverage of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, the role of government, and international trade policies allows readers to gain an understanding of domestic consumers and overseas markets. Each chapter offers extensive review opportunities that let students test their knowledge of important concepts and prepare for exams. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date coverage of the dynamic food and fiber industry within the global economy.

    • Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Global Edition


Author: John B. Penson,Oral Capps,C. Parr Rosson,Richard T. Woodward
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 129207311X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
View: 6987
For courses in Introduction to Agricultural or Applied Economics Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Sixth Edition, provides students with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry and offers strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade. The Teaching and Learning Package includes an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides. Teaching and Learning Experience: Strong coverage of macroeconomics, the role of government, and international agricultural trade: The coverage of macroeconomics and agricultural programs and policies allows students to further understand the domestic market economy. Building block approach: Discusses individual consumer and producer decision-making, market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions, government intervention in agriculture, macroeconomic policy, and international trade. Extensive chapter review: Each chapter contains an extensive list of questions designed to test student comprehension of the material covered.

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Agribusiness Management


Author: Freddie L. Barnard,Jay T. Akridge,Frank J. Dooley,John C. Foltz,Elizabeth A. Yeager
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317485904
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 466
View: 9746
Today’s food and agribusiness managers operate in a rapidly changing, highly volatile, international, high technology, consumer-focused world. Agribusiness Management helps prepare students and managers for a successful career in this new world of food and fiber production and marketing. This text uses four specific approaches to help readers develop and enhance their capabilities as agribusiness managers. First, it offers a contemporary focus that reflects the issues that agribusiness managers face today and are likely to face tomorrow. Second, the book presents conceptual material in a pragmatic way with illustrations and examples that will help the reader understand how a specific concept works in practice. Third, the book has a decision-making emphasis, providing contemporary tools that readers will find useful when making decisions in the contemporary business environment. Finally, Agribusiness Management offers a pertinent set of discussion questions and case studies that will allow the reader to apply the material covered in real-world situations. This fifth edition of Agribusiness Management has been updated throughout and continues to provide students and adult learners with an essential understanding of what it takes to be a successful agribusiness manager in today’s rapidly evolving, highly unpredictable marketplace.

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Principles of Agribusiness Management

Fifth Edition
Author: James G. Beierlein,Kenneth C. Schneeberger,Donald D. Osburn
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478610794
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 378
View: 9529
Managers in all areas of the agri-food system must be competent, flexible, and informed. Principles of Agribusiness Management provides the vital insights and information necessary to achieve success in a collaborative and interactive manner. The authors present the material clearly with a step-by-step approach that focuses on strategic planning and management. In conjunction with learning objectives and end-of-chapter highlights and quizzes, each chapter features two case studies that highlight the current trends and practices of agribusiness. The fifth edition includes three exciting, powerful learning tools: Discussion Starters, Strengthen Your Skills, and Start Your Business. Timely and provocative, these features facilitate in-class discussion, develop entrepreneurial skills, and explore key topics affecting the agri-food system. Globalization, leadership, competitiveness, technology, and planning are only some of the areas that are examined within the context of the changing world of agribusiness.

    • Business & Economics

Principles of Agricultural Economics


Author: Andrew Barkley,Paul W. Barkley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317428803
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 466
View: 5054
Principles of Agricultural Economics, now in its second edition, showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, natural resource and other sectors. The field of agricultural economics has expanded to include a wide range of important and interesting topics, including macroeconomics, international trade, agribusiness, environmental economics, natural resources, and international development. For this new edition, the text has been updated throughout with a new chapter on policy, separate chapters for supply and demand, and increased coverage of key topics and approaches including finance, trade and behavioural economics. Readers will also benefit from an expanded range of case studies which demonstrate real world examples of the principles under discussion. These include obesity, alternative fuels, trade disputes, and animal welfare. The companion website provides students and instructors with extra material in order to enhance their learning and further their understanding of agricultural economics. This book introduces economic principles in a succinct and reader-friendly format, providing students and instructors with a clear, up-to-date, and straightforward approach to learning how a market-based economy functions, and how to use simple economic principles for improved decision making. The principles are applied to timely, interesting, and important real-world issues through words, graphs, and simple algebra. This book is for students who study agricultural economics, microeconomics, rural development and environmental policy.

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Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness


Author: Gail L. Cramer,Clarence W. Jensen,Douglas D. Southgate, Jr.
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471173762
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 576
View: 3219
Comprehensive coverage of both the micro and macro facets of agricultural economics and agribusiness. This book includes the most current data available on such topics as the description of the food and fiber system, the effects of the North American Trade Alliance on Agribusiness, and GATT.

    • Science

Introductory Horticulture


Author: H. Edward Reiley,Carroll L. Shry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766815674
Category: Science
Page: 564
View: 4868
This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener.

    • Business & Economics

Agricultural Product Prices, Fifth Edition


Author: William G. Tomek,Harry M. Kaiser
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801452309
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
View: 9338
Now in its fifth edition, this book reviews and adapts microeconomic principles to the characteristics of agricultural commodity markets and then apply these principles to the various dimensions of price behavior.

    • Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Crop Husbandry

(Including Grassland)
Author: J. A. R. Lockhart,A. J. L. Wiseman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483190560
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 268
View: 5037
Introduction to Crop Husbandry, Fifth Edition presents major revisions, discussing more updated information on the science and practice of crop husbandry, including grassland, compared with those topics presented in the previous edition. This book aims to cater the need of students for a reference material that presents practical, simplified, and easily understandable studies on the subject. Specifically, this text discusses growth and development of plants, drainage and irrigation, types and management of soils, modern practices of growing and harvesting crops, and management of grassland. This introductory book also includes topics on conservation; usual life cycles of common pests and illnesses; and the developments in the use of chemicals as fertilizers and in the control of weeds, pests, and diseases. This text will be very invaluable to students of agriculture, crop husbandry, and related fields.

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Introduction to Remote Sensing


Author: James B. Campbell,Randolph H. Wynne
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160918176X
Category: Science
Page: 667
View: 1020
A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Including case studies and review questions, the book's four sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Illustrations include 29 color plates and over 400 black-and-white figures. New to This Edition *Reflects significant technological and methodological advances. *Chapter on aerial photography now emphasizes digital rather than analog systems. *Updated discussions of accuracy assessment, multitemporal change detection, and digital preprocessing. *Links to recommended online videos and tutorials. ?

    • Education

Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools


Author: N.A
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 553
View: 9405
The Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools, sixth edition is the leading text for college students enrolled in agricultural education programs, and it is now available in its sixth edition. This edition addresses all components of effective middle school and high school agricultural education programs within the context of national educational policies and trends in schooling. Sound philosophical perspectives, research-based practices, and application scenarios are offered throughout. This text emphasizes contemporary approaches for developing and delivering agricultural education programs, with detailed focus on strategies for enhancing learning in the core subjects, experiential learning, laboratory instruction, and problem solving. It is designed as the perfect reference for university students who are preparing to become agriculture educators in public schools, and emphasizes inquiry-based, problem solving, and experiential learning strategies for teaching and learning in agricultural education. This established book functions not only as an ideal text but as a professional reference as well. Benefits: * Includes chapters on agricultural education provided by the Cooperative Extension Service, the agricultural industry, communities, and governmental agencies * Incorporates TNL (The Next Level) application and extension activities throughout * Provides research-based practices for effective teaching and instructional planning * Uses photographs and illustrations to clarify key concepts * Includes strategies for enhancing student achievement in math, science, and reading as a part of the agricultural education instructional program * NEW! Includes chapters on agricultural education provided by non-school entities and organizations, and strategies for teaching science applications in agriculture * NEW! Addresses new approaches for youth leadership development and supervised experience programs, and an expansion of probl

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Technology of Cereals

An Introduction for Students of Food Science and Agriculture
Author: Norman Leslie Kent,A. D. Evers
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9780080408347
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 334
View: 4052
A thorougly revised edition that encompasses new material including sections dealing with extrusion cooking and the use of cereals for animal feed. The section on industrial uses for cereals has been expanded considerably.

    • Business & Economics

Agricultural Economics


Author: Harold Evan Drummond,John W. Goodwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780136071921
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 394
View: 4093
Agricultural Economics, Third Edition, offers a broad view of the food system, emphasizing the links between and among financial institutions, the macro economy, world markets, government programs, farms, agribusinesses, food marketing, and the environment. The text lays out the basic theory of microeconomics with numerous examples from the food and agricultural industries, while its coverage of macroeconomics emphasizes real world applications rather than pure theory. Addressing many topics lightly instead of one or two topics in depth, the text allows flexibility for instructors to "skip around" topics.

    • Science

Soil Science and Management


Author: Edward Plaster
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285667484
Category: Science
Page: 544
View: 9259
Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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An Introduction to Sustainable Development


Author: Peter P. Rogers,Kazi F. Jalal,John A. Boyd
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849770476
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 6799
This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world specifically for those who need a thorough grounding in the subject. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements; and the role of civil society.

The Agricultural Marketing System


Author: V. James Rhodes,Jan L. Dauve,Joseph L. Parcel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781616004262
Category:
Page: 384
View: 6218

    • Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science


Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128111445
Category: Science
Page: 758
View: 6007
Fundamentals of Weed Science, Fifth Edition, provides the latest information on this constantly advancing area of study. Placing weed management in the largest context of weed research and science, the book presents the latest advances in the role, control and potential uses of weed plants. From the emergence and genetic foundation of weeds, to the latest means of control and environmental impact, the book uses an ecological framework to explore the role of responsible and effective weed control in agriculture. In addition, users will find discussions of related areas where research is needed for additional understanding. Explored topics include the roles of culture, economics and politics in weed management, all areas that enable scientists and students to further understand the larger effects on society. Completely revised with 35% new content Contains expanded coverage of ethnobotany, the specific identity and role of invasive weed species, organic agriculture, and herbicide resistance in GM crops Includes an emphasis on herbicide resistance and molecular biology, both of which have come to dominate weed science research Covers all traditional aspects of weed science as well as current research Provides broad coverage, including relevant related subjects like weed ecology and weed population genetics

    • Business & Economics

The Economics of European Integration

Theory, Practice, Policy
Author: Willem Molle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351891103
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 460
View: 5791
Through four previous editions The Economics of European Integration by Willem Molle has established itself as a preferred textbook for students of the economics of the EU as well as a reliable reference work for those with a professional interest in the European Union. Carefully revised, this fifth edition takes into account changes in course requirements, new statistical information, and recent policy developments. It includes new material on: - the ongoing integration of the New Member States and the new forms of association with accession countries in Central and Eastern Europe; - the implementation of the Monetary Union and the performance of the euro; - the EU experience as a guide for the economic integration of other regions and for the improvement of world economic governance. Written in a clear style and combining original insights with authoritative analysis, this new edition will further enhance the book's reputation for providing the ideal introduction to the economics of the European Union.

    • Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Animal Science

Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives
Author: W. Stephen Damron
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013443787X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 848
View: 7080
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A flexible, current, and comprehensive look at the biological, industry, and species approaches to Animal Science, complete with worldview information and societal issues. Relevant and timely, Introduction to Animal Science features the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. The text's comprehensive, non-traditional approach introduces the discipline as an ever-changing, integral part of every aspect of human existence. Author W. Stephen Damron not only presents thorough coverage of the major species and their respective concerns, he challenges readers to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today. The Sixth Edition features updated, expanded, and improved coverage including the latest statistical information as appropriate; improvements to the lactation chapter, the animal health chapter, and the animal health sections in each of the species chapters; substantial updates in the biotechnology chapter and the nutrition chapters; enhanced material on food safety; new figures and redesigned and updated graphics throughout; streamlined tables with greater emphasis on example information; and enhanced margin terms and glossary terms to facilitate reading and understanding of the material.