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Dryland Agriculture

Dryland Agriculture
Gary A. Peterson, Paul W. Unger, & William A. Payne, eds.
Madison, WI : American Society of Agronomy, Inc., 2006
SB110 .D78 2006

This is an outstanding book on a subject that is complex and commands the attention of some of the most creative researchers in agronomy, crop, soil science, and related disciplines. The authors contributing to the current edition of Agronomy Monograph 23, Dryland Agriculture, represent the best scientists who are at the forefront of researching this multifaceted subject. The authors' diverse scientific backgrounds in dryland agriculture provide you, the reader, with a wide range of perspectives and a great depth of understanding on the intricate issues associated with dryland agriculture. Their expertise is shared in this excellent monograph, which is sure to be a valuable research and teaching reference for use by students, research scientists, and many others throughout the world who are concerned with the challenges associated with maximizing agricultural productivity and profits in regions of limited precipitation.

This edition of Dryland Agriculture covers a wide array of subjects, ranging from presentation of the current understanding of the important fundamental plant and soil issues associated with dryland agriculture to a presentation of important management strategies that can minimize production hazards found in crop and livestock systems cultivated under dryland conditions. Hopefully one of the outcomes of this monograph would be to stimulate expanded efforts to continue to research complex issues associated with producing crops and livestock under very challenging conditions associated with dryland agriculture.

Taken from foreword.