Drought Management on Farmland

Download or Read eBook Drought Management on Farmland PDF written by Joan Sydney Whitmore and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-03-14 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Drought Management on Farmland
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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 360
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ISBN-10 : 9789401595629
ISBN-13 : 9401595623
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Book Synopsis Drought Management on Farmland by : Joan Sydney Whitmore

Book excerpt: At last, integrated management of drought on farms is dealt with in one comprehensive book. Although drought is a highly variable, near-universal natural phenomenon which has repercussions on a country's water and food supplies and many other sectors of the economy, there are many ways of avoiding, resisting and mitigating the effects of drought. Pro-active preparedness entails using the principles of risk management to upgrade the drought resistance of a farm systematically, and to have auxiliary contingency plans at the ready for use during unusually long droughts. The book provides tools for these strategies as it covers the management of water, soils, crops, rangeland, fodder and livestock, and many other drought-related topics. Audience: This book will be an important source of information for university and college staff and students in agricultural sciences, water and land use, environmental management, geography and risk management, and also farmers, agricultural advisors and policy makers.


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