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Agriculture In Australia

Author : L. R. Malcolm
ISBN : 0195536959
Genre : History
File Size : 37.94 MB
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This text offers an innovative and comprehensive introduction to agriculture for students concerned with the continent of Australia. Integrating the science and economics of agriculture, including production, profit and sustainability, this work covers the whole-farm or farm-management approach. The text reviews the geography of Australian agriculture and then discusses in detail the fundamental process in agriculture--growing plants through reliable and efficient practices.
Category: History

Australian Agriculture

Author : Ted Henzell
ISBN : 9780643993426
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 74.48 MB
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Focusing on the technologies that the farmers and graziers actually used, this book follows the history of each of the major commodities of groups of commodities to the end of the 20th century, grain crops, sheep and wool, beef and dairy, wine and others. Issues facing agriculture as it enters the 21st century are also discussed.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Agriculture In Australia

Author : Bill Malcolm
ISBN : 0195560116
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 37.64 MB
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Agriculture in Australia explores the technical, economic and human elements of farming and integrates them into the whole farm business. The book examines the science and economics of farming operations that contribute to the nation's gross value of agricultural production, including extensive cropping, sheep and cattle production, and intensive plant and animal activities. This new edition emphasizes that farming is about production, profit and sustainability and explains how these concepts relate to each other. Agriculture in Australia also confronts the future challenges of farming in volatile economic and climatic conditions. challenges of farming in volatile economic and climatic conditions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Australia S Role In Feeding The World

Author : Sarah Blagrove
ISBN : 9781486305902
Genre : Business & Economics
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Earth's human population currently exceeds 7 billion, and by the year 2050 our planet will have at least two billion more mouths to feed. When faced with providing food for so many people, the idea is often advanced that Australia will become the 'food bowl' of Asia. Australia currently grows enough food to feed about three times its population and agricultural exports are important to our economy; however, Australia's role in feeding the world needs careful consideration. This highly topical book draws together the latest intelligence on the sustainable production and distribution of food and other products from Australian farms. It examines questions that policy-makers, farmers, politicians, agricultural scientists and the general public are asking about the potential productivity of our arable land, the environmental and economic impacts of seeking to increase productivity, and the value of becoming cleaner and greener in our agricultural output. With chapters on the emergence of new markets, consumer trends in China, the biophysical constraints on agricultural expansion, and the various products of Australian agriculture and aquaculture, Australia's Role in Feeding the World provides valuable insight into the future of agriculture in this nation.
Category: Business & Economics

Aerial Agriculture In Australia

Author : Derrick Rolland
ISBN : 0646248405
Genre : Aerial fertilizing
File Size : 85.84 MB
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Illustrated with numerous black and white and colour photographs, this is the story of the role aircraft have played in agriculture and forestry in Australia over a period of more than sixty years. All aspects of aerial agriculture are covered. Includes various indexes and bibliography. The author has been involved in the RAAF and worked as a district forester from 1949 to 1984.
Category: Aerial fertilizing

Australia And The Origins Of Agriculture

Author : Rupert Gerritsen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131675790
Genre : Social Science
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In this work the author explores issues of the origin of agriculture in Australia such as the "failure" of agriculture to develop indigenously, and its "failure" to diffuse into Australia, despite contact with Indonesian (Macassan) agriculturalists or New Guinean horticulturalists. Although not always explicitly stated or recognised, significant differences probably exist in the factors and dynamics that led to the pristine development of agriculture, as opposed to agriculture that arose as a result of outside influences, as a result of cultural transfers. In addition, a further question is investigated relating to the concept of Complex Hunter-Gatherers and the validity of some of the frameworks, key arguments, and critical evidence, that have been put forward concerning the development of agriculture, animal husbandry and Complex Hunter-Gatherer economies. A corollary of certain additional factors also explored, such as British colonisation, is the recognition that particular geographic, environmental, climatic, demographic and cultural factors, either singly or in concert, must have affected development in this continent
Category: Social Science

Senior Australian Agriculture

Author : Anne Clark
ISBN : 1877085219
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 79.99 MB
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Completely revised providing up-to-date figures, graphs, statistics and the latest agricultural developments. It is directed towards the NSW course but suits all senior agriculture courses in Australia. Encourages students to take an enquiry-based approach to learning and provides activities, Internet sites and extension activities.
Category: Agriculture