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Nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems.

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Description

The second edition of this book, first published in 1991 and intended for students and researchers, contains revised and updated material on the theory and practice of nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems. There are 15 chapters in 3 parts. Part I, Introduction, contains 5 chapters on tropical environments (climate, soils and cropping systems), nitrogen fixing organisms, the process of nitrogen fixation, assessment of the role of nitrogen fixation, and cycling of nitrogen in tropical cropping systems. Part II, Tropical crops and cropping systems, comprises 7 chapters on freeliving, root-associated and endophytic nitrogen fixing bacteria of cereal crops and grasses, cyanobacteria and Azolla as green manure for wetland rice, grain legumes, legumes as green manures and cover crops, forage legumes, understorey legumes and shade trees in plantation crops, and nitrogen fixing trees in agroforestry. Part III, optimizing nitrogen fixation, includes 3 chapters on environmental constraints, approaches to enhancement, and future impacts on nitrogen fixation in tropical agriculture. A list of common names and subject index are included.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Tropical environments: climates, soils and cropping systems. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) N2-fixing organisms in the tropics. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 56) The process of N2-fixation. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 72) Assessment of the role of N2-fixation. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 93) Cycling of fixed N in tropical cropping systems. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 111) Cereal crops and grasses: free-living, root-associated and endophytic N2-fixing bacteria. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 128) Cyanobacteria and Azolla as green manure for wetland rice. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 140) Grain legumes for food, fodder and soil fertility. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 169) Legumes as green manures and cover crops. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 187) Forage legumes in pastures and leys. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 212) Plantation crops: understorey legumes and shade trees. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 222) Agroforestry: N2-fixing trees in integrated agriculture. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 253) Environmental constraints to N2-fixation. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 271) Approaches to enhancing N2-fixation. Author(s): Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 299) Future impacts of N2-fixation in tropical agriculture. Author(s): Giller, K. E.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994178
  • Record Number
  • 20013118217