This comprehensive text emphasizes the general principles of crop production as a science, an art, and a business whose impact on society is inestimable. The book is suitable for use in courses covering crop production at either the introductory or intermediate levels of study and is an invaluable reference for students and professionals alike. In a writing style that is clear, to-the-point, and easy to understand, this text provides the necessary background for a solid understanding of all topics related to this exciting fieldin addition to offering information on the latest technologies used and addressing the current trends and issues. The scientific principles presented are applicable globally, while special reference is made to the North American experience. The coverage of topics in Principles of Crop Production: Theory, Techniques, and Technology is organized as follows: Crop Production and Society Plant Structure and Function Plant Metabolism and Growth Crop Improvement Climate and Weather Soil and Land Plant and Soil Water Pests in Crop Production Agricultural Production Systems Land Preparation and Farm Energy Seed and Seeding Harvesting and Storage of Crops Marketing and Handling Grain CropsAcquaah, George is the author of 'Principles of Crop Production Theory, Techniques, and Technology' with ISBN 9780130221339 and ISBN 0130221333.