By B.V. Ilaco (Eds.)
Agricultural Compendium: For Rural improvement within the Tropics and Subtropics specializes in the improvement of rural assets within the tropics and subtropics, in addition to weather, water regulate, and animal construction.
The booklet first deals info on weather and soil and land type. themes contain phenomena correct to agricultural meteorology, category of weather, mum or dad fabrics of soils, soil fertility and outline, land assessment, and platforms of soil category. The textual content then takes a glance at geodesy, in addition to aerial images, tools and components, measuring tools, and calculation of surfaces.
The booklet elaborates on water regulate and land development, together with floor water and groundwater hydrology, drainage, irrigation, land clearing and leveling, reclamation of saline and alkali soils, and soil development. The textual content then examines agriculture, animal construction, fisheries, and farm economics.
The manuscript is very instructed for agriculturists and readers attracted to the advance of rural assets within the tropics and subtropics.
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A most fruitful application is that of night frost prevention. The various methods in use are based on different principles: • • In citrus orchards, the radiation balance is influenced by heating with special radiators. This method is more advantageous than heating the air by fires. The latter method whereby the air in the lower metres is heated directly, is based on the mixing Λ air of lower and higher layers. The method requires much energy and the results are not very reliable. Trees are sometimes also successful.
Therefore, the height of the measurement and, possibly, the conditions of the screen and its surroundings should be recorded in order to allow adequate interpretation of the collected data. The thermometers should have a scale suited to the temperature range to be observed and have a calibration certificate. 1 General Wind is the result of air movement caused by air-pressure gradients. The earth's surface induces eddies in the overflowing air. e. turbulent air movement. This turbulence greatly increases the transport rate of matter and heat in a direction perpendicular to the surface.
Not only averages but also maximum and minimum values, variability and periodicity are required. For the interpretation of these data, the most exact information about instruments, their location and the surroundings and surface vegetation is required. The name, latitude, longitude and elevation of the station should also be recorded. e. , information about effective root depth, soil moisture characteristics and depth to water-table during the growing season should be obtained. g. concrete, asphalt pavement, short irrigated grass).