Integrated Farming Systems

Authored by: John Holland

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
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Arable crops are complex ecological systems and consequently a blueprint for their management using an integrated approach cannot be applied universally. Each farm, crop, and even each field must be considered separately based upon the previous history, current crop monitoring, and the farmers’ individual objectives. There are, however, some broad principles that apply.

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