The Solar Corridor Crop System
  • Author : C. LeRoy Deichman
  • Release Date : 12 June 2019
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128147931

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Book excerpt: The Solar Corridor Crop System: Implementation and Impacts presents a case-study format on the planning and implementation of alternative cropping systems designed to maximize incident sunlight and bio-support of all crops in a rotation system. The book describes the basic component of the system, an increased access point of incident sunlight between each row or pairs of rows that enables a more uniform vertical distribution of incident sunlight to chloroplasts within the entire corn leaf canopy. While the production environment and environment specific genetics determine the performance potential of this principle, by maximizing the principles that light is basic to crop yield, a solar corridor ultimately contributes to increased grain yield. Written by experts who were integral in the development of solar corridor systems, and providing real-world examples of the methods, challenges and future prospects, this book will be valuable for those seeking to increase yield-per-acre through both primary and cover-crops. Introduces readers to the concept of alternative row-cropping and its implementation Presents real-world experience, including challenges and solutions Encourages research in maximizing photosynthesis impact on crop yield

The Solar Corridor Crop System

The Solar Corridor Crop System

Author : C. LeRoy Deichman,Robert J. Kremer
Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Solar Corridor Crop System: Implementation and Impacts presents a case-study format on the planning and implementation of alternative cropping systems designed to maximize incident sunlight and bio-support of all crops in a rotation system. The book describes the basic component of the system, an increased access point of incident ...

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Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Author : Charles L. Wilson,Don M. Huber
Publisher : CRC Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Genre : Crops
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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Agricultural systems
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Some general charscteristics of farming in a tropical environment; Shifting cultivation systems; Fallow systems; Ley systems; Systems with permanent upland cultivation; Systems with arable irrigation farming; Systems with perennial crops; Grazing systems; General tendences in the development of tropical farm systems....

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Publisher : Springer
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Science
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Publisher : Scientific Publishers - UBP
Genre : Business & Economics
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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Climate change mitigation
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Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Law
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Publisher : MDPI
Genre : Science
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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Publisher : JHU Press
Genre : Science
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