Two new titles in 'The Tropical Agriculturalist' series 2
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CTA. 1991. Two new titles in 'The Tropical Agriculturalist' series 2 . Spore 33. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Two new titles in 'The Tropical Agriculturalist' series CTA and Macmillan publish jointly 'The Tropical Agriculturalist' series, the practical field guides aimed at farmers, farm managers, extension officers, students, teachers and those studying and taking part in rural development projects. Two new titles have been added to the series: Rabbits and Weed control. Rabbits have a great deal to offer in food production in the Tropics. They can turn forage into high-quality protein and yet they remain within the investment range of poor families, thus contributing to domestic self sufficiency. The author of Rabbits, Denis Fielding of the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh, has written a book which is practical, readable and realistic, and which also takes account of all research into rabbit-keeping in the rural Tropics in recent years. The book covers in detail the characteristics and requirements of this livestock group, and how to raise and produce them in a number of tropical zones and farming systems. Breeds, breeding, health, nutrition, housing, slaughtering and meat and skin processing are all covered. The black-and white illustrations and diagrams are clear and easy to follow. The work concludes with a short bibliography, a glossary of specialist terms used, and an index. Weed control by E M Lavabre, scientific adviser to IRRCC-CIRAD, contains contributions from John Wibberley, consultant and lecturer in tropical agriculture, M Deat and J Deuse, and was originally published in French as Le desherbage des cultures sous les tropiques. Weed control describes the basic biology of weeds and the characteristics of the different species. All methods of control (manual, animal-powered and engine-driven, cultural and chemical), are described and illustrated in detail, together with the main herbicides and their applications. However, it is recognized that for some tropical crops the use of herbicides will remain limited. Emphasis is placed on looking at all possible weed control options, including crop rotation, preceding crop, careful crop sequencing and mixed cropping. The importance of choosing the most appropriate method is stressed. Full use is made of line drawings, tables, diagrams and black-and-white photographs, and this volume also has a clear glossary of terms used, a brief bibliography and an index. Rabbits by Denis Fielding Macmillan Education Ltd and CTA 106pp, 1991 ISBN 0 333 52611 3 Weed control by E M Lavabre at al 90pp, 1991 ISBN 0 333 5449 8 Available from CTA