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By J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart, S. B. Hornick, R. P. Singh (auth.), R. P. Singh, J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart (eds.)

From the start of agriculture until eventually approximately 1950, elevated nutrition construction got here virtually totally from increasing the cropland base. on account that 1950, besides the fact that, the yield in line with unit of land sector for significant vegetation has elevated dramatically. a lot of the rise in yields used to be due to elevated inputs of power. among 1950 and 1985, the farm tractor fleet quadrupled, international irrigated quarter tripled, and use of fertilizer elevated ninefold. among 1950 and 1985, the full strength utilized in international agriculture elevated 6. nine occasions. Irrigation performed a very vital function within the swift elevate in nutrition construction among 1950 and 1985. The world's irrigated land in 1950 totaled ninety four million hectares yet elevated to a hundred and forty million by means of 1960, to 198 million by means of 1970, and to 271 million hectares in 1985. despite the fact that, the present cost of enlargement has slowed to under 1 % in line with yr. the realm inhabitants keeps to extend and agricultural creation through the yr 2000 must be 50 to 60% more than in 1980 to fulfill calls for. This endured call for for nutrition and fiber, coupled with the pointy decline within the progress expense of irrigation improvement, implies that a lot of the extra agricultural creation in years yet to come needs to come from cultivated land that isn't irrigated. Agricultural creation might be elevated within the arid and semiarid areas simply because those areas make up immense components in constructing international locations the place populations are quickly rising.

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IX. Economics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o. Drawer 10, Bushland, TX 79012. 1990 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc. w. Unger 28 X. Summary and Conclusions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. Accomplishments ....................................... B. Needs............................................. References .................................................... 59 59 60 61 I. Introduction "Conservation tillage is not a panacea, but it is one of the best ways yet found to meet our national priorities of soil and water conservation" (Meyers, 1983).

These data need to be collected routinely with reliable, accurate instrumentation. Extrapolation of windspeed data must take into consideration the height of observation. Wind in many semiarid areas is responsible for plant damage from either blowing sand or mechanical damage (Grace, 1977). The lack of ground cover, often found in semiarid regions makes the sandy soils particularly susceptible to strong winds. Protection of plants by wind barriers is necessary to ensure establishment of seedlings.

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