Feeding a billion: frontiers of Chinese agriculture

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Michigan State University Press, 1987 - Business & Economics - 462 pages

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Contents

Introduction
1
Agricultural History over Seven Thousand Years
19
Million Square Kilometers of Territory
35
Water ResourcesThe Lifeline of Chinese
49
The Potentials of Grasslands
65
Good Crops from Salty Soils
83
Agriculture in the Highlands of Tibet
93
From Bare Lands to Bread Baskets
99
Diverse Sources of Edible Oils
241
Vegetable AbundanceFrom Yardlong Cowpeas
253
Chinese CabbageYearRound
271
Indigenous and Exotic Fruits
279
From Monkey Heads to Wood Ears
293
Plants to Keep People Healthy
301
Three Hundred Million Pigs
309
Chickens Ducks Geese and Rabbits Galore
325

Organic FarmingGrowing Plants the Organic Way
111
Energy Resources in the Countryside
127
Miracles of Rice
139
Wheat Campaigns
157
The Rise of Corn
169
SoybeansThe Miracle Bean of China
183
Millet and SorghumThe Ancients of Crops
201
BarleyAn Ancient Crop Made Modern
209
Sugar on the Table
219
The Sweet PotatoA Treasure Trove from
227
The Irish PotatoA Newcomer
233
Fish CultureThree Thousand Years of History
339
People and Machines
347
Warring with Pests
367
The Plastic Revolution
381
Test Tube Plants
391
Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Farm Animals
405
Returns Beyond the Land
415
More and Better Food for the FutureProspects
425
Chinese Agriculture in the Eyes of an American
437
A View of the 21st Century
459
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