Physical Methods in Agriculture

Approach to Precision and Quality

  • Jiří Blahovec
  • Miroslav Kutílek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. On Precision and Quality

    1. Miroslav Kutílek
      Pages 1-10
  3. Soil and Allocation in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Miroslav Kutílek, Miroslav Krejča, Jana Kupcová-Vlašimská
      Pages 51-59
    3. Martin Libra, Vladislav Poulek
      Pages 83-104
    4. Victor Yakushev, Dmitry Kurtener, Vladimir Badenko
      Pages 119-133
  4. Properties and Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Jiří Blahovec
      Pages 137-155
    3. Jaroslav Buchar, Libor Severa, Jana Simeonovová
      Pages 157-165
    4. Bohdan Dobrzański Jr.
      Pages 167-194
    5. Józef Horabik, Marek Molenda
      Pages 195-217
    6. Tomasz Jeliński, Jadwiga Sadowska, Józef Fornal
      Pages 219-240
    7. Sebnem Tavman, Perihan Yolci
      Pages 241-256
    8. Józef Fornal, Wioletta Błaszczak, Stanisław Grundas
      Pages 281-308
  5. Fruits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Josse de Baerdemaeker, Pál T. Jancsók, Bert E. Verlinden
      Pages 343-357
    3. Paolo Menesatti, Graziella Paglia, Silvia Solaini, Angelo Zanella
      Pages 359-374
    4. Bohdan Dobrzański Jr., Rafał Rybczyński
      Pages 375-397
    5. Veerle Van Linden, Michele Desmet, Paul Darius, Josse De Baerdemaeker, Herman Ramon
      Pages 399-409
    6. Hans J. Hellebrand, Horst Beuche, Manfred Linke
      Pages 411-427
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-454

About this book


The frrst attempts to use physical methods in agriculture can be found in nineteenth century as a necessary component of farm and food machinery. There were mechanics, electricity and physical chemistry that were the first physical disciplines used in agriculture and food industry. In the same time period the studies on physical properties of soils started to be one of main topics of soil science. The twentieth century was a century of research on physical properties of agromaterials. The physical properties of agromaterials have been studied e. g. in the USA, where a big role has been played by ASAE (1907), and in the Soviet Union where the special Institute of Agrophysics was founded (1932) by Academician Ioffe. The ASAE's activity was enlarged in 1960s and 1970s, especially with the role playing by the Mohsenin's group and its followers. At that time the Institute of Agrophysics of Polish Academy of Sciences was founded in Lublin and conferences on physical methods in agriculture began to be organised. The participants of the last conference - "Physical Methods in Agriculture - Approach to Precision and Quality", held on August 27-30, 2001, have prepared the basis for this book. Part of the conference participants decided to enlarge their conference papers to be more general and more instructive in relation to further development of the science. New papers prepared under this deciSion were reviewed, discussed and revised, repeatedly, to be presented in this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jiří Blahovec
    • 1
  • Miroslav Kutílek
    • 2
  1. 1.Czech University of AgriculturePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4916-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0085-8
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