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The scientific principles of the seven-year-cultivation rule of thumb (7-Y-C RoT) in farming management

Mar Iman, Abdul Hamid (2008) The scientific principles of the seven-year-cultivation rule of thumb (7-Y-C RoT) in farming management. In: International Seminar on Islamic Science and Technology (InSIST’08): Reviving The Supremacy of Islamic Science, 18-19 March 2008, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Underlying the verses describing a prophetic interpretation of an Egyptian King’s dream about “seven lean cows devouring seven fat ones and seven dry ears of corn withering around seven green ones� are some principles that remain to be further uncovered in farming research. The relevance of the principles probably lies in the science and economics of farming management. Firstly, seven-year-cultivation period is a basis for many crop production systems, especially in terms of efficiency and major production decisions. Secondly, seven-year-cultivation period is also a basis for analyzing the cyclical nature of many agricultural crops. This paper discusses some examples of agricultural crop systems that demonstrate such characteristics. It is found that the agronomic and economic aspects of crop production are logically tied to the concept of seven-year time horizon and, therefore, it makes sense to strategize farming management on a seven-year cycle basis. Key words: Seven-year-cultivation rule of thumb (7-Y-C RoT), farming management

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seven-year-cultivation rule of thumb (7-Y-C RoT), farming management
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5365
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Mar Iman
Deposited On:25 Mar 2008 08:39
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:29

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