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April 21, 2014
Editor(s):
G. Jock Churchman, Edward R. Landa
The largest part of the world’s food comes from its soils, either directly from plants, or via animals fed on pastures and crops. Thus, it is necessary to maintain, and if possible, improve the quality—and hence good health—of soils, while enabling them to support the growing world population. The 
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April 01, 2014
Editor(s):
Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, M. R. Ahuja
Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, 
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March 24, 2014
Author(s):
N. Chandrasekaran, G. Raghuram
The agribusiness supply chain includes a number of processes such as supply management, production management, and demand management to customers through a competitive distribution channel. Each step of the way can be plagued with issues such as diversity of production and demand, bulkiness of 
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March 21, 2014
Editor(s):
Mohammad Pessarakli
Continuous discoveries in plant and crop physiology have resulted in an abundance of new information since the publication of the second edition of the Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, necessitating a new edition to cover the latest advances in the field. Like its predecessors, the Third 
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March 12, 2014
Author(s):
Neil Helyer, Nigel D. Cattlin, Kevin C. Brown
There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant 
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March 07, 2014
Editor(s):
Jochen Bundschuh, Guangnan Chen
Sustainability in agriculture and associated primary industries, which are both energy-intensive, is crucial for the development of any country. Increasing scarcity and resulting high fossil fuel prices combined with the need to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make the improvement of 
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Published:
February 21, 2014
Author(s):
Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
One of the largest food commodities exported from the developing countries to the rest of the world, cocoa has gained increasing attention on the global market—raising many questions about its quality, sustainability and traceability. Cocoa Production and Processing Technology presents detailed 
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February 20, 2014
Editor(s):
Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, K. R. Shivanna
Reproductive biology is the basis of species improvement and a thorough understanding of this is needed for plant improvement, whether by conventional or biotechnological methods. This book presents an up to date and comprehensive description of reproduction in lower plants, gymnosperms and higher 
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February 14, 2014
Editor(s):
Carla Mucignat-Caretta
Intraspecific communication involves the activation of chemoreceptors and subsequent activation of different central areas that coordinate the responses of the entire organism—ranging from behavioral modification to modulation of hormones release. Animals emit intraspecific chemical signals, often 
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February 14, 2014
Editor(s):
Santosh Kumar
Advances in information technology and next generation sequencing have propelled the use of bioinformatics in agriculture, especially in the area of crop improvement. An extremely large amount of genomics data is available from plants and animals due to tremendous improvements in the field. This 
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