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Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

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Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, Kanwar Lal Sahrawat

September 16, 2011

This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. Besides tech...

Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas

Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas

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Theib Y. Oweis, Dieter Prinz, Ahmed Y. Hachum

May 21, 2012

Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also ‘natural leakage’—90% of rainwater is lost directly or indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part of this lost water. ...

Greenhouse Design and Control

Greenhouse Design and Control

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Pedro Ponce, Arturo Molina, Paul Cepeda, Esther Lugo, Brian MacCleery

September 11, 2014

Agricultural production is one of the main keys to the development of healthy societies. It is anticipated that agricultural systems will increasingly have to contend with temperature, humidity and water stress in the near future. This makes the need to increase the efficiency of land and water use ...

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing: Volume III: Effective Stress Tests, Third Edition

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing: Volume III: Effective Stress Tests, Third Edition

K. H. Head, Roger Epps

September 22, 2014

This volume provides a comprehensive working manual for the laboratory testing of soils for civil engineers. It is an essential practical handbook for all who are engaged in laboratory testing of soils as well as being of great value to professional engineers, consultants, academics and students in...

Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications

Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications

H. Magdi Selim

September 17, 2014

During the last four decades, tremendous advances have been made towards the understanding of transport characteristics of contaminants in soils, solutes, and tracers in geological media. Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of...

Organic Agricultural Practices: Alternatives to Conventional Agricultural Systems

Organic Agricultural Practices: Alternatives to Conventional Agricultural Systems

Kimberly Etingoff

September 06, 2014

Organic practices are quickly redefining how agriculture is done around the world, as we come to realize how detrimental conventional agriculture is to local and global environments and economies. This book serves as an overview of some of the important topics in organic agriculture. The...

Agricultural Resource Use and Management

Agricultural Resource Use and Management

Kimberly Etingoff

August 19, 2014

Agriculture is one of the prime users of water, particularly in arid places with already-limited water resources, and its effects are diverse and far reaching. Providing a nuanced study of agricultural resource management, this informative book takes a four-pronged approach, covering research on:...

Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation

Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal

August 04, 2014

This new book, Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation, offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. The information covered has worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture....

Sustainable Micro Irrigation: Principles and Practices

Sustainable Micro Irrigation: Principles and Practices

Megh R. Goyal

July 14, 2014

This new book, Principles and Practices of Sustainable Micro Irrigation, is the first in the new series on micro irrigation, which offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. Written by experienced scientists from...

Nitrogen Management in Crop Production

Nitrogen Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria

June 25, 2014

One of the main approaches for safeguarding food security, sustainable development has increased demand for knowledge on fertilizer management in crop production. Among essential plant nutrients, nitrogen is one of the most important yield-limiting nutrients, mainly responsible for determining...

Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment: Principles and Controversies, Second Edition

Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment: Principles and Controversies, Second Edition

Kim H. Tan

June 10, 2014

The field of humic matter research has undergone drastic changes in concepts and principles since the first edition of Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment: Principles and Controversies was published more than a decade ago. Still the only book of its kind specifically addressing humic acid...

Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation, Second Edition

Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation, Second Edition

Jeff Kuo

June 02, 2014

  Includes Illustrative Applications of Practical Design Calculations Written in a straightforward style and user-friendly format, Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation, Second Edition highlights the essential concepts and important aspects of major design...

The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource

The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource

G. Jock Churchman, Edward R. Landa

April 21, 2014

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...

Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, Third Edition

Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, Third Edition

Mohammad Pessarakli

March 21, 2014

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...

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables: Second Edition

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables: Second Edition

Burt G. Look

February 10, 2014

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced...