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Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon fr...

History of Plant Breeding

Rolf H. J. Schlegel
January 09, 2018

While there has been great progress in the development of plant breeding over the last decade, the selection of suitable plants for human consumption began over 13,000 years ago. Since the Neolithic era, the cultivation of plants has progressed in Asia Minor, Asia, Europe, and ancient America, each...

LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications

Pinliang Dong, Qi Chen
January 04, 2018

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. This book introduces the fundamentals of LiDAR remote sensing, LiDAR data processing and analysis methods and applications of LiDAR in...

Human-Insect Interactions

Sergey Govorushko
December 27, 2017

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly...

Sustainable Sugarcane Production

Priyanka Singh, Ajay Kumar Tiwari
December 26, 2017

The sugarcane crop, one of the most important crops commercially grown in about 115 countries of the world, faces a number of problems, such as low cane productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses, high cost of cultivation, postharvest losses, and low sugar recovery. This new volume, Sustainable...

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

David V Alford
December 15, 2017

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date illustrated account of the various pests of fruit crops throughout Europe, many of which (or their close relatives) are also present in non-European countries. In fact, several pose problems on fruit crops worldwide....

Weed Control Methods for River Basin Management

E.O. Gangstad
December 15, 2017

Aquatic plants continue to create problems associated with navigation, flood control, agriculture, irrigation and drainage, values of lands, conservation of wildlife and fisheries, and water resource supply. While much research is being done to find more effective and economic control measures,...

Fruit Flies and the Sterile Insect Technique

Carrol O. Calkins
December 13, 2017

This book is a continuation of the development of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) specifically designed for use against, and management of, fruit flies. Several factors indicate an increased use of the SIT against fruit flies within the next decade....

Management of Carbon Sequestration in Soil

Rattan Lal
December 13, 2017

This book addresses the importance of soil processes in the global carbon cycle.Agricultural activities considered responsible for an increase in CO2 levels in our atmosphere include: deforestation, biomass burning, tillage and intensive cultivation, and drainage of wetlands.However, agriculture...

Preharvest Field sprouting in Cereals

N.F. Derera
December 13, 2017

This book summarizes the research done on preharvest sprouting during recent years. Naturally, whenever needed, earlier findings are also considered. Both publishers and the authors hope that his publication will provide researchers and students with a convenient source of up-to-date information in...

Weed Control Methods for Public Health Applications

E.O. Gangstad
December 13, 2017

This volume includes measures of control of aquatic vegetation that harms human health, since water-related diseases exist in this environment. Although malaria has receded internationally due to the combined chemotherapeutic-insecticidal programs, recently it has resisted both medicines and...

Crop Improvement Utilizing Biotechnology

Rup Lal
December 13, 2017

This book discusses; somaclonal variation in crop improvement, the role of tissue culture in rapid clonal propagation and production of pathogen-free plant, protoplasts in crop improvement, cell selection and long-term high-frequency regeneration of cereals and legumes, agrobacteria-mediated gene...

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