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Urban Soils

1st Edition

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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...

Revival: Conservation Tillage in Temperate Agroecosystems (1993)

1st Edition

M.R. Carter
February 20, 2019

In this invaluable book, leading agronomic researchers provide in-depth reviews of present conservation tillage practices in a wide variety of temperate agroecosystems. Each chapter characterizes how conservation tillage has been developed and adapted or modified to fit specific environments, with...

Revival: Principles of Seed Pathology (1987): Volume II

1st Edition

V. K. Agarwal, James B. Sinclair
February 20, 2019

This Book was written to serve those interested in seed pathology. It is designed to serve as a textbook as well as a reference book for students, teachers, and researchers, and for seed health testing, seed production, and plant quarantine personnel. It is to be used as a guide to the literature....

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Part B, Volume III

1st Edition

N. Bhushan Mandava
February 20, 2019

This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume I of this series is covers the theory and practice of the strategies for pest control and methods for...

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils

1st Edition

Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez
February 15, 2019

The quality of agricultural soils are always under threat from chemical contaminants, which ultimately affect the productivity and safety of crops. Besides agrochemicals, a new generation of substances invades the soil through irrigation with reclaimed wastewater and pollutants of organic origin...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems in Crop Production: A Compendium

1st Edition

K. R. Krishna
February 15, 2019

This volume, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems in Crop Production: A Compendium, responds to the exponential interest in adopting aerial robots (UAVs or drones) for agricultural crop production, which is revolutionizing farming methods worldwide. This volume provides a useful detailed review of 250...

Fire Effects on Soil Properties

1st Edition

Paulo Pereira, Jorge Mataix-Solera, Xavier Úbeda, Guillermo Rein, Artemi Cerdà, Guillermo Rein
February 12, 2019

Wildland fires are occurring more frequently and affecting more of Earth's surface than ever before. These fires affect the properties of soils and the processes by which they form, but the nature of these impacts has not been well understood. Given that healthy soil is necessary to sustain...

Advances in Macrofungi: Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology

1st Edition

Kandikere Ramaiah Sridhar, Sunil Kumar Deshmukh
February 01, 2019

Advances in Macrofungi: Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology discusses the diversity and ecology of edible, toxic, medicinal and mycorrhizal macrofungi; the impact of ectomycorrhizal fungi in terrestrial ecosystems, ectomycorrhizal complex in Boreal forests and commercial application of Pseudotsuga...

Essentials of Statistics in Agriculture Sciences

1st Edition

Pradeep Mishra, Fozia Homa
February 01, 2019

This book, Essentials of Statistics in Agriculture Sciences, is an introductory text presenting some of the basic concepts of statistical tools, specifically as applied to the statistics of agriculture and allied fields. An understanding of the basics, logic, and theory of statistics is very...

Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops: Principles, Practices, and Performance

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, B. J. Pandian
February 01, 2019

Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops presents new research and technologies for making better use of water resources for agricultural purposes. The chapters focus on better management to improve allocation and irrigation water efficiency and look at performance...

Revival: Fractals in Soil Science (1998): Advances in Soil Science

1st Edition

Philippe Baveye, Jean-Yves Parlange, B.A. Stewart
January 29, 2019

The application of fractals and fractal geometry in soil science has become increasingly important over the last few years. This self-contained and timely book was designed to provide detailed and comprehensive information on the current status of the application of fractal geometry in soil science...

The Profession and Practice of Horticultural Therapy

1st Edition

Rebecca L. Haller, Karen L. Kennedy, Christine L. Capra
January 28, 2019

The Profession and Practice of Horticultural Therapy is a comprehensive guide to the theories that horticultural therapists use as a foundation for their practice and provides wide-ranging illustrative models of programming. This book aims to enhance understanding and provide insight into the...

Approaches for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

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Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, Tofazzal Islam
January 21, 2019

Plants are frequently exposed to unfavorable and adverse environmental conditions known as abiotic stressors. These factors can include salinity, drought, heat, cold, flooding, heavy metals, and UV radiation which pose serious threats to the sustainability of crop yields. Since abiotic stresses are...

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