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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...

The Vegetable Pathosystem: Ecology, Disease Mechanism, and Management

1st Edition

Mohammad Ansar, Abhijeet Ghatak
December 20, 2019

Variability in vegetable pathogens is a critical issue, particularly in changing environments, as it presents challenges to accurate diagnoses and proper management. This book focuses on the diverse ecology of phytopathogens, covering the varying disease categories (acute, chronic, and emerging),...

Handbook of Conservation Agriculture [Two-Volume set]

1st Edition

Rohitashw Kumar, Vijay P. Singh, Deepak Jhajharia, Rasoul Mirabbasi
December 20, 2019

Conservation agriculture is a sustainable production model that not only optimizes crop yields, but also reaps economic and environmental benefits as well. The adoption of successful conservation agriculture methods has resulted in energy savings, higher organic matter content and biotic activity...

Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Medicinal Plants, Volume 6

1st Edition

Ram J. Singh
December 18, 2019

Medicinal Plants, Volume 6 of the Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement series summarizes landmark research and describes medicinal plants as nature’s pharmacy. Highlights Examines the use of molecular technology for maintaining authenticity and quality of plant-based...

Invasive Wild Pigs in North America: Ecology, Impacts, and Management

1st Edition

Kurt C. VerCauteren, James C. Beasley, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, John J. Mayer, Gary J. Roloff, Bronson K. Strickland
December 18, 2019

Throughout North America, non-native wild pigs have become an ecologically and economically destructive invasive species. Though they are regarded as a popular game species by some, provide economic benefits to others, and are even engrained into societal heritage in some areas, wild pigs are...

Plant Pathogens: Detection and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

Pradeep Kumar, Ajay K. Tiwari, Madhu Kamle, Zafar Abbas, Priyanka Singh
December 17, 2019

Addressing the most critical issues in the management of emerging diseases throughout the world, experts in plant pathology from internationally renowned institutes share their research and examine key literature. They look at both traditional pathology and advanced biotechnological and molecular...

Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops

1st Edition

Franc Bavec, Martina Bavec
December 17, 2019

Merging coverage of two increasingly popular and quickly growing food trends, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops provides an overview of the basic principles of organic agriculture and highlights its multifunctionality with special emphasis on the conservation of rare crops and their...

Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits

1st Edition

Basharat Nabi Dar, Shabir Ahmad Mir
December 15, 2019

Focusing on new technological interventions involved in the postharvest management of fruits, this volume looks at the research on new and emerging techniques to maintain the quality of fruits from farm to table. The volume looks at the factors that contribute to shortening shelf life and...

Applied Agricultural Practices for Mitigating Climate Change [Volume 2]

1st Edition

Rohitashw Kumar, Vijay P Singh, Deepak Jhajharia, Rasoul Mirabbasi
December 12, 2019

Conservation agriculture is a sustainable production model that not only optimizes crop yields, but also reaps economic and environmental benefits as well. The adoption of successful conservation agriculture methods has resulted in energy savings, higher organic matter content and biotic activity...

Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change [Volume 1]

1st Edition

Rohitashw Kumar, Vijay P Singh, Deepak Jhajharia, Rasoul Mirabbasi
December 12, 2019

Conservation agriculture is a sustainable production model that not only optimizes crop yields, but also reaps economic and environmental benefits as well. The adoption of successful conservation agriculture methods has resulted in energy savings, higher organic matter content and biotic activity...

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Peas and Beans: A Colour Handbook

1st Edition

Anthony J. Biddle, Nigel Cattlin
December 12, 2019

Anthony Biddle is among the most respected scientists in the pea and bean industry worldwide. Nigel Cattlin has an international reputation for agricultural and horticultural photography of the highest order. They have created between them a concise and practical guide to the protection of pea and...

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

1st Edition

Diana Perez-Staples, Francisco Diaz-Fleischer, Pablo Montoya, Maria Teresa Vera
December 02, 2019

Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pests have a profound impact on horticultural production and economy of many countries. It is fundamental to understand their biology and evaluate methods for their suppression, containment, or eradication. Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests comprises...

The Chestnut Handbook: Crop & Forest Management

1st Edition

Gabriele Beccaro, Alberto Alma, Giancarlo Bounous, Jose Gomes-Laranjo
December 02, 2019

Chestnut Management and Production shares achievements in chestnut development and cultivation including information on sustainable planning and management of chestnut production from nursery to plantation, entomology, pathology, and ecosystem services. Cultivation techniques of Chinese, Japanese,...

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