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Improving Seed Conditioning

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Bill Gregg
February 23, 2017

Seed conditioning is the final process that establishes the quality of a seed lot and determines its value. It is a complex process involving a significant series of machines, each of which must be used in the proper sequence of the entire process, and each machine must be carefully and properly adj...

Animal Movement: Statistical Models for Telemetry Data

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Mevin B. Hooten, Devin S. Johnson, Brett T. McClintock, Juan M. Morales
January 17, 2017

The study of animal movement has always been a key element in ecological science, because it is inherently linked to critical processes that scale from individuals to populations and communities to ecosystems. Rapid improvements in biotelemetry data collection and processing technology have given ri...

Cerambycidae of the World: Biology and Pest Management

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Qiao Wang
January 17, 2017

There are more than 36,000 described species in the family Cerambycidae in the world. With the significant increase of international trade in the recent decades, many cerambycid species have become major plant pests outside their natural distribution range, causing serious environmental problems at ...

Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition

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Rattan Lal
November 1, 2016

New and Improved Global Edition: Three-Volume Set A ready reference addressing a multitude of soil and soil management concerns, the highly anticipated and widely expanded third edition of Encyclopedia of Soil Science now spans three volumes and covers ground on a global scale. A definitive guide d...

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

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Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
December 28, 2016

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book provide...

Green Pesticides Handbook: Essential Oils for Pest Control

Leo M.L. Nollet, Hamir Singh Rathore
May 25, 2017

Green pesticides, also called ecological pesticides, are pesticides derived from organic sources which are considered environmentally friendly and are causing less harm to human and animal health and to habitats and the ecosystem. Essential oils based insecticides started have amazing features....

Metagenomics in Agriculture and Food Production

Ryan C. Fink
May 15, 2017

Inexpensive high-throughput sequencing has allowed for the complete characterization of microorganisms inhabiting the most diverse environmental niches, including agricultural- and food-related niches. This approach is generally referred to as metagenomics and its application to solving...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

Radha Mohan Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
May 15, 2017

Strawberry is an excellent crop for nutritional, food and economic security worldwide, in general, and for those countries where growers show reluctance to grow other perennial fruits due to small size of holdings, in particular. With the introduction of soil less culture, this fruit can be grown...

Biology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds

Mithila Jugulam
May 12, 2017

The book provides comprehensive information on a wide range of topics from biology, physiology, genetics to the use of genomic tools in weed science. The book covers information at a more advanced level than the previously published books in weed science. It covers not only weed genetics and...

Plant OMICS and Crop Breeding

Sajad Majeed Zargar, Vandna Rai
May 03, 2017

Due to the advent of state-of-the-art technologies in the field of biotechnology, much progress has been achieved since the last decade. OMICS technologies are being extensively used to address various issues pertaining to agriculture. Recent advances in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and...

Wilderness of Wildlife Tourism

Johra Kayeser Fatima
May 02, 2017

Wildlife tourism is a growing multimillion-dollar industry within the hospitality and tourism industry. Wildlife tourism, in its simplest sense, is the creation of tour packages for watching wild animals in their natural habitats, and is particularly important in African and South American...

Solar Energy Sciences and Engineering Applications

Napoleon Enteria, Aliakbar Akbarzadeh
April 30, 2017

Solar energy is available all over the world in different intensities. Theoretically, the solar energy available on the surface of the earth is enough to support the energy requirements of the entire planet. However, in reality, progress and development of solar science and technology depends to a...

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition

Geoffrey E. Blight, Eng Choon Leong
April 30, 2017

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ...

Renewable Energy Yearbook 2011: Renergy FNP

Agra FNP Research
April 28, 2017

The intensive exploration of natural resources has begun to take a heavy toll on the environment, economic models appear to have been worn out, and major cultural and technological transformations are underway. The energy issue is particularly important in the context of the technological and...

Chlorophyll Fluorescence: Understanding Crop Performance — Basics and Applications

Mohamed H. Kalaji, Vasilij N. Goltsev, Krystyna Żuk-Gołaszewska, Marek Zivcak, Marian Brestic
April 25, 2017

Chlorophyll a fluorescence is a tool for evaluating plant responses to stress conditions. Fluorescence can be used in plant phenotyping and breeding programs to monitor biotic and abiotic stresses including mineral deficiencies, soil salinity, and pathogenic diseases. Chlorophyll Fluorescence:...

Renewable Energy Yearbook 2010: Renergy FNP

Agra FNP Research
April 16, 2017

The intensive exploration of natural resources has begun to take a heavy toll on the environment, economic models appear to have been worn out, and major cultural and technological transformations are underway. The energy issue is particularly important in the context of the technological and...

Organic Compounds in Soils, Sediments & Sludges: Analysis and Determination

T Roy Crompton
April 16, 2017

The increasing awareness of the effects of pollutants in the eco-system and on the development of suitable methods of analysis has stimulated a lot of research recently. This volume comprehensively discusses the range of methods available for the analysis and determination of organic compounds in...

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