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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...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in...

Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Second Edition (Online Version)

2nd Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.
September 15, 2018

This reference addresses a wide spectrum of scientific and human topics, concepts, methodologies, strategies, solutions, questions, and dilemmas. The entries are concisely written and include the most up-to-date information available. It is richly illustrated with graphs, line drawings, photographs...

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future

1st Edition

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
September 13, 2018

This new volume, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future, looks at the application of a variety of technologies, both fundamental and advanced, that are being used for crop improvement, metabolic engineering, and the development of...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume I: Major Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 12, 2018

This new book, the first of two volumes on forage crops grown throughout the world, discusses the importance of fodder production of the major fodder crops for animals. It focuses on the 17 major forage crops, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages. It discusses crop...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 12, 2018

This book, the second of two volumes, discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. It focuses on 25 minor forage crops, including non-leguminous perennial forages, leguminous forages, and non-graminaceous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and...

Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation

1st Edition

Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Limin Hua, Haiying Feng
August 23, 2018

This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes. It is...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2:: Food, Health, and Nutrition

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
August 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition addresses some of the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. This volume, part of the two-volume compendium, focuses on research trends in sustainable horticulture that include postharvest management and...

Forage Crops of the World, 2-volume set: Volume I: Major Forage Crops; Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
August 15, 2018

This new 2-volume set discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. The volumes focuses on fodder production for forage crops, cover 17 major forage crops and 25 minor forage crops. The volumes discuss crop production methodology and agronomic management in a...

Underexploited Spice Crops: Present Status, Agrotechnology, and Future Research Directions

1st Edition

Amit Baran Sharangi, Pemba H. Bhutia, Akkabathula Chandini Raj, Majjiga Sreenivas
August 14, 2018

Spices provide our food with nutraceutical value rather than actual nutrition. But apart from the popular and major spices, there are several other spices, which, in spite of their enormous contribution to human health, remain underexploited or underutilized. This new volume, Underexploited Spice...

Plants and Human Conflict

1st Edition

Eran Pichersky
August 13, 2018

Perhaps the least appreciated dramatis personae in human history are plants. Humans, like all other animals, cannot produce their own food as plants do through photosynthesis, and must therefore acquire organic material for survival and growth by eating plants or by eating other animals that eat...

Capsicum: Breeding Strategies for Anthracnose Resistance

1st Edition

Orarat Mongkolporn
July 16, 2018

Capsicum, more commonly as chili or chili pepper, is an important global vegetable and spice crop. Anthracnose disease, caused by a complex of Colletotrichum species, is the major biotic stress limiting chili production in tropical and subtropical countries. Anthracnose disease mainly manifests...

Metagenomics in Agriculture and Food Production

1st Edition

Ryan C. Fink
July 15, 2018

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...

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