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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 Biological Systems for Agriculture: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines

Megh R. Goyal
May 08, 2018

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines explores and introduces the use of nanotechnology, biofertilizers, and design of farm machines in agriculture. The contributions are from India, Africa and the USA; the...

Engineering Interventions in Sustainable Trickle Irrigation: Irrigation Requirements and Uniformity, Fertigation, and Crop Performance

Megh R. Goyal, Basamma K. Aladakatti
May 01, 2018

Improving agricultural water use efficiency (WUE) is vitally important in many parts of the world due to the decreasing availability of water resources and the increasing competition for water between different users. Micro irrigation is an effective tool for conserving water resources. Studies...

Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan

Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Sarwar Khan
April 25, 2018

Pakistan has a strong agrarian base and agriculture is its main factor in economic growth. Due to fixed cropping patterns, reliance on few major crops, narrow genetic pools, poor seed quality and changing climate, agriculture production is compromised throughout the country. This book provides an...

Agricultural Drones: A Peaceful Pursuit

K. R. Krishna
March 28, 2018

Agricultural drones are expected to revolutionize the way we conduct agronomic procedures and maintain natural vegetation on earth. This book explores the increasing importance of the role of aerial robots in managing agricultural farms and natural resources. Agricultural Drones: A Peaceful Pursuit...

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

Guangnan Chen
March 15, 2018

The agricultural industry is dealing with enormous challenges across the globe, including the limited availability of arable lands and fresh water, as well as the effect of climate change. Machinery plays a crucial role in agriculture and farming systems, in order to feed the world’s growing...

Sustainable Sugarcane Production

Priyanka Singh, Ajay Kumar Tiwari
March 07, 2018

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 volume addresses these...

Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design

Petre Miu
February 19, 2018

From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Design Applications A culmination of the author’s more than 20 years of research efforts, academic papers, and lecture notes, Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design outlines the key concepts of combine harvester process theory and provides you with a...

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Tsuneo Watanabe
February 08, 2018

The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural...

Bioresources Technology in Sustainable Agriculture: Biological and Biochemical Research

Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, Mohd Tajudin Bin Ali, Farida Zuraina M. Yusof
February 06, 2018

This book focuses on cutting-edge advances and applications in tropical agriculture and bioresources. It outlines some of the newest advances, basic tools, and the applications of novel approaches to improve agricultural practices and utilization of bioresources for the enhancement of human life....

Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture

Megh R. Goyal, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Richard Koech
February 01, 2018

With a roster of international contributors, this volume offers an abundance of solutions to address agricultural water management challenges in today’s water-scarce areas of the world. The authors present studies on farmer-friendly irrigation scheduling methods, model-based analysis of crop water...

History of Plant Breeding

Rolf H. J. Schlegel
January 26, 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...

Plant Biotechnology

Hiru Ranabhatt, Renu Kapor
December 31, 2017

This book summarises various aspects of plant biotechnology and is divided into 27 chapters. This edition discusses: plant cell culture and development, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, germplasm storage, haploid plants, triploid plants, in vitro pollination and fertilisation, protoplast...

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