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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...

Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design

Petre Miu
December 15, 2017

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...

Advancing Food Integrity: GMO Regulation, Agroecology, and Urban Agriculture

Gabriela Steier
December 06, 2017

The proliferation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our increasingly globalized food system is trivializing the inherent risks to a sustainable world. Responding to the realities of climate change, urbanization, and a GMO-dominated industrialized food system, Gabriela Steier's seminal...

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
November 30, 2017

Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water...

Lactic acid fermentation of human excreta for agricultural application

Nadejda Andreev
November 14, 2017

Human excreta is a valuable fertilizer for improving soil quality and crop productivity, with a potential to replace or complement the mineral fertilizers. The main challenges related to human excreta regarding agricultural applications are microbial contamination risks, loss of nutrients, and odor...

Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing

Megh R. Goyal, Deepak Kumar Verma
November 10, 2017

Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing presents recent advanced research on biological engineering, bioprocessing technologies, and their applications in agricultural food processing, and their applications in agriculture science and agricultural engineering, focusing on biological...

Robotics and Mechatronics for Agriculture

Dan Zhang, Bin Wei
November 02, 2017

The aim of the book is to introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of robotics, mechatronics and automation in agriculture in order to summarize and review the improvements in the methodologies in agricultural robotics. Advances made in the past decades are described, including...

Engineering Interventions in Foods and Plants

Deepak Kumar Verma, Megh R. Goyal
October 30, 2017

With contributions from a broad range of leading professors and scientists, this volume focuses on new areas of processing technologies in foods and plants to help meet the increasing food demand of the rapidly growing populations of the world. The first section of the book is devoted to emerging...

Urban Soils

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 24, 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...

Non-Traditional Feeds for Use in Swine Production (1992)

Phillip A Thacker, Roy N Kirkwood
October 10, 2017

Feed represents the single greatest expense associated with bringing pigs to market weight. Therefore, if you can reduce the cost of feeding without detriment to pig performance, the economics of swine production will improve. The ingredient list for swine rations has become fairly limited, and the...

Vegetable Crop Science

M. K. Rana
September 27, 2017

This book has been prepared to provide every production aspect of important vegetables along with information regarding origin and distribution, composition and uses, botany, varieties, climatic and soil requirement, cultivation practices, harvesting, post-harvest management, insect-pests and...

Soils of Malaysia

Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Radziah Othman, Che Fauziah Ishak
September 20, 2017

There are approximately 500 different types of soils in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land use changes for agriculture; soil fertility; human-induced soil degradation; and soil contamination...

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

Kristin Bilyeu, Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017

The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria. Soybean was domesticated in northeastern China about 2500 BC and...

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