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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...

Human-Insect Interactions

Sergey Govorushko
December 27, 2017

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly...

Weed Control Methods for River Basin Management

E.O. Gangstad
December 15, 2017

Aquatic plants continue to create problems associated with navigation, flood control, agriculture, irrigation and drainage, values of lands, conservation of wildlife and fisheries, and water resource supply. While much research is being done to find more effective and economic control measures,...

Fruit Flies and the Sterile Insect Technique

Carrol O. Calkins
December 13, 2017

This book is a continuation of the development of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) specifically designed for use against, and management of, fruit flies. Several factors indicate an increased use of the SIT against fruit flies within the next decade....

Preharvest Field sprouting in Cereals

N.F. Derera
December 13, 2017

This book summarizes the research done on preharvest sprouting during recent years. Naturally, whenever needed, earlier findings are also considered. Both publishers and the authors hope that his publication will provide researchers and students with a convenient source of up-to-date information in...

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