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Sustainable Development of Organic Agriculture: Historical Perspectives

Kimberly Etingoff
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This important compilation presents an in-depth view spanning past values and practices, present understandings, and potential futures, and covering a range of concrete case studies on sustainable development of organic agriculture. The book...

Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal, Manoj K. Ghosal
November 28, 2016

This new book, the fourth volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, examines the potential of solar energy and other emerging energy technologies in micro irrigation to create sustainable energy sources. The authors discuss a variety of innovative micro irrigation...

Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition

Rattan Lal
November 01, 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...

Bacterial Diseases of Crop Plants

Suresh G. Borkar, Rupert Anand Yumlembam
October 25, 2016

Food and agriculture is an important component in the development and survival of civilizations. Around half of the world’s population and their economies are influenced by agricultural farm production. Plant diseases take as much as a 30 percent toll of the crop harvest if not managed properly and...

The Feeding of Nations: Redefining Food Security for the 21st Century

Mark Gibson
October 19, 2016

In the last decade, the world has grown richer and produced more food than ever before. Yet in that same period, hunger has increased and 925 million remain underfed and malnourished. Exploring this troubling paradox, The Feeding of Nations: Re-Defining Food Security for the 21st Century offers a...

Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management

Antônio Ricardo Panizzi, José R. P. Parra
October 19, 2016

The field of insect nutritional ecology has been defined by how insects deal with nutritional and non-nutritional compounds, and how these compounds influence their biology in evolutionary time. In contrast, Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management presents these entomological...

Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution: Contaminated Soil and Human Health

Magalie Lesueur Jannoyer, Philippe Cattan, Thierry Woignier, Florence Clostre
October 10, 2016

Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution: Contaminated Soil and Human Health deals with a long term pollution problem, generated by the former use of organochlorine pesticides. Through a case study of the chlordecone pollution in the French West Indies, the authors illustrate a global and systemic...

Polyploidy and Hybridization for Crop Improvement

Annaliese S. Mason
July 25, 2016

Many of our current agricultural crops are natural or agricultural hybrids (between two or more species), or polyploids (containing more than one genome or set of chromosomes). These include potato, oats, cotton, oilseed rape, wheat, strawberries, kiwifruit, banana, seedless watermelon, triticale...

Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops: Practices for Quality Preservation

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Asgar Ali
July 08, 2016

This book presents several pre- and postharvest strategies that have been developed to modify these physiological activities, resulting in increased shelf life. The book also discusses the best technologies that positively influence quality attributes of the produce, including senescenal changes...

Push Button Agriculture: Robotics, Drones, Satellite-Guided Soil and Crop Management

K. R. Krishna
July 06, 2016

This book covers three main types of agricultural systems: the use of robotics, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), and satellite-guided precision farming methods. Some of these are well refined and are currently in use, while others are in need of refinement and are yet to become popular. The book...

Crop Diseases and Their Management: Integrated Approaches

Gireesh Chand, Santosh Kumar
May 02, 2016

This important and comprehensive book is designed to provide information on crop diseases and how to manage those diseases. Covering a multitude of crops and diseases, the book presents integrated approaches on managing diseases that affect such crops as: Cereal and crop plants, such as maize,...

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Supply: Scientific, Economic, and Policy Enhancements

Kimberly Etingoff
April 11, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. As we realize the ways in which our food systems contribute and respond to climate change, sustainable agriculture becomes increasingly crucial. It is a complicated, multi-dimensional issue, which should be considered from a variety of angles....

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