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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....

Temperate Crop Science and Breeding: Ecological and Genetic Studies

Sarra Abramovna Bekuzarova, Nina Anatolievna Bome, Anatoly Ivanovich Opalko, Larissa I. Weisfeld
March 28, 2016

This new collection covers a wide variety of research on the ecological aspects of crops growing under stress conditions due to atmospheric changes and pollution and the impact on both plant and human health. The book provides research that will help to find ways to overcome adverse abiotic...

Innovations in Micro Irrigation Technology

Megh R. Goyal, Vishal K. Chavan, Vinod K. Tripathi
March 24, 2016

The tenth and final volume in the series Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation, this valuable book focuses on new and recent innovations in technology, methods, and applications for micro irrigation. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including successes in micro irrigation in...

Applied Molecular Biotechnology: The Next Generation of Genetic Engineering

Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Debmalya Barh
March 22, 2016

Applied Molecular Biotechnology: The Next Generation of Genetic Engineering explains state-of-the-art advances in the rapidly developing area of molecular biotechnology, the technology of the new millennium. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in their respective fields, this...

Climate Change and Agriculture: Implication for Global Food Security

H.P. Das
March 21, 2016

One of the greatest challenges facing humankind is to minimize the impact of human-induced climate change on the agricultural production and also on the production from livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors. Ever-expanding global population and increased income is likely to generate an increase...

Water Productivity of Sunflower under Different Irrigation Regimes at Gezira Clay Soil, Sudan

Eman Rahamtalla Ahmed Elsheikh
February 05, 2016

The Gezira Scheme is Sudan's oldest and largest gravity irrigation system. The scheme has played an important role in the economic development of the country, and is a major source of foreign exchange. The farming system of the Gezira Scheme is dominated by crop production. The main crops grown are...

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