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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...

Seed Inoculation, Coating and Precision Pelleting: Science, Technology and Practical Applications

Gerald M. Bennett, John Lloyd
November 04, 2015

Seed inoculation is the practice of effectively introducing a high number of nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Rhizobium or Bradyrhizobium) on the surface of legume seeds prior to planting. The bacteria penetrates the root, resulting in the formation of root nodules that fix nitrogen from the air, and make...

Sustainable Use of Land and Water Under Rainfed and Deficit Irrigation Conditions in Ogun-Osun River Basin, Nigeria

Omotayo Babawande Adeboye
October 29, 2015

Fluctuation in rainfall in Ogun-Osun River Basin, Nigeria in the recent times is a challenge to crop production. Therefore, agronomic practices need to be designed to improve water productivity under rainfed conditions. Improving water productivity requires vapour shift or transfer whereby soil...

Precision Agriculture Technology for Crop Farming

Qin Zhang
October 21, 2015

Explores the Sustainable Development of Agriculture in Technology Precision agriculture technology, when properly integrated into the crop production process, can greatly improve overall production and sustainability. Precision Agriculture Technology for Crop Farming focuses on the technology of...

Papaya: Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses

Parmeshwar Lal Saran, Ishwar Singh Solanki, Ravish Choudhary
October 16, 2015

With coverage that ranges from basic information to advanced research, Papaya: Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses pulls together the vast literature scattered over various sources into one practical resource. The book provides a solid review of papaya biology, production, and uses supported...

Plants and People: Origin and Development of Human--Plant Science Relationships

Christopher Cumo
October 05, 2015

An exploration of the relationship between plants and people from early agriculture to modern-day applications of biotechnology in crop production, Plants and People: Origin and Development of Human–Plant Science Relationships covers the development of agricultural sciences from Roman times through...

Sustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

V. Rajesh Kannan, Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas
September 08, 2015

Plant diseases and changes in existing pathogens remain a constant threat to our forests, food, and fiber crops as well as landscape plants. However, many economically important pathosystems are largely unexplored and biologically relevant life stages of familiar systems remain poorly understood....

WASTES 2015 – Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities: Selected papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Viana Do Castelo, Portugal,14-16 September 2015

Candida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Mário Russo
September 04, 2015

This volume presents a selection of papers from the WASTES 2015 conference, a platform for scientists and industries from the waste management and recycling sectors from around the world, who shared experiences and knowledge at the meeting. Covering discussions regarding the balance between...

Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
August 20, 2015

Faced with challenges of resource scarcity and environmental degradation, it is important to adopt innovative farming systems that maximize resource efficiency while protecting the environment. Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture focuses on principles and applications of soil-specific...