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Green Pesticides Handbook: Essential Oils for Pest Control

Leo M.L. Nollet, Hamir Singh Rathore
May 30, 2017

Green pesticides, also called ecological pesticides, are pesticides derived from organic sources which are considered environmentally friendly and are causing less harm to human and animal health and to habitats and the ecosystem. Essential oils based insecticides started have amazing features....

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
December 28, 2016

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book...

Micro Irrigation Management: Technological Advances and Their Applications

Megh R. Goyal
October 04, 2016

Micro Irrigation Management: Technological Advances and Their Applications, the fifth book in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, is a valuable reference volume on micro irrigation and water management for professional training institutes, technical agricultural centers,...

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes

Timothy M. Gieseke
August 12, 2016

Sustaining our agricultural landscapes is no longer just a technical, scientific or even political problem, but it has evolved into a socially complex, so-called wicked problem of conflicting social governance and economics. This creates an extreme economic obstacle where the value of ecosystem...

Soil and Water Engineering: Principles and Applications of Modeling

Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal
May 06, 2016

Modeling aspects have added a new dimension in research innovations in all branches of engineering. In the field of soil and water engineering, they are increasingly used for planning, development, and management of land and water resources, including analysis of quantity and quality parameters of...

Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering

Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal
May 02, 2016

This book discusses the development of useful models and their applications in soil and water engineering. It covers various modeling methods, including groundwater recharge estimation, rainfall-runoff modeling using artificial neural networks, development and application of a water balance model...

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....

Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
March 28, 2016

During the past 30 years, industrialization has fundamentally changed traditional rural life and agricultural practices in China. While the incomes of farmers have increased, serious issues have been raised concerning the environment, resource depletion, and food safety. In response, the Chinese...

The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

Sergio A. Molina-Murillo, Carlos Rojas Alvarado
February 17, 2016

This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits the existence of forests to the use of forest resources in a modern human context, this...

Agroecology: The Universal Equations

Paul Wojtkowski
December 16, 2015

Agroecology theory is not endless. A point is reached where the central elements become visible, equations distill, and a conceptual apex is reached. This is agroecology condensed into core concepts and theorems describing how crops relate to each other, the land, and their surroundings. This book...

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach

V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman
December 02, 2015

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along...

Integrated Land Use Planning for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

M. V. Rao, V. Suresh Babu, Suman Chandra, G. Ravindra Chary
August 13, 2015

Land represents an important resource for the economic life of a majority of people in the world. The way people handle and use land resources impacts their social and economic well-being as well as the sustained quality of land resources. Land use planning is also integral to water resources...