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Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience

1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia
December 27, 2018

Key features: Describes the effects and responses of the macro and micro levels of crops under the different components of climate change Reports on the adaptation and resilience of food production systems within the changing climate Covers how plants cope with the changing climate including...

Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

1st Edition

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 25, 2018

Key features: Reviews the development of agroecology in China, including research, practice, management, and education regarding challenges for rural and agricultural progress Presents information from sources not readily available in the West about agricultural development in China during the last...

Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems

1st Edition

Irana W. Hawkins
October 24, 2018

Biodiversity of the food system is crucial for food production and loss of biodiversity is a pressing issue. This book focuses on biodiversity’s crucial role in food systems, health and well-being, and fate of the natural environment. It provides practical recommendations on how proper food systems...

Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels

1st Edition

David Pimentel
September 18, 2018

Biofuels and food are dependent on the same resources for production: land, water, and energy. The conjuncture of food, energy, and climate crises demands a new direction in how to harness agriculture to the joint tasks of energy-saving, emissions reduction, and food security. Global Economic and...

Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan

1st Edition

Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Sarwar Khan
April 25, 2018

Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy and development of Pakistan providing food to consumers, raw materials to industries, and a market for industrial goods.  Unfortunately, agricultural production is stagnant due to several barriers including a fixed cropping pattern, reliance on a few...

Soil Nitrogen Uses and Environmental Impacts

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
March 23, 2018

Nitrogen (N) is potentially one of the most complex elements on the Earth. It is necessary for all biological activity, but creates negative impacts on water and air quality. There is a balancing act between deficiency and surplus and the forms of N available further complicate our understanding of...

Crop Responses to Environment: Adapting to Global Climate Change, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Anthony E. Hall
February 26, 2018

Following in the tradition of its predecessor, Crop Responses to Environment, this fully updated and more comprehensive second edition describes aspects of crop responses to environment that are particularly relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods on a global...

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes

1st Edition

Timothy M. Gieseke
February 12, 2018

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...

Advancing Food Integrity: GMO Regulation, Agroecology, and Urban Agriculture

1st Edition

Gabriela Steier
December 06, 2017

Key features: Presents summaries of key points after each chapter and includes color graphs to visualize the big-picture concepts Demonstrates how urban rooftop farms (URFs) can contribute to city greening and climate change mitigation worldwide while providing fresh locally-sourced produce for...

Green Pesticides Handbook: Essential Oils for Pest Control

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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,...

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