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Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan

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

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

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

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

Gabriela Steier
December 06, 2017

The proliferation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our increasingly globalized food system is trivializing the inherent risks to a sustainable world. Responding to the realities of climate change, urbanization, and a GMO-dominated industrialized food system, Gabriela Steier's seminal...

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,...

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...

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