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Tomato Diseases: Identification, Biology and Control: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

Dominique Blancard
June 08, 2018

Following the successful first edition, this revised and greatly expanded edition Tomato Diseases: Identification, Biology and Control is the definitive work on the diseases and disorders of the tomato. The tomato is the world’s most widely produced vegetable. The number of diseases affecting the...

Advances in Postharvest Technologies of Vegetable Crops

Bijendra Singh, Sudhir Singh
May 25, 2018

This book presents a selection of innovative postharvest management practices for vegetables. It covers technologies in harvesting, handling, and storage of vegetables, including strategies for low-temperature storage of vegetables, active and smart packaging of vegetables, edible coatings,...

Innovative Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables: Strategies for Safety and Quality Maintenance

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Mohammed Shafiur Rahman, Ali Abas Wani
May 24, 2018

This volume addresses the challenges of the short shelf life of fruits and vegetables. Innovative packaging technologies are the most promising strategies for overcoming these limitations. This book provides a host of sustainable packaging solutions that deliver protection, branding, consumer...

Engineering Interventions in Sustainable Trickle Irrigation: Irrigation Requirements and Uniformity, Fertigation, and Crop Performance

Megh R. Goyal, Basamma K. Aladakatti
May 01, 2018

Improving agricultural water use efficiency (WUE) is vitally important in many parts of the world due to the decreasing availability of water resources and the increasing competition for water between different users. Micro irrigation is an effective tool for conserving water resources. Studies...

Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

Shibu Jose, Thallada Bhaskar
April 25, 2018

The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world’s energy resources and their impacts. A complete...

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...

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management

Zafar Abbas, Arvind Kumar, Anoop Kumar
April 09, 2018

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management focuses on agricultural techniques and integrated nutrient management of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Peanuts are the second most important oil crop of India, occupying 5.7 million hectares, with an average production of...

Emerging Trends of Plant Physiology for Sustainable Crop Production

Zafar Abbas, PhD., Ajay Kumar Tiwari, PhD., Pradeep Kumar, PhD.
March 12, 2018

Plant physiology is now considered as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity, a continuing necessity with today’s ever-increasing world population. This new volume provides an understanding of the physiological basis of the various plant processes and their underlying mechanisms...

The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions: A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Chandrakanth Emani
March 07, 2018

Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with...

Spices: Agrotechniques for Quality Produce

Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta, Prahlad Deb
March 07, 2018

Indian spices are famous across the globe and have attracted food lovers for ages. With the increasing awareness of health through foods, people are now more conscious about the health and nutraceutical benefits of spices. The past few years have witnessed pioneering research work in this area with...

Sustainable Sugarcane Production

Priyanka Singh, Ajay Kumar Tiwari
March 07, 2018

The sugarcane crop, one of the most important crops commercially grown in about 115 countries of the world, faces a number of problems, such as low cane productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses, high cost of cultivation, postharvest losses, and low sugar recovery. This volume addresses these...

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...

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