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The Profession and Practice of Horticultural Therapy

1st Edition

Rebecca L. Haller, Karen L. Kennedy, Christine L. Capra
January 23, 2019

The Profession and Practice of Horticultural Therapy is a comprehensive guide to the theories that horticultural therapists use as a foundation for their practice and provides wide-ranging illustrative models of programming. This book aims to enhance understanding and provide insight into the...

Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables

1st Edition

Sergio Tonetto de Freitas, Sunil Pareek
January 16, 2019

This book, chock full of color illustrations, addresses the main postharvest physiological disorders studied in fruits and vegetables. For a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables describes visual symptoms, triggering and inhibiting...

New Generation Formulations of Agrochemicals: Current Trends and Future Priorities

1st Edition

Tatiana G. Volova, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Natalia O. Zhila, Svetlana V. Prudnikova, Anatoly N. Boyandin
January 15, 2019

This important volume provides new research on the design and application of ecologically safe formulations for protecting cultivated crops against pathogen-causing diseases and weeds—that also provide nitrogen fertilizers at the same time. The authors make a significant contribution to the...

Weed Control: Sustainability, Hazards, and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide

1st Edition

Nicholas E. Korres, Nilda R. Burgos, Stephen O. Duke
January 08, 2019

In light of public concerns about sustainable food production, the necessity for human and environmental protection, along with the evolution of herbicide resistant weeds, call for a review of current weed control strategies. Sustainable weed control requires an integrated approach based on...

Plant Tolerance to Environmental Stress: Role of Phytoprotectants

1st Edition

Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, M. Tofazzal Islam
January 08, 2019

Global climate change affects crop production through altered weather patterns and increased environmental stresses. Such stresses include soil salinity, drought, flooding, metal/metalloid toxicity, pollution, and extreme temperatures. The variability of these environmental conditions pared with...

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...

Rice Science: Biotechnological and Molecular Advancements

1st Edition

Deepak Kumar Verma, Prem Prakash Srivastav, Altafhusain B. Nadaf
December 18, 2018

A significant crop in our global society, rice is a staple food product for over half of the world’s population. New technologies are being researched and utilized for increasing the overall production of strong rice crops throughout the world. This book focuses on the new areas of research on the...

Agronomic Rice Practices and Postharvest Processing: Production and Quality Improvement

1st Edition

Deepak Kumar Verma, Prem Prakash Srivastav, Altafhusain B. Nadaf
December 18, 2018

This volume addresses three important agricultural aspects of rice: physical characteristics, physico-chemical characteristics, and the organoleptic aspects. Divided into sections, the book first examines recent trends and advances for higher production and quality improvement, focusing on the...

Postharvest Chilling Injury of Fresh Produce

1st Edition

Sunil Pareek, Suresh K. Malhotra
December 15, 2018

Most tropical and subtropical fruits, as well as some temperate crops, are sensitive to chilling injuries. These crops are injured after a period of exposure to chilling temperatures below 10 to 15°C but above their freezing points. In the last decade progress has been made in understanding the...

Postharvest Extension and Capacity Building for the Developing World

1st Edition

Majeed Mohammed, Vijay Yadav Tokala
December 11, 2018

It is estimated that around 1.3 billion tons per year of food produced for human consumption, which is about one-third of all food produced, is either lost or wasted globally. Reduction of the postharvest losses is being considered as one of the sustainable ways to ensure world food security....

Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding: Meeting the Challenge of Food Security

1st Edition

D.N. Bharadwaj
November 26, 2018

This new volume, Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding: Meeting the Challenge of Food Security, aims to provide a better understanding of molecular plant breeding in order to boost the quality of agriculture produce, to increase crop yields and to provide nutritious food for everyone by 2050, when the...

Metabolic Adaptations in Plants During Abiotic Stress

1st Edition

Akula Ramakrishna, Sarvajeet Singh Gill
November 19, 2018

Key features: Serves as a cutting-edge resource for researchers and students who are studying plant abiotic stress tolerance and crop improvement through metabolic adaptations Presents the latest trends and developments in the field of metabolic engineering and abiotic stress tolerance Addresses...

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