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Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience

1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia
February 25, 2020

Presenting an overview of agroecology within the framework of climate change, this book looks at the impact of our changing climate on crop production and agroecosystems, reporting on how plants will cope with these changes, and how we can mitigate these negative impacts to ensure...

Advances in Pest Management in Commercial Flowers

1st Edition

Suprakash Pal, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy
February 06, 2020

Floricultural crops all over the world are challenged by a number of insect and mite pests. The pest scenario is changing, and with climate change the instances of new pest incidences have become a more common problem. Like other crops, the intensive cultivation of commercial flowers has...

The Vegetable Pathosystem: Ecology, Disease Mechanism, and Management

1st Edition

Mohammad Ansar, Abhijeet Ghatak
December 20, 2019

Variability in vegetable pathogens is a critical issue, particularly in changing environments, as it presents challenges to accurate diagnoses and proper management. This book focuses on the diverse ecology of phytopathogens, covering the varying disease categories (acute, chronic, and emerging),...

Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Medicinal Plants, Volume 6

1st Edition

Ram J. Singh
December 18, 2019

Medicinal Plants, Volume 6 of the Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement series summarizes landmark research and describes medicinal plants as nature’s pharmacy. Highlights Examines the use of molecular technology for maintaining authenticity and quality of plant-based...

Plant Pathogens: Detection and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

Pradeep Kumar, Ajay K. Tiwari, Madhu Kamle, Zafar Abbas, Priyanka Singh
December 17, 2019

Addressing the most critical issues in the management of emerging diseases throughout the world, experts in plant pathology from internationally renowned institutes share their research and examine key literature. They look at both traditional pathology and advanced biotechnological and molecular...

Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops

1st Edition

Franc Bavec, Martina Bavec
December 17, 2019

Merging coverage of two increasingly popular and quickly growing food trends, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops provides an overview of the basic principles of organic agriculture and highlights its multifunctionality with special emphasis on the conservation of rare crops and their...

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Peas and Beans: A Colour Handbook

1st Edition

Anthony J. Biddle, Nigel Cattlin
December 12, 2019

Anthony Biddle is among the most respected scientists in the pea and bean industry worldwide. Nigel Cattlin has an international reputation for agricultural and horticultural photography of the highest order. They have created between them a concise and practical guide to the protection of pea and...

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

1st Edition

Diana Perez-Staples, Francisco Diaz-Fleischer, Pablo Montoya, Maria Teresa Vera
December 02, 2019

Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pests have a profound impact on horticultural production and economy of many countries. It is fundamental to understand their biology and evaluate methods for their suppression, containment, or eradication. Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests comprises...

The Chestnut Handbook: Crop & Forest Management

1st Edition

Gabriele Beccaro, Alberto Alma, Giancarlo Bounous, Jose Gomes-Laranjo
December 02, 2019

From Mediterranean Europe to Chile and from China to Australia, chestnut cultivation surface has greatly increased globally over the last several decades. The crop provides solid revenue to growers, is resilient to climate change and the fruits are a calorie-dense, carbohydrate-rich nut, the...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management (Two Volume Set)

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
November 25, 2019

Soil has a versatile role in supporting the development of a wide range of organisms, including plants and microorganisms. Soilborne pathogens and root diseases are the primary limiting factor in many crops and tend to be very difficult to control. This first volume of a two-volume set introduces...

Postharvest Pathology of Fresh Horticultural Produce

1st Edition

Lluís Palou, Joseph L. Smilanick
November 14, 2019

Optimal distribution of fresh horticultural products entails prolonging their freshness and nutritional quality as long as possible after harvest. A major limitation to their marketing is decay after harvest, which is caused primarily by fungal pathogens. Postharvest Pathology of Fresh...

Prospects and Utilization of Tropical Plantation Trees

1st Edition

Liew Kang Chiang
November 11, 2019

Large numbers of tropical trees from natural forests or plantation forest are available for human consumption and management. This book focuses on the prospects and utilization of tropical plantation trees in context of economic and business, planting, managing stocks, and uses of trees converted...

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