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Biology and Breeding of Crucifers

Surinder Kumar Gupta
September 12, 2017

Considerable interest has developed in recent years in crucifers and particularly in their wild relatives, as they contain genetic material that may be utilized for further evolution of superior crop varieties through introgression and distant hybridization. Until now, there has been no single...

Emerging Technologies in Agricultural Engineering

Megh R. Goyal
August 24, 2017

This book covers an array of issues on emerging agricultural engineering and technology, featuring new research and studies. The volume is broken into three parts: emerging technologies, energy management in agriculture, and management of natural resources, in which particular attention is paid to...

Oil Palm Breeding: Genetics and Genomics

Aik Chin Soh, Sean Mayes, Jeremy A. Roberts
August 16, 2017

The oil palm is a remarkable crop, producing around 40% of the world’s vegetable oil from around 6% of the land devoted to oil crops. Conventional breeding has clearly been the major focus of genetic improvement in this crop. A mix of improved agronomy and management, coupled with breeding...

Micro Irrigation Engineering for Horticultural Crops: Policy Options, Scheduling, and Design

Megh R. Goyal, Ajai Singh
August 08, 2017

This book presents a variety of policy adoption methods, irrigation scheduling, and design procedures in micro irrigation engineering for horticultural crops. The chapters range from policy interventions to applications of systems for different crops and under different land conditions. Compiling...

Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

Shibu Jose, Thallada Bhaskar
August 01, 2017

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...

Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity

Rakesh S. Sengar, Kalpana Sengar
July 26, 2017

Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity...

Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies

Ranjeet Kumar
June 26, 2017

Stored products of agriculture and animal origin are attacked by more than 600 species of beetles, 70 species of moths, and about 355 species of mites, causing huge quantitative and qualitative losses and insect contamination in food commodities. This is an important quality control problem. This...

Biotic Stress Management in Rice: Molecular Approaches

Md. Shamim, K.N. Singh
June 19, 2017

This book, Biotic Stress Management in Rice: Molecular Approaches, addresses biotic stress of rice and its management through molecular approaches. It focuses on the biotechnological aspects of rice with the aim of reducing the fungicide and insecticides and ultimately ensuring safety of rice as a...

Plant OMICS and Crop Breeding

Sajad Majeed Zargar, Vandna Rai
June 09, 2017

Due to the advent of state-of-the-art technologies in the field of biotechnology, much progress has been achieved since the last decade. OMICS technologies are being extensively used to address various issues pertaining to agriculture. Recent advances in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and...

Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

Ernest Small
June 07, 2017

Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sunflower

Jinguo Hu, Gerald Seiler, C. Kole
June 07, 2017

The sunflower has fascinated mankind for centuries. The oilseed sunflower contributes approximately ten percent of the world’s plant-derived edible oil and the confection type sunflower holds a considerable share of the directly consumed snacks market. In addition, sunflower is also grown as...

Biology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds

Mithila Jugulam
May 11, 2017

The book provides comprehensive information on a wide range of topics from biology, physiology, genetics to the use of genomic tools in weed science. The book covers information at a more advanced level than the previously published books in weed science. It covers not only weed genetics and...

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