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Seaweeds as Plant Fertilizer, Agricultural Biostimulants and Animal Fodder

1st Edition

Leonel Pereira, Kiril Bahcevandziev, Nilesh H. Joshi
October 25, 2019

The main effects of Seaweed extracts (Ascophyllum, Fucus, Sargassum, Saccorhiza, Laminaria, Gelidium and others), when used as agricultural fertilizers, are better seed germination and higher quality fruit production, with longer shelf life; better use of soil nutrients; more productive crops and...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management, Volume Two: Management of Crop Diseases

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
October 25, 2019

Crop disease management strategies revolve around the principles of exclusion, eradication and immunization. Cultural practices are aimed at preventing or reducing the accumulation of pathogen population (inoculum). Development of cultivars with genetic resistance by transgressing resistance gene(s...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management, Volume One: Nature and Biology

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
October 25, 2019

Soilborne microbial plant pathogens including oomycetes, fungi, bacteria and viruses cause several economically important destructive diseases and the symptoms of infection can be recognized only after the pathogen has invaded many tissues primarily vascular tissues of susceptible plants. This...

Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

B. D. Kaushik, Deepak Kumar, Md. Shamim
October 25, 2019

This new volume, Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture, presents strategies for the management of soil and crop diseases. Microbes have attracted worldwide attention due to their role in disease management and remediation of polluted soils. Taking a sustainable approach, this...

Green Science and Technology

1st Edition

Enoch Y. Park, Takayuki Saito, Hirokazu Kawagishi, Masakazu Hara
October 25, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of recent trends of green science and technology. Worldwide deterioration of environment and global warming threaten our lifestyle and the survival of all creatures. In order to weather these problems, we need to construct a multidisciplinary...

Rice Improvement in the Genomics Era

1st Edition

Swapan K. Datta
October 18, 2019

Rice is probably the most important food crop in the world, feeding half its population. Rice Improvement in the Genomics Era examines the findings in the current studies of rice improvement, using the modern genomic tools available in today’s agriculture to better enable food security and human...

Computer Vision-Based Agriculture Engineering

1st Edition

Han Zhongzhi
September 30, 2019

In recent years, computer vision is a fast-growing technique of agricultural engineering, especially in quality detection of agricultural products and food safety testing. It can provide objective, rapid, non-contact and non-destructive methods by extracting quantitative information from digital...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sugarcane

1st Edition

Robert J. Henry, Chittaranjan Kole
September 25, 2019

The fast-growing sugarcane plant is a major source of sugar (sucrose) in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The high productivity of the plant also makes it a key target for use as an energy crop. The fiber of the plant is used to generate electricity and produce ethanol as a fuel. Sugarcane is a...

Phytopathogenic Bacteria and Plant Diseases

1st Edition

BS Thind
September 12, 2019

The field of Phytobacteriology is rapidly advancing and changing, because of recent advances in genomics and molecular plant pathology, but also due to the global spread of bacterial plant diseases and the emergence of new bacterial diseases. So, there is a need to integrate understanding of...

Plant Pathogen Detection and Disease Diagnosis

2nd Edition

P. Narayanasamy
September 05, 2019

This work provides information on the detection, identification, and differentiation of all microbial plant pathogens - presenting modern protocols for rapid diagnosis of diseases based on biological, physical, chemical and molecular properties. It contains methods for the selection of disease-free...

Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Mohammad Pessarakli
August 28, 2019

Since the publication of the third edition of the Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, continuous discoveries in the fields of plant and crop environmental stresses and their effects on plants and crops have resulted in the compilation of a large volume of the latest discoveries. Following its...

Biocontrol Of Plant Diseases

1st Edition

K. G. Mukerji, K.L. Garg
August 27, 2019

First Published in 1988, this set offers a comprehensive insight into controlling diseases in plants. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for biologists, horticulturalists, other practitioners in their...