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Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture: Technological Advances and Applications

S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal
March 13, 2017

This important volume, Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture, addresses the crucial issue of soil salinity of potential farmland and provides a comprehensive picture of the saline environment and plant interactions, along with management and reclamation methods and policies. With contributions...

Improving Seed Conditioning

Bill Gregg
February 23, 2017

Seed conditioning is the final process that establishes the quality of a seed lot and determines its value. It is a complex process involving a significant series of machines, each of which must be used in the proper sequence of the entire process, and each machine must be carefully and properly...

Phosphorus Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria, Zhenli He, Virupax C. Baligar
February 10, 2017

The world population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050, and in the coming years, global food demand is expected to increase by 50% or more. Higher crop productivity gains in the future will have to be achieved in developing countries through better natural resources management and crop...

Horticultural Therapy Methods: Connecting People and Plants in Health Care, Human Services, and Therapeutic Programs, Second Edition

Rebecca L. Haller, Christine L. Capra
December 27, 2016

Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide...

Sustainable Development of Organic Agriculture: Historical Perspectives

Kimberly Etingoff
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This important compilation presents an in-depth view spanning past values and practices, present understandings, and potential futures, and covering a range of concrete case studies on sustainable development of organic agriculture. The book...

Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects

Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Vijay Pratap Singh, Parvaiz Ahmad, Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Sheo Mohan Prasad
December 19, 2016

In the present era, rapid industrialization and urbanization has resulted in unwanted physiological, chemical, and biological changes in the environment that have harmful effects on crop quality and productivity. This situation is further worsened by the growing demand for food due to an ever...

Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal, Manoj K. Ghosal
November 28, 2016

This new book, the fourth volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, examines the potential of solar energy and other emerging energy technologies in micro irrigation to create sustainable energy sources. The authors discuss a variety of innovative micro irrigation...

Cannabis: A Complete Guide

Ernest Small
November 17, 2016

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research,...

Nitrogen Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria
November 16, 2016

One of the main approaches for safeguarding food security, sustainable development has increased demand for knowledge on fertilizer management in crop production. Among essential plant nutrients, nitrogen is one of the most important yield-limiting nutrients, mainly responsible for determining...

Plant Cytogenetics, Third Edition

Ram J. Singh
November 02, 2016

Cytogenetics plays an important role in understanding the chromosomal and genetic architecture of plant species. Plant Cytogenetics, Third Edition follows the tradition of its predecessors presenting theoretical and practical aspects of plant cytogenetics. Chapters describe correct handling of...

Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition

Bonnie H. Ownley, Robert N. Trigiano
October 27, 2016

Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and molecular tools for studying...

Ornamental Geophytes: From Basic Science to Sustainable Production

Rina Kamenetsky, Hiroshi Okubo
October 26, 2016

Although a great deal of research on ornamental geophytes has been conducted since the beginning of the 1990s, current information has not been comprehensively presented to researchers and horticulturalists. Covering the latest advances in geophytes science, Ornamental Geophytes: From Basic Science...