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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems in Crop Production: A Compendium

1st Edition

K. R. Krishna
July 15, 2019

This volume responds to the growing interest in adopting aerial robots (UAVs, or drones) for agricultural crop production, which are revolutionizing farming methods worldwide. The book provides a detailed review of 250 UAVs that examines their usefulness in enhancing profitability, yield, and...

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
June 28, 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...

The Bench Grafter's Handbook: Principles & Practice

1st Edition

Brian E. Humphrey
June 27, 2019

Containing 500 full color photographs and illustrations, The Bench Grafter’s Handbook: Principles and Practice presents exhaustive information on all aspects of bench grafting. It details requirements of more than 200 temperate woody plant genera, covering over 2,000 species and cultivars including...

Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding

1st Edition

Henry T. Nguyen, Abraham Blum
June 19, 2019

  Global demand for wheat, rice, corn, and other essential grains is expected to steadily rise over the next twenty years. Meeting this demand by increasing production through increased land use is not very likely; and while better crop management may make a marginal difference, most agriculture...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

1st Edition

R M Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
June 12, 2019

This book provides unparalleled integration of fundamentals and most advanced management to make this strawberry crop highly remunerative besides enhancing per capita availability of fruit even in the non-traditional regions of the world....

CRC Handbook of Plant Science in Agriculture

1st Edition

A. A. Hanson
June 10, 2019

First published in 1987, this two-volume set is an exhaustive compilation of the most recent data on economically important crops. Volume I presents information on genetics, botany and growth of crop plants, while Volume II covers the production of Crops and their utilization....

Beneficial Insects

1st Edition

David V. Alford
May 23, 2019

Insects are key components of life on our planet, and their presence is essential for maintaining balanced terrestrial ecosystems. Without insects humans would struggle to survive, and on a world scale food production would be severely compromised. Many plants and animals depend directly or...

Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers

1st Edition

Lionel Smith
May 21, 2019

Swathes of the human world are covered in ornamental grass lawns; they are the single most commonly encountered horticultural feature on the planet. Unfortunately, they are now often viewed as resource-draining green deserts due to the lack of plant and animal diversity, the need for frequent...

Stress Physiology of Woody Plants

1st Edition

Wenhao Dai
May 09, 2019

Woody plants have distinct growth and development habits. Being sessile and perennial species, woody plants are challenged by multiple stresses year-round or facing repeated stress attacks during their lives. A stress challenge in one season may impact the plant performance in other seasons or...

Sensing the Perfect Tomato: An Internet of Sensing Approach

1st Edition

Denise Wilson
May 02, 2019

Fresh? Juice? Paste? Canned? Stewed? Diced? Pureed? Sun Dried? Salsa? Sauce? Ketchup? Rare is the cuisine that does not make use of the tomato in some way, shape, or form, and the resulting culinary popularity of the tomato has led to its proliferation in fields and farms around the world. While...

Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection

1st Edition

Deepak Kumar Verma
March 06, 2019

With contributions from a broad range of experts in the field, this volume, Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection, focuses on important areas of microbiology related to soil and environmental microbiology associated with agricultural importance. The...

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation: Physiological and Molecular Advances

1st Edition

Munir Ozturk, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
March 01, 2019

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation:Physiological and Molecular Advances presents an abundance of research on important and new production technologies for the successful sustainable production of major crops. The volume covers most of the major crops used the...

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