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Rye: Genetics, Breeding, and Cultivation

Rolf H. J. Schlegel
October 19, 2016

Owing to its considerable winter hardiness, rye is a cereal that played a major role in the feeding of European populations throughout the Middle Ages. Recent data shows that rye is grown on about 5.4 million hectares, with a world production of approximately 13 million tons. While still an...

Cocoa Production and Processing Technology

Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
October 19, 2016

One of the largest food commodities exported from the developing countries to the rest of the world, cocoa has gained increasing attention on the global market—raising many questions about its quality, sustainability and traceability. Cocoa Production and Processing Technology presents detailed...

Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices

Megh R. Goyal
August 23, 2016

This new volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation series covers an array of technologies to estimate evapotranspiration and to evaluate parameters that are needed in the management of micro irrigation, with worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture. Topics...

Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technology, Physiology, and Safety

Sunil Pareek
August 01, 2016

Because they meet the needs of today’s consumers, fresh-cut plant products are currently one of the hottest commodities in the food market of industrialized countries. However, fresh-cut produce deteriorates faster than the correspondent intact produce. The main purpose of Fresh-Cut Fruits and...

Polyploidy and Hybridization for Crop Improvement

Annaliese S. Mason
July 25, 2016

Many of our current agricultural crops are natural or agricultural hybrids (between two or more species), or polyploids (containing more than one genome or set of chromosomes). These include potato, oats, cotton, oilseed rape, wheat, strawberries, kiwifruit, banana, seedless watermelon, triticale...

Crop Breeding: Bioinformatics and Preparing for Climate Change

Santosh Kumar
July 15, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Climate change will severely impact the world’s food supply unless steps are taken to increase crop resilience. Otherwise, the negative effects on both the yield and the quality of crop plants are predicted to be immense. Plant genomics is a...

Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops: Practices for Quality Preservation

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Asgar Ali
July 08, 2016

This book presents several pre- and postharvest strategies that have been developed to modify these physiological activities, resulting in increased shelf life. The book also discusses the best technologies that positively influence quality attributes of the produce, including senescenal changes...

Greenhouse Pest Management

Raymond A. Cloyd
June 10, 2016

As the sustainable agriculture movement has grown, there has been a dramatic increase in the production of horticultural crops in greenhouses worldwide. Although there are numerous publications associated with pest management in greenhouses, Greenhouse Pest Management is the first comprehensive...

Crop Diseases and Their Management: Integrated Approaches

Gireesh Chand, Santosh Kumar
May 02, 2016

This important and comprehensive book is designed to provide information on crop diseases and how to manage those diseases. Covering a multitude of crops and diseases, the book presents integrated approaches on managing diseases that affect such crops as: Cereal and crop plants, such as maize,...

Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering

Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal
May 02, 2016

This book discusses the development of useful models and their applications in soil and water engineering. It covers various modeling methods, including groundwater recharge estimation, rainfall-runoff modeling using artificial neural networks, development and application of a water balance model...

Pomegranate Production and Marketing

Ibrahim Kahramanoglu, Serhat Usanmaz
April 13, 2016

In the past decade, many scientific studies were conducted on pomegranates, revealing that pomegranate fruit, flowers, bark, and leaves contain bioactive phytochemicals that are antimicrobial, reduce blood pressure, and act against diseases such as diabetes and cancer. This book presents up-to-date...

Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition

Mohammad Pessarakli
March 28, 2016

Since the publication of the previous editions of the Handbook of Photosynthesis, many new ideas on photosynthesis have emerged in the past decade that have drawn the attention of experts and researchers on the subject as well as interest from individuals in other disciplines. Updated to include 37...

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