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Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

1st Edition

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 25, 2018

Key features: Reviews the development of agroecology in China, including research, practice, management, and education regarding challenges for rural and agricultural progress Presents information from sources not readily available in the West about agricultural development in China during the last...

Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management

1st Edition

Balaji Aglave
October 08, 2018

Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management presents the fundamentals of plant diseases identification based on symptomology and management focusing mainly on integrated pest management approach. It discusses a variety of techniques for the diagnosis of crop disease, losses due to crop...

Engineering Practices for Management of Soil Salinity: Agricultural, Physiological, and Adaptive Approaches

1st Edition

S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal, Anshuman Singh
September 27, 2018

Abiotic stresses are known to adversely impact agricultural productivity on millions of hectares globally, and it is projected that these problems are likely to increase, primarily due to anthropogenic interventions as well as climatic changes. Understanding abiotic stresses—especially salt stress...

Emerging Postharvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables

1st Edition

Kalyan Barman, Swati Sharma, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 27, 2018

With the increasing need and demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the field of postharvest science is continuously evolving. Endeavors are being made by scientists involved in postharvest research for maintenance of the quality and safety of fresh horticultural produce to enhance the postharvest...

Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Current Trends and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Pradeep Kumar, PhD., Jayanta Kumar Patra, Pranjal Chandra
September 24, 2018

Over the last few decades, the rapid and vast development of advanced microbial bioresources and metagenomics techniques has completely transformed the field of microbial biotechnology. Our understanding of microbial diversity, evolutionary biology, and microbial interaction with their animal and...

Underexploited Spice Crops: Present Status, Agrotechnology, and Future Research Directions

1st Edition

Amit Baran Sharangi, Pemba H. Bhutia, Akkabathula Chandini Raj, Majjiga Sreenivas
September 24, 2018

Spices provide our food with nutraceutical value rather than actual nutrition. But apart from the popular and major spices, there are several other spices, which, in spite of their enormous contribution to human health, remain underexploited or underutilized. This new volume, Underexploited Spice...

Temperate Horticulture for Sustainable Development and Environment: Ecological Aspects

1st Edition

Larissa I. Weisfeld, Anatoly I. Opalko, Sarra A. Bekuzarova
September 21, 2018

Ecological and genetic control of plant resistance to unfavorable environmental influences is being carried out all over the world, and new varieties and hybrids of plants are being created, resulting in rich, new information and innovative new methods of cultivation. This new volume, Temperate...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume I: Major Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 21, 2018

This new book, the first of two volumes on forage crops grown throughout the world, discusses the importance of fodder production of the major fodder crops for animals. It focuses on the 17 major forage crops, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages. It discusses crop...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 21, 2018

This book, the second of two volumes, discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. It focuses on 25 minor forage crops, including non-leguminous perennial forages, leguminous forages, and non-graminaceous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and...

Insect Vectors and Plant Pathogens

1st Edition

Nachhattar Singh Butter
September 18, 2018

The history of pathogens and vectors, unique symptoms of diseases and economic importance of important viral diseases have been dealt with in the introductory chapter of this book. While highlighting the role of arthropods, nematodes, and fungi; other agents of the spread of plant pathogens have...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in...

Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation

1st Edition

Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Limin Hua, Haiying Feng
August 23, 2018

This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes. It is...

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