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Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
March 28, 2016

During the past 30 years, industrialization has fundamentally changed traditional rural life and agricultural practices in China. While the incomes of farmers have increased, serious issues have been raised concerning the environment, resource depletion, and food safety. In response, the Chinese...

Temperate Crop Science and Breeding: Ecological and Genetic Studies

Sarra Abramovna Bekuzarova, Nina Anatolievna Bome, Anatoly Ivanovich Opalko, Larissa I. Weisfeld
March 28, 2016

This new collection covers a wide variety of research on the ecological aspects of crops growing under stress conditions due to atmospheric changes and pollution and the impact on both plant and human health. The book provides research that will help to find ways to overcome adverse abiotic...

Innovations in Micro Irrigation Technology

Megh R. Goyal, Vishal K. Chavan, Vinod K. Tripathi
March 24, 2016

The tenth and final volume in the series Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation, this valuable book focuses on new and recent innovations in technology, methods, and applications for micro irrigation. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including successes in micro irrigation in...

Fungi: Applications and Management Strategies

Sunil K. Deshmukh, J. K. Misra, Jalpa P. Tewari, Tamas Papp
March 21, 2016

The book deals with the application of fungi and the strategic management of some plant pathogens. It covers fungal bioactive metabolites, with emphasis on those secondary metabolites that are produced by various endophytes, their pharmaceutical and agricultural uses, regulation of the metabolites,...

Climate Change and Agriculture: Implication for Global Food Security

H.P. Das
March 21, 2016

One of the greatest challenges facing humankind is to minimize the impact of human-induced climate change on the agricultural production and also on the production from livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors. Ever-expanding global population and increased income is likely to generate an increase...

Nitrogen Metabolism in Rice

Pranab Basuchaudhuri
March 17, 2016

Nitrogen is an essential primary nutrient for plant growth and development. With the demand for high growth and yield of plants and the depletion of organics in soil, nitrogen availability in soil has become insufficient. This simple and comprehensive book covers the important and current...

Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits

Abdallah Bari, Ardeshir B. Damania, Michael Mackay, Selvadurai Dayanandan
February 19, 2016

Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits focuses on practical means and approaches to further the use of genetic resources for mitigating the effects of climate change and improving crop production. Genetic diversity in crop plants is being...

Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology

Mohammad Pessarakli
February 09, 2016

The Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the history and importance of cucurbit crop production as well as exhaustive...

Water Productivity of Sunflower under Different Irrigation Regimes at Gezira Clay Soil, Sudan

Eman Rahamtalla Ahmed Elsheikh
February 05, 2016

The Gezira Scheme is Sudan's oldest and largest gravity irrigation system. The scheme has played an important role in the economic development of the country, and is a major source of foreign exchange. The farming system of the Gezira Scheme is dominated by crop production. The main crops grown are...

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops

Sunil Pareek
February 03, 2016

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops is a comprehensive interdisciplinary reference source for the various aspects of fruit ripening and postharvest behavior. It focuses on the postharvest physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of ripening and provides an overview of fruits and...

Urban Horticulture

Tina Marie Waliczek, Jayne M. Zajicek
January 15, 2016

In the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public green spaces within cities are disappearing and people are spending more time with electronic devices than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the importance of horticulture to the lives, health, and well-being of urban populations...

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach

V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman
December 02, 2015

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along...