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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...

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...