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Urban Soils

1st Edition

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Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon fr...

Seaweeds as Plant Fertilizer, Agricultural Biostimulants and Animal Fodder

1st Edition

Leonel Pereira, Kiril Bahcevandziev, Nilesh H. Joshi
October 25, 2019

The main effects of Seaweed extracts (Ascophyllum, Fucus, Sargassum, Saccorhiza, Laminaria, Gelidium and others), when used as agricultural fertilizers, are better seed germination and higher quality fruit production, with longer shelf life; better use of soil nutrients; more productive crops and...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management, Volume Two: Management of Crop Diseases

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
October 22, 2019

Crop disease management strategies revolve around the principles of exclusion, eradication and immunization. Cultural practices are aimed at preventing or reducing the accumulation of pathogen population (inoculum). Development of cultivars with genetic resistance by transgressing resistance gene(s...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management, Volume One: Nature and Biology

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
October 22, 2019

Soilborne microbial plant pathogens including oomycetes, fungi, bacteria and viruses cause several economically important destructive diseases and the symptoms of infection can be recognized only after the pathogen has invaded many tissues primarily vascular tissues of susceptible plants. This...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management (Two Volume Set)

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
September 30, 2019

Soil has a versatile role in supporting the development of a wide range of organisms, including plants and microorganisms. Soilborne pathogens and root diseases are the primary limiting factor in many crops and tend to be very difficult to control. This first volume of a two-volume set introduces...

Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Mohammad Pessarakli
August 28, 2019

Since the publication of the third edition of the Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, continuous discoveries in the fields of plant and crop environmental stresses and their effects on plants and crops have resulted in the compilation of a large volume of the latest discoveries. Following its...

Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
July 18, 2019

Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in decreased agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase. Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. The...

Soil Clays: Linking Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and the Environment

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G. Jock Churchman, Bruce Velde
June 26, 2019

As the human population grows from seven billion toward an inevitable nine or 10 billion, the demands on the limited supply of soils will grow and intensify. Soils are essential for the sustenance of almost all plants and animals, including humans, but soils are virtually infinitely variable. Clays...

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Part B, Volume III

1st Edition

N. Bhushan Mandava
June 20, 2019

This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume I of this series is covers the theory and practice of the strategies for pest control and methods for...

Modern Soil Microbiology, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Jan Dirk van Elsas, Jack T. Trevors, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Paolo Nannipieri
April 24, 2019

The living soil is crucial to photosynthesis, biogeochemical cycles, global food production, climate change, biodiversity, and plant and animal health. In the past decade, scientists have made significant advances in soil microbiology research. While the basic principles are now better understood,...

Natural and Enhanced Attenuation of Contaminants in Soils, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan
April 23, 2019

Natural attenuation has become an effective and low-cost alternative to more expensive engineered remediation. This new edition updates the principles and fundamentals of natural attenuation of contaminants with a broader view of the field. It includes new methods for evaluating natural attenuation...

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils

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Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez
March 13, 2019

The quality of agricultural soils are always under threat from chemical contaminants, which ultimately affect the productivity and safety of crops. Besides agrochemicals, a new generation of substances invades the soil through irrigation with reclaimed wastewater and pollutants of organic origin...

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...

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