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Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects

Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Vijay Pratap Singh, Parvaiz Ahmad, Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Sheo Mohan Prasad
December 19, 2016

In the present era, rapid industrialization and urbanization has resulted in unwanted physiological, chemical, and biological changes in the environment that have harmful effects on crop quality and productivity. This situation is further worsened by the growing demand for food due to an ever...

Soils and Human Health

Eric C. Brevik, Lynn C. Burgess
November 16, 2016

Despite the connections between soils and human health, there has not been a great amount of attention focused on this area when compared to many other fields of scientific and medical study. Soils and Human Health brings together authors from diverse fields with an interest in soils and human...

Nitrogen Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria
November 16, 2016

One of the main approaches for safeguarding food security, sustainable development has increased demand for knowledge on fertilizer management in crop production. Among essential plant nutrients, nitrogen is one of the most important yield-limiting nutrients, mainly responsible for determining...

Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition

Rattan Lal
November 01, 2016

New and Improved Global Edition: Three-Volume Set A ready reference addressing a multitude of soil and soil management concerns, the highly anticipated and widely expanded third edition of Encyclopedia of Soil Science now spans three volumes and covers ground on a global scale. A definitive guide...

Soil Phosphorus

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
August 26, 2016

Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source...

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...

Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments

Jörg Rinklebe, Anna Sophia Knox, Michael Paller
July 18, 2016

Many wetlands around the world act as sinks for pollutants, in particular for trace elements. In comparison to terrestrial environments, wetlands are still far less studied. A collaborative effort among world experts, this book brings the current knowledge concerning trace elements in temporary...

Soil and Water Engineering: Principles and Applications of Modeling

Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal
May 06, 2016

Modeling aspects have added a new dimension in research innovations in all branches of engineering. In the field of soil and water engineering, they are increasingly used for planning, development, and management of land and water resources, including analysis of quantity and quality parameters of...

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...

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...

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...

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...