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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...

Soil Remediation: Applications and New Technologies

Jose T. V. S. de Albergaria, Hendrikus P. A. Nouws
January 22, 2016

Soil contamination represents a serious environmental problem and requires an immediate action plan to be prepared for typical and emergent contaminants. This book provides an overview of some remediation technologies, both traditional and emergent, as well as case studies based on the contribution...

Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition

Michael J. Vepraskas, Christopher B. Craft
December 02, 2015

A Major Revision of the Previous Edition Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition contains 11 new chapters and additional updates written by new authors with a broad range of related field and academic experience. This revised work augments the previous...

Sustainable Use of Land and Water Under Rainfed and Deficit Irrigation Conditions in Ogun-Osun River Basin, Nigeria

Omotayo Babawande Adeboye
October 29, 2015

Fluctuation in rainfall in Ogun-Osun River Basin, Nigeria in the recent times is a challenge to crop production. Therefore, agronomic practices need to be designed to improve water productivity under rainfed conditions. Improving water productivity requires vapour shift or transfer whereby soil...

Soil hydrological impacts and climatic controls of land use and land cover changes in the Upper Blue Nile (Abay) basin

Ermias Teferi Demessie
October 29, 2015

Human beings strongly depend on the sustainable availability of resources, such as food, water and energy. The continued supply of these resources can only be assured by sustainable land uses but these are easily threatened by inappropriate human activities. Human behavior is intermingled with...

Subsurface Drainage of Valley Bottom Irrigated Rice Schemes in Tropical Savannah: Case Studies of Tiefora and Moussodougou in Burkina Faso

Amadou Keita
October 21, 2015

This study was built to investigate the impact of subsurface drainage on iron toxicity in Tropical Savannah irrigated rice valley bottoms. The research leaned upon two complementary approaches: field investigations and designed experiments. Important results, covering several fields, where achieved...

Principles and Management of Clogging in Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal, Vishal K. Chavan, Vinod K. Tripathi
October 16, 2015

Micro irrigation, also known as trickle, drip, localized, high frequency, or pressurized irrigation, is an irrigation method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of...

Wastewater Management for Irrigation: Principles and Practices

Megh R. Goyal
October 06, 2015

The reuse of wastewater in irrigation is being practiced only recently to solve water scarcity problems in agriculture. Management of water, soil, crop, and operational procedures, including precautions to protect farm workers, play an important role in the successful use of sewage effluent for...

Biochar: Production, Characterization, and Applications

Yong Sik Ok, Sophie M. Uchimiya, Scott X. Chang, Nanthi Bolan
September 18, 2015

Encompassing high priority research areas such as bioenergy production, global warming mitigation, and sustainable agriculture, biochar has received increased worldwide interest in the past decade. Biochar: Production, Characterization, and Applications covers the fundamentals of biochar including...

Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
August 20, 2015

Faced with challenges of resource scarcity and environmental degradation, it is important to adopt innovative farming systems that maximize resource efficiency while protecting the environment. Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture focuses on principles and applications of soil-specific...

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops: Methods and Practices

Megh R. Goyal, P. Panigrahi
August 20, 2015

This new book, Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops, brings together the best research for efficient micro irrigation methods for field crops, focusing on design methods and best practices. Covering a multitude of topics, the book presents research and studies on:...

Handbook of Plant Nutrition, Second Edition

Allen V. Barker, David J. Pilbeam
May 14, 2015

In 2007, the first edition of Handbook of Plant Nutrition presented a compendium of information on the mineral nutrition of plants available at that time—and became a bestseller and trusted resource. Updated to reflect recent advances in knowledge of plant nutrition, the second edition continues...