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Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Second Edition (Online Version)

2nd Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.
September 15, 2018

This reference addresses a wide spectrum of scientific and human topics, concepts, methodologies, strategies, solutions, questions, and dilemmas. The entries are concisely written and include the most up-to-date information available. It is richly illustrated with graphs, line drawings, photographs...

Soil Amendments for Sustainability: Challenges and Perspectives

1st Edition

Amitava Rakshit, Binoy Sarkar, Purushothaman Abhilash
September 13, 2018

This book focuses on the pros and cons of amendment materials to restore the functioning of soil resources. It presents a holistic overview on affected land revitalization, clean up and revegetation using these amendments that could be implemented in the long term management of the...

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future

1st Edition

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
September 13, 2018

This new volume, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future, looks at the application of a variety of technologies, both fundamental and advanced, that are being used for crop improvement, metabolic engineering, and the development of...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume I: Major Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 12, 2018

This new book, the first of two volumes on forage crops grown throughout the world, discusses the importance of fodder production of the major fodder crops for animals. It focuses on the 17 major forage crops, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages. It discusses crop...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 12, 2018

This book, the second of two volumes, discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. It focuses on 25 minor forage crops, including non-leguminous perennial forages, leguminous forages, and non-graminaceous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and...

Nickel in Soils and Plants

1st Edition

Christos Tsadilas, Jörg Rinklebe, Magdi Selim
September 07, 2018

Nickel (Ni), the fifth common element on the earth is widespread in the environment. Recently Ni has been proved essential for normal growth of many organisms, and at the same time Ni can become toxic to organisms when high in concentration. In several parts of the world, high Ni concentrations are...

Handbook of Halal Food Production

1st Edition

Mian N. Riaz, Muhammad M. Chaudry
September 04, 2018

Until now, books addressing Halal issues have focused on helping Muslim consumers decide what to eat and what to avoid among products currently on the market. There was no resource that the food industry could refer to that provided the guidelines necessary to meet the Halal requirements of Muslim...

Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation

1st Edition

Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Limin Hua, Haiying Feng
August 23, 2018

This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes. It is...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2:: Food, Health, and Nutrition

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
August 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition addresses some of the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. This volume, part of the two-volume compendium, focuses on research trends in sustainable horticulture that include postharvest management and...

Forage Crops of the World, 2-volume set: Volume I: Major Forage Crops; Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
August 15, 2018

This new 2-volume set discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. The volumes focuses on fodder production for forage crops, cover 17 major forage crops and 25 minor forage crops. The volumes discuss crop production methodology and agronomic management in a...

Plants and Human Conflict

1st Edition

Eran Pichersky
August 13, 2018

Perhaps the least appreciated dramatis personae in human history are plants. Humans, like all other animals, cannot produce their own food as plants do through photosynthesis, and must therefore acquire organic material for survival and growth by eating plants or by eating other animals that eat...

The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture and Allied Sciences

1st Edition

Chandan Roy
July 31, 2018

This important volume provides a basic understanding of the different forms of intellectual property rights in agricultural science. It provides an abundance of information on the use of IP laws in agriculture and allied subjects and their proper implementation in real-life practice. The chapter...

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