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Rice Improvement in the Genomics Era

1st Edition

Swapan K. Datta
October 18, 2019

Rice is probably the most important food crop in the world, feeding half its population. Rice Improvement in the Genomics Era examines the findings in the current studies of rice improvement, using the modern genomic tools available in today’s agriculture to better enable food security and human...

Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia
October 18, 2019

We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment....

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

1st Edition

Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
October 18, 2019

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book...

Computer Vision-Based Agriculture Engineering

1st Edition

Han Zhongzhi
September 30, 2019

In recent years, computer vision is a fast-growing technique of agricultural engineering, especially in quality detection of agricultural products and food safety testing. It can provide objective, rapid, non-contact and non-destructive methods by extracting quantitative information from digital...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sugarcane

1st Edition

Robert J. Henry, Chittaranjan Kole
September 25, 2019

The fast-growing sugarcane plant is a major source of sugar (sucrose) in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The high productivity of the plant also makes it a key target for use as an energy crop. The fiber of the plant is used to generate electricity and produce ethanol as a fuel. Sugarcane is a...

Sampling Techniques for Forest Inventories

1st Edition

Daniel Mandallaz
September 19, 2019

Sound forest management planning requires cost-efficient approaches to optimally utilize given resources. Emphasizing the mathematical and statistical features of forest sampling to assess classical dendrometrical quantities, Sampling Techniques for Forest Inventories presents the statistical...

Phytopathogenic Bacteria and Plant Diseases

1st Edition

BS Thind
September 12, 2019

The field of Phytobacteriology is rapidly advancing and changing, because of recent advances in genomics and molecular plant pathology, but also due to the global spread of bacterial plant diseases and the emergence of new bacterial diseases. So, there is a need to integrate understanding of...

Political Agroecology: Advancing the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems

1st Edition

Manuel González de Molina, Paulo Frederico Petersen, Francisco Garrido Peña, Francisco Roberto Caporal
September 11, 2019

Political Agroecology is the first book to offer a systematic and articulated reflection on Political Agroecology from the Agroecological perspective. It defines the disciplinary field responsible for designing and producing actions, institutions and regulations aimed at achieving agrarian...

Plant Pathogen Detection and Disease Diagnosis

2nd Edition

P. Narayanasamy
September 05, 2019

This work provides information on the detection, identification, and differentiation of all microbial plant pathogens - presenting modern protocols for rapid diagnosis of diseases based on biological, physical, chemical and molecular properties. It contains methods for the selection of disease-free...

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...

Environmental Resilience and Food Law: Agrobiodiversity and Agroecology

1st Edition

Gabriela Steier, Alberto Giulio Cianci
August 28, 2019

Agrobiodiversity and agroecology go hand-in-hand in promoting environmental resilience in international food systems as well as climate change resilient food policy. This book contextualizes how various legal frameworks address agrobiodiversity and agroecology around the globe and makes it...

Biocontrol Of Plant Diseases

1st Edition

K. G. Mukerji, K.L. Garg
August 27, 2019

First Published in 1988, this set offers a comprehensive insight into controlling diseases in plants. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for biologists, horticulturalists, other practitioners in their...

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