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Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III: Selected Papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes 2019, September 4-6, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

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Candida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Margarida Gonçalves, Ana Luísa Fernando
August 07, 2019

Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III contains selected papers presented at the 5th edition of the International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, that took place on 3-6 September 2019, in Costa da Caparica, Portugal.The Wastes conference, which takes place...

Essentials of Statistics In Agricultural Sciences

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Pradeep Mishra, Fozia Homa
July 25, 2019

An understanding of the basics, logic, and theory of statistics is essential for agricultural researchers for dealing with the interpretation of data. This volume presents some of the basic and necessary concepts of statistical tools, specifically as applied to the statistics of agriculture and...

Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community, Development Perspectives: Proceedings of the International Confernece on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives (RUSET 2018), November 14-15, 2018, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

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Rilus A. Kinseng, Arya Hadi Dharmawan, Djuara Lubis, Annisa Utami Seminar
July 23, 2019

Most of Indonesian population live in rural areas, and the majority of poor people also live in rural areas, namely 13.47% in rural and 7.26 in urban. In the past decades, rural communities as well as the ecology have changed fundamentally. Many factors contribute to this transformation:...

World Food, Pest Losses, And The Environment

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David Pimentel
July 22, 2019

This book focuses on current food shortages and on the impact of pests in reducing world food supplies. At present, total worldwide food losses from pests are estimated to be about 45 percent. Preharvest losses alone, from insects, plant pathogens, and weeds, are estimated at about 30 percent....

Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa

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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...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems in Crop Production: A Compendium

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K. R. Krishna
July 15, 2019

This volume responds to the growing interest in adopting aerial robots (UAVs, or drones) for agricultural crop production, which are revolutionizing farming methods worldwide. The book provides a detailed review of 250 UAVs that examines their usefulness in enhancing profitability, yield, and...

New Generation Formulations of Agrochemicals: Current Trends and Future Priorities

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Tatiana G. Volova, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Natalia O. Zhila, Svetlana V. Prudnikova, Anatoly N. Boyandin
June 28, 2019

This important volume provides new research on the design and application of ecologically safe formulations for protecting cultivated crops against pathogen-causing diseases and weeds—that also provide nitrogen fertilizers at the same time. The authors make a significant contribution to the...

Agroforestry and Climate Change: Issues and Challenges

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Manoj Kumar Jhariya, Dhiraj Kumar Yadav, Arnab Banerjee
June 28, 2019

This volume provides an abundance of valuable information on emerging eco-friendly technology and its potential role in combating climate change via agroforesty. The volume begins by describing the recent understanding of the scenario of climate change and its issues and challenges and provides an...

The Bench Grafter's Handbook: Principles & Practice

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Brian E. Humphrey
June 27, 2019

Containing 500 full color photographs and illustrations, The Bench Grafter’s Handbook: Principles and Practice presents exhaustive information on all aspects of bench grafting. It details requirements of more than 200 temperate woody plant genera, covering over 2,000 species and cultivars including...

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

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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...

Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding

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Henry T. Nguyen, Abraham Blum
June 19, 2019

  Global demand for wheat, rice, corn, and other essential grains is expected to steadily rise over the next twenty years. Meeting this demand by increasing production through increased land use is not very likely; and while better crop management may make a marginal difference, most agriculture...

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