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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...

Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal, Manoj K. Ghosal
November 28, 2016

This new book, the fourth volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, examines the potential of solar energy and other emerging energy technologies in micro irrigation to create sustainable energy sources. The authors discuss a variety of innovative micro irrigation...

Cannabis: A Complete Guide

Ernest Small
November 17, 2016

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research,...

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...

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems

James M. Vose, Kier D. Klepzig
November 16, 2016

Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern...

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...

Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman

Diane L. France
November 04, 2016

Building on the success, and maintaining the format, of the best-selling Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas (ISBN: 978-1-4200-6286-1), Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman presents new images of human bones representing many states of maturation from...

Plant Cytogenetics, Third Edition

Ram J. Singh
November 02, 2016

Cytogenetics plays an important role in understanding the chromosomal and genetic architecture of plant species. Plant Cytogenetics, Third Edition follows the tradition of its predecessors presenting theoretical and practical aspects of plant cytogenetics. Chapters describe correct handling of...

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...

Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition

Bonnie H. Ownley, Robert N. Trigiano
October 27, 2016

Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and molecular tools for studying...

Ornamental Geophytes: From Basic Science to Sustainable Production

Rina Kamenetsky, Hiroshi Okubo
October 26, 2016

Although a great deal of research on ornamental geophytes has been conducted since the beginning of the 1990s, current information has not been comprehensively presented to researchers and horticulturalists. Covering the latest advances in geophytes science, Ornamental Geophytes: From Basic Science...

Bacterial Diseases of Crop Plants

Suresh G. Borkar, Rupert Anand Yumlembam
October 25, 2016

Food and agriculture is an important component in the development and survival of civilizations. Around half of the world’s population and their economies are influenced by agricultural farm production. Plant diseases take as much as a 30 percent toll of the crop harvest if not managed properly and...

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