Agricultural Science

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Techniques for Evaluating Insect Resistance in Crop Plants

Charles M. Smith, Z. R. Khan, Mano Dutta Pathak
December 17, 1993

This comprehensive book is the first illustrated volume to provide detailed discussions of all plant genera regarding techniques developed to evaluate plant resistance to insects. Many of the book's references have never before appeared in a volume on this subject. The authors systematically...

Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture

Larry P. Pedigo, G. David Buntin
December 17, 1993

Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture offers a comprehensive look at the principles and practicality of developing accurate sampling programs for arthropod pests and their arthropod enemies. The book examines developments in sampling populations and reviews sampling plans that...

Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications

Yoshikatsu Murooka
December 14, 1993

Bridging the gap between laboratory observations and industrial practices, this work presents detailed information on recombinant micro-organisms and their applications in industry and agriculture. All recombinant microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are covered....

The Highbush Blueberry and Its Management

Robert E Gough
December 13, 1993

Here is a book that sets forth vital information growers need to produce highbush blueberries effectively and efficiently. Written from the grower?s point of view, The Highbush Blueberry and Its Management presents technical information in a highly readable manner that is easy to understand. It...

Ecotoxicology of Soil Organisms

Herman Eijsackers, Fred Heimbach, Marianne H. Donker
December 09, 1993

This book provides a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the ecotoxicology of soil organisms. The book explains how contaminants reach the soil, traces their transport through the soil, and then moves on to examine the effects of contaminants on different groups of soil organisms (e.g.,...

Factors Affecting Calf Crop

Michael J. Fields, Robert S. Sand
November 23, 1993

Factors Affecting Calf Crop summarizes the latest information available from leading cattle physiologists and geneticists regarding factors known to influence the production of live calves at weaning. You get practical information on management techniques for improving reproduction efficiency in...

Sustainable Agriculture Systems

J. L. Hatfield, Douglas L. Karlen
November 23, 1993

Sustainable agriculture embodies many concepts in its attempt to integrate all the aspects of farming systems into a holistic system. This book explores the processes that occur within the components of a sustainable system and shows where we can build upon our existing knowledge to develop the...

Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Control

Hachiro Oku
October 25, 1993

Environmental pollution resulting from widespread pesticide application has become a serious worldwide problem. Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Control is an important new reference that addresses this problem by exploring the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant pathogenesis and...

Tropospheric Ozone: Human Health and Agricultural Impacts

David McKee
October 25, 1993

Tropospheric ozone has long been recognized as a major environmental concern. Levels of ozone concentration have grown dramatically and the effects of ozone exposure have been examined in virtually thousands of studies worldwide. This timely new reference presents the state of the art in ozone...

Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

October 07, 1993

Outlining successful breeding techniques to augment the yields of the world's major crops, this reference analyzes the physiological and genetic basis for past and potential future increases in crop yields.;Covering crops with wide differences in morphology, photosynthetic rates, and nitrogen...

Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils, Volume III

Paul T. Kostecki, Edward J. Calabrese
September 09, 1993

The analysis of contaminated soils is a fairly new field that is growing at an incredible rate. To keep you abreast of the vast amount of new information being generated, this important volume presents leading-edge technology in analysis from some of the world's leading technical experts on the...

Rice Science and Technology

Wayne E Marshall, James I. Wadsworth
September 08, 1993

Focuses on developments in rice storage, quality, processing and utilization, emphasizing their importance to growers, technologists and consumers. This work also provides insight into future advances and examines starch gelatinization in rice during the cooking process....