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History of Plant Pathology

S.G. Borkar
November 09, 2017

The book History of plant pathology depicts the historical events, discoveries and advancement made in the subject of plant pathology from the ancient era to till date and these are arranged into different eras viz. ancient era, medieval era, pre-modern era, modern era and present era which are...

Ethnobotany of India, 5-Volume Set

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
October 18, 2017

This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and...

Harmal: The Genus Peganum

Ephraim Shmaya Lansky, Shifra Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
October 06, 2017

Harmal: The Genus Peganum is an in-depth treatment of one of the most commanding plants in the botanical kingdom. Humble in appearance, modest in its needs, Peganum harmala has been venerated for millennia as a Deity-manifesting entheogen and a powerful medicine. This book traverses harmal’s...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
October 05, 2017

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India is the fifth of a five-volume set on the ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place information on the ethnobotany of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India, this volume presents the valuable details of the...

Vegetable Crop Science

M. K. Rana
September 27, 2017

This book has been prepared to provide every production aspect of important vegetables along with information regarding origin and distribution, composition and uses, botany, varieties, climatic and soil requirement, cultivation practices, harvesting, post-harvest management, insect-pests and...

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management

Md. Arshad Anwer
September 26, 2017

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 3: North-East India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
September 21, 2017

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the third of a five-volume set of Ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place the important information on the ethnobotany of the North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Island region of India, this...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 4: Western and Central Himalayas

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
September 21, 2017

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 4: Western and Central Himalayas is the 4th volume of the 5-volume set, an informative book series on the ethnobotanical aspects of India. The books cover different regions, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast...

Chlorinated Insecticides: Biological and Environmental Aspects Volume II

G.T Brooks
September 14, 2017

Volume I of Chlorinated Insecticides considered the technology of these compounds in a historical context, tracing their development up to the resent time. The accounts of the numerous applications in insect control given there provide a link with Volume II in that they pose many questions about...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017

In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary discoveries resulting in a range of advances. Topics include nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processing, plant growth and development, and other aspects. The book also examines research...

Figs: The Genus Ficus

Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
September 12, 2017

With a history as ancient as any cultivated fruit, many believe the fig has been with us even longer than the pomegranate. The Ficus constitutes one of the largest and hardiest genera of flowering plants featuring as many as 750 species. Although the extraordinary mutualism between figs and their...

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

Kristin Bilyeu, Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017

The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria. Soybean was domesticated in northeastern China about 2500 BC and...

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