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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 166, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.
Interest in cereals and other healthy grains has increased considerably in recent years, driving the cereal processing industry to develop new processing technologies that meet consumer demands for sustainable and nutritious cereal products. Innovative Processing Technologies for Healthy Grains is the first dedicated reference to focus on advances in cereal processing and bio-refinery of cereals and pseudocereals, presenting a broad overview of all aspects of both conventional and novel processing techniques and methods. Featuring contributions from leading researchers and academics, this unique volume examines the selection and characteristics of raw ingredients, new and emerging processing technologies, novel cereal-based products, and global trends in cereal and pseudocereal use, processing and consumption. The text offers balanced coverage of advances in both the development and processing of cereal and pseudocereal products, exploring topics including gluten-free products, cereal-based animal feed, health and wellness trends in healthy grain consumption, bioaccessibility and bioavailability of nutritional compounds, gluten-free products, and the environmental impact of processed healthy grains. This timely and comprehensive volume: Focuses on innovative cereal processing and bio-refinery of cereals and pseudocereals Provides informed perspectives on the current global trends in cereal and pseudocereal use, processing and consumption Describes the characteristics of healthy grains and their production, nutritional value, and utilization Explains the origin, production, processing, and functional ingredients of pseudocereals Reviews healthy grain products such as cereal-based beverages, fortified grain-based products, and cereal-based products with bioactive benefits Part of Wiley's IFST Advances in Food Science series Innovative Processing Technologies for Healthy Grains is an essential resource for food scientists, technologists, researchers, and other professionals working in the grain industry, and academics and advanced students of food technology and food science.
Advances in Agronomy, Volume 165, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors, with this release including chapters on Urban Anthropogenic Soils - A Review, Epichloe spp. And Serendipita indica Endophytic Fungi: Functions in Plant-Soil Relations, Heating Up a Cold Case: Applications of Analytical Pyrolysis GC/MS to Assess Molecular Biomarkers in Peat, The problem with Apparent Electrical Conductivity in Soil Electromagnetic Induction Studies, and more.
Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 30 provides a detailed update on the production of salt-tolerant plants through molecular breeding and genetic engineering. Future prospects and concerns, along with the importance of novel techniques elucidating the genetic basis of salt-tolerance are also discussed. Next, a holistic framework for understanding and assessing the governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture is presented. This new approach is tested through a large-scale study for assessing the governance sustainability of a country's agriculture at national, sectoral, regional, eco-system and farm levels. The authors go on to study the influence of abiotic factors such as temperature and water potential on the growth of E. turcicum on different crop residues used in rotations with maize under no-till system cultivation. In addition, strategies for minimizing food waste proposed by different organizations and countries that face the common challenge of achieving the participation of all sectors of society are analyzed. Later, male organ development in Brassica oleracea contributing the embryology of the Brassicaceae family is investigated, along with the beginning, advanced and final stages of programmed cell death in anther cell walls by cytochemical, biochemical and molecular processes. Two investigations were carried out in northwest Italy in an effort to highlight the importance of tannin quantity and quality on pastures, particularly focusing on the way this can affect milk quality during the grazing season due to changes in nutritional composition. The closing study focuses on Cannabis sativa L., or hemp, an annual, dioecious plants distributed especially in the northern hemisphere. Hemp plant contains at least 113 different phytocannabinoids and a diverse class of psychoactive compounds.
Sweet Potatoes: Growth, Development and Harvesting introduces the potential benefits of sweet potato as a promising food crop for processing into baked foods and snacks, thus reducing production costs and providing economic efficiency for sweet potato producing countries. The development of flour from sweet potato through the application of special technology, particularly bioprocessing (fermentation) and physical treatment, is discussed. The concluding study evaluates the agronomic performance of eight selected sweet potato cultivars obtained from Embrapa HortaliAa's germplasm bank, including BrazlAcndia Branca, BrazlAcndia Rosada, BrazlAcndia Roxa, Beauregard, BRS AmA (c)lia, BRS Cuia, BRS Rubissol and Princesa.
As COVID-19 has spread throughout the United States, it has reduced domestic economic activity and disrupted domestic and international supply chains for goods and services, including food and agricultural products. These disruptions have produced an immediate and very strong demand shock on the U.S. food supply chain. This book looks at current agricultural and food issues including: appropriations, trade, disaster assistance, food safety and security and loan programs.
Farmers and Farming: Practices, Management and Challenges opens with a focus on livelihood, which refers to the way people make a living. Livelihoods are the means people use to support themselves, to survive and to prosper. Next, the authors aim to analyze the socio-economic features of farmers involved in organic cultivation, exploring landholding patterns in the northern part of Karnataka state. They also explore how gender-based farming systems analysis could be used to simulate the effects of a change in agricultural practices on gender relations, either with the aim to do no harm or with the objective to achieve more gender equality. In closing, an overview on the potential and setbacks of intercropping in maintaining crop yields in changing climate in smallholder farmers in ESA set-up.
This book assesses the performance of the agricultural sector and other related areas of the economy of Bangladesh. It identifies positive factors contributing to sectoral growth and development and offers development strategy for achieving increased agricultural productivity.
Translational Microbiome for Sustainable Agriculture will invite global experts and distinguished investigators conducting phytomicrobiome research and develop a comprehensive reference book with up-to-date information regarding the microbiome studies and trends in the field of agricultural sustainability. It covers both terrestrial and crop associated microbiomes, unveiling biological, biotechnological and technical aspects of research. This book will be devoted to students and professionals interested in learning techniques for microbiome surveys, including culture-independent approaches, and to better understand the biology of microorganisms in nature and commercializing of microbiome derived new products, with major emphasis on sustainable agriculture under changing environment scenario. Using this information as a basis, a non-specialist reader should be able to understand more complex articles and to discuss selected topics with colleagues.
Agriculture is a very essential part of our lives. It is the sector that gives us our daily bread. There are various principles of agronomy which are essential for the agriculturists to follow to gave better yields and more productivity - both in terms of quantity and quality. The book Principles of Agronomy and Agricultural Meteorology talks about all those principles and the aspects of agricultural meteorology related to it. These are of great use to the people who are enthusiastic about agriculture and want to make a change.