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See below for a selection of the latest books from Agricultural science category. Presented with a red border are the Agricultural science books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Agricultural science books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments

Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments

Author: Nanthi (University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia) Bolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

The manufacture of plastic as well as its indiscriminate disposal and destruction by incineration pollutes atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems. Synthetic plastics do not break down, they accumulate in the environment as macro-, micro-, and nano-plastics. These particulate plastics are a major source of pollutants in soil and marine ecosystems. Particulate Plastics: Sources and Ecotoxicity in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments provides a fundamental understanding of the sources of these plastics and the threats they pose to the environment. It demonstrates the ecotoxicity of particulate plastics using case studies and offers management practices to mitigate particulate-plastic contamination in the environment. Features * Describes physical and chemical properties of particulate plastics in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. * Presents information on characteristics of particulate plastics as impacted by weathering processes. * Provides numerous approaches to managing particulate-plastic contamination. * Identifies sources of particulate plastics in the environment; distribution and characteristics of particulate plastics; and management strategies of particulate plastics. Written by a global team of scientists, this book is for researchers in the fields of environmental safety and waste management or individuals interested in the impacts of particulate plastics on environmental health.

Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments

Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments

Author: Nanthi (University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia) Bolan Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

The manufacture of plastic as well as its indiscriminate disposal and destruction by incineration pollutes atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems. Synthetic plastics do not break down, they accumulate in the environment as macro-, micro-, and nano-plastics. These particulate plastics are a major source of pollutants in soil and marine ecosystems. Particulate Plastics: Sources and Ecotoxicity in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments provides a fundamental understanding of the sources of these plastics and the threats they pose to the environment. It demonstrates the ecotoxicity of particulate plastics using case studies and offers management practices to mitigate particulate-plastic contamination in the environment. Features * Describes physical and chemical properties of particulate plastics in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. * Presents information on characteristics of particulate plastics as impacted by weathering processes. * Provides numerous approaches to managing particulate-plastic contamination. * Identifies sources of particulate plastics in the environment; distribution and characteristics of particulate plastics; and management strategies of particulate plastics. Written by a global team of scientists, this book is for researchers in the fields of environmental safety and waste management or individuals interested in the impacts of particulate plastics on environmental health.

Bioinformatic Applications in Crop Improvement A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Bioinformatic Applications in Crop Improvement A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Author: Chandrakanth (Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University) Emani Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2020

This book offers a comprehensive overview of plant bioinformatics, encompassing biochemical, genetic and molecular tools available with a focused emphasis on genomic, transcriptome and proteome analysis. It also presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of utilizing plant bioinformatics tools with exclusive focus on newer paradigms such as climate change and systems biology in crop improvement. Furthermore, the book will extend the theoretical aspects as a base towards real world applications, namely, the biotechnological approaches to develop superior plant varieties including specific examples of transgenic methodologies in model plants.

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods

Author: D. Hashini (Michigan State University, USA) Galhena Dissanayake Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2020

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods demonstrates how home gardens hold particular significance for resource-poor and marginalized communities in developing countries, and how they offer a versatile strategy towards building local and more resilient food systems. With food and nutritional security being a major global challenge, there is an urgent need to find innovative ways to increase food production and diversify food sources while increasing income-generating opportunities for communities faced with hunger and poverty. This book shows that, when implemented properly, home gardens can become just such an innovative solution, as well as an integral part of sustainable food security programmes. It provides a conceptual overview of social, economic, environmental, and nutritional issues related to home gardening in diverse contexts, including gender issues and biodiversity conservation and presents case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, highlighting home gardening experiences and initiatives. The volume concludes with a synthesis of key lessons learned and ways forward for further enhancing home gardens for sustainable food security and development. This book will be of paramount importance to students and academics working on local food systems, urban food and food security and sustainable development more broadly.

The Book of Wheat An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat Industry

The Book of Wheat An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat Industry

Author: Peter Tracy Dondlinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

First published in 1910, this volume was the result of fifteen years of study in the American Northwest. The author contributed to the burgeoning field of industrial and economic history, providing a practical manual for the entirety of the wheat industry at the time. Whilst smaller studies had been published before, this was the first general work on the subject, covering topics including the wheat plant, cultivation, diseases, marketing and production. It was of particular interest to growers, dealers and millers and was accessible to popular readers, students, instructors and experimenters.

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management Volume 1: Cereals, Small Millets, and Fiber Crops

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management Volume 1: Cereals, Small Millets, and Fiber Crops

Author: J. N. Srivastava Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This new 2-volume set, Diseases of Field Crops: Diagnosis and Management, helps to fill the need for research on plant diseases, their effects, how they spread, and effective management measures to mitigate their harmful effects. The volumes in this set showcase recent advances in molecular plant pathology and discuss appropriate diagnostic techniques for identification of causal agents and diseases, providing the information necessary to establish management strategies. The chapters in these two volumes include detailed description of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management techniques of economically important diseases. The volumes explore existing strategies and offer new methods that can be used in an integrated manner and with a comprehensive approach for the management of major diseases of the field crops. Also taken into consideration is the impact of global climate change on the spread and severity of plant diseases.

Agribusiness as the Future of Agriculture The Sugarcane Industry under Climate Change in the Southeast Mediterranean

Agribusiness as the Future of Agriculture The Sugarcane Industry under Climate Change in the Southeast Mediterranean

Author: Youssef M. Hamada Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This book, Agribusiness as the Future of Agriculture: The Sugarcane Industry under Climate Change in the Southeast Mediterranean, reviews the challenges of agribusiness in the Southeast Mediterranean Sea. As climate change creates new risks to human populations and food security, a better analysis is needed to understand this new level of uncertainty and to understand how it will impact agriculture and its relationship with economies, livelihoods, and development. Africa emits low greenhouse gases but is hit the hardest by global warming, posing a serious challenge to increasing agricultural productivity in the Southeast Mediterranean Sea. The author focuses on sugarcane cultivation in Egypt to illustrate the impact of climate change on agribusiness. Sugarcane in Egypt is used as a local food source, for international trade, for the balance of payments, for land and water use, and as a basic product for food and fiber manufacturing. Hence every aspect of the economic structure of Egypt relates to agriculture.

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management, 2-Volume Set Volume 1: Cereals, Small Millets, and Fiber Crops Volume 2: Pulses, Oil Seeds, Narcotics, and Sugar Crops

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management, 2-Volume Set Volume 1: Cereals, Small Millets, and Fiber Crops Volume 2: Pulses, Oil Seeds, Narcotics, and Sugar Crops

Author: J. N. Srivastava Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This new 2-volume set, Diseases of Field Crops: Diagnosis and Management, helps to fill the need for research on plant diseases, their effects, how they spread, and effective management measures to mitigate their harmful effects. The volumes in this set showcase recent advances in molecular plant pathology and discuss appropriate diagnostic techniques for identification of causal agents and diseases, providing the information necessary to establish management strategies. The chapters in these two volumes include detailed description of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management techniques of economically important diseases. The volumes explore existing strategies and offer new methods that can be used in an integrated manner and with a comprehensive approach for the management of major diseases of the field crops. Also taken into consideration is the impact of global climate change on the spread and severity of plant diseases.

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management Volume 2: Pulses, Oil Seeds, Narcotics, and Sugar Crops

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management Volume 2: Pulses, Oil Seeds, Narcotics, and Sugar Crops

Author: J. N. Srivastava Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This new 2-volume set, Diseases of Field Crops: Diagnosis and Management, helps to fill the need for research on plant diseases, their effects, how they spread, and effective management measures to mitigate their harmful effects. The volumes in this set showcase recent advances in molecular plant pathology and discuss appropriate diagnostic techniques for identification of causal agents and diseases, providing the information necessary to establish management strategies. The chapters in these two volumes include detailed description of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management techniques of economically important diseases. The volumes explore existing strategies and offer new methods that can be used in an integrated manner and with a comprehensive approach for the management of major diseases of the field crops. Also taken into consideration is the impact of global climate change on the spread and severity of plant diseases.

Plant Diseases Of Viral, Viroid, Mycoplasma And Uncertain Etiology

Plant Diseases Of Viral, Viroid, Mycoplasma And Uncertain Etiology

Author: Karl Maramorosch Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The adverse impact of plant diseases is felt around the world. In this book, the contributors analyze the nature and origins of pathogens that affect some economically important food and fiber crops.

Institutions, Policy and Outputs for Acidification The Case of Hungary

Institutions, Policy and Outputs for Acidification The Case of Hungary

Author: Jr, Lawrence J. O'Toole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Published in 1998, this is an analysis of the impact in Hungary of environmental policy following the Convention of Long Range Trans-boundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) of the Economic Commission of Europe. The book focuses on central research issues but also analyzes environmental institutions and policy in Hungary more generally. It treats related themes such as the emerging role of the new autonomous local governments, the impact of privatization on acidification and environmental issues in Hungary and offers coverage of the influence of NGO's in democratic Hungary.

Greek Agriculture in a Changing International Environment

Greek Agriculture in a Changing International Environment

Author: Dimitris Damianos, Efthalia Dimara, Katharina Hassapoyannes, Dimitris Skuras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Published in 1998, the aim of this text is to promote awareness of the evolution of Greek agriculture, as well as of the development of national strategies, in conformity with the Common Agricultural Policy provision - which is important for a successful confrontation of modern and prospective international challenges. It offers a case study developing integrated policies for unemployment, for prevention of diversification of rural areas and for provision of solutions to the problem of increasing competition, while enhancing environmental quality and making rational use of productive resources.