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Agricultural science

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!

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Author: Yeqiao (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA) Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2020

Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all wellbeing on planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems: land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing data in the study of natural resources on a global scale. Volume 1, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity, provides fundamental information on terrestrial systems, approaches to ecosystem monitoring, and a complete overview on the impacts of climate change on natural vegetation and forests. New to this edition are discussions on decision support systems, biodiversity conservation, gross and net primary production, soil microbiology, and land surface phenology. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world. Written in an easy-to-reference manner, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is essential for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science courses at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, Earth system science, ecology, etc.

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: 30/04/2020

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: 30/04/2020

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: 30/04/2020

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: 30/04/2020

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.

Sustainable Agriculture Advances in Technological Interventions

Sustainable Agriculture Advances in Technological Interventions

Author: Ajoy Kumar Singh Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

This new volume looks at the evolution and challenges of sustainable agriculture, a field that is growing in use and popularity. Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Technological Interventions discusses some of the important ideas, practices, and policies that are essential to an effective sustainable agriculture strategy. The book features 25 chapters written by experts in related fields, including crop improvement, natural resource management, crop protection, social sciences, and product development. The volume aims to provide a good understanding of the use of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable management of agri-horticultural crops, focusing on eco-friendly approaches, such as the utilization of waste materials. Topics include eco-friendly plant protection measures, climate change and natural resource management, tools to mitigate the effect of extreme weather events, agrochemical research and regulation, soil carbon sequestration, water and nutrient management in agricultural systems, and more.

Microbial Mitigation of Stress Response of Food Legumes

Microbial Mitigation of Stress Response of Food Legumes

Author: N. Amaresan Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2020

The book entitled, Microbial mitigation of stress responses of food legumes provides knowledge on the impact of abiotic and biotic stress on the agriculture of grain legumes especially pulses and it critically reviews the cutting-edge research in exploring plant microbe interactions to mitigate the stress. It helps in understanding the fundamentals of microbial mediated management of abiotic and biotic stress in grain legumes. Salient features: Describes the usefulness of microbiome of plant / insects for enhancing the production of grain legumes Focused on recent advances in microbial methods for mitigating the stress and their application in sustainability of legume production Provide unique collection of microbial data for the improvement of legume productivity Details microbial metabolites at gene and molecule level for plant stress management The reader will get all essential and updated information on various stress factors, crop responses and microbial mediated stress management for better food legume production.

Frontiers in Soil and Environmental Microbiology

Frontiers in Soil and Environmental Microbiology

Author: Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2020

Soil harbours a wide range of microorganisms with biotic potentials which can be explored for social benefits. The book Frontiers in Soil and Environmental Microbiology comprises an overview of the complex inter-relationship between beneficial soil microbes and crop plants, and highlights the potential for utilisation to enhance crop productivity, bioremediation and soil health. The book focusses on important areas of research such as biocide production, pesticide degradation and detoxification, microbial decay processes, remediation of soils contaminated with toxic metals, industrial wastes, and hydrocarbon pollutants. Features Presents the state of the art of microbial research in environmental and soil microbiology Discusses an integrated and systematic compilation of microbes in the soil environment and its role in agriculture and plant growth and productivity Elucidates microbial application in environmental remediation Explores advanced genomics topics for uncultivable microbes of soil

Land, Food And Rural Development In North Africa

Land, Food And Rural Development In North Africa

Author: M. Riad El-Ghonemy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

This study of rural development in six North African nations addresses the issues surrounding poverty and landlessness. Providing an Islamic perspective on policy-making, the author describes the influence of Islam on development in these countries, and stresses the Islamic religious and moral revival as a major factor in policy-making toward reduc

Biotechnologies Applied to Animal Reproduction Current Trends and Practical Applications for Reproductive Management

Biotechnologies Applied to Animal Reproduction Current Trends and Practical Applications for Reproductive Management

Author: Juan Carlos Gardon Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

This comprehensive volume focuses on recent trends and new technologies used in the management of reproduction in major farm animals, focusing on both males and females of bovine, equine, and porcine species. With chapters written by scientists who specialize in their respective topics, the volume presents a selection of different technologies that have been developed to assure reproductive success by improving reproductive efficiency, generating germplasm banks, and maintaining genetic diversity in cattle, horses, and pigs. In the last decade, reproductive technologies in veterinary medicine have progressed considerably, providing high profitability to livestock farms. This book provides basic and applied information on the most used reproductive technologies in bovine, equine, and porcine species for academics, scientists, and veterinarians. The volume discusses reproductive and postpartum management, reproductive ultrasound, sperm management, egg retrieval, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, nutrition, genetics, and certain clinical aspects, such as endocrinology and robustness of reproductive systems.

Advances In Cognitive Science Steps Toward Convergence

Advances In Cognitive Science Steps Toward Convergence

Author: Manfred Kochen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

This book includes a collection of papers on both natural (biological) and artificial (computer) approaches to several facets of intelligent behavior from the primary viewpoint of the convergence of computer science and biology in the theory of cognitive science. .

A Perspective On U.s. Farm Problems And Agricultural Policy

A Perspective On U.s. Farm Problems And Agricultural Policy

Author: Lance McKinzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A Perspective on U.S. Farm Problems and Agricultural Policy provides a framework for evaluating national policy alternatives and attempts to improve our understanding of the nature of U.S. farm sector and its problems.