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This new volume emphasizes the drastic quantitative and qualitative transformation of our surrounding environment and looks at bioresource management and the tools needed to manageenvironmental stresses. This unique compilation and interpretation of concrete scientific ventures undertaken by environmental specialists at the global level explores research dedicated to the management of natural resources by controlling biotic and abiotic factors that make the earth vulnerable to these stresses. The chapter authors look at all types of bioresources on earth and their management at times of stress/crisis, focusing on the need for documentation, validation, and recovery of ethnic indigenous knowledge and practices that could have great impact in stress management. The book looks at topics in nature and changing climate management, adaptation, and mitigation, such as the effects of climate change on agriculture and horticulture, on timber harvesting, and on forest resources. Also specifically discussed are crop resources management, seed crops, tree seedlings, soil management, and conservation practices. The volume also includes chapters on animal resources management.
Microbes as Bio-Fertilizers and their Production Technology is a step forward in the direction of research, testing, and development of new effective strains of beneficial microbes and their production technologies. This book highlights the methods of isolation of several beneficial microbes of different utility, specialization culture media, distinguishing characteristics of these microbes, testing their efficiencies, and large scale production technologies. It is a unique book in which beneficial microbial bio-fertilizers are included.
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 Focuses on recent advances in microbial methods for mitigating the stress and their application in sustainability of legume production Provides a unique collection of microbial data for the improvement of legume productivity Details microbial metabolites at the gene and molecule levels 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.
This book offers various soil and water treatment technologies due to increasing global soil and water pollution. In many countries, the management of contaminated land has matured, and it is developing in many others. Topics covered include chemical and ecological risk assessment of contaminated sites; phytomanagement of contaminants; arsenic removal; selection and technology diffusion; technologies and socio-environmental management; post-remediation long-term management; soil and groundwater laws and regulations; and trace element regulation limits in soil. Future prospects of soil and groundwater remediation are critically discussed in this book. Hence, readers will learn to understand the future prospects of soil and groundwater contaminants and remediation measures. Key Features: Discusses conventional and novel aspects of soil and groundwater remediation technologies Includes new monitoring/sensing technologies for soil and groundwater pollution Features a case study of remediation of contaminated sites in the old, industrial, Ruhr area in Germany Highlights soil washing, soil flushing, and stabilization/solidification Presents information on emerging contaminants that exhibit new challenges This book is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses and can be used as a handbook for researchers, policy makers, and local governmental institutes. Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies: A Practical Guide is written by a team of leading global experts in the field.
This publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the native fertility of the soil is exhausted; this leads to yet more forest clearing. Integrated crop-livestock zero tillage systems allow for the sustainable production of high-yielding pasture without further deforestation; in this system, grazing livestock convert both pastures and crop residues into cash. The ability of pasture to build up the fertility and biological activity of the topsoil is well known. The economies of the system are discussed and its very positive ecological effects are described at lengths. This publication is geared towards agronomists, advanced farmers, extension workers and agricultural decision-makers throughout the tropics and sub-tropics.
This publication provides step-by-step guidance on developing grids for soil carbon stocks. It covers preparation of local soil data, compilation and pre-processing of ancillary spatial data sets, upscaling methodologies, and uncertainty assessments. Guidance is mainly specific to soil organic carbon (SOC) data, but also contains generic sections on soil grid development, which is relevant for other soil properties. This second edition of the guide provides methodologies and technical steps to produce SOC maps and has been updated with knowledge and practical experience gained during the implementation process of GSOCmap V1.0 in 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 useful to understand the development made on the subject of plant pathology and further scope of development and advancement in the subject. The major contributions made by pioneer workers in plant pathology around the world during these eras which had led the foundation for different branches of plant pathology are also given in the book. Besides the significant contribution made in each era for the developments of this subject, the book has additional chapters on the historical epidemics of important plant diseases around the world and its impact on human civilisations, and the historical crop yield losses due to plant diseases. The book also includes different Plant pathological societies and their development around the world to further strengthen the subject of plant pathology. Thus the book History of Plant Pathology is made interesting and of in-depth understanding to know the subject of plant pathology and further scope on the subject.
This book aims to develop a broad range of knowledge in the area of apparel machinery. It describes the various types of machines used in the different departments of apparel industry. It provides details on how the machines work and helps readers to recognize the basics, fundamental operating procedures, and requirements of the apparel machinery. Research in the field of apparel machinery has gained impetus recently, and this book helps readers to understand the operations in detail.
This handbook was prepared to support training on innovative methods for the amelioration and use of salt-affected soils. Soil salinisation is both the cause and the result of other agricultural problems, and combating salinisation should, together with other measures for achieving sustainable intensification of agriculture, be considered as a basis for food security. This requires coordination between countries that share common water and land resources; international cooperation is also needed to attract and manage investment in water and land resources. This publication was produced within the framework of the Implementation Plan of the Eurasian Soil Partnership, a sub-regional affiliation of the Global Soil Partnership.
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
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. .