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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!
This book outlines the most important organizational, institutional, technical, and macroeconomic aspects of soil and land management appraisal. It discusses a broad range of important issues involved in designing and implementing more effective soil conservation programs. .
This book represents empirical studies of some aspect of the phenomenon of variability in social insect behavior. It illustrates the range of ways colony members can differ from one another and interprets the variability in terms of the external environment, social context, or individual experience.
This book addresses the issues surrounding food policy with an emphasis on the roles played by the U.S. family farm, markets, government subsidies, Third World politics, and international economy. It discusses the nature of the agricultural problems and suggests specific solutions for each of them.
This book examines the domestic policies of selected countries that relate to the most basic of agricultural commodities-grains. It provides a balanced assessment of the pros and cons of government intervention when developing a domestic grain trade policy.
This book discusses the history and economics, biology and ecology, behavior, pheromones and other semiochemicals, physiology, and biochemistry of fire ants and leaf-cutting ants. It illustrates new approaches to control these ants by innovative research on anti-feedant chemicals from plants.
This book reviews the available information on shortgrass rangelands, offering the first comprehensive treatment of pest management and ecology within this vital ecosystem and focusing on the western edge of the Great Plains, an area commonly known as the shortgrass prairie.
Diseases of Fruits and Vegetable Crops: Recent Management Approaches covers certain basic aspects of knowledge on diagnostic symptoms, modes of perpetuation and dissemination of pathogens, favorable conditions for disease development, and the latest management strategies for disease prevention and mitigation in vegetable crops, fruit crops, and plantation crops. With chapters written by experts working on specific fruit and vegetables disease, the volume covers many vegetable and fruit crops, including pineapples, grapes, apples, guava, litchi, potatoes, peas, beans, ginger and turmeric, and many more. Each chapter reviews the specific diseases relevant to the crop and their management and includes recent research findings. The information presented here will be valuable for plant protection officers, district horticulture officers, and other government personnel in the directorates and agencies of agriculture, horticulture and plant protection, as well as plant protection experts, vegetable specialists, and others.
This book addresses a number of issues related to the estimation and application of elasticities in international agricultural trade. It is the outgrowth of renewed interest by researchers, traders, and others in quantifying those factors that affect international trade of agricultural products.
This book explores the evolution of agricultural marketing cooperatives within the framework of competitive strategy analysis. It also explores issues of horizontal and vertical integration and product differentiation by discussing new strategic directions that cooperatives might pursue.
This book examines the tablon system, a type of irrigated, raised-bed horticulture found in the present-day village of Panajachel in Guatemala. It demonstrates how individual Mayan farmers use the tablon system as a strategy for adapting to the demands of a local economy.
This book is about International Service for National Agricultural Research's (ISNAR) study to identify key factors that influenced the effectiveness and efficiency of links between research and technology transfer. It recommends ways to improve these links and reflects the progress made till date.
This book develops a multiperiod linear programming portfolio model and applies it to the case of the Agricultural Development Banks (ADBs) of Panama. It analyzes the institutional design of ADBs and their financial policies, the management of the loan portfolio, and the problem of loan recovery.