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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 focuses on the complex and often contradictory relationships between agricultural production and markets. It examines the micro-macro linkages between farm production, farm labor issues, and the degree of autonomy or dependency vis-a-vis markets.
This book provides the reader with a perspective on past trends and the current financial situation in agriculture. It points out the controversies in farm credit and tax policies, and describes a framework that can be used in analyzing the costs and benefits of different policy prescriptions.
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 handbook represents advanced technology in a problem-oriented form readily accessible to livestock producers, operators of family farms, managers of agribusinesses, and students of animal agriculture. It includes papers on farm and ranch business management and economics, and animal management.
This systematic study of the geography of Arizona emphasizes the relationship between the human population and the environment - the patterns of human activities and their effects on the landscape.
This book presents a collection of papers on facts and ideas dealing with special aspects of the world food and population problem. It offers the collection of papers in the spirit of optimism about the future and the U.S. role in international development.
This book examines the efficiency and economics of animal production, feed resource availability, interactions between plant and animal agricultures, international trade, resource allocation, roles of animals in developing countries, and the nutritional values and limitations of animal products.
This book is concerned with the paradigm shifts occurring in U.S. agriculture and its related financial services sector. It explains the major challenges and opportunities confronting those firms that lend to agricultural producers and agribusinesses as they prepare for the twenty-first century.
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. .
Recent progressions in mechanized farming technology have radically transformed the current agricultural industry to fulfill the rising and incessantly changing needs of consumers around the globe. To ensure the sufficient supply and production of quality crop plants, agriculture robots have appeared as a potential solution. Apart from robotic harvesting mechanisms, agricultural robots have enhanced the efficiency of planting, slicing, food preservation, and resource tracking. These robotic developments have proven beneficial for determining farmworker labor scarcities and growing crop yields. Both of these benefits are critical to ensure sustainable food production for consumers around the globe. This book provides a comprehensive review of key advances in the use of robots in agriculture. Although automation and robotics are making rapid inroads into different areas of agricultural farming, there is a great demand for improvement of existing robotic technology and the development of novel techniques. Eight chapters of this book summarise advances in guidance and location systems, machine vision, GPS technologies, actuation, navigation, control technologies, and communication. This book encompasses all of the fundamental aspects of automation and robotic technology used in agriculture. Therefore, this book can be considered as reference material for readers from diverse backgrounds including forestry, agriculture, robotics, and automobiles industry.
The artificial seed technology is a rousing and fast growing area of research in plant tissue culture. This technology is currently considered as an efficient alternative technique for plant propagation of commercially important plant materials. This technology also facilitates the way of handling cells and tissues, protecting them from external gradients, short-term and long-term storage under low temperature and ultra-low temperature, respectively and as an efficient system of delivery.The information in the areas of synthetic seed preparation technology, its implications, achievements and limitations are lying unorganized in different articles of journals and edited books. Those information is presented in this book in organized way with up-to-date citations, which will provide comprehensive literature of recent advances. Note: T& F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with New India Publishing Agency.
This book addresses issues of ecological theory and practice in the fields of entomology, plant pathology, and weed science. It suggests ways to integrate theory and practice to contribute to the future development of biological control of plant pests. .