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This book exemplifies disagreements in agricultural research and agricultural policies in the U.S. It hopes to expand the capacity for critical discussion on matters of agriculture and attempts to open a path to more fruitful communication among participants in agricultural controversy.
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 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 book provides clear guidelines, information on the taxonomic identification, and consolidated data on nematodes of rice, their identification, symptoms of diseases, yield losses, and control measures, with special reference to the Indian subcontinent.
This book introduces an approach for farm management economists to apply their discipline, in a cost-effective way, to the development of peasant agriculture. It details the methods for implementing the system-level approach for farm management in East Africa.
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 analyzes growth and structural change in Indian agriculture and presents an empirical approach to the underlying economic data and a multi-disciplinary approach to the ramifications of agricultural growth. It focuses on efforts to develop the Indian agricultural sector. .
This monograph provides information on the basic and applied research on the morphology, taxonomy, biology, ecology and behaviour of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). It is devoted to the epidemiology of the diseases transmitted by the whitefly and the approaches to control.
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 ground water contaminations 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, 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.
The methods and techniques presented in this book are focused on spatial data and its use in monitoring agricultural resources, farm management, and regional markets. Spatial econometrics models are introduced for different data types relevant to the statistical units adopted in agricultural economics analyses. The theory and procedures of each model are described in a simple, intuitive way and complemented by examples of real data developed using R software. The combined use of statistical methods, new technologies, and economic theory is treated with particular reference to the peculiarities of spatial data for a proper and efficient analysis of agricultural data sets.
Contaminants and Clean Technologies provides valuable information on environmental contaminants like industrial pollutants, micropollutants, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, toxins, hormones, etc. It focuses on the various types of environmental contaminants discharged from various sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals, and plants as well as their removal methods. It also covers comprehensively information on the contaminants released by various industries and agricultural practices, which cause severe threats to the environment. Features of the book: Elucidates systematic information on various types of environmental contaminants, its fate and consequences Discusses contaminants like endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals waste, personal care products Provides an overview of physico-chemical and biological treatment technologies for sustainable development Details recent research finding in the area of environmental contaminants and their future challenges
This new volume emphasizes the drastic quantitative and qualitative transformation of our surrounding environment. It looks at bioresource management and the tools needed to manage environmental 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 making the earth vulnerable to these stresses. The book outlines the series of important developments in the recent past on bioresource and stress management. The chapter authors in Sustainable Bioresource Management: Climate Change Mitigation and Natural Resource Conservation 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.