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Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Muhammad Farooq Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

This volume is a ready reference on sustainable agriculture and reinforce the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It describes ecological sustainability of farming systems, present innovations for improving efficiency in the use of resources for sustainable agriculture and propose technological options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture.

Plant Pathogens Detection and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Plant Pathogens Detection and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Pradeep Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Plant Pathogens: Detection and Management for Sustainable Agriculture addresses the most critical issues in the management of emerging diseases throughout the world. Experts in plant pathology from internationally renowned institutes share their research and examine key literature on vital issues in pathogen disease diagnosis and management. They look at both traditional pathology as well as new and advanced biotechnological and molecular diagnosis approaches. This book is divided into four parts, covering viral and fungal disease detection and management, nematode diseases and management, bio-control, and biotechnological approaches and impact of climate change. The authors look at the challenges of crop protection against diseases caused by plant pathogens for the most economically important crops, including fruits, vegetables, and cereals. The establishment and management of plant diseases using conventional and eco-friendly methods are discussed with an emphasis on the use of beneficial microbes and modern biotechnological approaches.

Sustaining Global Food Security The Nexus of Science and Policy

Sustaining Global Food Security The Nexus of Science and Policy

Author: Robert Zeigler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Population growth alone dictates that global food supplies must increase by over 50% in coming decades. Advances in technology offer an array of opportunities to meet this demand, but history shows that these can be fully realised only within an enabling policy environment. Sustaining Global Food Security makes a compelling case that recent technological breakthroughs can move the planet towards a secure and sustainable food supply only if new policies are designed that allow their full expression.Bob Zeigler has brought together a distinguished set of scientists and policy analysts to produce well-referenced chapters exploring international policies on genetic resources, molecular genetics, genetic engineering, crop breeding and protection, remote sensing, the changing landscape of agricultural policies in the world's largest countries, and trade. Those entering the agricultural sciences and those who aspire to influence public policy during their careers will benefit from the insights of this unique set of experiences and perspectives.

Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies

Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies

Author: Noureddine Benkeblia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production process. The transformation from industrial to sustainable agriculture is discussed within the frameworks of new biotechnologies and global environmental changes. While considering this transformation, the book covers: The use of new biotechnologies to help in the creation of more sustainable agricultural practices, including methods in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and the new emerging technologies, such as metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, and ionomics The path to reach the goal of the global sustainable agricultural and food production systems in a world of limited natural resources and growing environmental degradation Principles that regulate the new agricultural and food production systems including breeding programs for more sustainable crops, soil management, and environment preservation It is clear that biotechnological approaches will become increasingly important in the future and that a shift from industrial to a sustainable agriculture will be necessary. While many books tend to make a quick and easy link between these two different worlds, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies describes exactly how omics can contribute to greater food productivity and security, and agricultural sustainability in the future.

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society

Author: Patrick J. Bohlen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem Perspective Sustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world's biodiversity, and sustaining agriculture in an increasingly urban world is a massive undertaking. Avoiding simple prescriptions for the application of ecological principles to agriculture, Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society emphasizes the continued centrality of the ecosystem perspective, and the need to integrate ecological, economic, and social considerations in agroecosystem science and management. Truly Interdisciplinary in Scope With contributions from distinguished leaders in the field of sustainable agriculture, this authoritative book first delineates the present and future challenges agroecosystems face. It then reviews the important contributions made by Dr. Ben Stinner, a pioneer in the field of agroecosystem ecology. Providing historical background of attempts to connect the ecological and agricultural sciences, this standard-setting resource highlights recent efforts to integrate natural and social science perspectives. It also examines the challenges for developing integrated approaches to agroecosystem management. Through a variety of case studies with global applications, the text makes it abundantly clear that purely technological approaches are insufficient for solving the food systems problems of the future. It explores practical innovative strategies, policies, and research needs necessary to develop management approaches that emphasize whole system productivity, diversify agricultural operations, and sustain multiple functions, including ecological integrity.

Worldwide Practice of Biodynamic Preparation Work The Case Studies

Worldwide Practice of Biodynamic Preparation Work The Case Studies

Author: Ueli Hurter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

The eight biodynamic preparations - Horn manure (500), Horn silica (501), Yarrow, Chamomile, Nettle, Oak bark, Dandelion and Valerian - are a key part of biodynamic agriculture, and are often produced locally on biodynamic farms to well-established recipes. As biodynamic methods have spread across the globe, more adaptation has become necessary to suit different climates, fauna, seasons and regulations. This book offers fifteen worldwide case studies from experienced practitioners, ranging from European locations (Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands and Italy) to Egypt, Brazil, America, New Zealand and India. This is a valuable reference guide for those involved in biodynamics around the world.

The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

Author: Matthias Thun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2019

The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 58th year. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various plants and crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations. The calendar includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.

Metrics for Agricultural Sustainability

Metrics for Agricultural Sustainability

Author: Marty D. (University of Arkansas, USA) Matlock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The confusing way in which sustainable agriculture has been defined and measured is clarified in this comprehensive volume, which provides an inventory of the metrics for sustainable agriculture from cradle to the farm gate, organized by media and scale. Example metrics include change in soil organic carbon as an integrating metric for soil health, change in groundwater level as a metric of over-withdrawal, current and change in land use diversity as an integrating metric for biodiversity, and farm worker education as an integrating metric of social prosperity. These metrics are informative at the individual level, but are shown collectively to provide a more complete understanding of the risks and opportunities for innovation and consumer acceptance across agricultural and food production systems. The book describes the process of integrating metrics into indices for decision-making, with examples from the US, Europe, and Asia.

Metrics for Agricultural Sustainability

Metrics for Agricultural Sustainability

Author: Marty D. (University of Arkansas, USA) Matlock Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The confusing way in which sustainable agriculture has been defined and measured is clarified in this comprehensive volume, which provides an inventory of the metrics for sustainable agriculture from cradle to the farm gate, organized by media and scale. Example metrics include change in soil organic carbon as an integrating metric for soil health, change in groundwater level as a metric of over-withdrawal, current and change in land use diversity as an integrating metric for biodiversity, and farm worker education as an integrating metric of social prosperity. These metrics are informative at the individual level, but are shown collectively to provide a more complete understanding of the risks and opportunities for innovation and consumer acceptance across agricultural and food production systems. The book describes the process of integrating metrics into indices for decision-making, with examples from the US, Europe, and Asia.

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture

Author: R. Z. Sayyed Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2019

Sustainable increase in agricultural production while keeping the environmental quality, agro-ecosystem function and biodiversity is a real challenge in current agricultural practices. Application of PGPR can help in meeting the expected demand for increasing agricultural productivity to feed the world's booming population. Global concern over the demerits of chemicals in agriculture has diverted the attention of researchers towards sustainable agriculture by utilizing the potential of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). Use of PGPR as biofertilizers, biopesticides, soil, and plant health managers has gained considerable agricultural and commercial significance. The book Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture has contributions in the form of book chapter from 25 eminent global researchers, that discusses about the PGPRs and their role in growth promotion of various crop plants, suppression of wide range of phytopathogens, their formulation, effect of various factors on growth and performance of PGPR, assessment of diversity of PGPR through microsatellites and role of PGPR in mitigating biotic and abiotic stress.This book will be helpful for students, teachers, researchers, and entrepreneurs involved in PGPR and allied fields. The book will be highly useful to researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology explores PGPMs (actinomycetes, bacteria, fungi and cyanobacteria) and their multidimensional roles in agriculture, including their increasing applications in sustainable agriculture. In addition to their traditional understanding and applications in agriculture, PGPMs are increasingly known as a source of nano-particles production that are gaining significant interest in their ability to provide more economically, environmentally friendly and safe technologies to crop growers. The book considers new concepts and current developments in plant growth, thus promoting microorganisms research and evaluating its implications for sustainable productivity. Users will find this to be an invaluable resource for researchers in applied microbial biotechnology, soil science, nano-technology of microbial strains, and industry personnel in these areas.

Sustainable Agriculture and Agronomy

Sustainable Agriculture and Agronomy

Author: Farrell Waltz Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2019