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Agricultural science books

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.

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Recently Published

Abiotic Stress Management for Resilient Agriculture by Paramjit Minhas Abiotic Stress Management for Resilient Agriculture

This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of on abiotic stresses in terms of the challenges; scope and opportunities; copping strategies for adaptation and mitigation using novel tools for building resilience in agricultural crops and livestock; as well as for policy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2017

The Political Economy of Land Acquisition in India How a Village Stops Being One by Dhanmanjiri Sathe The Political Economy of Land Acquisition in India How a Village Stops Being One

This book examines key issues concerning land acquisition, and puts forward policy suggestions. Land acquisition is one of the most important issues besetting India's political economy today. There have been many conflicts surrounding acquisitions; but there have been ample peaceful...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

: Agriculture in France on the Eve of the Railway Age (1980) by Hugh (University College London, UK) Clout : Agriculture in France on the Eve of the Railway Age (1980)
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First published in 1980, this compact and useful book uses the earliest volumes of government-published statistics, and with the aid of computer-generated cartography, transforms the numbers there reported into an arrondissement-by-arrondissement comparative picture of French agriculture in the mid-1830s. Clout...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

A Rural Policy for the EEC (1984) by Hugh Clout A Rural Policy for the EEC (1984)

First published in 1984, Hugh Clout's work contributes to one of the most debated and important topics of the time, the European Economic Community. Starting from the Mid-20th century, Clout explains the profound socio-economic and environmental changes that effected the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

Agricultural Research Updates Volume 20 by Prathamesh Gorawala Agricultural Research Updates Volume 20


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation Principles and Practices by Fred T. Davies, Robert L. Geneve, Sandra E. Wilson, Hudson T. Hartmann Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation Principles and Practices
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For all undergraduate courses in plant propagation at the two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The world standard for plant propagation and horticulture for over 50 years, Hartmann and Kester's Plant Propagation continues to be the field's most complete, up-to-date...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Climate Smart Agriculture Building Resilience to Climate Change by Leslie Lipper Climate Smart Agriculture Building Resilience to Climate Change

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license.The book uses an economic lens to identify the main features of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), its likely impact, and the challenges associated with its implementation. Drawing upon theory and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Wild Relatives of Cultivated Plants in India A Reservoir of Alternative Genetic Resources and More by Anurudh Kumar Singh Wild Relatives of Cultivated Plants in India A Reservoir of Alternative Genetic Resources and More

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the wild relatives of crops and cultivated species found in India, covering their distribution, phylogenetic relationships with cultivated species, traits that are of economic and breeding value, and the perceived threats. It highlights...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

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Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology by Suresh G. Borkar Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology

Bacterial diseases of plants occur worldwide and cause substantial economic losses in crops. Very few scientists and other workers are trained to study or control bacterial diseases of plants. This book includes the techniques required to identify and isolate pathogenic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity by Danny Hunter Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience by Martin Lukac Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience

This volume explores current knowledge and methods used to study soil organisms and to attribute their activity to wider ecosystem functions. Biodiversity not only responds to environmental change, but has also been shown to be one of the key drivers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Genomic Selection for Crop Improvement New Molecular Breeding Strategies for Crop Improvement by Rajeev K. Varshney Genomic Selection for Crop Improvement New Molecular Breeding Strategies for Crop Improvement

Genomic Selection for Crop Improvement serves as handbook for users by providing basic as well as advanced understandings of genomic selection. This useful review explains germplasm use, phenotyping evaluation, marker genotyping methods, and statistical models involved in genomic selection. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Farm Level Microsimulation Modelling by Cathal O'Donoghue Farm Level Microsimulation Modelling

This book, which is the first to be published in the emerging field of farm-level microsimulation, highlights the different methodological components of microsimulation modelling: hypothetical, static, dynamic, behavioural, spatial and macro-micro. The author applies various microsimulation-based methodological tools to farms...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Introduction to Natural Resource Planning by Charles Yoe Introduction to Natural Resource Planning

This is an exciting time for natural resources planning. There are amazing technologies available to planners and a wide and growing array of resources, problems, and opportunities that need attention. Private and public interests are taking up these issues all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Engineering Interventions in Sustainable Trickle Irrigation Irrigation Requirements and Uniformity, Fertigation, and Crop Performance by Megh R. Goyal Engineering Interventions in Sustainable Trickle Irrigation Irrigation Requirements and Uniformity, Fertigation, and Crop Performance

Improving agricultural water use efficiency (WUE) is vitally important in many parts of the world due to the decreasing availability of water resources and the increasing competition for water between different users. Micro irrigation is an effective tool for conserving...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture Volume I: Plant-soil-microbe nexus by Vijay Singh Meena Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture Volume I: Plant-soil-microbe nexus

This book presents a compilation of case studies from different countries on achieving agricultural sustainability. The book stresses that, in order to meet the needs of our rapidly growing population, it is imperative to increase agricultural productivity. If global food...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Financing Agriculture Value Chains in India Challenges and Opportunities by Gyanendra Mani Financing Agriculture Value Chains in India Challenges and Opportunities

This book examines the successful private, public and civil society models of agriculture value chains in India and addresses relevant challenges and opportunities to improve their efficiency and inclusiveness. It promotes the value-chain approach as a tool to improve access...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Crop Improvement Sustainability Through Leading-Edge Technology by Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah Crop Improvement Sustainability Through Leading-Edge Technology

The book covers the latest development in the biosciences field covering key topics in crop improvement including `omic approaches to improving sustainable crop production, advancement in marker technology, strategies in genetic manipulation, crop quality and sustainability and plant microbe interaction...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Sustainability of Organic Farming in Nepal by Keshav Lall Maharjan Sustainability of Organic Farming in Nepal

This book explores the sustainability aspect of organic and conventional farming systems, which is commonly categorized into three sub-aspects: social, environmental and economic. The social structure of a given area, organic friendly technologies, soil properties, crop diversification and income are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Risks in Agriculture Farmers' Perspective by Alka Parikh Risks in Agriculture Farmers' Perspective

This book examines the risks involved in agriculture from the farmer's perspective. It investigates the issues that concern farmers the most like why farmers are not increasing the acreage allotted to pulses despite major increases in the price. Primarily based...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/10/2017

Rhizobium Biology and Biotechnology by Alexander P. Hansen Rhizobium Biology and Biotechnology

This book provides in-depth reviews of the role of Rhizobium in agriculture and its biotechnological applications. Individual chapters explore topics such as: the occurrence and distribution of Rhizobium; phenotypic and molecular characteristics of Rhizobium; impact of Rhizobium on other microbial...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Advances in Genetic Enhancement of Early and Extra-early Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa by Baffour Badu-Apraku, M. A. B. Fakorede Advances in Genetic Enhancement of Early and Extra-early Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa
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The book focuses on the principles and practices of tropical maize improvement with special emphasis on early and extra-early maize to feed the increasing population in Sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights the similarities and differences between results obtained in temperate regions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

Improving the Profitability, Sustainability and Efficiency of Nutrients Through Site Specific Fertilizers Recommendations in West African Agro-Ecosystems Volume 2 by Andre Bationo Improving the Profitability, Sustainability and Efficiency of Nutrients Through Site Specific Fertilizers Recommendations in West African Agro-Ecosystems Volume 2

As part of its efforts to improve fertilizer use and efficiency in West Africa, and following the recent adoption of the West African fertilizer recommendation action plan (RAP) by ECOWAS, this volume focuses on IFDC's technical lead with key partner...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Nanotechnology Food and Environmental Paradigm by Ram Prasad Nanotechnology Food and Environmental Paradigm

This book explores various nanotechnology applications and their effect on the food industry, innovation and environmental issues. Nanotechnology has had a major impact on the food industry and the environment in recent years - it has increased the nutritional and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Indigenous Environmental Knowledge Reappraisal by John M. Edington Indigenous Environmental Knowledge Reappraisal

This book examines comprehensively for the first time, the scope and accuracy of indigenous environmental knowledge. It shows that in some spheres, including agriculture, house design, fuel and water manipulation, the high reputation of local observers is well deserved and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/08/2017

History of Plant Pathology by S. G. Borkar History of Plant Pathology


Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity by Jacqueline Hanoman Hunger and Poverty in South Africa The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity explores food insecurity as an issue of socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental inequity and inequality. Based on extensive original research in Free State Province, South Africa, the book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Oil Palm Breeding Genetics and Genomics by Sean Mayes Oil Palm Breeding Genetics and Genomics

The Oil Palm by Corley and Tinker has and continues to be the go-to reference for oil palm breeding. Oil Palm Breeding: Genetics and Genomics complements the first one by taking a focused and expansive look at current and future...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Advances in Hydroponics Research by Devin J. Webster Advances in Hydroponics Research


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation by Samina Mehnaz Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation

This book describes the contributions of rhizotrophs - microbes associated with the parts of plants below ground - in sustainable agriculture. It covers a broad range of aspects, from plant growth promotion to bioremediation. It highlights the role of bacteria,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Potato virus Y: biodiversity, pathogenicity, epidemiology and management by Christophe Lacomme Potato virus Y: biodiversity, pathogenicity, epidemiology and management

Potato virus Y (PVY) infects a wide host range mainly within the Solanaceae and is distributed worldwide. PVY is transmitted by more than 40 aphid species in a non persistent manner. Isolates of the PVY species are highly variable at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Declining International Cooperation on Pesticide Regulation Frittering Away Food Security by May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr Declining International Cooperation on Pesticide Regulation Frittering Away Food Security
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This Palgrave Pivot investigates barriers to international agricultural trade caused by a lack of standardized maximum residue levels (MRL) for pesticides. Given the preponderance of pesticide use in food production and the increasing disruptions to trade, a better understanding of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/07/2017

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews by Eric Lichtfouse Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 5 by Shivendu Ranjan Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 5

This book presents comprehensive reviews on the principles, design and applications of nanomaterials in the food and agriculture sectors. This book is the fifth of several volumes on Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture, published in the series Sustainable Agriculture Reviews.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

A New Paradigm for Greek Agriculture by Konstantinos Karantininis A New Paradigm for Greek Agriculture

This book offers an assessment of new opportunities available for the agricultural sector and provides technical assistance to the Greek authorities with regards to its rural development and fishery sector. Karantininis follows a value chain approach and analyzes the Greek...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World - Africa Volume 3 by Akos Mathe Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World - Africa Volume 3

This volume in the series is devoted to Africa, a continent that possesses a vast treasure of medicinal plants and has produced some exclusive materials for the world market. This volume is expected to strengthen the medicinal plant sector in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition by Bonnie H. Ownley Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition

Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

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