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Agricultural science books

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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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

The Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii, Brandt, 1869) by Patrick Williot The Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii, Brandt, 1869)

This two-volume book set focuses on the Siberian sturgeon. Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869, one of the 27 existing sturgeon species, is a native species of the Siberian catchments, where - as in many other parts of the world - the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

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: 06/11/2017

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines by Megh R. Goyal Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines explores and introduces the use of nanotechnology, biofertilizers, and design of farm machines in agriculture. The contributions are from India, Africa and the USA; the chapters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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: 29/10/2017

Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa Priorities for science and policy under global change by John Dixon Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa Priorities for science and policy under global change

Africa has an immense variety of farming systems. An improved knowledge of these complex systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2017

Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce by Sunil Pareek Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce

Preserving quality, maintaining nutritional components, reducing storage losses, and alleviating chilling injury are the major challenges for the fresh produce industry. This book examines the shelf life, quality, physico-chemical and biochemical changes during the storage. It discusses the latest developments...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution Changes and challenges by Binoy (South Asian University, India) Goswami Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution Changes and challenges
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From a country plagued with chronic food shortage, the Green Revolution turned India into a food-grain self-sufficient nation within a span of just one decade from 1968 to 1978. This great feat however was not achieved without a price. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

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Microorganisms for Green Revolution Volume 1: Microbes for Sustainable Crop Production by Deepak G. Panpatte Microorganisms for Green Revolution Volume 1: Microbes for Sustainable Crop Production

This book addresses basic and applied aspects of two nexus points of microorganisms in agro-ecosystems, namely their functional role as bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Sustainable Agriculture towards Food Security by Arulbalachandran Dhanarajan Sustainable Agriculture towards Food Security

World's population is projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. To meet the food demands of the exponentially increasing population, a massive food production is necessary. Agricultural production on land and aquatic systems pose negative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives by Soren Pedersen Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives

This book presents cases from different countries with a main focus on the perspectives of using precision farming in Europe. Precision Farming as a farm technology benefits from large-scale advantages due to relatively high investment costs and is primarily adopted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2017

Emerging Trends of Plant Physiology for Sustainable Crop Production by PhD., Zafar (G. F. College (M. J. P. Rohilkhand University), Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India) Abbas Emerging Trends of Plant Physiology for Sustainable Crop Production
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Plant physiology is now considered as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity, a continuing necessity with today's ever-increasing world population. This new volume provides an understanding of the physiological basis of the various plant processes and their underlying mechanisms...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/12/2017

Spices Agrotechniques for Quality Produce by PhD., Amit Baran Sharangi, PhD., Suchand Datta, PhD., Prahlad Deb Spices Agrotechniques for Quality Produce
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Indian spices are famous across the globe and have attracted food lovers for ages. With the increasing awareness of health through foods, people are now more conscious about the health and nutraceutical benefits of spices. The past few years have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/12/2017

Plant Microbiome: Stress Response by Dilfuza Egamberdieva Plant Microbiome: Stress Response

This book presents state-of-the-art research on the many facets of the plant microbiome, including diversity, ecology, physiology and genomics, as well as molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions. Topics considered include the importance of microbial secondary metabolites in stimulating plant growth,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/12/2017

Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Technology A Problem Solving Approach by Harry Field, John Long Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Technology A Problem Solving Approach
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This book exposes the reader to a wide array of engineering principles and their application to agriculture. It presents an array of more or less independent topics to facilitate daily assessments or quizzes, and aims to enhance the students' problem...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/12/2017

Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments by Dalmiro Martell Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Buckwheat Germplasm in the World by Meiliang Zhou, Yu Tang, Ivan Kreft Buckwheat Germplasm in the World
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Buckwheat Germplasm in the World offers an overview of this globally important crop, including its general characterization and genetic diversity-particularly in Russia, China, India and Eastern Europe. The book presents the latest research on molecular marker development, genetics and phenotype...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Agricultural Development in the World Periphery A Global Economic History Approach by Vicente Pinilla Agricultural Development in the World Periphery A Global Economic History Approach

Looking at the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - the onset of modern economic growth - the book studies the relationship between agriculture and other economic sectors, exploring the use of resources (land, labour, capital) and the influence of institutional and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2018

Cropping Pattern Modification to Overcome Abiotic Stresses Water, Salinity and Climate by Samiha A. H. Ouda, Abd El-Hafeez Zohry, Mostafa Morsy Cropping Pattern Modification to Overcome Abiotic Stresses Water, Salinity and Climate
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This study can be a framework for other developing countries to be used in quantifying and filling the gap in their knowledge about practices that can help in increasing their food security through increasing food production.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity by Danny (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy) Hunter Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity
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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: 03/10/2017

Genomic Selection for Crop Improvement New Molecular Breeding Strategies for Crop Improvement by Rajeev K. (Icrisat Patancheru India) 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. It also includes examples of ongoing activities of genomic selection for crop improvement and efforts initiated to deploy the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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.
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

Plant Tissue Culture, Development, and Biotechnology by Robert N. Trigiano Plant Tissue Culture, Development, and Biotechnology

Under the vast umbrella of Plant Sciences resides a plethora of highly specialized fields. Botanists, agronomists, horticulturists, geneticists, and physiologists each employ a different approach to the study of plants and each for a different end goal. Yet all will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Agroecological Crop Protection by Jean-Philippe Deguine Agroecological Crop Protection

This book is devoted to Agroecological Crop Protection, which is the declension of the principles of agroecology to crop protection.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

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

Soils of Malaysia by Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf Soils of Malaysia

There are approximately 500 different types of soils in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. This book presents a comprehensive overview of soils in Malaysia. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

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

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

Even though much remains to be learned about the relationships between soil biodiversity and tree ecosystem functionality, it is clear that better effort needs to be made to describe and understand key processes which take place in soils and are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

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

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

Developing sustainable agricultural practices requires understanding both the basic and applied aspects of agriculturally important microorganisms, with a focus on transforming agricultural systems from being nutrient-deficient to nutrient-rich.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

: 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

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