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  • Bioenergy Crops for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

    By Alex Baumber

    The growing of crops for bioenergy has been subject to much recent criticism, as taking away land which could be used for food production or biodiversity conservation. This book challenges some commonly-held ideas about biofuels, bioenergy and energy cropping, particularly that energy crops pose an…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 

  • Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management

    Principles and Practices

    Edited by Megh R. Goyal

    This new volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation series covers an array of technologies to estimate evapotranspiration and to evaluate parameters that are needed in the management of micro irrigation, with worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture. Topics…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Apple Academic Press
    Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation

  • Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering

    Edited by Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal

    This book discusses the development of useful models and their applications in soil and water engineering. It covers various modeling methods, including groundwater recharge estimation, rainfall-runoff modeling using artificial neural networks, development and application of a water balance model…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Apple Academic Press
    Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering

  • Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops

    Practices for Quality Preservation

    Edited by Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui

    This book presents several pre- and postharvest strategies that have been developed to modify these physiological activities, resulting in increased shelf life. The book also discusses the best technologies that positively influence quality attributes of the produce, including senescenal changes…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Apple Academic Press
    Postharvest Biology and Technology

  • Emerging Technologies in Agricultural Engineering

    Edited by Megh R. Goyal

    This book covers an array of issues on emerging agricultural engineering and technology, featuring new research and studies. The volume is broken into three parts: emerging technologies, energy management in agriculture, and management of natural resources, in which particular attention is paid to…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Apple Academic Press
    Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering

  • Crop Breeding

    Bioinformatics and Preparing for Climate Change

    Edited by Santosh Kumar

    Climate change will severely impact the world’s food supply unless steps are taken to increase crop resilience. Otherwise, the negative effects on both the yield and the quality of crop plants are predicted to be immense. Plant genomics is a potentially powerful defense against this looming threat.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Nitrogen Metabolism in Rice

    By Pranab Basuchaudhuri

    Nitrogen is an essential primary nutrient for plant growth and development. With the demand for high growth and yield of plants and the depletion of organics in soil, nitrogen availability in soil has become insufficient. This simple and comprehensive book covers the important and current…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    CRC Press

  • Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture

    Science and Practice

    Edited by Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwart, Bruno Glaser

    This user-friendly book introduces biochar to potential users in the professional sphere. It de-mystifies the scientific, engineering and managerial issues surrounding biochar for the benefit of audiences including policy makers, landowners and farmers, land use, agricultural and environmental…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 

  • Agroecology in China

    Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

    Edited by Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman

    This book covers agroecology research on typical agricultural systems in China including intercropping systems, duck-rice, fish-rice, and frog-rice co-culture systems, rainfall harvest systems, and more. It also covers eco-agriculture practice in the major regions of China such as arid and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22 
    CRC Press
    Advances in Agroecology

  • Fungi

    Applications and Management Strategies

    Edited by Sunil K. Deshmukh, J. K. Misra, Jalpa P. Tewari, Tamas Papp

    The book deals with the application of fungi and the strategic management of some plant pathogens. It covers fungal bioactive metabolites, with emphasis on those secondary metabolites that are produced by various endophytes, their pharmaceutical and agricultural uses, regulation of the metabolites,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    CRC Press
    Progress in Mycological Research

  • Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits

    Edited by Abdallah Bari, Ardeshir B. Damania, Kenneth Street, Michael Mackay, Selvadurai Dayanandan

    Genetic diversity of crop plants is being further explored and exploited to generate higher crop yield, better disease resistance, and more nutritional value. This book focuses on using genetic resources to mitigate the effects of climate change and increase crop production. It emphasizes recent…

    Hardback – 2016-02-12 
    CRC Press

  • Handbook of Cucurbits

    Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology

    Edited by Mohammad Pessarakli

    The plant family Cucurbitaceae, also known as "cucurbits," consists of various squashes, melons, gourds, cucumbers, and pumpkins. This handbook contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    CRC Press

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