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  • Desiccation and Survival in Plantsby M. Black; H.W. Pritchard

    CABI 2002; US$ 155.00

    This book is divided into three sections, dealing with: the technical background to desiccation tolerance studies; the frequency and levels of dehydration stress tolerance in biological systems; mechanisms of damage and tolerance. more...

  • Climate Change and Global Crop Productivityby K.R. Reddy; H.F. Hodges

    CABI 2000; US$ 155.00

    Written by international experts, this book is a comprehensive examination of the potential effects climate change, particularly greenhouses gases, will have on agrosystems. It also reviews the effects such systems have on climate change itself. more...

  • Climate Change in Contrasting River Basinsby J. Aerts; P. Droogers

    CABI 2004; US$ 100.00

    Dealing with climate change is generally considered to be one of the greatest challenges for the coming decades. Changes in precipitation are likely to have a major impact on the hydrological cycle and subsequently on the environment and food production. more...

  • Plant Growth and Climate Changeby James I. L. Morison; Michael D. Morecroft

    Wiley 2008; US$ 298.95

    Evidence grows daily of the changing climate and its impact on plants and animals. Plant function is inextricably linked to climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. On the shortest and smallest scales, the climate affects the plant’s immediate environment and so directly influences physiological processes. At larger scales, the climate... more...

  • Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agricultureby Mannava V. K. Sivakumar; Raymond P. Motha

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India, this work should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture. In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management.... more...

  • Climate Variability and the Global Harvestby Cynthia Rosenzweig; Daniel Hillel

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 64.99

    Prologue. 1. Climate Variability in the Context of Climate Change: El Nino and Other Oscillations. 2. Impacts of El Nino-La Nina Cycles: Systems and Sectors. 3. Links to Agroecosystems: Processes and Productivity. 4. Recent El Ninos and Their Manifestations: Evolving Understanding. 5. Analysis of El Nino Effects: Methods and Models. 6. Seasonal Climate... more...

  • Desert Olive Oil Cultivationby Zeev Wiesman

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 81.95

    Due to the adverse stress conditions typical of olive cultivation in desert conditions, the olive tree is responding with production of high levels of antioxidant substances. Among these substances are polyphenols, tocopherols, and phytosterols. Studies have shown that saline irrigated varieties of olives have demonstrated advantages over those irrigated... more...

  • Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Cropsby Timothy D. Murray; David W. Parry; Nigel D. Cattlin

    Manson Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 34.95

    Reflecting the global and economic importance of cereal crops, the Colour Handbook makes identification of diseases afflicting them easier. Covering 40-50 of the most important pathogens worldwide, the handbook contains superb colour photographs accompanied by clear, concise descriptions of diseases with advice on their control. more...

  • Vegetable Diseasesby Steven T. Koike; Peter Gladders; Albert O. Paulus

    Manson Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 159.20

    A book useful to a range of professionals involved in the production of vegetable crops which focuses primarily on diseases that are caused by pathogens, illustrated in colour throughout. Chapters dealing with the general principles of the causes, diagnosis and control of crop diseases are followed by crop-based chapters. more...

  • Global Changeby Claudia Ringler

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    This volume examines the various drivers of global change, including climate change, and the use of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology, as well as the outcomes of global change processes, including impacts on water quality and human well-being. Several authors examine potential policy and institutional solutions afforded by globalization... more...