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  • The Potatoby R. Navarre; M. Pavek

    CABI 2014; US$ 180.00

    Potatoes are a staple crop around the world. Covering all aspects of botany, production and uses, this book presents a comprehensive discussion of the most important topics for potato researchers and professionals. It assesses the latest research on plant growth such as tuber development, water use and seed production, covers all aspects of pest management... more...

  • Bioenergy and Biological Invasionsby L. D. Quinn; D. P. Matlaga; J. N. Barney

    CABI 2015; US$ 145.00

    Despite major international investment in biofuels, the invasive risks associated with these crops are still unknown. A cohesive state-of-the-art review of the invasive potential of bioenergy crops, this book covers the identified risks of invasion, distributions of key crops and policy and management issues. Including a section on developing predictive... more...

  • Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breedingby Wendy Scudamore

    Crowood 2015; US$ 16.99

    Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding is a comprehensive guide to breeding and rearing pigs in natural conditions without compromising their well-being. The book provides support for novice pig-keepers hoping to breed their own pigs. Moreover, it also acts as a valuable reference for more experienced breeders and offers information about different breeds... more...

  • Fungal Plant Pathogensby C. R. Lane; P. A. Beales; K. J. D. Hughes

    CABI 2012; US$ 75.00

    Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with recognition of disease symptoms, detection and identification of fungi and methods to characterise them well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance. The book is unique in its practical focus, providing an overview of both traditional and... more...

  • Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Cropsby Rebecca Grumet; James F. Hancock; Karim M. Maredia

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    Since the mid-1990s, when the technology was first introduced, the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops has grown exponentially. In the U.S. alone, adoption rates for transgenic cotton, corn, and soybeans are between 70-90%. Across the globe, 14 million farmers grow GE crops in more than twenty countries. Yet many countries are discussing... more...

  • The Cassava Transformationby Felix I. Nweke; Dunstan S. C. Spencer; John K. Lynam

    Michigan State University Press 2001; US$ 23.95

    Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However, Cassava is being neglected by governments and donor... more...

  • Brassica Oilseedsby A. Kumar; S. S. Banga; P. D. Meena; P. R. Kumar

    CABI 2015; US$ 160.00

    Oilseed brassicas are among the largest traded agricultural commodities and are grown in around fifty countries worldwide. Utilised for both consumption and bioenergy use, demand is increasing and this book covers the entire gamut of oilseed brassicas. Beginning with an introduction and then organised into two sections, it reviews genetics and genomics... more...

  • Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Soybean Productionby Mohammad Miransari

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 130.00

    Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Soybean Production: Soybean Production Volume One presents the important results of research in both field and greenhouse conditions that guide readers to effectively manage the chemical, physical, and biological factors that can put soybean production at risk. Including the latest in genetics, signaling, and biotechnology,... more...

  • Virus Diseases of Tropical and Subtropical Cropsby P. Tennant; G. Fermin

    CABI 2015; US$ 160.00

    This book describes interactions of plant viruses with hosts and transmission vectors in an agricultural context. Starting with an overview of virus biology, economics and management, chapters then address economically significant plant diseases of tropical and subtropical crops. For each disease, symptoms, distribution, economic impact, causative... more...

  • The Handbook of Mites of Economic Plantsby V. Vacante

    CABI 2015; US$ 350.00

    Mites pose a serious problem to plants worldwide, attacking crops and spreading disease. When mites damage crops of economic importance the impacts can be felt globally. Mites are among the most diverse and successful of invertebrates, with over 45,000 described species, with many more thousands to be discovered. They are responsible for a significant... more...