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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Productionby Surinder Kumar Gupta

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production: Opportunities and Constraints presents key insights into accelerating the breeding of sustainable and superior varieties. The book explores the genetic engineering/biotechnology that has played a vital role in transforming economically important traits from distant/wild species to cultivated... 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...

  • Food Hygiene, Agriculture and Animal Scienceby Hongbiao Ding

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 102.00

    The Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Food Hygiene, Agriculture and Animal Science provides an all-encompassing review of each contributor's study in topics such as food hygiene, agriculture, animal science, animal histology and embryology, and livestock production systems. This book is not only a compilation and analysis of the... more...

  • Biological Control of Crop Diseasesby Samuel S. Gnanamanickam

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 297.00

    With contributions from more than 30 internationally renowned experts, this book combines coverage of theory with coverage of global practices. Highlighting the day-to-day challenges of organic crop management for cost-effective real-world application, the book explores the biological control of diseases in 12 major crops. It focuses on the use of... more...

  • Introduction to Plant Pathologyby Richard N. Strange

    Wiley 2006; US$ 313.00

    This invaluable resource introduces the eleven types of organism that cause plant disease, ranging from higher plants to viroids and describes examples of cash and staple crop diseases that have caused human catastrophes. Early chapters cover serological and molecular techniques for the diagnosis of plant pathogens, epidemiology, methods for estimating... more...