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  • Fungicide Resistance in Crop Protectionby Tarlochan S. Thind

    CABI 2011; US$ 160.00

    Pathogen resistance to fungicides has become a challenging problem in the managing of crop diseases and has threatened the performance of some highly potent commercial fungicides. Worldwide, resistance to more than one hundred different active ingredients has been reported. This book compiles information on fungicide resistance over the past three... more...

  • SUCCESS WITH CHICKENSby JEREMY HOBSON

    Quiller 2012; US$ 17.99

    Chicken-keeping is an increasingly popular hobby as more and more people discover the benefits of raising chickens and supplying their own eggs. Written by an expert chickenkeeper of many years standing, the subjects covered include choice of breed, housing, feeding, breeding, showing and indeed all the many topics the new chicken keeper will want... more...

  • Plant Evolution and the Origin of Crop Speciesby J.F. Hancock

    CABI 2012; US$ 160.00

    The genetic variability that developed in plants during their evolution is the basis of their domestication and breeding into the crops grown today for food, fuel and other industrial uses. This third edition of "Plant Evolution and the Origin of Crop Species" brings the subject up-to-date, with more emphasis on crop origins. Beginning with... more...

  • Integrated Pest Managementby D.P. Abrol; U. Shankar

    CABI 2012; US$ 240.00

    Providing a critical evaluation of the management strategies involved in ecologically-based pest management, this book presents a balanced overview of environmentally safe and ecologically sound approaches. Topics covered include biological control with fungi and viruses, conservation of natural predators, use of botanicals and how effective pest management... more...

  • Pest Control for the Smallholderby David Bezzant

    Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49

    Among the many challenges facing the contemporary smallholder who keeps livestock and grows his own food, is how to deal with the various pests that are capable of decimating crops, degrading pasture, stealing produce, contaminating animal feed and killing valuable livestock. This book provides the smallholder with the knowledge and the information... more...

  • INSECTICIDE MODE OF ACTIONby Joel R. Coats

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Insecticide Mode of Action presents significant research on the biological activity of insecticides. The book is organized into three sections encompassing 13 chapters that summarize three major groups of insecticides, including neurotoxic, formamidine, and developmental insecticides. The first section of the book presents studies on groups of conventional... more...

  • The Avocadoby B. Schaffer; A. W. Whiley; B. N. Wolstenholme; Richard E. Litz

    CABI 2013; US$ 220.00

    Although avocado has been cultivated and consumed for more than 9000 years near its centre of origin in Latin America, world production and trade has increased dramatically over the past few decades. The avocado is now a widely traded fruit between warmer and colder countries as a result of the global community becoming increasingly aware of the versatility... more...

  • Biofuel Cropsby B.P. Singh

    CABI 2013; US$ 240.00

    This book offers comprehensive coverage of biofuel crop production, with a focus on individual crops and longer term sustainability. The transition from fossil to renewable fuels has put crops with biofuel production potential in the spotlight. It offers an introduction to biofuels and the challenges faced. It has unique focus on the cultivation of... more...

  • Insects, Experts, and the Insecticide Crisisby John Perkins

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    Science and technology are cultural phenomena. Expert knowledge is generated amid the conflicts of a society and in turn supplies fuel to fire yet further change and new clashes. This essay on economic entomology is a case study on how cultural events and forces affected the creation of scientific and technical knowledge. The time period emphasized... more...

  • Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptorby I. Yamamoto; J.E. Casida

    Springer Japan 2012; US$ 339.00

    Insect pest control has continuously evolved from inorganics to botanicals, to chlo­ rinated hydrocarbons, to organophosphorus compounds and methylcarbamates, then synthetic pyrethroids and most recently synthetic nicotinoids as the major classes. These insecticides allowed high standards of crop protection at minimal cost. A limitation in each new... more...