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  • 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...

  • Crop Improvement Under Adverse Conditionsby Narendra Tuteja; Sarvajeet Singh Gill

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    Plant development and productivity are negatively regulated by various environmental stresses. Abiotic stress factors such as heat, cold, drought, and salinity represent key elements limiting agricultural productivity worldwide. Thus, developing crop plants with the ability to tolerate abiotic stresses is a critical need which demands modern novel... more...

  • Recent advances in crop protectionby P.Parvatha Reddy

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    In the recent years, the need to increase food production to meet the demands of rapidly increasing population from a limited land resource necessitated the use of intensive farming systems, with the inputs like narrow genetic base, high dose of fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, monocropping, etc. which led to the development of diseases and pest.... 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...

  • Potential Invasive Pests of Agricultural Cropsby J.E. Pena

    CABI 2013; US$ 220.00

    Invasive arthropods cause significant damage in agricultural crops and natural environments across the globe. Potentially threatened regions need to be prepared to prevent new pests from becoming established. Therefore, information on pest identity, host range, geographical distribution, biology, tools for detection and identification are all essential... more...

  • Sugarcane: Physiology, Biochemistry & Functional Biologyby Paul H. Moore; Frederik C. Botha

    Wiley 2013; US$ 229.95

    Physiology of Sugarcane  looks at the development of a suite of well-established and developing biofuels derived from sugarcane and cane-based co-products, such as bagasse. Chapters provide broad-ranging coverage of sugarcane biology, biotechnological advances, and breakthroughs in production and processing techniques. This single volume resource... more...

  • The Cropland Crisisby Pierre Crosson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    This book examines the factors affecting the demand for agricultural land in the United States and the costs of meeting increasing demand. Originally published in 1982 more...

  • Realizing Africa's Rice Promiseby M.C.S. Wopereis; D.E. Johnson; N. Ahmadi; E. Tollens; A. Jalloh

    CABI 1905; US$ 220.00

    At a time when Africa's food security stands threatened, "Realizing Africa's Rice Promise" provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research and recommendations for dealing with future challenges. With contributions from the key scientists working on rice in Africa, this volume addresses policy, genetic diversity and... more...

  • Hempby P. Bouloc

    CABI 1905; US$ 85.00

    Hemp production for industrial purposes continues to grow worldwide, and is currently being used for many applications including house insulation, paper making, animal bedding, fabric, rope making and also as a biofuel. This book brings together international experts to examine all aspects of industrial hemp production, including the origins of hemp... more...