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  • Insects, Experts, and the Insecticide Crisisby John H. Perkins

    Springer US 2012; US$ 91.00

    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$ 258.86

    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...

  • Introduction to Crop Husbandryby J. A. R. Lockhart; A. J. L. Wiseman

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Since 1983, when the last edition was published, there have been important new developments in crop husbandry methods as well as an increasing awareness of political and ecological pressures. These pressures have resulted in considerable changes in crop husbandry and the new edition reflects these changes by updating all chapters and by including... 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...

  • Sugarcaneby Paul H. Moore; Frederik C. Botha

    Wiley 2013; US$ 244.95 US$ 220.46

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rice Qualityby Kshirod R Bhattacharya

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 285.00

    Rice is a unique and highly significant crop, thought to help feed nearly half the planet on a daily basis. An understanding of its properties and their significance is essential for the provision of high quality products. This is all the more true today as international trade in rice trade has been increasing rapidly in recent years. This important... more...

  • Diseases, Distribution, Epidemiology, and Controlby Alan P. Roelfs; William R. Bushnell

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    The Cereal Rusts, Volume II: Diseases, Distribution, Epidemiology, and Control is a compendium of papers that aims to control cereal rusts through principles about the nature of the disease, as well as learned strategies toward its control. These papers deal with the major cereal rust diseases such as wheat and rye stem rust, wheat leaf rust, stripe... more...

  • Crop Variety Trialsby Weikai Yan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95 US$ 139.46

    Variety trials are an essential step in crop breeding and production. These trials are a significant investment in time and resources and inform numerous decisions from cultivar development to end-use.   Crop Variety Trials: Methods and Analysis  is a practical volume that provides valuable theoretical foundations as well as a guide... more...