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Crop Science

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  • Tropical Root and Tuber Cropsby V. Lebot

    CABI 2008; US$ 75.00

    Most of the world's poorest smallholders depend on tropical roots and tuber crops as their principal source of food and nutrition. This book compiles information on the origin, genetics, physiology, agronomy, pests and diseases and post harvest processing of these crops, while providing ideas for further research and development. more...

  • Early and Ware Potatoesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 32.00

    This brochure is published within the framework of the activities of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables set up by OECD in 1962. It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of standards. Therefore it is a valuable tool for both the Inspection Authorities and... more...

  • Vegetables Iby Jaime Prohens-Tomas; Fernando Nuez

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    This first volume of the "Handbook of Plant Breeding" book series is devoted to vegetable crops breeding. Each chapter is dedicated to a major vegetable crop. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review of the diversity, breeding techniques, achievements and use of the most advanced molecular techniques in the genetic improvement of these... more...

  • Crop Modeling and Decision Supportby Weixing Cao; Jeffrey W. White; Enli Wang

    Springer 2010; US$ 399.00

    "Crop Modeling and Decision Support" presents 36 papers selected from the International Symposium on Crop Modeling and Decision Support (ISCMDS-2008), held at Nanjing of China from 19th to 22nd in April, 2008. Many of these papers show the recent advances in modeling crop and soil processes, crop productivity, plant architecture and climate... more...

  • Natural Products in Plant Pest Managementby N .K. Dubey

    CABI 2010; US$ 160.00

    Overzealous and indiscriminate use of many synthetic pesticides during recent decades in the control of plant pests has resulted in a number of environmental and toxicological problems. Reducing the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment requires that alternative sources of chemicals are developed that can be used safely in the management... more...

  • Optimal Control of Greenhouse Cultivationby Gerrit van Straten; Gerard van Willigenburg; Eldert van Henten; Rachel van Ooteghem

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 115.95

    Greenhouse control system manufacturers produce equipment and software with hundreds of settings and, while they hold training courses on how to adjust these settings, there is as yet no integrated instruction on when or why . Despite rapid growth in the greenhouse industry, growers are still faced with a multitude of variables and no unifying... more...

  • The Biology of Citrusby Pinhas Spiegel-Roy; Eliezer E. Goldschmidt

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 31.00

    Concise and heavily illustrated account of citrus biology, physiology, genetics and cultivation. more...

  • Biodiversity in Trustby Dominic Fuccillo; Linda Sears; Paul Stapleton

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 71.00

    An invaluable source of reference for those concerned with conserving the biodiversity of our staple crop species. more...

  • African Smallholdersby Goran Djurfeldt; Ernest Aryeetey; Aida C. Isinika

    CABI 2010; US$ 160.00

    Based on highly topical international research in a high-priority area, this book documents the farm-level effects of the reorientation of agricultural policies with different themes for the different countries such as micro-credit, infrastructure, cash crop production and food security. It discusses staple food production in sub-Saharan Africa and... more...

  • Myxomatosisby Peter W. J. Bartrip

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 32.00

    Myxomatosis, a viral disease of the European wild rabbit, reached Britain in 1953. Within a year it had killed tens of millions of rabbits from Kent to the Shetlands. Winston Churchill, the Archbishop of York and members of the public raised on the tales of Beatrix Potter were appalled, deploring the loss of a cheap nutritional foodstuff. Many farmers,... more...