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- 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...
- Manson Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 199.95
Following the successful first edition, this revised edition of Tomato Dieases, contains 680 pages and 900 color photos and diagrams, covering every imaginable symptom, pest and disease affecting the tomato. This is the definitive work on the diseases and disorders of the tomato, a worldwide crop of significant economic importance. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 108.95
Plants have been successfully selectively bred for thousands of years, culminating in incredible yields, quality, resistance and so on that we see in our modern day crops and ornamental plants. In recent years the techniques used have been rapidly advanced and refined to include molecular, cell and genetic techniques. An Introduction to Plant Breeding... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 610.00
Abiotic stress, such as high salinity and drought is the most common challenge for sustainable food production in large parts of the world, in particular in emerging countries. The ongoing and expected global climate change will further increase these challenges in many areas, making improved stress resistance of crops a key topic for the 21st Century.... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 23.08
'Although these were the years of Depression with unemployment and near-starvation, the rabbit industry gave men like my father an independence and way of earning a living. It was fortunate, too, that Mum was a creative rabbit cook. As one farmer said, "Although the rabbits were a pest, we would'a damned well starved without 'em!"' Melva Graham In... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 53.00
Plant molecular biology came to the fore in the early 1980s and there has been tremendous growth in the subject since then. The study of plant genes and genomes and the development of techniques for the incorporation of novel or modified genes into plants eventually led to the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the mid-1990s. This... more...
- CABI 2012; US$ 190.00
Model studies focus experimental investigations to improve our understanding and performance of systems. Concentrating on crop modelling, this book provides an introduction to the concepts of crop development, growth, and yield, with step-by-step outlines to each topic, suggested exercises and simple equations. A valuable text for students and researchers... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 10.19
Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing... more...
- CABI 2012; US$ 180.00
Disease resistance is one of the major factors that can be improved to sustain yield potential in cultivated crops. This book looks at disease resistance in wheat, concentrating on all the economically important diseases - their economic impact and geographical spread, breeding for resistance, pathogen variability, resistance mechanisms and recent... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Bali's Succulent Tropical Fruits make a vivid ans lasting impression on every visitor. Fruits of Bali is a field guide to this cornucopia of exotic shapes, tastes, and smells - providing photographs and descriptions of some 50 varieties, as well as fascinating botanical and background information and tips on buying and preparing the fruits yourself.... more...