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Crop Science

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 84.00

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Agricultural Seed Productionby Raymond A. T. George

    CABI 2011; US$ 125.00

    A practical coverage of the principles of producing seeds for the main agricultural crops, this book emphasises producing optimal quality seed, and applies to small and large scale farms worldwide. Cereals such as wheat, rice, barley, rye and maize are covered along with pulses, legumes, oil seed rape and soybean. The coverage includes principles of... more...

  • Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stressby Narendra Tuteja; Sarvajeet S. Gill; Antonio F. Tiburcio; Renu Tuteja

    Wiley 2013; US$ 630.00

    The latest update on improving crop resistance to abiotic stress using the advanced key methods of proteomics, genomics and metabolomics. The wellbalanced international mix of contributors from industry and academia cover work carried out on individual crop plants, while also including studies of model organisms that can then be applied to specific... more...

  • Great Australian Rabbit Storiesby Jenny Quealy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.56

    Stories that celebrate the spirit of Australians '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... more...

  • An Introduction to Plant Breedingby Jack Brown; Peter Caligari

    Wiley 2011; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPSby Nigel G. Halford

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 103.00

    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...

  • Modeling Physiology of Crop Development, Growth and Yieldby Afshin Soltani; Thomas R. Sinclair

    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...

  • Disease Resistance in Wheatby Indu Sharma

    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...