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  • Flower Crops Cultivation and Managementby Dewasish Choudhary

    Oxford Book Co. 2010; US$ 95.00

    Flowers are not only beautiful to look at; growing them in a large scale can be a good business proposition too. The floriculture industry in India has huge potential for generating income, employment and enhancing export earnings. According to an estimate by the Agriculture Ministry the market of flowers and ornamental plants fetches a whopping Rs... more...

  • Seed Qualityby Gurnam Singh

    GeneTech Books 2008; US$ 50.00

    This book has been designed as a referral for agriculturists and farmers to guide them on choosing the best available quality seeds. It focuses on instructing readers on how to choose superior quality certified seedsprogeny of seeds that have been approved by a certifying agency for their genetic identity and purity. A lot of emphasis has been placed... more...

  • Seed Science and Technologyby Gurnam Singh

    GeneTech Books 2008; US$ 50.00

    This book has been designed to introduce to the reader the scientific principles underlying seed science and technology, by setting them against commercial (e.g., seed supply, weed control) as well as non-commercial (e.g., habitat restoration) contexts. It seeks to make a broad understanding of the various pieces that make up the jigsaw puzzle of this... more...

  • Seed Testingby Gurnam Singh

    GeneTech Books 2008; US$ 50.00

    Seed testing plays a pivotal role in modern agriculture. The main objective of seed testing is to assess the actual planting value of the seed in terms of its germination capacity besides determination of percentage composition of the pure seeds, weed seeds, other crop species, extraneous matter and moisture content of the submitted sample. Seed testing... more...

  • Cashew: A Monographby M. Abdul Salam

    Studium Press 2010; US$ 50.00

    Cashew nut, is one of the most nutritious and delicious tree nuts of the world and more than 27 countries are engaged in cashew nut production, processing and export. Cashew cultivation in the world is concentrated to the tropical portion of the globe and India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania and Vietnam are the major producers. India is the pioneering... more...

  • Organic Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agriculturesby Stephane Bellon; Servane Penvern

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    Stakeholders show a growing interest for organic food and farming (OF&F), which becomes a societal component. Rather than questioning whether OF&F outperforms conventional agriculture or not, the main question addressed in this book is how, and in what conditions, OF&F may be considered as a prototype towards sustainable agricultures. The book gathers... more...

  • GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPSby Nigel G. Halford

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 92.00

    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...

  • An Introduction to Plant Breedingby Jack Brown; Peter Caligari

    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...

  • 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...

  • Biofuel Cropping Systemsby Hans Langeveld; John Dixon; Herman van Keulen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organisation affect the establishment and performance of these crops. The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices related to conversion and wider impacts. It explores how... more...