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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chickens, Ducks and Beesby Paul Peacock

    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...

  • 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...

  • Insect Pests in Tropical Forestryby F.R. Wylie; M.R. Speight

    CABI 2012; US$ 160.00

    Insects are major pests of both natural and plantation forests in the tropics. This book is the first to provide a broad-based, international review of this subject at a level suitable for advanced students and practitioners. It describes the ecology and biology of the insects with special reference to the economic damage they cause to trees. All relevant... more...

  • Fruits of Baliby Margaret Eiseman; Fred B. Eiseman

    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...

  • Mole Catchingby Jeff Nicholls

    Crowood 2012; US$ 17.49

    If you are a gardener, groundsman, smallholder or farmer and have a 'mole problem', then this book will be of enormous help to you. Pest-control books normally only devote a paragraph or two to moles and rarely cover the subject in detail. This volume is very different and is probably one of the most comprehensive books ever written on mole trapping.... more...

  • Productivity Growth in Agricultureby K. O. Fugile; V. Eldon Ball; Sun Ling Wang

    CABI 2012; US$ 180.00

    Increasing food prices have renewed concerns about long-term agricultural demand and supply in the global economy. This book looks at results, methods, and data on international agricultural productivity for a better understanding of long-run trends and the policies that determine them. By presenting an international assessment of total factor productivity... more...

  • Arthropod Pests of Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asiaby Rangaswamy Muniappan; B. Merle Shepard; G. R. Carner; P. Aun-Chuan Ooi

    CABI 2012; US$ 145.00

    Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy of tropical Asia, but arthropod pests are major constraints to production. This book consolidates the research on pests of South and Southeast Asia, providing useful data for the establishment of sustainable pest management programs. It covers the main arthropod pests of twenty five major crops, with... more...

  • Seed-borne plant virus diseasesby K. Subramanya Sastry

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    Seeds provide an efficient means in disseminating plant virus and viroid diseases. The success of modern agriculture depends on pathogen free seed with high yielding character and in turn disease management. There is a serious scientific concern about the transmission of plant viruses sexually through seed and asexually through plant propagules. The... more...