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  • Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breedingby Wendy Scudamore

    Crowood 2015; US$ 14.57

    Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding is a comprehensive guide to breeding and rearing pigs in natural conditions without compromising their well-being. The book provides support for novice pig-keepers hoping to breed their own pigs. Moreover, it also acts as a valuable reference for more experienced breeders and offers information about different breeds... more...

  • Bioenergy and Biological Invasionsby L. D. Quinn; D. P. Matlaga; J. N. Barney

    CABI 2015; US$ 145.00

    Despite major international investment in biofuels, the invasive risks associated with these crops are still unknown. A cohesive state-of-the-art review of the invasive potential of bioenergy crops, this book covers the identified risks of invasion, distributions of key crops and policy and management issues. Including a section on developing predictive... more...

  • Fungal Plant Pathogensby C. R. Lane; P. A. Beales; K. J. D. Hughes

    CABI 2012; US$ 75.00

    Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with recognition of disease symptoms, detection and identification of fungi and methods to characterise them well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance. The book is unique in its practical focus, providing an overview of both traditional and... more...

  • Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Cropsby Rebecca Grumet; James F. Hancock; Karim M. Maredia

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    Since the mid-1990s, when the technology was first introduced, the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops has grown exponentially. In the U.S. alone, adoption rates for transgenic cotton, corn, and soybeans are between 70-90%. Across the globe, 14 million farmers grow GE crops in more than twenty countries. Yet many countries are discussing... more...

  • The Cassava Transformationby Felix I. Nweke; Dunstan S. C. Spencer; John K. Lynam

    Michigan State University Press 2001; US$ 23.95

    Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However, Cassava is being neglected by governments and donor... more...

  • Biological Control of Crop Diseasesby Samuel S. Gnanamanickam

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 297.00

    With contributions from more than 30 internationally renowned experts, this book combines coverage of theory with coverage of global practices. Highlighting the day-to-day challenges of organic crop management for cost-effective real-world application, the book explores the biological control of diseases in 12 major crops. It focuses on the use of... more...

  • The Biology of Apples and Pearsby John E. Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 96.00

    A comprehensive, up-to-date reference book on the biology of apples and pears. more...

  • Fruit and Vegetablesby Keith Thompson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 334.95

    The second edition of this very well-received book, which in its first edition was entitled Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables , has been welcomed by the community of postharvest physiologists and technologists who found the first edition of such great use. The book covers, in comprehensive detail, postharvest physiology as it applies... more...

  • Introduction to Plant Pathologyby Richard N. Strange

    Wiley 2006; US$ 303.00

    This invaluable resource introduces the eleven types of organism that cause plant disease, ranging from higher plants to viroids and describes examples of cash and staple crop diseases that have caused human catastrophes. Early chapters cover serological and molecular techniques for the diagnosis of plant pathogens, epidemiology, methods for estimating... more...

  • Postharvest Pathogens and Disease Managementby P. Narayanasamy

    Wiley 2005; US$ 193.00

    POSTHARVEST PATHOGENS AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT Postharvest diseases caused by microbial pathogens account for millions of dollars in losses of both durable and perishable produce products every year. Moreover, with consumers increasingly demanding minimally processed vegetables and fruits--which can be invaded by human pathogens--there is an imperative... more...