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  • Fungicides in Crop Protectionby R. Oliver; H. G. Hewitt

    CABI 2014; US$ 75.00

    Plant pathogenic fungi cause devastating damage to crop production worldwide. The growing global population necessitates reduced crop losses to improve food security, and the control of fungal plant pathogens is vital to help maintain food production. Providing a concise and balanced review of fungicides used in crop protection, this book describes... more...

  • Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Editionby Stephen R. Gliessman

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. Hence, learning can best be achieved through an experiential approach to the topic. Designed to accompany Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition, Field and Laboratory Investigations... more...

  • The Potatoby R. Navarre; M. Pavek

    CABI 2014; US$ 180.00

    Potatoes are a staple crop around the world. Covering all aspects of botany, production and uses, this book presents a comprehensive discussion of the most important topics for potato researchers and professionals. It assesses the latest research on plant growth such as tuber development, water use and seed production, covers all aspects of pest management... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Productionby Surinder Kumar Gupta

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production: Opportunities and Constraints presents key insights into accelerating the breeding of sustainable and superior varieties. The book explores the genetic engineering/biotechnology that has played a vital role in transforming economically important traits from distant/wild species to cultivated... more...

  • Brassica Oilseedsby A. Kumar; S. S. Banga; P. D. Meena; P. R. Kumar

    CABI 2015; US$ 160.00

    Oilseed brassicas are among the largest traded agricultural commodities and are grown in around fifty countries worldwide. Utilised for both consumption and bioenergy use, demand is increasing and this book covers the entire gamut of oilseed brassicas. Beginning with an introduction and then organised into two sections, it reviews genetics and genomics... more...