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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...

  • 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...

  • Sterile Insect Techniqueby V. A. Dyck; J. Hendrichs; A.S. Robinson

    Springer 2006; US$ 439.00

    The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. This book takes a generic, comprehensive, and global approach in describing the principles and practice of the SIT. more...

  • Growing Foodby Tony Winch

    Springer 2006; US$ 119.00

    Answers questions about how food is produced from plants, and aims to demystify the subject of growing food. This book focuses on the technical aspects of food crops; animal husbandry, agrochemicals and genetic engineering are only briefly mentioned. It is intended for individuals and organisations that are involved with the production of food. more...

  • Rice Functional Genomicsby Narayana M. Upadhyaya

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Covers the spectrum of rice functional genomics. This book describes and discusses various bioinformatics tools and resources pertinent to rice functional genomics. It is useful for scientists involved in various aspects of rice research. It also covers exploitation of naturally occurring alleles and Oryza map alignments. more...

  • Biological Control of Crop Diseasesby Samuel S. Gnanamanickam

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 283.00

    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...

  • Molecular Host Plant Resistance to Pestsby S. Sadasivam; B. Thayumanayan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 304.00

    Molecular Host Plant Resistance to Pests examines environmentally safe and integrated techniques for effective pest management. Offering more than 1500 references for further exploration of the topic, this reference details the bioactivity, biosynthetic pathways, mechanisms of action, and genetic regulation for improved methods of crop protection... more...

  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjectsby Rolf H. J. Schlegel

    Haworth Press 2003; US$ 89.95

    The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects is the first comprehensive book that contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This well-organized guide defines all of the jargon surrounding this ever-evolving topic and provides helpful tables,... more...