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Crop Science

  • Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvementby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 199.00

    From the 4th ? 8th of September 2011, the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, held its 29th Meeting in the surroundings of Dublin Castle in Ireland. The theme of the meeting was ?Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement?. Grasslands cover a significant proportion of the land mass of the world, and play a... more...

  • Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementationby

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 219.00

    This book recounts interagency work on classical biological control in the USA from 1992-2002, covering natural enemy exploration, introduction, and evaluation. It will encourage classical biological control inputs into other integrated pest management systems. more...

  • Genetic Modification of Plantsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 519.00

    Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over genetically modified (GM) crops, this book brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of crops,... more...

  • Crop Improvement Under Adverse Conditionsby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 209.00

    Vital in the context of a growing world population, this volume features the most renowned scientists in genomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics technologies, reflecting attempts to address the multigenicity of plants? abiotic stress responses. more...

  • Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Cropby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 209.00

    Jatropha curcas or Physic Nut produces fruits under tropical climate that contain seeds that are an excellent source for biodiesel. This book examines ways this plant can be transformed into a successful industrial crop and viable resource for production. more...

  • Methods for Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plantsby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 109.00

    This volume is an edited account of an international workshop in Bern about the effects of transgenic plants on biodiversity, a hotly debated topic in the risk assessment research community. Well-known scientists in this field present important new results from their work. Main focus is put on the impact of agricultural biotechnology on ecosystems,... more...

  • Precision in Crop Farmingby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 189.00

    High yields and environmental control in crop farming call for precise adaptations to local growing conditions. Treating large fields in a uniform way by high capacity machinery cannot be regarded as a sustainable method for many situations. Because differences existing within single fields must be considered. The transition from former field work... more...

  • Biological Control of Insect Pests Using Egg Parasitoidsby

    Springer India 2013; US$ 209.00

    The theme of the book is highly relevant to the current emphasis on environment conservation, with focus on native biodiversity conservation in agro-ecosystems. The current impetus being given to organic farming and export oriented agri-hortculture in the country calls for access to relevant scientific knowledge base among the stakeholders. Research... more...

  • Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmentby

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 209.00

    Due to the rapid increase in world population and improving living standards, the global agriculture sector is confronting with challenges for the sustainability of agricultural production and of the environment. Intensive high-yield agriculture is typically dependent on addition of fertilizers (synthetic chemicals, animal manure, etc.). However, non-point... more...

  • Harvesting Operations in the Tropicsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 209.00

    Harvesting includes all the activities to fell trees and remove them from the forest to the roadside for loading and transport from the forest. Harvesting and extraction operations are the activities that generally cause the most significant impacts on forest managed for timber production. Sustainable forest mana- ment is concerned with management... more...