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Crop Science

  • Plant Factoryby Toyoki Kozai; Genhua Niu; Michiko Takagaki

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 79.95

    Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply. As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book... more...

  • Climate Change and Insect Pestsby C. Bjorkman; P. Niemela

    CABI 2015; US$ 125.00

    Insects, being poikilothermic, are among the organisms that are most likely to respond to changes in climate, particularly increased temperatures. Range expansions into new areas, further north and to higher elevations, are already well documented, as are physiological and phenological responses.It is anticipated that the damage by insects will increase... 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...

  • The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agricultureby Fabio Chaddad

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 79.95

    The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture: Recent Evolution and Productivity Gains presents insights on Brazilian agriculture and its impressive gains in productivity and international competitiveness, also providing insightful examples for global policymakers. In Brazil, as in many countries, many economists and policymakers believe... more...

  • Sugarcane Improvement Through Breedingby D.J Heinz

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    This book is a comprehensive survey of breeding principles and practices employed by sugarcane growers and researchers throughout the world. Included within its scope are important genera and species concepts, morphological information, clarification of certain generic names, a description of germplasm collection and utilization, discussion of the... more...

  • National Trust Complete Jams, Preserves and Chutneysby Sara Paston-Williams

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    A delicious collection of the nation?s favourite jams, preserves and chutneys, from Piccalilli, Seville Orange Marmalade and Lemon Curd to old-fashioned Quince Jelly, Traditional Mincemeat, Sloe Gin and Fresh Lemonade. Includes recipes for chutneys and relishes, pickles, jams and jellies, butters, cheeses, curds, marmalades, drinks, mincemeats and... more...

  • Abiotic Stresses in Crop Plantsby U. Chakraborty; B. Chakraborty

    CABI 2015; US$ 160.00

    This book is based to a great extent on the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of tolerance of commonly encountered abiotic stresses in nature. This book will deal with increasing temperature, water, salinity, and heavy metals and ozone, and how these abiotic stresses can be managed by microbes through their alleviation mechanisms. Water stress includes... more...

  • Quinoaby Kevin S. Murphy; Janet Matanguihan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 199.95

    Quinoa is an ancient grain that has grown in popularity in recent years. It has been known as a good source of both protein and fiber. As the demand for quinoa increases a comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the biology and production of the crop is essential. Quinoa: Improvement and Sustainable Production brings together authors from... more...

  • Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodesby T. H. Askary; P. R. P. Martinelli

    CABI 2015; US$ 260.00

    Highlighting the use of biocontrol agents as an alternative to chemical pesticides in the management of plant parasitic nematodes, this book reviews the current progress and developments in the field. Tactful and successful exploitation of each biocontrol agent, i.e. nematophagous fungi, parasitic bacteria, predaceous mites, rhizobacteria, mycorrhiza... more...

  • The End of Plentyby Joel K. Bourne Jr.

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 24.99

    An award-winning environmental journalist introduces a new generation of farmers and scientists on the frontlines of the next green revolution. When Malthus famously outlined the brutal relationship between food and population, he never imagined the success of modern agriculture. New seeds, chemicals and irrigation, coupled with free trade, drove... more...