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Crop Science

  • 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...

  • The Nature of Cropsby J. Warren

    CABI 2015; US$ 40.00

    Have you ever wondered why we eat wheat, rice, potatoes and cassava? Why we routinely domesticate foodstuffs with the power to kill us, or why we chose almonds over acorns? Answering all these questions and more in a readable and friendly style, this book takes you on a journey through our history with crop plants.Arranged into recurrent themes in... more...

  • Land of Sweeping Plainsby Adrian Marshall; Nicholas Williams; John Morgan

    CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 59.95

    An accessible guide to the management and restoration of native grasslands. 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...

  • Exotic Fruits and Nuts of the New Worldby O. Duarte; R. E. Paull

    CABI 2015; US$ 180.00

    A major reference work on exotic and underutilised fruits and nuts of the New World. While many of these are well known in the local markets and in Spanish-language literature, they have rarely been brought to the attention of the wider English-speaking audience, and as such this book will offer an entirely new resource to those interested in exotic... more...

  • Bureaucracy and Developmentby Sanchita Basu Das

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 38.90

    The fall of the New Order government in 1998 and the political reform that followed posed substantial challenges for Indonesia's bureaucracy to continue fulfilling its mandate. This book analyses the process of bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector. Using Irrigation Management Transfer policy as the entry point for analysis, it documents... more...

  • The Pesticide Encyclopediaby K. Paranjape; V. Gowariker; V. N. Krishnamurthy; S. Gowariker

    CABI 2014; US$ 370.00

    In today's world, food security is an important issue. Food shortages push prices up, impacting upon the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of rural poor across the globe. One way to increase food security is to decrease the amount of yield lost to pests. The Pesticide Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the fight against... more...

  • Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainabilityby Noureddine Benkeblia

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 99.95

    Soil Biogeochemistry: From Molecular to Ecosystem Level Using Terra Preta and Biochar as Examples, Bruno Glaser Factors and Mechanisms Regulating Soil Organic Carbon in Agricultural Systems, Yadunath Bajgai, Paul Kristiansen, Nilantha Hulugalle, and Melinda McHenry Carbon Capture and Use as an Alternative to Carbon Capture and Storage, Bruno... 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...

  • Agroecologyby Stephen R. Gliessman

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 79.95

    PRAISE FOR THE SECOND EDITION: "It is clear, insightful, well-illustrated and referenced, and the 21 chapters contain many useful case studies. It deserves to be in every library, and is a pleasure to read. This is a valuable manual, and vital for all concerned with learning and teaching in agricultural courses. It deserves to be widely used."... more...