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Crop Science

  • 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 around... 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...

  • Rodent Pests and Their Controlby A. P. Buckle; R. H. Smith

    CABI 2015; US$ 180.00

    The most numerous of the world's invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests' increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species,... 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...

  • Bt Resistanceby M. Soberon; Y. Gao; A. Bravo

    CABI 2015; US$ 145.00

    Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacteria use Cry proteins to kill their insect larval hosts. The expression of certain Cry toxins in transgenic crops has been widely used to achieve efficient control of insect pests. This book describes the use of Bt crops and the emerging problem of resistance, recent progress in understanding the mechanism of action... 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...