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Agriculture; Vocational guidance

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  • Precision Agricultureby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00 US$ 162.93

    This book investigates new agricultural systems such as organic and green manuring, as well as integrated pest management practices, and looks at how they can improve farm productivity against the enhancements for the environment. Much of the information presented focuses on microinvestigation of the soil, and on the effects of soil variability within... more...

  • Agricultural Biotechnologyby G.J. Persley; L. MacIntyre

    CABI 2002; US$ 112.00

    Presents further material generated by the World Bank/ISNAR/Australian government biotechnology study. The volume covers the present status and future prospects for the application of biotechnology to solve agricultural and environmental problems in 12 countries. more...

  • Fodder Crops and Amenity Grassesby Beat Boller; Ulrich K. Posselt; Fabio Veronesi

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 297.31

    Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses presents the current breeding procedures and strategies in crops like grasses, clovers and alfalfa. Efficient uses of genetic resources are also explored as a means to measure the impact of biotechnology in plant breeding. more...

  • Transgenic Crop Plantsby Chittaranjan Kole; Charles Michler; Albert G. Abbott; Timothy C. Hall

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 212.06

    Development of transgenic crop plants, their utilization for improved agriculture, health, ecology and environment and their socio-political impacts are currently important fields in education, research and industries and also of interest to policy makers, social activists and regulatory and funding agencies. This work prepared with a class-room approach... more...

  • Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agricultureby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 37.00

    Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries. It also faces the enormous challenge of producing almost 50% more food by 2030 and doubling production by 2050. This will likely need to be achieved with less water, mainly because of growing pressures from urbanisation, industrialisation and climate change. In this context, it will be important... more...

  • Urban Agricultureby Craig Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed. This book presents a collection of the latest thinking on the multiple dimensions of sustainable greenspace... more...

  • Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Securityby Prasad Thenkabail; John G. Lyon; Hugh Turral; Chandrashekhar Biradar

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water resources in a changing climate have created a crisis like... more...

  • Agropolisby Luc J A Mougeot

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 52.95

    Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide. A sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. This book presents the first findings of original field research projects funded by IDRC's AGROPOLIS International Graduate Research Awards on Urban Agriculture. Countries studied... more...

  • Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agricultureby Margaret A. Oliver

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 212.06

    This book covers the application of geostatistics in precision agriculture, reflecting the wide range of methods available and showing how they can be applied in practice. Covers minimal theory, focusing on case studies, and offers two chapters on sampling. more...

  • Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management: Volume 1by Hossain Ali

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 170.49

    This book presents the fundamental principles of irrigation need assessment, water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and the principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach toward irrigation development and management. more...