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  • Pest Control for the Smallholderby David Bezzant

    Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49

    Among the many challenges facing the contemporary smallholder who keeps livestock and grows his own food, is how to deal with the various pests that are capable of decimating crops, degrading pasture, stealing produce, contaminating animal feed and killing valuable livestock. This book provides the smallholder with the knowledge and the information... more...

  • Pest Management and Phytosanitary Trade Barriersby N.W. Heather; G.J. Hallman

    CABI 2007; US$ 130.00

    A significant amount of the world's economy is based upon the international trade of agricultural produce. This title reviews the social and financial implications of phytosanitary trade barriers. It offers comprehensive coverage of pest related barriers and strategies for their implementation. 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...

  • Physiological Responses of Plants to Attackby Dale Walters

    Wiley 2015; US$ 81.95

    Despite the research effort put into controlling pathogens, pests and parasitic plants, crop losses are still a regular feature of agriculture worldwide. This makes it important to manage the crop appropriately in order to maximise yield. Understanding the relationship between the occurrence and severity of attack, and the resulting yield loss,... more...

  • Plant Breedingby Jack Brown; Peter Caligari; Hugo Campos

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    This book, Plant Breeding , has it bases in an earlier text entitled An Introduction to Plant Breeding by Jack Brown and Peter Caligari, first published in 2008. The challenges facing today?s plant breeders have never been more overwhelming, yet the prospects to contribute significantly to global food security and farmers? quality of life have... 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...

  • Raising Beef Cattle For Dummiesby Scott Royer; Nikki Royer

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The tools you need to raise and care for beef cattle Beef cattle farming is a business that continues to grow in the United States and around the world, and it will only grow larger as the demand for beef continues to increase. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of raising beef cattle. Packed with... more...

  • Regenerating Agricultureby Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves... more...

  • Saving Seedsby B. Koo; P.G. Pardey; B.D. Wright

    CABI 2004; US$ 90.00

    The conservation of genetic resources is vital to the maintenance of biodiversity and to the world's ability to feed its growing population. There are now more than a thousand genebanks worldwide involved in the ex situ (meaning ''away from the source'') storage of particular classes of crops. more...

  • Schädlingsbekämpfung im Lebensmittelbereichby Jona J. Freise; DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2013; US$ 45.81

    Die DIN 10523:2012-10 legt die allgemeinen Grundlagen für die Schädlingsbekämpfung im Lebensmittelbereich fest. Sie gibt eine Anleitung für die Prophylaxe, Einführung geeigneter Kontrollsysteme und Durchführung der Schädlingsbekämpfungsmaßnahmen beim Herstellen, Behandeln und Inverkehrbringen von Lebensmitteln. Die Verfahrensnorm konkretisiert die... more...