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Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content

George P. Petropoulos
October 12, 2017

Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for deriving spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture...

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
October 10, 2017

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...

Management of Wheat and Barley Diseases

Devendra Pal Singh
October 06, 2017

Both wheat and barley are two of the most important food and industrial crops in the world. Wheat and barley cultivation has experienced changes in practices due to factors such as methods of conservation agriculture, cropping systems, wheat varieties, changes in weather patterns, and international...

Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing, Second Edition

Fidel Toldrá, Leo M. L. Nollet
October 05, 2017

Comprehensive and authoritative, Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing, Second Edition continues to present developments in the quality, analysis, and processing of meat and meat products. The new edition features 9 new chapters. Three chapters describe Hyperspectral techniques and Raman...

Mineral Nutrition of Rice

N.K. Fageria
September 30, 2017

The third most important cereal crop after wheat and corn, rice is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population. This includes regions of high population density and rapid growth, indicating that rice will continue to be a major food crop in the next century. Mineral Nutrition of Rice...

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

David V Alford
September 30, 2017

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date illustrated account of the various pests of fruit crops throughout Europe, many of which (or their close relatives) are also present in non-European countries. In fact, several pose problems on fruit crops worldwide....

Tomato Diseases: Identification, Biology and Control: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

Dominique Blancard
September 30, 2017

Following the successful first edition, this revised and greatly expanded edition Tomato Diseases: Identification, Biology and Control is the definitive work on the diseases and disorders of the tomato. The tomato is the world’s most widely produced vegetable. The number of diseases affecting the...

Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country

Stanley W. Trimble
September 30, 2017

"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an...

Vegetable Crop Science

M. K. Rana
September 27, 2017

This book has been prepared to provide every production aspect of important vegetables along with information regarding origin and distribution, composition and uses, botany, varieties, climatic and soil requirement, cultivation practices, harvesting, post-harvest management, insect-pests and...

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management

Md. Arshad Anwer
September 26, 2017

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will...

Micro Irrigation Engineering for Horticultural Crops: Policy Options, Scheduling, and Design

Megh R. Goyal, Ajai Singh
September 21, 2017

This book presents a variety of policy adoption methods, irrigation scheduling, and design procedures in micro irrigation engineering for horticultural crops. The chapters range from policy interventions to applications of systems for different crops and under different land conditions. Compiling...

Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices

Megh R. Goyal, Balram Panigrahi, Sudhindra N. Panda
September 20, 2017

Many countries around the world are struggling with the challenges of water scarcity, including water for crops. Micro irrigation methods are an effective means to make the most efficient use of available water. This volume, Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices, continues the efforts of the...

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