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Urban Soils


Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon fr...

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

Guangnan Chen
March 15, 2018

The agricultural industry is dealing with enormous challenges across the globe, including the limited availability of arable lands and fresh water, as well as the effect of climate change. Machinery plays a crucial role in agriculture and farming systems, in order to feed the world’s growing...

Advances in Postharvest Technologies of Vegetable Crops

Bijendra Singh, Sudhir Singh
March 15, 2018

This book, Advances in Postharvest Technologies of Vegetable Crops, presents a selection of innovative postharvest management practices for vegetables. It covers technologies in harvesting, handling, and storage of vegetables, including strategies for low-temperature storage of vegetables, active...

Emerging Trends of Plant Physiology for Sustainable Crop Production

Zafar Abbas, PhD., Ajay Kumar Tiwari, PhD., Pradeep Kumar, PhD.
March 12, 2018

Plant physiology is now considered as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity, a continuing necessity with today’s ever-increasing world population. This new volume provides an understanding of the physiological basis of the various plant processes and their underlying mechanisms...

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
March 09, 2018

Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three...

The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions: A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Chandrakanth Emani
March 07, 2018

Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with...

Spices: Agrotechniques for Quality Produce

Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta, Prahlad Deb
March 07, 2018

Indian spices are famous across the globe and have attracted food lovers for ages. With the increasing awareness of health through foods, people are now more conscious about the health and nutraceutical benefits of spices. The past few years have witnessed pioneering research work in this area with...

Sustainable Sugarcane Production

Priyanka Singh, Ajay Kumar Tiwari
March 07, 2018

The sugarcane crop, one of the most important crops commercially grown in about 115 countries of the world, faces a number of problems, such as low cane productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses, high cost of cultivation, postharvest losses, and low sugar recovery. This volume addresses these...

Crop Responses to Environment: Adapting to Global Climate Change, Second Edition

Anthony E. Hall
February 26, 2018

Following in the tradition of its predecessor, Crop Responses to Environment, this fully updated and more comprehensive second edition describes aspects of crop responses to environment that are particularly relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods on a global...

Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design

Petre Miu
February 19, 2018

From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Design Applications A culmination of the author’s more than 20 years of research efforts, academic papers, and lecture notes, Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design outlines the key concepts of combine harvester process theory and provides you with a...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

Radha Mohan Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
February 15, 2018

Strawberry is an excellent crop for nutritional, food and economic security worldwide, in general, and for those countries where growers show reluctance to grow other perennial fruits due to small size of holdings, in particular. With the introduction of soil less culture, this fruit can be grown...

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes

Timothy M. Gieseke
February 12, 2018

Sustaining our agricultural landscapes is no longer just a technical, scientific or even political problem, but it has evolved into a socially complex, so-called wicked problem of conflicting social governance and economics. This creates an extreme economic obstacle where the value of ecosystem...

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Tsuneo Watanabe
February 08, 2018

The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural...