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Urban Soils


Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 24, 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...

Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design

Petre Miu
December 15, 2017

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...

Practical Manual on Plant Cytogenetics

Ram J. Singh
December 06, 2017

Plant cytogenetics and its methodology have progressed rapidly during the last decade. This book compiles information on plant cytogenetic techniques in the practical form of a laboratory manual. It combines theory with various methodological approaches along with classic and modern techniques...

Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology

Suresh G. Borkar
December 06, 2017

Bacterial diseases of plants occur worldwide and cause substantial economic losses in crops. This book includes the techniques required to identify and isolate pathogenic bacteria of plants and covers other important topics of bacterial diseases....

Advancing Food Integrity: GMO Regulation, Agroecology, and Urban Agriculture

Gabriela Steier
December 06, 2017

The proliferation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our increasingly globalized food system is trivializing the inherent risks to a sustainable world. Responding to the realities of climate change, urbanization, and a GMO-dominated industrialized food system, Gabriela Steier's seminal...

Principles of Animal Nutrition

Guoyao Wu
December 01, 2017

This book provides information on basic principles of animal nutrition for daily husbandry—related practices, research, and teaching. It describes relationships between nutrients and feedstuffs as well as techniques of nutrient supplies to animals through dietary manipulation....

Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce

Sunil Pareek
December 01, 2017

Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has increased dramatically in the last several decades. This increased consumption has put a greater burden on the fresh produce industry to provide fresher product quality, combined with a high level of food safety. Therefore, postharvest handling,...

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
November 30, 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...

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

David V Alford
November 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....

GlobalSoilMap - Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe: Proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 Conference, July 4-6, 2017, Moscow, Russia

Dominique Arrouays, Igor Savin, Johan Leenaars, Alex B. McBratney
November 28, 2017

GlobalSoilMap: Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe contains contributions that were presented at the 2nd GlobalSoilMap conference, held 4-6 July 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. These contributions demonstrate new developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...

Loess and Loess Geohazards in China

Yanrong Li, Jingui Zhao, Bin Li
November 27, 2017

Loess is a product of aeolian deposition during the Quaternary glaciation cycles and covers approximately 6% of the Earth’s land. The Loess Plateau of China, which is home to a population of nearly three hundred million, has the thickest and most complete loess strata, where loess geohazards occur...

Management of Wheat and Barley Diseases

Devendra Pal Singh
November 15, 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...

Mineral Nutrition of Rice

N.K. Fageria
November 15, 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...