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xii, 347 p. : ill.
xii, 347 p. : ill.
1 online resource.
  • Preface, vii Foreword, ix Contributors, x INTRODUCTION, 1 1 Biodiversity and insect pests, 3 Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten and William E. Snyder FUNDAMENTALS, 21 2 The ecology of biodiversity--biocontrol relationships, 23 William E. Snyder and Jason M. Tylianakis 3 The role of generalist predators in terrestrial food webs: lessons for agricultural pest management, 41 K.D. Welch, R.S. Pfannenstiel and J.D. Harwood 4 Ecological economics of biodiversity use for pest management, 57 Mark Gillespie and Steve D. Wratten 5 Soil fertility, biodiversity and pest management, 72 Miguel A. Altieri, Luigi Ponti and Clara I. Nicholls 6 Plant biodiversity as a resource for natural products for insect pest management, 85 Opender Koul 7 The ecology and utility of local and landscape scale effects in pest management, 106 Sagrario Gamez-Virues, Mattias Jonsson and Barbara Ekbom METHODS, 121 8 Scale effects in biodiversity and biological control: methods and statistical analysis, 123 Christoph Scherber, Blas Lavandero, Katrin M. Meyer, David Perovic, Ute Visser, Kerstin Wiegand and Teja Tscharntke 9 Pick and mix: selecting flowering plants to meet the requirements of target biological control insects, 139 Felix L. Wackers and Paul C.J. van Rijn 10 The molecular revolution: using polymerase chain reaction based methods to explore the role of predators in terrestrial food webs, 166 William O.C. Symondson 11 Employing chemical ecology to understand and exploit biodiversity for pest management, 185 David G. James, Sofia Orre-Gordon, Olivia L. Reynolds (nee Kvedaras) and Marja Simpson APPLICATION, 197 12 Using decision theory and sociological tools to facilitate adoption of biodiversity-based pest management strategies, 199 M.M. Escalada and K.L. Heong 13 Ecological engineering strategies to manage insect pests in rice, 214 Geoff M. Gurr, K.L. Heong, J.A. Cheng and J. Catindig 14 China's 'Green Plant Protection' initiative: coordinated promotion of biodiversity-related technologies, 230 Lu Zhongxian, Yang Yajun, Yang Puyun and Zhao Zhonghua 15 Diversity and defence: plant--herbivore interactions at multiple scales and trophic levels, 241 Finbarr G. Horgan 16 'Push--pull' revisited: the process of successful deployment of a chemical ecology based pest management tool, 259 Zeyaur R. Khan, Charles A.O. Midega, Jimmy Pittchar, Toby J.A. Bruce and John A. Pickett 17 Using native plant species to diversify agriculture, 276 Douglas A. Landis, Mary M. Gardiner and Jean Tompkins 18 Using biodiversity for pest suppression in urban landscapes, 293 Paula M. Shrewsbury and Simon R. Leather 19 Cover crops and related methods for enhancing agricultural biodiversity and conservation biocontrol: successful case studies, 309 P.G. Tillman, H.A. Smith and J.M. Holland SYNTHESIS, 329 20 Conclusion: biodiversity as an asset rather than a burden, 331 Geoff M. Gurr, William E. Snyder, Steve D. Wratten and Donna M.Y. Read Index, 340 Colour plates fall between pages 84 and 85.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470656860 20160612
Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field. Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range from scientific principles, innovative research methods, ecological economics and effective communication to farmers, as well as case studies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest management some of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined as government policy. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst also stimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock the power of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pest management. Visit www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity to access the artwork from the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470656860 20160612
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library

4. Ecolenteja [2012]

1 online resource (24 pages)
1 online resource.
  • Series list ; Introduction ; Part 1 Wheat cultivation techniques ; Part 2 Wheat crop management ; Part 3 Improving wheat cultivation in the developing world ; Summary ; Key priorities in wheat research: the Wheat Initiative ' s Strategic Research Agenda ; Introduction ; The Wheat Initiative and its Strategic Research Agenda ; Core theme 1: Increase wheat yield potential ; Core theme 2: protect yield potential ; Subtopic 2.1: controlling wheat diseases and pests
  • Subtopic 2.2: improving tolerance of wheat to abiotic stress Core theme 3: protect the environment and increase the sustainability of wheat production systems ; Subtopic 3.1: nutrient use efficiency ; Subtopic 3.2: agronomy and crop management ; Core theme 4: ensuring the supply of high quality, safe wheat ; Cross-cutting theme 5: enabling technologies and shared resources ; Subtopic 5.1: enabling technologies and methods ; Subtopic 5.2: shared platforms and technologies ; Subtopic 5.3: genetic resources
  • Crosscutting theme 6: knowledge exchange and education Summary ; Part 1 Wheat cultivation techniques ; Chapter 1 Variety selection in wheat cultivation ; 1 Introduction; 2 Wheat variety selection methods: natural and traditional selection ; 3 Wheat variety selection methods: modern molecular breeding ; 4 Variety selection by plant breeders ; 5 Variety selection by farmers ; 6 Conclusion ; 7 Where to look for further information ; 8 References ; Chapter 2 Establishment and root development in wheat crops
  • 1 Introduction 2 Root development and growth during establishment ; 3 Crop establishment practices ; 4 Case study: the effects of embryo size and seed mass on early vigour ; 5 Research contributions to improved wheat establishment and production ; 6 Future trends in research ; 7 Where to look for further information ; 8 Acknowledgements ; 9 References ; Chapter 3 Conservation tillage for sustainable wheat intensification: the example of South Asia ; 1 Introduction ; 2 Factors affecting the diffusion of CT wheat in South Asia
  • 3 Recent evidence of the agronomic and economic impacts of CT wheat in South Asia 4 Constraints to the diffusion of CT practices in wheat in South Asia ; 5 Recent developments in CT wheat ; 6 Concluding remarks ; 7 Where to look for further information ; 8 Acknowledgements ; 9 References ; Chapter 4 Improving water management in winter wheat ; 1 Introduction ; 2 Winter wheat yield ; 3 Yield determination under water-limited conditions ; 4 The role of measuring evapotranspiration (ET) ; 5 Water-use efficiency
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1 online resource.
  • RNA-seq Analysis in Plant-Fungus Interactions.- Study of Oil Palm Photosynthesis using Omics Technologies.- Molecular Marker Technology for Genetic Improvement of Underutilised Crops.- Transcription Factors Associated with Abiotic Stress and Fruit Development in Oil Palm.- Sensing Crop Diseases.- Development of Genomic Resources and Assessing their Potential for Accelerated Acacia Breeding.- Engineering of Secondary Metabolites in Tissue and Cell Culture of Medicinal Plants: An Alternative to Produce Beneficial Compounds using Bioreactor Technologies.- Bioreactor Technology for Sustainable Production of Valuable Plant Metabolites: Challenges and Advances.- Cisgenesis and Intragenesis as New Strategies for Crop Improvement.- Use of dsRNA in Crop Improvement.- Alternative Strategy in Crop Protection: Protease Inhibitors from Turmeric.- Sustainable Supply Chains: Utilisation of Whole Crops for New Product Development.- Food Losses in Rice Milling.- Elicitors and Their Roles in Plant Defence against Pathogens Particularly Basidiomycetes.- Induction of Systemic Resistance for Disease Suppression.- Tools and Targeted Genes for Plant Disease Detection.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319650784 20180115
The book covers the latest development in the biosciences field covering key topics in crop improvement including `omic approaches to improving sustainable crop production, advancement in marker technology, strategies in genetic manipulation, crop quality and sustainability and plant microbe interaction detailing on proven technologies to address critical issue for agricultural sustainability which are beneficial for researchers and students. The book also includes aspects of preserving crops after harvest as this is a key factor in promoting sustainable crop quality in terms of addressing waste, choosing the appropriate packaging and moving crops through the food and industrial supply chain. An important strategy to overcome the challenges in providing food for the world population in a sustainable manner is through concerted efforts by crop scientists to embrace new technologies in increasing yield, quality and improving food safety while minimizing adverse environmental impact of the agricultural activities. Most of the proven molecular and genetic technologies in crop science have been tested and verified in model plants such as Arabidopsis and tomato. The technologies, when deployed on various plant species of importance for human nutrition and industrial applications, including cereals, vegetables, fruits, herbs, fibre and oil crops, face many challenges, not only due to their longer life cycle but many other physiological and environmental factors affecting yield and quality of plant products. Furthermore, major impacts on crop production due to catastrophic diseases and global climate change needs urgent and innovative solutions. Therefore a systematic approach, employing various leading-edge technologies that enable the functional elucidation of key pathway genes via `omics tools, genome wide association with desired phenotypes and development of cost effective and practicable molecular tools for selection, is vital. The International Conference on Crop Improvement was held to address these and other pressing issues. This volume summarizes the keynote presentations from the meeting and highlights addition discussions that are critical to crop improvement in a challenging time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319650784 20180115
xii, 459 p. : ill.
  • Contributors vii Preface xi 1 Biofuel Crop Sustainability Paradigm 3 B.P. Singh 2 Sustainable Production of Grain Crops for Biofuels 31 A.A. Jaradat 3 Sugarcane as an Energy Crop: Its Role in Biomass Economy 53 R. van Antwerpen, S.D. Berry, T. van Antwerpen, J. Smithers, S. Joshi, and M. van der Laan 4 Sustainable Cellulosic Grass Crop Production 109 J.H. Fike, D.J. Parrish, and W.B. Fike 5 Sustainable Oil Crops Production 165 C. Eynck, D. Shrestha, J. Vollmann, K.C. Falk, W. Friedt, H.P. Singh, and E. Obeng 6 Short-rotation Woody Crop Biomass Production for Bioenergy 205 L.C. Kiser and T.R. Fox 7 Biomass Feedstock Production Impact on Water Resource Availability 239 K.C. Stone, P.G. Hunt, K.B. Cantrell, and K.S. Ro 8 Biofuel Crops and Soil Quality and Erosion 261 D. Chatskikh, A. Ovchinnikova, B. Seshadri, and N. Bolan 9 Nutrient Management in Biofuel Crop Production 301 R. Lemus 10 Food, Farming, and Biofuels 325 J. Popp 11 Biofuel Crops, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity 357 A. Fieldsend and H.P. Singh 12 Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases 383 A. Hastings, J. Yeluripati, J. Hillier, and P. Smith 13 Economics of Biomass Feedstocks and Biofuels 407 T.A. Maung, C. Gustafson, B. McCarl, D. Ripplinger, and D. Saxowsky 14 Geospatial Modeling Applications for Biofuel Sustainability Assessment 431 S.S. Panda Appendix I: Botanical Names 449 Index 451.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470963043 20160612
Biofuel Crop Sustainability brings together the basic principles of agricultural sustainability and special stipulations for biofuels, from the economic and ecological opportunities and challenges of sustainable biofuel crop production to the unique characteristics of particular crops which make them ideal for biofuel applications. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and professionals involved in biofuels development and production as well as agriculture industry personnel. Chapters focus the broad principles of resource management for ecological, environmental and societal welfare, the sustainability issues pertaining to several broad categories of biofuel crops , as well as the economics and profitability of biofuels on both a local and international scale. Coverage includes topics such as utilizing waste water for field crop irrigation and algae production, reliability of feedstock supply, marginal lands, and identifying crops with traits of significance for survival and growth on low fertility soils. The development of production practices with low external inputs of fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticides is also covered. Biofuel Crop Sustainability will be a valuable, up-to-date reference for all those involved in the rapidly expanding biofuels industry and sustainable agriculture research fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470963043 20160612
xii, 459 p. : ill.
  • Biofuel crop sustainability paradigm / Bharat P. Singh
  • Sustainable production of grain crops for biofuels / Abdullah A. Jaradat
  • Sugarcane as an energy crop: its role in biomass economy / Rianto van Antwerpe ... [et al.]
  • Sustainable cellulosic grass crops production / John H. Fike, David J. Parrish and Wonae B. Fike
  • Sustainable oil crops production / C. Eynck ... [et al.]
  • Short-rotation woody crop biomass production for bioenergy / Chris L. Kiser and Thomas R. Fox
  • Biomass feedstock production impact on water resource availability / K.C. Stone ... [et al.]
  • Biofuel crops and soil quality and erosion / Dmitri Chatskikh ... [et al.]
  • Nutrient management in biofuel crop production / Rocky Lemus
  • Food, farming, and land use for biofuels / József Popp
  • Biofuel crops and ecosystem services and biodiversity / Andrew Fieldsend and Hari P. Singh
  • Biofuel crops and greenhouse gases / A. Hastings ... [et al.]
  • Economics of biomass feedstocks and biofuels / Thein A. Maung ... [et al.]
  • Geospatial modeling applications for biofuel sustainability assessment / Sudhanshu S. Panda.
1 online resource.
  • Climate Change and Abiotic Stress Factors. Climate Change and Food Security / R B Singh
  • Improving Crop Productivity under Changing Environment / Navjot K Dhillon, Satbir S Gosal, Manjit S Kang
  • Genetic Engineering for Acid Soil Tolerance in Plants / Sagarika Mishra, Lingaraj Sahoo, Sanjib K Panda
  • Evaluation of Tropospheric O Effects on Global Agriculture: A New Insight / Richa Rai, Abhijit Sarkar, S B Agrawal, Madhoolika Agrawal
  • Methods to Improve Crop Productivity. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases in Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants: "Omics" Approaches / Monika Jaggi, Meetu Gupta, Narendra Tuteja, Alok Krishna Sinha
  • Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria-Mediated Amelioration of Abiotic and Biotic Stresses for Increasing Crop Productivity / Vasvi Chaudhry, Suchi Srivastava, Puneet Singh Chauhan, Poonam C Singh, Aradhana Mishra, Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal
  • Are Viruses Always Villains? The Roles Plant Viruses May Play in Improving Plant Responses to Stress / Stephen J Wylie, Michael G K Jones
  • Risk Assessment of Abiotic Stress Tolerant GM Crops / Paul Howles, Joe Smith
  • Biofertilizers: Potential for Crop Improvement under Stressed Conditions / Alok Adholeya, Manab Das
  • Species-Specific Case Studies. Rice: Genetic Engineering Approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance : Retrospects and Prospects / Salvinder Singh, M K Modi, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Narendra Tuteja
  • Rice: Genetic Engineering Approaches to Enhance Grain Iron Content / Salvinder Singh, D Sudhakar, M K Modi
  • Pearl Millet: Genetic Improvement in Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses / O P Yadav, K N Rai, S K Gupta
  • Bamboo: Application of Plant Tissue Culture Techniques for Genetic Improvement of Nees / C K John, V A Parasharami
  • Groundnut: Genetic Approaches to Enhance Adaptation of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea, L.) to Drought / R C Nageswara Rao, M S Sheshshayee, N Nataraja Karaba, Rohini Sreevathsa, N Rama, S Kumaraswamy, T G Prasad, M Udayakumar
  • Chickpea: Crop Improvement under Changing Environment Conditions / B K Sarmah, S Acharjee, H C Sharma
  • Grain Legumes: Biotechnological Interventions in Crop Improvement for Adverse Environments / Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, Paramita Palit, Ch Sridhar Kumar, D Srinivas Reddy, Kiran K Sharma
  • Pulse Crops: Biotechnological Strategies to Enhance Abiotic Stress Tolerance / S Ganeshan, P M Gaur, R N Chibbar
  • Improving Crop Productivity and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cultivated Using Omics and Systems Biology Approach / Jens Rohloff, Pankaj Barah, Atle M Bones
  • Rose: Improvement for Crop Productivity / Madhu Sharma, Kiran Kaul, Navtej Kaur, Markandey Singh, Devendra Dhayani, Paramvir Singh Ahuja.
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
xx, 533 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 27cm.
  • The Use of Omics Databases for Plants Ayako Suzuki, Keita Suwabe, and Kentaro Yano High-Throughput Approaches for Characterization and Efficient Use of Plant Genetic Resources Jaroslava Ovesna, Anna Janska, Sylva Zelenkova, and Petr Marsik Breeding for Sustainability: Utilizing High-Throughput Genomics to Design Plants for a New Green Revolution Traci Viinanen Transcription Factors, Gene Regulatory Networks, and Agronomic Traits John Gray and Erich Grotewold Contribution of "Omics" Approaches to Sustainable Herbivore Production Jean-Francois Hocquette, Hamid Boudra, Isabelle Cassar-Malek, Christine Leroux, Brigitte Picard, Isabelle Savary-Auzeloux, Laurence Bernard, Agnes Cornu, Denys Durand, Anne Ferlay, Dominique Gruffat, Diego Morgavi, and Claudia Terlouw Mining Omic Technologies and Their Application to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Systems Noureddine Benkeblia Identification of Molecular Processes Underlying Abiotic Stress Plants Adaptation Using "Omics" Technologies Urmila Basu Rhizosphere Metabolomics: A Study of Biochemical Processes Kalyan Chakravarthy Mynampati, Sheela Reuben, and Sanjay Swarup Microbial Functionality and Diversity in Agroecosystems: A Soil Quality Perspective Felipe Bastida, Cesar Nicolas, Jose Luis Moreno, Teresa Hernandez, and Carlos Garcia Survey in Plant Root Proteomics: To Know the Unknown Sophie Alvarez and Leslie M. Hicks Applications of Agricultural and Medicinal Biotechnology in Functional Foods Kandan Aravindaram and Ning-Sun Yang Nutritional Genomics and Sustainable Agriculture Maria Luisa Guillen, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, and Dolores Corella Metabolomics: Current View on Fruit Quality Relation with Human Health Ilian Badjako, Violeta Kondakova, and Atanas Atanassov New Farm Management Strategy to Enhance Sustainable Rice Production in Japan and Indonesia Masakazu Komatsuzaki and Faiz M. Syuaib Advances in Genetics and Genomics for Sustainable Peanut Production Baozhu Guo, Charles Chen, Ye Chu, C. Corley Holbrook, Peggy Ozias-Akins, and H. Thomas Stalker The Relevance of Compositional and Metabolite Variability in Safety Assessments of Novel Crops George G. Harrigan, Angela Hendrickson Culler, William P. Ridley, and Kevin C. Glenn Gene-Expression Analysis of Cell-Cycle Regulation Genes in Virus-Infected Rice Leaves Shoshi Kikuchi and Kouji Satoh Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics: Integration of Latest Technologies for Improving Wheat Productivity in Future Michael G. Francki, Allison C. Crawford, and Klaus Oldach Impact of Climatic Changes on Crop Agriculture: OMICS for Sustainability and Next-Generation Crops Sajad Majeed Zargar, Muslima Nazir, Kyoungwon Cho, Dea-Wook Kim, Oliver Andrzej, Hodgson Jones, Abhijit Sarkar, Shashi Bhushan Agrawal, Junko Shibato, Akihiro Kubo, Nam-Soo Jwa, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, and Randeep Rakwal Designing Oilseeds for Biomaterial Production Thomas A. McKeon Bioenergy from Agricultural Biowaste: Key Technologies and Concepts Suman Khowala and Swagata Pal Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439825044 20160606
Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production process. The transformation from industrial to sustainable agriculture is discussed within the frameworks of new biotechnologies and global environmental changes. While considering this transformation, the book covers: The use of new biotechnologies to help in the creation of more sustainable agricultural practices, including methods in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and the new emerging technologies, such as metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, and ionomics The path to reach the goal of the global sustainable agricultural and food production systems in a world of limited natural resources and growing environmental degradation Principles that regulate the new agricultural and food production systems including breeding programs for more sustainable crops, soil management, and environment preservation It is clear that biotechnological approaches will become increasingly important in the future and that a shift from industrial to a sustainable agriculture will be necessary. While many books tend to make "a quick and easy link" between these two different worlds, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies describes exactly how omics can contribute to greater food productivity and security, and agricultural sustainability in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439825044 20160606
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource ( xviii, 339 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1: Agro-Ecological Pest Management - An Overview; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Ecology and Agroecology; 1.2.1 Ecology; 1.2.2 Agroecology; 1.3 Agroecological Pest Management; 1.4 Goals; 1.5 Basis and Principles; 1.6 Key Elements of Agroecological Pest Management; 1.6.1 Crop Management; 1.6.2 Soil Management; Preventive Options; Supplemental Options; Reactive Options; 1.7 Benefits and Limitations; 1.7.1 Benefits; Increasing Species Diversity; Enhancing Longevity; Imposing a Fallow
  • Enhancing Soil Organic Matter1.7.1.5 Increase Landscape Diversity; Saving on Cost of Inputs; 1.7.2 Limitations; 1.8 Conclusions; References; 2: Conservation Tillage; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Weed Management; 2.2.1 Stale Seed Bed + Glyphosate Strategy; 2.2.2 Crop Rotations + Stale Seed Bed; 2.2.3 Integrated Weed Management; 2.3 Insect Pest Management; 2.4 Disease Management; 2.5 Nematode Management; 2.6 Nonpesticidal Management Practices; 2.6.1 Crop Rotation; 2.6.2 Field Sanitation; 2.6.3 Proper Planting Procedures; 2.6.4 Irrigation Management
  • 2.6.5 Variety Selection2.6.6 Scouting and Pest Identification; 2.7 Conclusions; References; 3: Crop Residue Management and Organic Amendments; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Weed Management; 3.3 Insect Pest Management; 3.4 Disease Management; 3.4.1 Biofumigation; 3.5 Nematode Management; 3.6 Conclusions; References; 4: Biofumigation; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Biofumigation; 4.3 Benefits; 4.4 Modes of Utilization; 4.4.1 Crop Rotation/Intercropping; 4.4.2 Incorporation of Biofumigants; 4.4.3 Green Manuring Cover Crops and Trap Crops; 4.4.4 Processed Plant Products; 4.5 Biofumigation Crops
  • 4.5.1 Brassica Plant Species4.5.1.1 Rapeseed (Fig. 4.4); Mustard (Fig. 4.5); Radish (Fig. 4.6); Turnips (Fig. 4.7); Rocket; Processed Brassica Amendments; 4.5.2 Non-Brassica Plant Species; Grasses; Garlic and Onions; 4.6 Pest Management; 4.6.1 Diseases; 4.6.2 Nematode Pests; 4.6.3 Weeds; 4.7 Integration of Biofumigation and Solarization; 4.8 Conclusions; References; 5: Fertilizer Management; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Macronutrients; 5.2.1 Nitrogen; Insect Pests; Diseases; 5.2.2 Potassium
  • Diseases5.2.2.2 Nematodes; 5.2.3 Phosphorus; Diseases; Insect Pests; 5.2.4 Calcium; Diseases; Nematodes; 5.2.5 Sulfur; Insect Pests; Mites; 5.3 Micronutrients; 5.3.1 Manganese; Diseases; 5.3.2 Zinc; Diseases; Insect Pests; 5.3.3 Boron; Diseases; 5.3.4 Iron; Diseases; 5.3.5 Chlorine; Diseases; 5.3.6 Silicon; Diseases; 5.4 Conclusions; References; 6: Agro-Forestry; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Effect on Pests and Natural Enemies; 6.2.1 Insect Pests and Diseases
xiv, 411 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • History.- Historical Examples of Allelopathy and Ethnobotany from the Mediterranean Region.- Allelopathy: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities.- Allelopathy in Chinese Ancient and Modern Agriculture.- Allelochemicals and Allelopathic Mechanisms.- Allelochemicals in Plants.- Allelopathy: Full Circle from Phytotoxicity to Mechanisms of Resistance.- Allelopathic Mechanisms and Experimental Methodology.- Indirect Effects of Phenolics on Plant Performance by Altering Nitrogen Cycling: Another Mechanism of Plant-Plant Negative Interactions.- Genomic Approaches to Understanding Allelochemical Effects on Plants.- Allelopathy from a Mathematical Modeling Perspective.- Application of Allelopathy in Agriculture and Forestry.- Progress and Prospect of Rice Allelopathy Research.- Rice Allelopathy Research in China.- Recent Advances in Wheat Allelopathy.- Sorghum Allelopathy for Weed Management in Wheat.- Allelochemicals in Pre-cowing Soils of Continuous Soybean Cropping and Their Autointoxication.- Autotoxicity in Agriculture and Forestry.- Black Walnut Allelopathy: Implications for Intercropping.- Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry.- Utilization of Stress Tolerant, Weed Suppressive Groundcovers for Low Maintenance Landscape Settings.- Allelopathy in Forested Ecosystems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387773360 20160605
This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the science, mechanism, methodology, and application of allelopathy. The objective of this practical reference is to report on the latest advances by inviting leading scientists to contribute in specific fields. The volume is organized under three major subsections: History of allelopathy, Allelochemicals, allelopathic mechanisms, and bioassays, and Application of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387773360 20160605
xiv, 411 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. History
  • pt. 2. Allelochemicals and allelopathic mechanisms
  • pt. 3. Application of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.
1 online resource ( xx, 450 pages).
  • Part 1 Maize cultivation techniques 1.Modelling crop growth and grain yield in maize cultivation: Alam Sher, Xiaoli Liu and Jincai Li, Anhui Agricultural University, China-- and Youhong Song, Anhui Agricultural University, China and The University of Queensland, Australia-- 2.Optimizing maize-based cropping systems: sustainability, good agricultural practices (GAP) and yield goals: Charles Wortmann, Patricio Grassini and Roger W. Elmore, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA-- 3.Maize seed variety selection and seed system development: the case of southern Africa: Peter S. Setimela, Global Maize Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Zimbabwe-- 4.Good agricultural practices for maize cultivation: the case of West Africa: Alpha Kamara, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria-- 5.Zero-tillage cultivation of maize: Wade E. Thomason, Bee Khim Chim and Mark S. Reiter, Virginia Tech University, USA-- 6.Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification of maize and other cereal systems: the case of Latin America: Bram Govaerts, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico-- Isabelle Francois, Consultant, USA-- and Nele Verhulst, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico-- 7.Precision maize cultivation techniques: Louis Longchamps, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada-- and Raj Khosla, Colorado State University, USA-- 8.Improving nutrient management for sustainable intensification of maize: Kaushik Majumdar, International Plant Nutrition Institute - South Asia, India-- Shamie Zingore, International Plant Nutrition Institute - sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya-- Fernando Garcia and Adrian Correndo, International Plant Nutrition Institute - Latin America - Southern Cone, Argentina-- Jagadish Timsina, University of Melbourne, Australia-- Adrian M. Johnston, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Canada-- 9.Crop rotation: a sustainable system for maize production: Bao-Luo Ma, Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-- and Zhigang Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China-- 10.Intercropping in sustainable maize cultivation: Abeya Temesgen, Shu Fukai and Daniel Rodriguez, The University of Queensland, Australia-- 11.Climate risk management in maize cropping systems: Daniel Rodriguez, Caspar Roxburgh, Claire Farnsworth, Ariel Ferrante, Joseph Eyre, Stuart Irvine-Brown, James McLean, Martin Bielich, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Australia-- 12.Advances in maize post-harvest management: Tadele Tefera, International Center of Insect Physiology & Ecology (ICIPE), Ethiopia-- Part 2 Maize pests, diseases and weeds 13.Economically important insect pests of maize: William D. Hutchison and Theresa M. Cira, University of Minnesota, USA-- 14.Nematodes associated with maize: T. L. Niblack, The Ohio State University, USA-- 15.Control of rodent pests in maize cultivation: the case of Africa: Loth S. Mulungu, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania-- 16.Rapid response to disease outbreaks in maize cultivation: the case of maize lethal necrosis: George Mahuku, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Tanzania and P. Lava Kumar, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria-- 17.Controlling aflatoxins in maize in Africa: strategies, challenges and opportunities for improvement: Amare Ayalew and Martin Kimanya, Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa, Ethiopia-- Limbikani Matumba, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi-- Ranajit Bandyopadhayay and Abebe Menkir, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria-- Peter Cotty, USDA-ARS, USA-- 18.Integrated weed management in maize cultivation: an overview: Khawar Jabran, Duzce University, Turkey, Mubshar Hussain, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan and Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, The University of Queensland, Australia-- 19.Weed management of maize grown under temperate conditions: the case of Europe and the United States: Vasileios P. Vasileiadis and Maurizio Sattin, National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology, Italy and Per Kudsk, Aarhus University, Denmark--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786760128 20180521
Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research on improvements in cultivation techniques such as nutrient management, crop rotation, intercropping and other aspects of conservation agriculture. It also discusses developments in methods for combatting pests and diseases. Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews developments in breeding and ways research can be translated into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786760128 20180521
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 1 user
xviii, 198 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • From the contents Acknowledgements.- Preface.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The Physical Environment.- 3. People and the Economy.- 4. Agriculture and Sustainability.- 5. The Wildcard of Climate Change.- 6. A Role for the Plains in Combating Climate Change.- 7. Outlook.- Section containing coloured figures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402056000 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 129 pages : ill. ; 26 cm
This guide is the first on the practical application of FAO's "Save and Grow" model of agriculture to specific smallholder crops and farming systems. It comes as cassava production intensifies worldwide, and growers shift from traditional cultivation practices to monocropping, higher-yielding genotypes, and greater use of agrochemicals. Intensification carries great risks, including soils nutrient depletion and upsurges in pests and diseases. The guide shows how ecosystem-based "Save and Grow" approaches and practices can help tropical developing countries to avoid the risks of unsustainable intensification, while realizing cassava's potential for producing higher yields, alleviating hunger and rural poverty, and contributing to national economic development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251076415 20160612
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 electronic text (ix, 187 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), map.
  • Design ; Structural design ; Waterproofing ; The dirt on green roof soil ; Construction ; Plants ; Maintenance ; Realistic expectations ; The environment ; Return on investment ; Quantifying the benefits of green roofs.
A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs. You will find a wealth of practical details gathered through real-world implementations and independent research. Green Roof Construction and Maintenance explains how to design a green roof, plan for irrigation and drainage, select and place soil and plants, and maintain the entire setup. The book also discusses return on investment, LEED design specifications, and the myriad short- and long-term environmental benefits of green roofs. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs, this is a valuable, hands-on guide to a rapidly emerging trend in the sustainability movement. Green Roof Construction and Maintenance includes: Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process Tested tips and techniques for successful structural design Construction methods for new and existing buildings Information on insulation, drainage, detailing, irrigation, and plant selection Details on optimal soil formulation Illustrations featuring various stages of construction Best practices for green roof maintenance A survey of environmental benefits, including evapo-transpiration, storm-water management, habitat restoration, and improvement of air quality Tips on the LEED design and certification process Considerations for assessing return on investment Color photographs of successfully installed green roofs Useful checklists, tables, and charts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071608800 20160614
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : digital, sd., col. with b&w sequences
Filmmaker Guy Evans looks at the plight of apple farmers in his hometown of Wenatchee, Washington. Using his father Danny's business as an example, he describes how apple farming used to be, what it has become and what changes are needed for it to succeed in the future.
1 online resource (xii, 388 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, charts
  • Part One: Botanicals in Fungal Pest Management-- 1. Recent advances in management of fungal pathogens of fruit crops-- 2. Botanicals in agricultural pest management-- 3. Deleterious effects of fungi on post-harvest crops and their management strategies-- 4. Exploitation of botanicals in the management of phytopathogenic and storage fungi-- 5. Use of plant extracts as natural fungicides in the management of seed borne diseases-- Part Two: Disease Control through Resistance-- 6. Resistance to Septoria leaf blotch in wheat-- 7. Barley and wheat resistance genes for Fusarium head blight-- 8. Sustainable management of rice blast [Magnaporthe grisea (Hebert) Barr]: 50 years of research progress in molecular biology-- Part Three: Biological Control Mechanisms-- 9. Post-harvest technology- yeast as bio-control agents: Progress, problems and prospects-- 10. Biological control of plant diseases: An overview and the Trichoderma system as bio-control agent-- 11. Physiological specialization of Ustilaginales (smut) of Geheros Bromus, Zea and Triticum in Argentina.-- Part Four: Endophytes in Plant Disease Control-- 12. Status and progress of research in endophytes from agricultural crops in Argentina-- 13. Effect of tillage systems on the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) propagule bank in soils-- 14. Mechanism of action in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbionts to control diseases caused by various fungal pathogens-- 15. Role of fungal endophytes in plant protection-- Part Five: Managing Fungal Pathogens causing Leaf damage-- 16. The rust fungi: Systematics, diseases and their management-- 17. Etiology, epidemiology and management of fungal diseases of sugarcane-- 18. New and emerging fungal pathogens associated with leaf blight symptoms on wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Argentina.-- 19. A review of the fungal diseases of the annual legume crop of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)-- 20. Fungal diseases of oilseed crops and their management-- 21. Occurrence of Pyrenophora tritici- repentis causing tan spot in Argentina.-- 22. Epidemiological studies on Septoria leaf blotch of wheat in Argentina-- Part Six: Alternative Control Strategies-- 23. Review of Thecaphora amaranthicola M. Piepenbr causal agent of Smut on Amaranthus mantegazzianus Pass.-- 24. Population biology and management Strategies of Phytophthora sojae causing Phytophthora root and stem rots of Soybean-- 25. Management of fungal pathogens - a pre requisite for maintenance of seed quality during storage-- 26. Controlling root and butt rot diseases in alpine European forests-- 27. Some important fungal diseases and their impact on wheat production.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845936037 20160618
Microbes, including fungi, are always adapting to different environmental conditions and phytopathologists are continually faced with the management of new diseases and the resurgence of old ones. Amidst growing concerns about the environment and food security, the development of management strategies that minimize crop losses and promote sustainable agriculture is increasingly more important. "Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens" presents a review of research into pathogenic fungi in a diverse selection of economically important crops, including fruits and cereals. The establishment and management of fungal plant disease using conventional and ecofriendly methods is discussed with an emphasis on the use of microorganisms and biotechnology. Chapters also examine the role of microbes in growth promotion, bioprotectors and bioremediators and presents practical strategies for using microbes as well as botanicals in sustainable agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845936037 20160618
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • â 1. Organic Agriculture: Techniques to Improve Crop Production2. Recent Biotechnological Approaches to Produce Climate-ready-crops and Enhancing Crop Productivity3. Bioformulation and Fluid Bed Drying: A new approach towards an improved biofertilizer formulation4. Analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence: a reliable technique in determination of stress on plants5. The LISA and SOCRATEES (c) approach for sustainable crop and soil management.6. Integrated farming systems for sustainable agriculture7. Resource conserving technologies for enhancing resource use efficiency and crop productivity8. Biotechnological tools for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in plant9 Bioengineering of DREB and NAC Transcription Factors for Enhancing Plant Tolerance against Abiotic Stresses10. Perspectives in high-throughput phenotyping of qualitative traits at the whole-plant level11. An Overview of QTL Identification and Marker Assisted Selection for Grain Protein Content in Wheat12. Statistical Data Analysis Tools- Software prospects for Crop Productivity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811069338 20180508
As the world population is exploding and alongside fluctuations in climate is also prevalent, there is an increasing stress on the food requirements of the population. We have an urgent necessity to produce more food in the limited agricultural land. Further, to feed 7 billion people there is a requirement of high yielding crops, without harming environment and limiting the use of unnecessary pesticide and chemical fertilizers. Therefore it has become crucial to develop agri-bio-techniques which are environment friendly and also give high crop productivity. Many countries are evaluating the utility of biotechnology and its role in addressing problems of food security and poverty. Biotechnology is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing and production of materials by utilising biological agents. These agents are exploited to provide goods and services. Agricultural biotechnology encompasses a growing list of techniques that range from simple probes to determine a relevant gene from the complete genome to manipulating genes for a desired outcome. Many other popular methods used in the realm of agricultural technology are - gene integration, Marker-assisted breeding, Tissue culture, Gene profiling or association mapping, Metabolomics etc. The fundamental challenge facing the scientific community is how to devise innovative strategies that will bring all developed as well as developing countries into the "biological fold" and to do so in ways that will take full advantage of advances in the biological sciences to curb poverty, improve public health, and promote human development. This book contains information on eco-friendly techniques for high crop productivity and it is a myriad of different techniques and technology used to sustain productivity in crop plants. There are fewer books focusing on large-scale organic farming, molecular farming etc. Multidisciplinary research and literature is needed to deliver knowledge and products into the marketplace which fulfil these requirements. The present book is a collection of literature contributed by experts, scientists, professors, and researchers from around the world, it emphasizes work of concerned scientist and his choice of techniques used for enhancement of agricultural production. This book analyses the use of modern techniques to increase crop yields, production, and risk of hunger linked to socioeconomic scenarios.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811069338 20180508


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