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viii, 139 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xii, 979 p.) : ill., maps.
  • Foreword. Part I. Environment and natural resources. 1. Dry climates and their world distribution. 2. Climatic factors and their effect on crop production. 3. Soils of the dry zones. 4. Water resources, conservation and development. Part II. Crops under moisture stress. 5. Crop-water relations. 6. Plant adaptations to moisture stress. 7. Crop introduction and breeding for drought-prone areas. Part III. Land use and farming systems. 8. Agricultural systems in dry regions and their evolution. 9. Sustainable agriculture in dry regions. Part IV. Soil and crop management. 10. Soil fertility. 11. Mineral plant nutrition and fertilizer use. 12. Irrigation: principles and practice. 13. The maintenance of a permanent irrigation agriculture. 14. Tillage. 15. Plant population and planting geometries. 16. Crop sequences and associations. Part V. Crop protection. 17. Weeds and their control. 18. Insects and other plant pests. 19. Plant diseases. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444889126 20160612
Throughout history, man has, by over-use, consistently reduced the productive capacity of dry lands. This degradation of one-third of the land area of the globe is, unfortunately, increasing. In recent years, world interest has turned to the problems of pollution of the environment and the impending food shortage as world population grows explosively. Thus the attention of international and other agricultural bodies has turned to the need for preserving and developing more effectively the agricultural potential of these areas. This book provides a comprehensive review of present knowledge of the agriculture of dry lands, with special emphasis on measures for conserving their natural resources. Management practices are described which aim at optimizing productivity of rainfed and irrigated agriculture without adverse effects on sustainability. Land use in the dry regions, and its evolution throughout history is described and analysed, and the lessons to be learnt from destructive technologies are stressed. In particular, current proposals for an alternative agriculture are discussed and their justification is questioned. This is a generalist work, which specialists can also find interesting, not only in their own discipline but as a concise way of acquainting themselves with the state-of-the-art in associated fields. Increasing specialisation with each discipline using its own vocabulary leads inevitably to communication problems, and the need for multi-disciplinary teams makes inter-discipline communication indispensible.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444889126 20160612
Book
31 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (viii, 374 pages) : portraits.
  • Contributors. 1 Dedication: Ernest Robert Sears (191D-1991) Geneticist par Excellence, Cytogeneticist Extraordinaire, and a Good Man ( George P. Redei ). 2 Molecular Biology of Cytoplasmic Male Sterility ( Mark E. Williams and Charles S. Levings, III ). I. Introduction. II. Plant Mitrochondria. III. cms-T of Maize. IV. Chimeric DNA Sequences Associated with CMS. V. Correlation of the T-urf13 and pcf Genes with Male Sterility. VI. Restorer Genes. VII. Mechanisms of CMS. VIII. Epilogue. Literature Cited. 3 Plant Metabolism and Heterosis ( David Rhodes, Grace C. Iu, Wen-Iu Yang, and Yiannis Samaras ). I. Introduction. II. Genetic Models of Heterosis. III. The Metabolic Balance and Physiological Bottleneck Concepts of Heterosis. IV. The Metabolic Basis of Dominance. V. Genetic and Metabolic Distance. VI. Concluding Discussion. Literature Cited. 4 Lethal Equivalents and Genetic Load ( Neil O. Anderson, Peter D. Ascher, and Richard E. Widmer ). I. Introduction. II. Lethal Equivalents and Genetic Diversity. III. Comparisons Between Formulae Using Multiple Inbred Generations. IV. Lethal Equivalents as Predictive Tools for Inbred Line Development. V. Implications. Literature Cited. 5 Breeding for Heat Tolerance ( Anthony E. Hall ). I. Introduction. II. Sensitivity to Heat of Different Stages of Plant Development and Plant Processes. III. Characterizing Production Environments to Determine the Extent to Which Heat is Reducing Yield. IV. Genotype Differences in Heat Tolerance, Inheritance, and Associations with Other Characters. V. Selection Techniques and Breeding Methods. VI. Progress in Breeding for Heat Tolerance and Conclusions. Literature Cited. 6 Chromosome Manipulations and Genetic Analysis in Medicago ( T. J. McCoy and C. S. Echt ). 1. Introduction. II. Chromosome Manipulations in Medicago. III. Genetic Analysis of Medicago. IV. Summary. Literature Cited. 7 Common Bean Improvement in the Tropics ( Shree P. Singh ). I. Introduction. II. History of Improvement in the Tropics. III. Breeding Objectives and Strategies. IV. Breeding Progress. V. Testing. VI. Conclusions and Prospects. Literature Cited. 8 Breeding Cold Hardy Peaches and Nectarines ( Richard E. C. Layne ). I. Introduction. II. Morphological Responses to Low Temperatures. III. Physiological Responses to Low Temperatures. IV. Biochemical Responses to Low Temperatures. V. Physical Responses to Low Temperatures. VI. Germplasm Variability and Heritability. VII. Selection for Cold Hardiness. VIII. Screening Systems for Cold Hardiness. IX. Summary and Conclusions. Literature Cited. 9 Genetic Resistance in the Cucurbitaceae to Insects and Spider Mites ( R. W Robinson ). I. Introduction. II. Sources of Resistance. III. Testing Techniques. IV. Resistance Mechanisms. V. Inheritance of Resistance. VI. Breeding for Insect Resistance. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650011 20160619
Part of a series which presents papers of topical interest relating to the breeding of plants important to agriculture and horticulture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650011 20160619
Book
1 online resource (x, 402 pages) : portraits.
  • Dedication: Royce S. Bringhurst--Pre-Eminent Strawberry Breeder (J. Hancock). The Diallel Cross: Design, Analysis, and Use for Plant Breeders (B. Christie & V. Shattuck). Biochemical and Molecular Markers in Plant Breeding (C. Stuber). Homeotic Floral Mutations (G. Acquaah, et al.). Recurrent Restricted Phenotypic Selection (G. Burton). Recurrent Selection in Maize (A. Hallauer). Breeding of Quality Protein Maize (QPM) (M. Bjarnason & S. Vasal). Breeding Potatoes for Long-Day, Temperate Climates (T. Tarn, et al.). Genetics of Apple (S. Brown). Pollen-Incompatibility and Self-Fertility in Sweet Cherry (G. Tehrani & S. Brown). Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650363 20160619
Book
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • 1. IITA's contributions
  • 2. Constraints and opportunities.
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xxv, 350 p., [3] p. of plates ; 25 cm.
Analyzes the constraints to further sustainable development in pastoral areas and discusses the preservation and improvement of the livelihood of pastoral communities in northern and north-western China. The focus is on the sheep and wool industry, and on the degradation of the rangelands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851988900 20160528
Green Library
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x, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Partial table of contents: The Ecological Background of Food Production (R. Rabbinge). Crop Protection: Why and How (J. Zadoks). Government Intervention in Crop Protection in Developing Countries (H. Waibel). Systems of Plant Protection (P. Teng, et al.). Agriculture in Gloria Land (M. Pal). Plant Diseases in India and Their Control (S. Nagarajan). Perspectives for Crop Protection in Sustainable Agriculture (M. Swaminathan). Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471939443 20160527
One of the most vital issues facing the world is the problem of feeding ever-increasing numbers of people. This volume considers the role of crop protection in the achievement of sustainable agriculture, in both intensive and extensive farming systems. Biological methods are emphasized.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471939443 20160527
Green Library
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x, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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1 online resource (xvi, 358 p.) : ill.
  • R.B. How, The Marketing System for Fresh Produce in the U.S. R.L. Shewfelt and S.E. Prussia, Challenges in Handling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. S.E. Prussia and R.L. Shewfelt, A Systems Approach to Postharvest Handling. R.B. Beverly, J.G. Latimer, And D.A. Smittle, Preharvest Physiological and Cultural Effects on Postharvest Quality. R.L. Shewfelt, Measuring Quality and Maturity. R.E. Brackett, Measuring Microbial Quality. S.M. Fletcher, A.V.A Resurreccion and S.K. Misra, Measuring and Modeling Consumer Acceptance. C.N. Thai, Modeling Quality Characteristics. F. Bollen, S.E. Prussia, And A. Lidror, Visual Inspection and Sorting: Finding Poor Quality Before the Consumer. Y.-C. Hung, Latent Damage: A Systems Perspective. W. Tollner, J.K. Brecht, And B.L. Upchurch, Non-Destructive Evaluation: Detection of External and Internal Attributes Frequently Associated with Quality or Damage. R.L. Shewfelt, Stress Physiology: A Cellular Approach to Quality. A. Lidror and S.E. Prussia, Quality Managaement: An Industrial Approach to Produce Handling. S.M. Fletcher, Produce Marketing: New Techniques at the Supermarket. R.E. Brackett, D.M. Smallwood, S.M. Fletcher, And D.L. Horton, Food Safety: Critical Points Within the Production and Distribution System. S.M. Fletcher, Interdisciplinary Solutions to Postharvest System Challenges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780126399905 20160612
"Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach" introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetable. Traditional treatments have been either physiologically based with an emphasis on biological tissue or technologically based with an emphasis on storage and handling. This book integrates all processes from production practices through consumer consumption with an emphasis on understanding market forces and providing fresh product that meets consumer expectations. Postharvest physiologists and technologists across the disciplines of agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, food science and horticulture along with handlers of menially-processed products within the fresh produce fruit and vegetable processing industries will find this to be an invaluable source of information. It uses a systems approach that provides a unique perspective on the handling of fresh fruits and vegetables. Designed with the applied perspective to complement the more basic perspectives provided in other treatments, it provides the integrated, interdisciplinary perspective needed in research to improve the quality of fresh and minimally processed products and emphasizes that the design of handling systems should be market-driven rather than concentrating on narrow specifics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780126399905 20160612
Book
xvii, 501 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The identification of, and relationship among, pest organisms and their natural enemies is an essential prerequisite for the development of sustainable methods for their control. Biosystematics is the basis for t-nanagement of biodiversity in sustainable agriculture. There is a \), ast armoury of techniques available to the biosystematist, and this book is the fir, , , t ttlajor review of the applications and potential of the methods now in use, ranging from the morphometric and ultrastructural to isozymes, and DNA sequencing. This volume consists of 34 papers presented at the Third Workshop on the Ecological Foundations of Sustainable Agriculture (WEFSA 111), (irganized by CAB INTERNATIONAL and the Systematics Association, held in June 1993. The book is divide; d into four parts@ biosystematic services, biosystematic information, biosystematic characters, and biochenii( al and molecular biosystefnatic@s. It demonstrates how biosystematics can contribute to improved crop prc)te(, , tioti and which technique@; ai-e appropriate to address particular identification problems, and makes re, .oinmendations fol- futurc!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851989044 20160528
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226 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Taxonomy and phylogeny of the glomales, S. Rosendahl et al-- biodiversity and characterization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at the molecular level, D. van Tuinen et al-- characterization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi by immunochemical methods, A. Hahn et al-- European bank of glomales - an essential tool for the efficient international and interdisciplinary collaboration, J.C. Dodd et al-- physiological characteristics of the host plant promoting an undisturbed functioning of the mycorrhizal symbiosis, C. Azcon-Aguilar and B. Bago-- recognition and infection process, basis for host specificity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, M. Giovannetti et al-- ultrastructural analysis reveals the complex interactions between root cells and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, P. Bonfante-- impact of mycorrhizal colonization on root architecture, root longevity and the formation of growth regulators, D. Atkinson et al-- biogeochemical cycling and arbuscular mycorrhizas in the sustainability of plant-soil systems, P. Jeffries and J.M. Barea-- arbuscular mycorrhizas and agrosystem stability, G.J. Bethlenfalvay and H. Schuepp-- hyphal phosphorous transport - a keystone to mycorrhizal enhancement of plant growth, I. Jakobsen et al-- approaches to the study of the extraradical mycelium of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, J.C. Dodd-- water relations and alleviation of drought stress in mycorrhizal plants, M. Sanchez-Diaz and M. Honrubia-- impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant uptake of heavy metals and radionuclides from soil, K. Haselwandter et al-- biocontrol of plant pathogens using arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, J.E. Hooker et al-- management of positive interactions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with essential groups of soil microorganisms, G. Puppi et al-- micropropagated plants, an opportunity to positively manage mycorrhizal activities, M. Vestberg and V. Estaun.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764350000 20160528
This text deals with the most widespread root symbiosis, arbuscular mycorrhizas, an essential component of soil/plant systems occurring in the majority of plant species in natural agro-ecosystems. The book is intended to aid the environmental researcher in finding relevant methods quickly, and as a general reference work should be useful to field ecologists, laboratory biologists and other workers in plant biology and soil microbiology. The volume contains advances in (i) the field of the development of biomolecular methods adapted to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; (ii) the promotion of innovative ecological research which considers biodiversity, in order to better understand the impact of arbuscular mycorrhizas in sustainable agriculture and natural ecosystems; (iii) understanding the role of arbuscular mycorrhizas in plant development and root morphology; and (iv) the definition of the cellular and molecular basis of plant-fungus exchanges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764350000 20160528
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1 online resource (ix, 383 pages).
  • Dedication: Arlen D. Draper: Blueberry Wizard (J. Hancock & G. Galletta). Genetic Markers and Plant Genetic Resource Management (P. Bretting & M. Widrlechner). Honeycomb Selection Designs (A. Fasoulas & V. Fasoula). Breeding for Negatively Associated Traits (W. Yan & D. Wallace). Long-Term Pollen Storage (W. Hanna & L. Towill). Inbreeding Depression in Alfalfa and Cross-Pollinated Crops (J. Jones & E. Bingham). Cereal Transformation Through Particle Bombardment (A. Casas, et al.). Breeding Perennial Rye (R. Reimann-Philipp). Genetics of Wheat-Rust Interaction (R. Sawhney). Origin, Evolution, and Breeding of Grapefruit (F. Gmitter). Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650059 20160619
Book
iv, 209 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Sustainability and productivity of rice-wheat systems in Asia-Pacific region - research and technology development needs-- sustainabilty issues related to rice-wheat production system in Asia-- major issues in Asian rice-wheat production system-- areas, locations, and ongoing collaborative research for rice-wheat systems in Asia-- rice-wheat production system in eastern India and Bangladesh: recent development and economic constraints-- irrigations and drainage for the rice-wheat system - management aspects-- rice-wheat systems research in South Asia - ecoregional emphasis and international collaboration-- support of the rice-wheat in Bangladesh-- sustainability of the rice-wheat production systems in Bhutan-- rice-wheat systems in India-- rice-wheat production system in Myanmar-- sustainability of rice-wheat production systems in Nepal-- rice-wheat systems in Pakistan - the sustainability questions-- rice-wheat production systems in Thailand.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781886106505 20160528
This text focuses on Rice-wheat production, undoubtedly the most important cropping system in the world today. It covers approximately 22 million hectares and feeds around one billion people in continental Asia. In view of projected global defecit of about 45 million tones of rice and wheat by the year 2005, the importance of rice-wheat production systems can hardly be over emphasized.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781886106505 20160528
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238 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
With reference to Indian context.
Green Library
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viii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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ix, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Broadening the scope-- information and communication-- learning from the experience of others.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540635277 20160527
National parks and protected areas offer a wealth of ecological and social contributions or services to humans and life on Earth. This is a description of the strengths of national parks and protected areas in different parts of Europe and North America and the challenges to the full realization of their goals. It shows that they are useful not only in conserving rare species and biodiversity, but also in protecting water supply and other resources necessary to tourism and to economic and social development generally. Ideas and information on useful planning, management and decision-making arrangements are presented, and research needs are identified.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540635277 20160527
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158 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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xviii, 414 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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