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Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses

by Steven E. Ullrich

Barley is one of the world's most important crops with uses ranging from food and feed production, malting and brewing to its use as a model organism in molecular research. The demand and uses of barley continue...


Diluvial Soils and Their Amelioration

by Mukhtar Abduyev

Professor Mukhtar Abduyev's pioneering work was the result of ten years of study, field research and laboratory experimentation on salinized diluvial soils in the foothill plains and steppe of Azerbaijan. At...


Crop Variety Trials: Data Management and Analysis

by Weikai Yan

Variety trials are an essential step in crop breeding and production. These trials are a significant investment in time and resources and inform numerous decisions from cultivar development to end-use.  Crop...


Microbial Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

by Yuan Kun Lee

The rapidly expanding molecular biological techniques and approaches have significant impact on microbial biotechnology, hence the need for the addition of four new chapters in the third edition of this textbook...


Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications â¿¿ Joint Publication with the American Society of Agronom

by Daniel Hillel & Cynthia Rosenzweig

Climate change is no longer merely projected to occur in the indeterminate future. It has already begun to be manifested in the weather regimes affecting agroecosystems, food production, and rural livelihoods...


Sugarcane: Physiology, Biochemistry & Functional Biology

by Paul H. Moore & Frederik C. Botha

Physiology of Sugarcane looks at the development of a suite of well-established and developing biofuels derived from sugarcane and cane-based co-products, such as bagasse. Chapters provide broad-ranging coverage...


The Cropland Crisis: Myth or Reality?

by Pierre Crosson

This book examines the factors affecting the demand for agricultural land in the United States and the costs of meeting increasing demand. Originally published in 1982


Moon Over Martinborough: From Michigan to the Wairarapa... How an American city boy became a Kiwi farmer

by Jared Gulian

The hilarious tale of how two American city boys learn to become olive farmers on a lifestyle block in New Zealand.For Jared Gulian, leaving the United States and coming to tiny Wellington, New Zealand, was...


Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease: A Photographic Guide

by Agnes C Winter & Clare Phythian

This comprehensive book covers all aspects of sheep health and disease, and sheep husbandry throughout the annual breeding cycle. Through extensive and detailed photographs it highlights the disease and welfare...


Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices

by Regine Andersen & Tone Winge

Farmers' Rights are essential for maintaining crop genetic diversity, which is the basis of all food and agricultural production in the world. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and...


Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter & Teresa Borelli

Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing...


Pest Control for the Smallholder

by David Bezzant

Among the many challenges facing the contemporary smallholder who keeps livestock and grows his own food, is how to deal with the various pests that are capable of decimating crops, degrading pasture, stealing...


Crop Adaptation to Climate Change

by Shyam Singh Yadav, Robert Redden & Jerry L. Hatfield

A major task of our time is to ensure adequate food supplies for the world's current population (now nearing 7 billion) in a sustainable way while protecting the vital functions and biological diversity of the...


an Asparagus: Its Culture for Home Use and for Market - A Practical Treatise on the Planting, Cultivation, Harvesting, Marketing

by , M. Hexamer

Originally published in 1901, this book contains a guide to the planting, cultivation, harvesting, marketing, and preserving of asparagus, with notes on its history and botany. Contents: Historical Sketch; Botany;...


Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons: Challenges in International Law and Governance

by Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega & Sélim Louafi

Farmers have engaged in collective systems of conservation and innovation - improving crops and sharing their reproductive materials - since the earliest plant domestications. Relatively open flows of plant...


Pigs, Poultry and Poo: An Urbanite Couple's Journey to Country Life

by Jason Gibbs

Pigs, Poultry and Poo is the story of two people who change their lives and discover a whole new world. Their first step is a move from living and working in the city to rural life and a two-hour commute. Over...


Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers

by Greg Starr

Gardeners and garden designers are having a love affair with agaves. It's easy to see why—they're low maintenance, drought-tolerant, and strikingly sculptural, with an astounding range of form and color. Many...


The Rice Crisis: "Markets, Policies and Food Security"

by David Dawe

The recent escalation of world food prices - particularly for cereals - prompted mass public indignation and demonstrations in many countries, from the price of tortilla flour in Mexico to that of rice in the...


SUCCESS WITH CHICKENS: THE WHAT, WHERE AND WHY OF TROUBLE-FREE CHICKEN KEEPING

by JEREMY HOBSON

Chicken-keeping is an increasingly popular hobby as more and more people discover the benefits of raising chickens and supplying their own eggs. Written by an expert chickenkeeper of many years standing, the...


Handbook of Bioenergy Crops: A Complete Reference to Species, Development and Applications

by N. El El Bassam

Biomass currently accounts for about fifteen per cent of global primary energy consumption and is playing an increasingly important role in the face of climate change, energy and food security concerns.

Handbook...