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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...


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...


HANDBOOK OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGROECOSYSTEMS: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ASPECTS AND IMPLICATIONS - JOINT PUBLICATION WITH THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY:

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

This book aims to explore what the current state of knowledge is on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving nutrition and food security. The book will examine and challenge some of the prevailing...


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

Our food and livelihood security depend on the sustained management of the diverse biological resources that make up the Earth's plant genetic resources. This book is about the creation, management and use of...


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...


Chickens, Ducks and Bees: A beginner's guide to keeping livestock in the garden

by Paul Peacock

Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially...


Making Your Own Cheese

by Paul Peacock

Not everyone can keep a cow, but everyone can make cheese. This book shows you the very basic equipment needed to make your own cheese: the ingredients, including different milks, herbs and flavours; how to...


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

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.