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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...


Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections

by Georges Stoops

A revised guide to the study and of soil and regolith thin sections

A specialized system of terms and concepts must be used to accurately and effectively distinguish and name the microscopic features of soils...


Beekeeping - A Seasonal Guide

by Ron Brown

A charming and practical guide for anyone wishing to keep bees, accompanying the would-be beekeeper through every season of the bee-keeping year. From spring awakening and summer swarms to the autumn honey...


Catalogue of Ploughs Manufactured by R. Hornsby & Sons Ltd - Spittlegate Iron Works, Grantham, England

by ANON

?Ploughs Up-To-Date? is a vintage catalogue of ploughs made by the Hornsby company in the late nineteenth century. With a wealth of interesting historical information and wonderful illustrations and photographs,...


Hydroponics and Protected Cultivation

by Lynette Morgan

A comprehensive, practical text which covers a diverse range of hydroponic and protected cropping techniques, systems, greenhouse types and environments. It also details the use of indoor plant factories, vertical...


Cordon Pruning

by Frederic T. Bioletti

Frederic Theodore Bioletti (1865 ? 1939) was an English-born American vintner. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley from 1889 to 1900, where he worked with prominent soil scientist Professor...


Instant Insights: Climate change, insect pests and invasive species

by Kayode David Ileke, Luke Chinaru Nwosu & Maduamaka Cyriacus Abajue

This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on insect pests, agricultural productivity and food security. Increased temperatures, elevated levels of carbon dioxide and fluctuations in precipitation pattern...


Instant Insights: Nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables

by Federica Blando, Miriana Durante, B. Dave Oomah & Laurent Urban et al.

This specially curated collection features three reviews of current and key research on nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables.

The first chapter provides a brief description of the chemistry of bioactive compounds...


Instant Insights: Nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables

by Federica Blando, Miriana Durante, B. Dave Oomah & Laurent Urban et al.

This specially curated collection features three reviews of current and key research on nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables.

The first chapter provides a brief description of the chemistry of bioactive compounds...


Tropical Root and Tuber Crops

by Vincent Lebot

Root and tuber crops are important to agriculture, food security and income for 2.2 billion people in developing countries. These species produce large quantities of dietary energy and have stable yields under...


Nursery Practices in Oil Palm

by Nur D Laksono, Umi Setiawati, Fazrin Nur & Miranti Rahmaningsih et al.

This is a hands-on, practical guide to general and specific practices in oil palm nurseries to produce healthy, vigorous and uniform plants ready for field planting. There are two nursery stages, pre-nursery...


Nature of Crops, The

by John Warren

Have you ever wondered why we eat wheat, rice, potatoes and cassava? Why we routinely domesticate foodstuffs with the power to kill us, or why we chose almonds over acorns? Answering all these questions and...


Nutrient Deficiencies of Field Crops

by Prakash Kumar & Manoj Kumar Sharma

Nutrient imbalance in soils is an emerging threat to sustainable agriculture: intensive cultivation, use of poor quality groundwater, depletion of soil organic matter and excessive use of fertilizers are major...


GM Food Systems and Their Economic Impact

by Tatjana Brankov & Koviljko Lovre

The development of transgenic crops is revolutionary, but what does it mean for food production, prices and the environment? This is the first book to examine the economic evidence in a methodical way. It initially...


Peas and Beans

by Anthony J Biddle

This practical book provides an accessible overview of all aspects of pea and bean production, including botany and physiology, breeding, agronomy, weed management, pests and diseases, harvesting, nutritional...


Millets Value Chain for Nutritional Security

by Benhur Dayakar Rao, N G Malleshi, George A Annor & Jagannath Vishnu Patil

This book demonstrates a successful and sustainable model for value addition to millets from production to consumption. Within the work the authors outline practical interventions to revive the demand for millets...


Strawberries

by James Hancock

This new and updated edition of a popular text provides a broad, balanced review of the scientific knowledge of strawberries and their cultivation. The worldwide strawberry industry has grown substantially since...


Biological Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes

by Graham Stirling

Plant-parasitic nematodes are one of multiple causes of soil-related sub-optimal crop performance. This book integrates soil health and sustainable agriculture with nematode ecology and suppressive services...


Biological Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes

by Graham Stirling

Plant-parasitic nematodes are one of multiple causes of soil-related sub-optimal crop performance. This book integrates soil health and sustainable agriculture with nematode ecology and suppressive services...


American Hemp Farmer

by Doug Fine

The inside story of the world?s most fascinating and lucrative crop from gonzo journalist?turned?hemp farmer Doug Fine.

Hemp, the non-psychoactive variant of cannabis (or marijuana) and one of humanity?s oldest...