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  • Abiotic Stress Response in Plants - Physiological, Biochemical and Genetic Perspectives
    Abiotic Stress Response in Plants - Physiological, Biochemical and Genetic Perspectives
    Editor Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
    ISBN 978-953-307-672-0
    358 pages, August, 2011
    Plants, unlike animals, are sessile. This demands that adverse changes in their environment are quickly recognized, distinguished and responded to with suitable reactions. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that ad ...
  • Agricultural Science
    Agricultural Science
    Editor Godwin Aflakpui
    ISBN 978-953-51-0567-1
    264 pages, April, 2012
    This book covers key areas in agricultural science, namely crop improvement, production, response to water, nutrients, and temperature, crop protection, agriculture and human health, and animal nutrition. The contributions by the authors include mani ...
  • Plants and Environment
    Plants and Environment
    Editor Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah and Devaiah Kambiranda
    ISBN 978-953-307-779-6
    284 pages, October, 2011
    Changing environmental condition and global population demands understanding the plant responses to hostile environment. Significant progress has been made over the past few decades through amalgamation of molecular breeding with non-conventional bre ...
  • Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
    Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
    Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-532-7
    822 pages, January, 2011
    This book provides an overview on a large variety of pesticide-related topics, organized in three sections. The first part is dedicated to the "safer" pesticides derived from natural materials, the design and the optimization of pesticides formulatio ...
  • Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Editor Tzi-Bun Ng
    ISBN 978-953-307-207-4
    412 pages, April, 2011
    Soybean is an agricultural crop of tremendous economic importance. Soybean and food items derived from it form dietary components of numerous people, especially those living in the Orient. The health benefits of soybean have attracted the attention o ...
  • Plant Pathology
    Plant Pathology
    Editor Christian Joseph R. Cumagun
    ISBN 978-953-51-0489-6
    374 pages, April, 2012
    Plant pathology is an applied science that deals with the nature, causes and control of plant diseases in agriculture and forestry. The vital role of plant pathology in attaining food security and food safety for the world cannot be overemphasized.
  • Abiotic Stress in Plants - Mechanisms and Adaptations
    Abiotic Stress in Plants - Mechanisms and Adaptations
    Editor Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
    ISBN 978-953-307-394-1
    440 pages, September, 2011
    World population is growing at an alarming rate and is anticipated to reach about six billion by the end of year 2050. On the other hand, agricultural productivity is not increasing at a required rate to keep up with the food demand. The reasons for ...
  • Zoology
    Zoology
    Editor Maria-Dolores Garcia
    ISBN 978-953-51-0360-8
    224 pages, March, 2012
    The present book is not a classical manual on Zoology and the reader should not expect to find the usual treatment of animal groups. As a consequence, some people may feel disappointed when consulting the index, mainly if searching for something that ...
  • Research in Organic Farming
    Research in Organic Farming
    Editor Raumjit Nokkoul
    ISBN 978-953-307-381-1
    198 pages, December, 2011
    This book has emerged as a consequence of the difficulties we experienced in finding information when we first started researching. The goal was to produce a book where as many existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, makin ...
  • Plant Breeding
    Plant Breeding
    Editor Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-307-932-5
    364 pages, January, 2012
    Modern plant breeding is considered a discipline originating from the science of genetics. It is a complex subject, involving the use of many interdisciplinary modern sciences and technologies that became art, science and business. Revolutionary deve ...
  • Pesticides - Strategies for Pesticides Analysis
    Pesticides - Strategies for Pesticides Analysis
    Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-460-3
    416 pages, January, 2011
    This book provides recent information on various analytical procedures and techniques, representing strategies for reliability, specificity, selectivity and sensitivity improvements in pesticides analysis. The volume covers three main topics: current ...
  • Soybean - Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology
    Soybean - Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology
    Editor Tzi-Bun Ng
    ISBN 978-953-307-219-7
    654 pages, April, 2011
    Soybean is an agricultural crop of tremendous economic importance. Soybean and food items derived from it form dietary components of numerous people, especially those living in the Orient. The health benefits of soybean have attracted the attention o ...
  • Pesticides in the Modern World - Risks and Benefits
    Pesticides in the Modern World - Risks and Benefits
    Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-458-0
    572 pages, October, 2011
    This book is a compilation of 29 chapters focused on: pesticides and food production, environmental effects of pesticides, and pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The first book section addresses the benefits of the pest control for crop protect ...
  • Fungicides
    Fungicides
    Editor Odile Carisse
    ISBN 978-953-307-266-1
    548 pages, December, 2010
    Plant and plant products are affected by a large number of plant pathogens among which fungal pathogens. These diseases play a major role in the current deficit of food supply worldwide. Various control strategies were developed to reduce the negativ ...
  • Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics
    Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics
    Editor Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski
    ISBN 978-953-51-0050-8
    682 pages, February, 2012
    Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. Its programs use current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with t ...
  • Scientific, Health and Social Aspects of the Food Industry
    Scientific, Health and Social Aspects of the Food Industry
    Editor Benjamin Valdez
    ISBN 978-953-307-916-5
    500 pages, February, 2012
    This book presents the wisdom, knowledge and expertise of the food industry that ensures the supply of food to maintain the health, comfort, and wellbeing of humankind. The global food industry has the largest market: the world population of seven bi ...
  • Herbicides and Environment
    Herbicides and Environment
    Editor Andreas Kortekamp
    ISBN 978-953-307-476-4
    760 pages, January, 2011
    Herbicides are much more than just weed killers. They may exhibit beneficial or adverse effects on other organisms. Given their toxicological, environmental but also agricultural relevance, herbicides are an interesting field of activity not only for ...
  • Forest Ecosystems - More than Just Trees
    Forest Ecosystems - More than Just Trees
    Editor Juan A. Blanco and Yueh-Hsin Lo
    ISBN 978-953-51-0202-1
    480 pages, March, 2012
    The common idea for many people is that forests are just a collection of trees. However, they are much more than that. They are a complex, functional system of interacting and often interdependent biological, physical, and chemical components, the bi ...
  • Aquaculture
    Aquaculture
    Editor Zainal Abidin Muchlisin
    ISBN 978-953-307-974-5
    400 pages, January, 2012
    This book provides an understanding on a large variety of aquaculture related topics. The book is organized in four sections. The first section discusses fish nutrition second section is considers the application of genetic in aquaculture; section ...
  • Food Industrial Processes - Methods and Equipment
    Food Industrial Processes - Methods and Equipment
    Editor Benjamin Valdez
    ISBN 978-953-307-905-9
    424 pages, February, 2012
    The global food industry has the largest number of demanding and knowledgeable consumers: the world population of seven billion inhabitants, since every person eats! This population requires food products that fulfill the high quality standards estab ...