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  • Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
    Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
    Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-532-7
    822 pages, January, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 298738 times.
    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 - Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology
    Soybean - Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology
    Editor Tzi-Bun Ng
    ISBN 978-953-307-219-7
    654 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 172432 times.
    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 ...
  • Recent Advances in Plant in vitro Culture
    Recent Advances in Plant in vitro Culture
    Editor Annarita Leva and Laura M. R. Rinaldi
    ISBN 978-953-51-0787-3
    220 pages, October, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 90517 times.
    The purpose of this book is to provide the advances in plant in vitro culture as related to perennial fruit crops and medicinal plants. Basic principles and new techniques, now available, are presented in detail. The book will be of use to resear ...
  • Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Editor Tzi-Bun Ng
    ISBN 978-953-307-207-4
    412 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 153889 times.
    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 ...
  • Photosynthesis
    Photosynthesis
    Editor Zvy Dubinsky
    ISBN 978-953-51-1161-0
    380 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 54052 times.
    Among the myriads of volumes dedicated to various aspects of photosynthesis, the current one is singular in integrating an update of the most recent insights on this most important biological process in the biosphere. While photosynthesis fuels all t ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 107498 times.
    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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 121248 times.
    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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 113375 times.
    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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 95778 times.
    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 ...
  • Fungicides
    Fungicides
    Editor Odile Carisse
    ISBN 978-953-307-266-1
    548 pages, December, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 134865 times.
    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 ...
  • Pesticides - Strategies for Pesticides Analysis
    Pesticides - Strategies for Pesticides Analysis
    Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-460-3
    416 pages, January, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 116376 times.
    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 ...
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 91604 times.
    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 ...
  • Plants and Environment
    Plants and Environment
    Editor Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah and Devaiah Kambiranda
    ISBN 978-953-307-779-6
    284 pages, October, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 85353 times.
    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 ...
  • Agricultural Science
    Agricultural Science
    Editor Godwin Aflakpui
    ISBN 978-953-51-0567-1
    264 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 69884 times.
    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 ...
  • Plant Pathology
    Plant Pathology
    Editor Christian Joseph R. Cumagun
    ISBN 978-953-51-0489-6
    374 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 68710 times.
    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.
  • 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
    All chapters downloaded 70602 times.
    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 ...
  • Plant Breeding
    Plant Breeding
    Editor Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-307-932-5
    364 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 72031 times.
    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 ...
  • Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
    Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
    Editor Kourosh Vahdati and Charles Leslie
    ISBN 978-953-51-1024-8
    418 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 32988 times.
    "This book is not intended to cover all known abiotic stresses or every possible technique used to understand plant tolerance but, instead, to describe some of the widely used approaches to addressing such major abiotic stresses as drought, salinity, ...
  • Research in Organic Farming
    Research in Organic Farming
    Editor Raumjit Nokkoul
    ISBN 978-953-307-381-1
    198 pages, December, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 38072 times.
    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 ...
  • Zoology
    Zoology
    Editor Maria-Dolores Garcia
    ISBN 978-953-51-0360-8
    224 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 33515 times.
    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 ...