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  • Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops
    Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops
    Edited by Md. Asaduzzaman
    ISBN 978-953-51-1739-1,
    172 pages, February, 2015
    Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops provides useful information on the techniques of growing horticultural crops using either inert organic or inorganic substrates and also on use of substrates consi ...
  • World Cotton Germplasm Resources
    World Cotton Germplasm Resources
    Edited by Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-51-1622-6,
    320 pages, July, 2014
    Preservation of plant germplasm resources is vitally important for mankind to supply food and product security in the globalization and technological advances of the 21st century. Mankind preserved a wealth of available genetic resources of many plan ...
  • Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability
    Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability
    Edited by Vytautas Pilipavicius
    ISBN 978-953-51-1340-9,
    282 pages, May, 2014
    Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promotes fair relationships and a good quality of life. This book is a compilation of 11 chapters focused on development of organic agriculture, the ...
  • Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Edited by Wengui Yan and Jinsong Bao
    ISBN 978-953-51-1240-2,
    316 pages, April, 2014
    Rice is a staple food for half of the worlds population mostly in Asia. Productivity of rice has largely been improved since the Green Revolution in 1960s. Further improvement of rice yield is necessary to keep pace with population growth, which is a ...
  • Pesticides - Toxic Aspects
    Pesticides - Toxic Aspects
    Edited by Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1217-4,
    238 pages, February, 2014
    The edited book Pesticides - Toxic Aspects contains an overview of attractive researchers of pesticide toxicology that covers the hazardous effects of common chemical pesticide agents employed every day in our agricultural practices. The combination ...
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Techniques
    Sustainable Aquaculture Techniques
    Edited by Martha Patricia Hernandez- Vergara and Carlos Ivan Perez-Rostro
    ISBN 978-953-51-1224-2,
    274 pages, February, 2014
    This book presents some innovative developments in sustainable aquaculture practices in the context of environmental protection and seafood production techniques. The chapters are written by experts in their respective areas, so that their contributi ...
  • Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
    Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
    Edited by Takuji Ohyama
    ISBN 978-953-51-1216-7,
    282 pages, January, 2014
    Biological nitrogen fixation has essential role in N cycle in global ecosystem. Several types of nitrogen fixing bacteria are recognized: the free-living bacteria in soil or water; symbiotic bacteria making root nodules in legumes or non-legumes; ass ...
  • Advances in Agrophysical Research
    Advances in Agrophysical Research
    Edited by Stanislaw Grundas and Andrzej Stepniewski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1184-9,
    408 pages, July, 2013
    The idea of this book was born due to the rapid increase of the interest in excellence of agricultural production in the aspect of both – the quality of raw material for food production as well as in the aspect of environment protection. Agrophysic ...