Agricultural and Biological Sciences

  • Water Stress
    Water Stress
    Editor Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman and Hiroshi Hasegawa
    ISBN 978-953-307-963-9
    312 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 84964 times.
    Plants experience water stress either when the water supply to their roots becomes limiting, or when the transpiration rate becomes intense. Water stress is primarily caused by a water deficit, such as a drought or high soil salinity. Each year, wate ...
  • Food Production - Approaches, Challenges and Tasks
    Food Production - Approaches, Challenges and Tasks
    Editor Anna Aladjadjiyan
    ISBN 978-953-307-887-8
    282 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 40125 times.
    This book is devoted to food production and the problems associated with the satisfaction of food needs in different parts of the world. The emerging food crisis calls for development of sustainable food production, and the quality and safety of the ...
  • Herbicides - Environmental Impact Studies and Management Approaches
    Herbicides - Environmental Impact Studies and Management Approaches
    Editor Ruben Alvarez-Fernandez
    ISBN 978-953-307-892-2
    260 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 37907 times.
    Weeds severely affect crop quality and yield. Therefore, successful farming relies on their control by coordinated management approaches. Among these, chemical herbicides are of key importance. Their development and commercialization began in the 194 ...
  • Herbicides - Properties, Synthesis and Control of Weeds
    Herbicides - Properties, Synthesis and Control of Weeds
    Editor Mohammed Naguib Abd El-Ghany Hasaneen
    ISBN 978-953-307-803-8
    502 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 61610 times.
    This book is divided into two sections namely: synthesis and properties of herbicides and herbicidal control of weeds. Chapters 1 to 11 deal with the study of different synthetic pathways of certain herbicides and the physical and chemical properties ...
  • Fungicides for Plant and Animal Diseases
    Fungicides for Plant and Animal Diseases
    Editor D. Dhanasekaran, N. Thajuddin and A. Panneerselvam
    ISBN 978-953-307-804-5
    308 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 50235 times.
    A fungicide is a chemical pesticide compound that kills or inhibits the growth of fungi. In agriculture, fungicide is used to control fungi that threaten to destroy or compromise crops. Fungicides for Plant and Animal Diseases is a book that has been ...
  • Plant Breeding
    Plant Breeding
    Editor Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-307-932-5
    364 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 83864 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 ...
  • Crop Production Technologies
    Crop Production Technologies
    Editor Peeyush Sharma and Vikas Abrol
    ISBN 978-953-307-787-1
    288 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 54432 times.
    Crop production depends on the successful implementation of the soil, water, and nutrient management technologies. Food production by the year 2020 needs to be increased by 50 percent more than the present levels to satisfy the needs of around 8 bill ...
  • Organic Food and Agriculture - New Trends and Developments in the Social Sciences
    Organic Food and Agriculture - New Trends and Developments in the Social Sciences
    Editor Matthew Reed
    ISBN 978-953-307-764-2
    228 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 37582 times.
    The global phenomenon of organic food and farming, after three decades of progress, faces new challenges as markets mature and the impacts of the global recession start to change consumers and farmers' expectations. This global survey of the organic ...