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  • Insecticides - Advances in Integrated Pest Management
    Insecticides - Advances in Integrated Pest Management
    Edited by Farzana Perveen
    ISBN 978-953-307-780-2,
    722 pages, January, 2012
    This book contains 30 Chapters divided into 5 Sections. Section A covers integrated pest management, alternative insect control strategies, ecological impact of insecticides as well as pesticides and drugs of forensic interest. Section B is dedicated ...
  • Organic Food and Agriculture - New Trends and Developments in the Social Sciences
    Organic Food and Agriculture - New Trends and Developments in the Social Sciences
    Edited by Matthew Reed
    ISBN 978-953-307-764-2,
    228 pages, January, 2012
    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 ...
  • Crop Production Technologies
    Crop Production Technologies
    Edited by Peeyush Sharma and Vikas Abrol
    ISBN 978-953-307-787-1,
    288 pages, January, 2012
    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 ...
  • Phytochemicals - Bioactivities and Impact on Health
    Phytochemicals - Bioactivities and Impact on Health
    Edited by Iraj Rasooli
    ISBN 978-953-307-424-5,
    400 pages, December, 2011
    Among the thousands of naturally occurring constituents so far identified in plants and exhibiting a long history of safe use, there are none that pose - or reasonably might be expected to pose - a significant risk to human health at current low leve ...
  • Aquaculture and the Environment - A Shared Destiny
    Aquaculture and the Environment - A Shared Destiny
    Edited by Barbara Sladonja
    ISBN 978-953-307-749-9,
    258 pages, December, 2011
    Aquaculture is the art, science and business of cultivating aquatic animals and plants in fresh or marine waters. It is the extension of fishing, resulted from the fact that harvests of wild sources of fish and other aquatic species cannot keep up wi ...
  • Herbicides - Mechanisms and Mode of Action
    Herbicides - Mechanisms and Mode of Action
    Edited by Mohammed Naguib Abd El-Ghany Hasaneen
    ISBN 978-953-307-744-4,
    214 pages, December, 2011
    This volume contains two sections: Mechanisms of herbicidal action (chapters 1-4) and Mode of action of selected herbicides on controlling diseased, weed growth and productivity and/or growth and development of field crops (chapters 5-10). Topics by ...
  • Fungicides - Beneficial and Harmful Aspects
    Fungicides - Beneficial and Harmful Aspects
    Edited by Nooruddin Thajuddin
    ISBN 978-953-307-451-1,
    266 pages, December, 2011
    Fungicides are a class of pesticides used for killing or inhibiting the growth of fungus. They are extensively used in pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, in protection of seed during storage and in preventing the growth of fungi that produce toxin ...
  • Research in Organic Farming
    Research in Organic Farming
    Edited by 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 ...