Agricultural and Biological Sciences

  • Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges
    Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges
    Editor Sonia Soloneski and Marcelo Larramendy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0984-6
    205 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 11808 times.
    This book covers alternative insect control strategies, such as the allelopathy phenomenon, tactics in integrated pest management of opportunistic generalist insect species, biological control of root pathogens, insect pest control by polyculture str ...
  • 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
    410 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 30122 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, ...
  • Food Safety and Agro-Environment in China: Perceptions and Behaviors of Farmers and Consumers
    Food Safety and Agro-Environment in China: Perceptions and Behaviors of Farmers and Consumers
    Editor Teruaki Nanseki and Min Song
    ISBN 978-953-51-1000-2
    163 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 789 times.
    The prediction of China's rise is the subject of this book. The main ideas of this book are derived from Kanshokufuji, a new concept proposed by the chief editor of Prof. Nanseki, pertaining to a sound food system in a sound agro-environment. It impl ...
  • Soybean - Bio-Active Compounds
    Soybean - Bio-Active Compounds
    Editor Hany A. El-Shemy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0977-8
    546 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 29931 times.
    Legumes are important for the diet of a significant part of the world's population; they are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The "importance of soybean" lies in the overall agriculture and trade and in its contribution ...
  • Senescence and Senescence-Related Disorders
    Senescence and Senescence-Related Disorders
    Editor Zhiwei Wang and Hiroyuki Inuzuka
    ISBN 978-953-51-0997-6
    149 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 6059 times.
    Senescence is a biological process that causes a progressive deterioration of structure and function of all organs chronologically. Recent studies have revealed the detailed molecular mechanisms of senescence using cell culture system and experimenta ...
  • Soybean - Pest Resistance
    Soybean - Pest Resistance
    Editor Hany A. El-Shemy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0978-5
    280 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 9165 times.
    Legumes are important for the diet of a significant part of the world's population; they are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The'importance of soybean'lies in the overall agriculture and trade and in its contribution t ...
  • The Species Problem - Ongoing Issues
    The Species Problem - Ongoing Issues
    Editor Igor Ya. Pavlinov
    ISBN 978-953-51-0957-0
    280 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 12250 times.
    The book includes collection of theoretical papers dealing with the species problem, which is among most fundamental issues in biology. The principal topics are: consideration of the species problem from the standpoint of modern non-classical science ...
  • Insecticides - Development of Safer and More Effective Technologies
    Insecticides - Development of Safer and More Effective Technologies
    Editor Stanislav Trdan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0958-7
    548 pages, January, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 28672 times.
    This book contains 20 chapters about the impact, environmental fate, modes of action, efficacy, and non-target effects of insecticides. The chapters are divided into 7 parts. Part 1 covers the non-target effects of insecticides, whereas part 2 is ded ...