Stanisław Grundas

Institute of AgrophysicsPoland

Prof. Stanisław Grundas was born in 1944 in Majdanek, commune of Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland. In 1971 he graduated as a Master of Engineering from the Department of Agricultural Technology of the Agricultural University in Lublin and began working at the Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in that city. In 1977 he obtained PhD, Technical Sciences, at this Department, and in 1988 the degree of DSc, Agricultural Sciences of that University. In 1994 he was granted the title of Professor of Agricultural Sciences. Since the beginning of his work he held the positions of, initially, the Deputy Head and then the Head of the Department of Physical Properties of Plant Materials at the Institute. The list of his publications amounts to a total of 250, including articles in several encyclopaedias on the cereal grain. After returning from a sabbatical at the Institute of Agrophysics, Leningrad, Russia in 1986, he developed the roentgenography of plant materials. He is a member of the AACC, and of the Committee of Agrophysics of the PAS.

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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. Agrophysics is a field of science that focuses on the quality of agriculture as a whole i.e. the interaction between human and environment, especially the interaction between soil, plant, atmosphere and machine. Physics with its laws, principles and rules is a good tool for description of the interactions, as well as of the results of these interactions. Some aspects of chemistry, biology and other fields of science are also taken under consideration. This interdisciplinary approach can result in holistic description of processes which should lead to improvement of the efficiency of obtaining the raw materials to ensure a sufficient amount of food, safe for human health. This book could be regarded as the contribution to this description. The reader can find some basic as well, as more particular aspects of the contemporary agriculture, starting with the soil characteristics and treatment, plant growth and agricultural products’ properties and processing.

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