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Urban Soils

1st Edition

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Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon fr...

The Insect & Spider Collections of the World

1st Edition

Ross H. Arnett, Jr., G. Allan Samuelson, Gordon M. Nishida
July 22, 2019

First published in 1993, completely rewritten, this second edition includes a list of all 210 countries of the world and all of the islands, with comments on the existence of insect and spider collections, both public and private. These listings are arranged alphabetically by country, state/...

Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
July 18, 2019

Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in low agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase. Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. Food and...

New Generation Formulations of Agrochemicals: Current Trends and Future Priorities

1st Edition

Tatiana G. Volova, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Natalia O. Zhila, Svetlana V. Prudnikova, Anatoly N. Boyandin
June 28, 2019

This important volume provides new research on the design and application of ecologically safe formulations for protecting cultivated crops against pathogen-causing diseases and weeds—that also provide nitrogen fertilizers at the same time. The authors make a significant contribution to the...

Agroforestry and Climate Change: Issues and Challenges

1st Edition

Manoj Kumar Jhariya, Dhiraj Kumar Yadav, Arnab Banerjee
June 28, 2019

This volume provides an abundance of valuable information on emerging eco-friendly technology and its potential role in combating climate change via agroforesty. The volume begins by describing the recent understanding of the scenario of climate change and its issues and challenges and provides an...

World Food, Pest Losses, And The Environment

1st Edition

David Pimentel
June 28, 2019

This book focuses on current food shortages and on the impact of pests in reducing world food supplies. At present, total worldwide food losses from pests are estimated to be about 45 percent. Preharvest losses alone, from insects, plant pathogens, and weeds, are estimated at about 30 percent....

The Bench Grafter's Handbook: Principles & Practice

1st Edition

Brian E. Humphrey
June 27, 2019

Containing 500 full color photographs and illustrations, The Bench Grafter’s Handbook: Principles and Practice presents exhaustive information on all aspects of bench grafting. It details requirements of more than 200 temperate woody plant genera, covering over 2,000 species and cultivars including...

Soil Clays: Linking Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and the Environment

1st Edition

G. Jock Churchman, Bruce Velde
June 26, 2019

As the human population grows from seven billion toward an inevitable nine or 10 billion, the demands on the limited supply of soils will grow and intensify. Soils are essential for the sustenance of almost all plants and animals, including humans, but soils are virtually infinitely variable. Clays...

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Part B, Volume III

1st Edition

N. Bhushan Mandava
June 20, 2019

This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume I of this series is covers the theory and practice of the strategies for pest control and methods for...

Biocontrol Of Plant Diseases

1st Edition

K. G. Mukerji, K.L. Garg
June 14, 2019

First Published in 1988, this set offers a comprehensive insight into controlling diseases in plants. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for biologists, horticulturalists, other practitioners in their...

Plant Systematics: An Integrated Approach, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Gurcharan Singh
June 13, 2019

This fourth edition of Plant Systematics is completely revised and updated. It incorporates the updated International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants (Shenzhen Code, 2018), the new version of PhyloCode (Beta version of Phylocode 5, 2014), APweb version 14 (September, 2018), revised...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

1st Edition

R M Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
June 12, 2019

This book provides unparalleled integration of fundamentals and most advanced management to make this strawberry crop highly remunerative besides enhancing per capita availability of fruit even in the non-traditional regions of the world....

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life

1st Edition

Mevin B. Hooten, Trevor J. Hefley
June 11, 2019

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life empowers the reader to extend, enhance, and implement statistical models for ecological and environmental data analysis. We open the black box and show the reader how to connect modern statistical models to computer algorithms. These algorithms allow the user to fit...

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