Crop Health Books

  • The Last Days of the Rainbelt

    Out on the Colorado plains, you can still take old U.S. Highway 40 east of Denver. The lonely two-lane road leaves the Front Range and the famous Colorado high country far behind. Before you hit the Kansas line, you'll encounter vast grass-covered prairies, occasional cattle, patches of irrigated land, and a procession of little wind-blown towns ...

  • Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems

    Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems, the fourth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, emphasizes sustainable and meaningful methods of irrigation to counter rampant water scarcity. In many parts of the world, this scarcity significantly affects crop yield, crop quality, and, ...

  • International technical workshop (An). Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health

    Integrated Crop Management # 6This publication is a report of a Workshop that brought together people from a wide range of institutions - farmers, researchers, extensionists, policy makers, donors - from 40 countries who share a common concern about the non-sustainability of ways in which farm land is now being used and who are convinced that this ...

  • Ecological Basis of Agroforestry

    Faced with the growing problems of climate change, ecosystem degradation, declining agricultural productivity, and uncertain food security, modern agricultural scientists look for potential relief in an ancient practice. Agroforestry, if properly designed, can mitigate greenhouse effects, maintain ecosystem health and biodiversity, provide food ...

  • Quality declared seed system (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe quality declared seed system, as presented in the 1993 FAO Plant Production and Production Paper No. 117, has been widely used and consulted. It has proved to be particularly useful for those working in the field of emergency seed supply and as a source of practical information on seed ...

  • Conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture: training modules. Rev. 1 - Conservación de los recursos naturales para una agricultura

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe objective of these training modules are to raise awareness of Conservation Agriculture benefits and to provide material for technical training for promoters who are much in demand at training, seminar and field days. This CD-ROM provides practical information about the different ...

  • Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis publication is primarily concerned with risks to arable and horticultural crops, and the applicability of insurance to managing these risks. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of crop and forestry insurance. It begins by defining the boundaries for these types of insurance products in ...

  • Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics. Volume 1 - part 1 - vol 1 (English)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesWhen air temperatures fall below 0º C, sensitive crops can be injured, with significant effects on production. In this book, the distribution, economies, history, physical and biological aspects of frost damage are presented and discussed, together with methods of protection. This book contains a ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe 'State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04' explores the potential of agriculture biotechnology - especially transgenic crops - to meet the needs of the poor. It is found that agricultural biotechnology can help the poor by reducing reliance on toxic agricultural chemicals, lowering production costs for farmers, ...

  • Can protected areas contribute to poverty reduction ? Opportunities and limitations

    Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between poverty and protected areas can no longer be ignored.The relationship between poverty and protected areas is ...

  • Can Protected Areas contribute to Poverty Reduction? Opportunities and Limitations

    Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between poverty and protected areas can no longer be ignored. The relationship between poverty and protected areas ...

  • Soybeans: Improvement, Production, and Uses, Third Edition

    The complete sourcebook for soybean information, this monograph combines concise information and the scope of a monograph. Topics include morphology, production, disease, management, genomics and genetic improvement, economics and marketing, processing and use, and even the role of soybean in human health. Soybean is a global crop and the contents ...

  • Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

    Nonindigenous plants and plant pests that find their way to the United States and become invasive can often cause problems. They cost more than $100 billion per year in crop and timber losses plus the expense of herbicides and pesticides. And this figure does not include the costs of invasions in less intensively managed ecosystems such as ...

  • Global report on validated alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for soil fumigation (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper.Methyl bromide (MeBr), used as a fumigant to control several soil-borne pests in various crops, is a strong ozone depleter, and governments and international agencies aware of the problem have agreed to establish a programme to phase out its use. As a result, some literature on new MeBr ...

  • Water Use in Crop Production

    Water Use in Crop Production explores innovative methods that determine how much water certain crops need, in certain climates, in order to ensure adequate plant growth and help eliminate water waste. Through this informative book, agronomists, growers, researchers, and graduate students will find methods and techniques for effective water ...

  • Water Use in Crop Production

    Water Use in Crop Production explores innovative methods that determine how much water certain crops need, in certain climates, in order to ensure adequate plant growth and help eliminate water waste. Through this informative book, agronomists, growers, researchers, and graduate students will find methods and techniques for effective water ...

  • Vegetable seedling production manual (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis document was prepared to emphasize the importance of high-quality and true-to-type seedlings as a component of integrated production and pest management (IPPM) for increased crop productivity. The text reviews the current technologies for the production of healthy and vigorous transplants ...

  • Livestock development policies in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Seminar proceedings, Mbabane, Swaziland, 1997The seminar focused on socio-economic, scientific and technical factors related to formulating livestock development policies. The themes of the lead and country papers included: marketing; interactions between livestock and crops, wildlife and the environment; and animal health and genetic ...

  • White maize. A traditional food grain in developing countries (En)

    White Maize: A Traditional Food Grain in Developing Countries is the result of a collaborative study conducted by FAO and CIMMYT. It reviews the current structure of the white maize economies in developing countries and analyzes the supply and demand situations, both current and protected. Several trends emerging from this analysis are discussed, ...

  • Glossary of Crop Science Terms

    The glossary contains 1380 terms covering crop breeding, genetics, and cytology; crop physiology and metabolism; crop ecology, production, and management; seed physiology, production, and technology; crop quality and utilization; turfgrass; and forages. Also included is an appendix on terms used in cell biology and molecular ...

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