Agriculture Monitoring Books

  • Modern Trends in Applied Terrestrial Ecology

    This volume brings together some of the foremost leaders in the field of terrestrial ecology. Chapter topics include soil structure and function, economics of biodiversity, crop growth and development, ethnobotany and conservation. The volume is a must-ready for professionals and researchers in the field of botany, zoology, ecology, vegetation ...

  • Scaling soil nutrient balances. Enabling mesolevel applications for African realities (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsUsing data on three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, this report compares macro- and microlevel approaches to determine soil nutrient balances with an innovative mesolevel approach. It highlights the added value that a mesolevel approach can provide in terms of its usefulness to mesolevel ...

  • Structures for water control and distribution - vol 8 (En )

    Series: Irrigation Water Management. Training ...

  • Computational Methods for SNPs and Haplotype Inference

    This book constitutes the post-proceedings of the DIMACS/RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Computational Methods for SNPs and Haplotype Inference held in Piscataway, NJ, USA, in November 2002.The book presents ten revised full papers as well as abstracts of the remaining workshop papers. All relevant current issues in computational methods for SNP and ...

  • In vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    This third volume on In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter contains some introductory material on the selected plant, the techniques used most successfully for haploid production (anther culture, microspore culture, and ovary culture), the factors that influence the success of these techniques, the ...

  • History of Insects

    This is the first time that a single book has attempted to cover the whole of the fossil history of insects so comprehensively. The volume embraces the history of insect palaeontology, methods for studying fossils, the taphonomic processes leading to their formation, the diagnostic features of all insect orders, both extant and extinct, the major ...

  • Challenges of Water Scarcity : A Business Case for Financial Institutions.

    Includes : Preliminary Findings. This report builds largely on the need to engage with the financial sector in dealing with water related challenges, by providing a basic set of risk drivers linked to water scarcity, which can serve as a platform for identifying potential investment opportunities for mitigation, contributing to water ...

  • In vitro screening of plant resources for extra-nutritional attributes in ruminants: nuclear and related methodologies

    The aim of this manual is to provide a comprehensive guide to the methods involved in collecting, preparing and screening plants for bioactive properties for manipulating key ruminal fermentation pathways and against gastrointestinal pathogens. The manual will better equip the reader with methodological approaches to initiate screening programmes ...

  • Case of Lindi and its Region, Southern Tanzania, The

    The authors describe how urban growth has affected the livelihoods of different groups: high, middle and low income; urban residents and rural dwellers. They also explore the impact of these transformations on intra-household relations, in particular between genders and between generations. The main issues addressed in the paper are: flows of ...

  • Lead-Free Soldering in Electronics: Science, Technology, and Environmental Impact

    Assessing the scientific and technological aspects of lead-free soldering, Lead-Free Soldering in Electronics considers the necessary background and requirements for proper alloy selection. It highlights the metallurgical and mechanical properties; plating and processing technologies; and evaluation methods vital to the production of lead-free ...

  • Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture. Second session, 18-20 March 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series titlesThe independent Panel was established by FAO to advise the Organization and raise public awareness of ethical considerations associated with such vital issues as food security for present and future generations and sustainable management of the earth's limited resources. The Panel's contribution both to the work of FAO and ...

  • Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history – biography, chronology, political and economic background – with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics of science. The 5800-page Encyclopedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of ...

  • The lowland grasslands of central and eastern Europe

    Grasslands are an overlooked and poorly protected habitat even though semi-natural and managed grassland covers 10-20% of most central and eastern European countries. As agriculture intensifies, the extent of these already scattered sites and their species richness is declining. This report brings together information on the status, distribution, ...

  • Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post proceedings of the international workshop Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis, CVAMIA 2006, held in Graz, Austria in May 2006 as a satellite event of the 9th European Conference on Computer Vision, EECV 2006.The 10 revised full papers and 11 revised poster papers presented ...

  • The Statistics of Gene Mapping

    Gene mapping is used in experimental genetics to improve the hardiness or productivity of animals or plants of agricultural value, to explore basic mechanisms of inheritance, or to study animal models of human inheritance. In human populations it is used as a first step to identify genes associated with human health and disease. This book presents ...

  • Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Through the use of satellite data, photographs, graphics and site-specific case studies, this 160-page atlas highlights environmental change in Kenya. It looks at the country's mountains, forests, water bodies and national parks, chronicling the evolution of the country's environment over the last few decades and the ecological challenges and ...

  • An Introduction to Agroforestry

    This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and ...

  • Physiological Plant Ecology

    From the reviews of the 3rd edition: 'The textbook of Walter Larcher (...) belongs certainly to the most successful manuals that ever existed.' (Photosynthetica, Czech Republic)'(...) it continues to be one of the major texts in the field of ecophysiology.'(Plant Growth Regulation, The Netherlands) 'This book is really a must reading for those ...

  • Modelling Potential Crop Growth Processes

    This textbook contains the material for a course in the major principles of modelling crop growth processes. There is much more to crop growth than what is discussed in this textbook, but it provides a sound basis for further work and study in this field. Chapter by chapter the book leads the reader to different modelled aspects of crop ...

  • Symosium on Advances in Electron Metallography

    Eleven papers present comprehensive techniques for the study of materials through the electron microscope such as: titanium alloys; aluminum foils; nickel alloys and magnesium alloys. Five advanced techniques are described and ...

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