33 Books found


  • Irrigation of Agricultural Crops, Second Edition

    Irrigation of Agricultural Crops, Second Edition

    Irrigation is one of the most important human activities sustaining civilization. On average, irrigated crop yields are double those from unirrigated land. It has been estimated that to meet the needs of the 8 billion population by 2025, the irrigated area must expand more than 20% and irrigated crop yields must improve by 40% above current yields. The issues and the newest technologies are compiled in comprehensive chapters to facilitate ...

  • Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Students will learn the experimental aspects of genetics through 15 three-hour laboratory exercises with plant and animal organisms. Each exercise consists of background information, a materials list, a step-by-step procedure, and study questions. Learning objectives include an understanding of chromosomes and the physical properties of DNA, digestion by restriction enzymes, methods of DNA extraction, advanced techniques of gene cloning, ...

  • Dryland Agriculture, Second Edition

    Dryland Agriculture, Second Edition

    Dryland agriculture is of more consequence now than ever because the world’s dependence on food produced in dryland areas is even greater. In recognition of this, and the fact that global food supply is increasingly interconnected, this volume takes a world view of dryland production continent by continent. The initial chapters of the monograph address the principles that underlie all dryland farming, and are the basis for the following chapters ...

  • Micrometeorology in Agricultural Systems

    Micrometeorology in Agricultural Systems

    The survival and success of all living organisms are determined by energy and matter transfers between the upper layers of the soil profile and the lowest levels of its atmosphere. In this monograph 50 experts collaborated to develop 23 chapters detailing the role that micrometeorology plays in crop production systems and terrestrial ecosystems.

  • Phosphorus: Agriculture and the Environment

    Phosphorus: Agriculture and the Environment

    Phosphorus and its effect on the environment have become hotly contested issues by watershed managers, farmers, lakeside property owners, regulatory agencies, and politicians. This 1121 page monograph is a thorough discussion by 78 experts on topics ranging from the properties and sources of phosphorus in agriculture to strategies for its management in the environment. Learn about phosphorus and sources for agriculture, production and ...

  • Roots and Soil Management: Interactions between Roots and the Soil

    Roots and Soil Management: Interactions between Roots and the Soil

    Readers will discover root-soil interactions and how to use them to manage the quality and productivity of our soils. Ranging from those identifiable from a moving vehicle, to those only elucidated with powerful molecular tools, the rhizosphere is examined by 28 authors in three sections: Macro-scale-- Learn the four classes of root that deal with soil spatial and temporal variability. Meso-scale-- Examine the dynamic processes that predicate ...

  • Soils, Society, and the Environment

    Soils, Society, and the Environment

    Soil is a fragile, finite resource. How societies manage their soils can directly impact their environments and may even be a determining factor in the long-term success or failure of a society. Soils, Society and the Environment focuses mainly on soil as the primary source of food and fiber (such as cotton and wood). Growing plants in soil is the only known way to produce large quantities of these necessities, and the implications of that fact ...

  • Alfalfa Management Guide

    Alfalfa Management Guide

    Learn what it takes to move your yield from 3 tons to 6 or 9 tons. Emphasizes three key areas of alfalfa management - establishment, production, and harvest - and contains new research and recommendations on: Roundup Ready alfalfa, potato leap hopper and PHL resistance, Aphanomyces race 2, value of short rotations, digestible fiber and RFQ, and minimizing wheel traffic impact.

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

    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 of this edition span the breadth of its worldwide significance.

  • Warm-Season (C4) Grasses

    Warm-Season (C4) Grasses

    The only review of warm season and tropical grasses that covers all the major genera.' - James P. Muir, Texas A&M University Research and Extension CenterThe warm season grasses are the major forage resources for ruminant livestock production in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In the U.S. warm season grasses are also playing a major role in prairie restoration. A companion book to Cool Season Forage Grasses.

  • Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Rice-Wheat Systems: Issues and Impacts

    Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Rice-Wheat Systems: Issues and Impacts

    IRRI, CIMMYT, and ASA-CSSA-SSSA brought together world experts to explore the future of the global food supply in the context of one of the most widely used production systems. Rice-wheat rotation in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and Asia is a system where Green Revolution gains are probably not repeatable and must give way to new solutions to issues of malnutrition, sustainability, and economic challenges. From the farmer-researcher interface to ...

  • Silage Science and Technology

    Silage Science and Technology

    No other silage book can compare with this detailed coverage, including in-depth discussions of silage microbiology, biochemistry, assessing quality, preharvest and postharvest factors, use of additives, harvesting, storage, feeding, whole-farm management, as well as a global scope. Individual chapters are devoted to the production, preservation, and feeding of specific crops. The final chapter conveniently integrates information from the ...

  • Glossary of Soil Science Terms, 2001 Edition

    Glossary of Soil Science Terms, 2001 Edition

    More than 1800 terms are included in this newly revised glossary. Subject matter includes soil physics, soil chemistry, soil biology and biochemistry, pedology, soil and water management and conservation, forest and range soils, nutrient management and soil and plant analysis, mineralogy, wetland soils, and soils and environmental quality. Two appendices on tabular information and designations for soil horizons and layers also are included.

  • Impacts of El Nino and Climate Variability on Agriculture

    Impacts of El Nino and Climate Variability on Agriculture

    As interest in global climate increases, an understanding of the impact of major weather patterns such as El Nino grows in importance. This special publication takes an international approach to explore the impacts of climate variability on crop production and the potential of using seasonal climate forecasts for enhancing agricultural production.

  • Sustainability of Agricultural Systems in Transition

    Sustainability of Agricultural Systems in Transition

    Current issues in world agricultural development, and those of tomorrow, are interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, transnational, and global. Contributions derived from a Societies-World Bank symposium address on-farm, institutional, and policy levels of action in the effort to develop global agriculture sustainably. Experts from every continent provide examples of vision and success, including a section on post Green Revolution India, which was ...

  • Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa

    Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa

    Food security in West Africa is challenged by complex issues, including rapid population growth, exploitation of nonrenewable resources, and chronic low soil fertility, but in this text experts from world agricultural institutions share their work to provide solutions. Topics covered include soil microorganisms and organic matter, indigenous knowledge, new cropping systems, use of nonorganic fertilizer, livestock, alley cropping, and decision ...

  • A Spectrum of Achievement in Agronomy: Women Fellows of the Tri-Societies

    A Spectrum of Achievement in Agronomy: Women Fellows of the Tri-Societies

    A celebration of role models and pioneers in our Societies who have made significant contributions to science, this publication presents both a historical dimension and a cutting-edge, current-issue perspective. Readers will find insights into the dynamics of soil-plant-environment interactions as well as the complexity of the science we use to serve society and conserve our natural resources. Makes a great gift.

  • Designing Crops for Added Value

    Designing Crops for Added Value

    Today adding value is more than adding yield or other agronomic traits of interest primarily to the producer. Adding value is meeting the need of a customer who is willing to pay more to receive a uniform and distinct cultivar with assurance of more oil, more protein, more malt, better amino acid composition, unique fatty acid composition, longer shelf life, better color, new uses, etc. Individual experts share their work, with a common thread ...