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  • Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    Food insecurity is a central concern and a fundamental challenge for human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production, results in low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risks and lack of empowerment. Land degradation and soil fertility depletion are considered the major threats to food security and natural resource conservation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Investments in technology, policy and institutional reforms ...

  • Genetics and Regulation of Nitrogen Fixation in Free-Living Bacteria

    Genetics and Regulation of Nitrogen Fixation in Free-Living Bacteria

    This book provides a comprehensive and detailed source of information on the genetic and regulatory aspects of biological nitrogen fixation in free-living (non-symbiotic) prokaryotes. Biological nitrogen fixation is represented in a diverse range of microorganisms, among which Klebsiella pneumoniae serves as a paradigm for the genetic analysis of diazotrophy, which is the ability to grow with N2 as sole nitrogen source. The volume uses two major ...

  • Justus Ludewig von Uslar, and the First Book on Allelopathy

    Justus Ludewig von Uslar, and the First Book on Allelopathy

    Allelopathy is a fascinating and perplexing topic that concerns the chemical interactions of plants. It has profound implications in agriculture and forestry where species are grown artificially in mixture, with no evolutionary history of co-existence. The topic of allelopathy is widely credited as commencing in 1937, when the term ‘allelopathy’ was coined by Molisch. However, the concept of allelopathy has been recorded since Greek and Roman ...

  • Plant Breeding and Agrarian Research in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institutes 1933-1945

    Plant Breeding and Agrarian Research in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institutes 1933-1945

    The book offers a history of the agricultural sciences in Nazi Germany. It analyzes scientific practice under the Nazi regime, Nazi agricultural policy and autarkic strategies as well as expansion policy in Eastern Europe. It also offers new insights into the Auschwitz concentration camp. It outlines the Nazi’s comprehensive nutritional and agricultural research program intended to prepare Germany for war by raising productivity through ...

  • Rural Landscapes and Agricultural Policies in Europe

    Rural Landscapes and Agricultural Policies in Europe

    The reform of the European agricultural policy aims at stimulating the development of European towards more sustainability and more competitiveness in global markets, by ensuring environmental soundness, supporting rural viability and better meeting consumers demands. Parallel to this farming in the ever growing EU is undergoing major changes. The conditions for production are occurring faster than ever, including developments such as climate ...

  • The History of Allelopathy

    The History of Allelopathy

    Allelopathy is the study of the chemical interactions of plants. This concept has been known since antiquity, and first appears unambiguously in written form in about 350 B.C. in the works of Theophrastus. This book gives a detailed account of the concept of allelopathy as it has occurred through the course of botanical literature from the earliest recorded writings to the modern era.In the ancient world, the negative and positive interaction of

  • Aphid Ecology

    Aphid Ecology

    Aphids are the most important of the sap sucking insects, they are also major pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. This book covers the evolution of aphids and their development in relation to specific plants. Optimization is used to explain how modes of feeding and reproduction have affected their size and population structure and led to a very close and specific association with their host plants. Increasing knowledge of ...

  • Carabid Beetles: Ecology and Evolution

    Carabid Beetles: Ecology and Evolution

    The Carabidae form one of the largest and best studied families of insects, occurring in nearly every terrestrial habitat. The contributions included in this book cover a broad spectrum of recent research into this beetle family, with an emphasis on various aspects of ecology and evolution. They deal both with individual carabid species, for example in studies on population and reproductive biology or life history in general, and with ...

  • Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

    Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

    Post-agricultural studies have been central to the development of both the science of plant ecology and ecology in general. The study of old field succession allows us to observe the development of the structure and function of communities, as well as understand the role of history and initial conditions in that process. Understanding old field succession can help the public address important scientific and social issues, such as deforestation ...