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  • Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

    Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

    This book presents an up-to-date review of advances in the mathematical modeling of agricultural systems. It covers a broad spectrum of problems and applications based on internet and communications technology, as well as methodological approaches based on the integration of different simulation and data management tools. Using real-world cases, each chapter presents a detailed solution of a problem in a particular field. This book demonstrates ...

  • Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture and the Environment

    Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture and the Environment

    This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Joint Conference on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, organized by the University of Minnesota and several universities in Italy, and held in Bologna, Italy, on June 12-14, 2001. The papers are grouped into four sections: a) food, nutrition, and quality, b) land and resource assessment, c) agriculture and rural development, and d) environment and markets. Readers will benefit ...

  • 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 ...

  • Photosynthetic Rate and Dynamic Environment

    Photosynthetic Rate and Dynamic Environment

    This book deals with photosynthesis and growth of plants/crops from an environmental engineering and environmental physics point of view. A theory to CO2 diffusion or photosynthesis of a single leaf, a plant, plant community and forests is applied and discussed in detail in this book. It would be of interest to horticulturists, agronomists, agricultural engineers, environmental ecologists and crop physiologists.

  • Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

    Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

    Environmental stresses represent the most limiting factors for agricultural productivity. Apart from biotic stress caused by plant pathogens, there are a number of abiotic stresses such as extremes in temperature, drought, salinity, heavy metals and radiation which all have detrimental effects on plant growth and yield. However, certain plant species and ecotypes have developed various mechanisms to adapt to such stress conditions. Recent ...

  • Population Change and Rural Society

    Population Change and Rural Society

    This book contains the latest research on social and economic trends occurring in rural America. Conducted by an interdisciplinary and regionally diverse group of social scientists, this original research highlights four major themes transforming contemporary rural areas: population composition change; industrial restructuring and changing livelihoods; changing patterns of rural land use; and areas of persistent disadvantage and emerging ...

  • Population Change and Rural Society

    Population Change and Rural Society

    This book contains the latest research on social and economic trends occurring in rural America. Conducted by an interdisciplinary and regionally diverse group of social scientists, this original research highlights four major themes transforming contemporary rural areas: population composition change; industrial restructuring and changing livelihoods; changing patterns of rural land use; and areas of persistent disadvantage and emerging ...

  • Rhizosphere: Achievements and Challenges

    Rhizosphere: Achievements and Challenges

    Described by Hiltner over a century ago (1904), the rhizosphere is defined as the fraction of soil influenced by plant root activities. This dynamic, complex interface where soil, plant roots and microbes interact is a major hotspot of microbial activity, where numerous subtle molecular processes, as well as multiple feedback events take place, Rhizosphere investigations at the microscopic scale have driven spectacular academic advances in the ...

  • Soil Engineering

    Soil Engineering

    The agricultural world has changed significantly during the last years. The excessive use of heavy machinery, waste disposal, the use of agrochemicals and new soil cultivation means led to severe problems, which agricultural engineers have to cope with in order to prevent soil from permanent irreversible damage.This Soil Biology volume will update readers on several cutting-edge aspects of sustainable soil engineering including topics such as: s

  • Statistical Design

    Statistical Design

    Although statistical design is one of the oldest branches of statistics, its importance is ever increasing, especially in the face of the data flood that often faces statisticians. It is important to recognize the appropriate design, and to understand how to effectively implement it, being aware that the default settings from a computer package can easily provide an incorrect analysis. The goal of this book is to describe the principles that ...

  • Vertical Markets and Cooperative Hierarchies

    Vertical Markets and Cooperative Hierarchies

    Agricultural cooperatives have strong market positions in agri-food industries, in many countries. In recent decades we have witnessed significant changes in competition, distribution of market power and governance structures of agri-food chains. Between vertical market structures, cooperative principles, and hierarchical governance structures, cooperatives have been continuously adjusting in their strive for competitiveness, innovation, and ...

  • Data and Models in Action

    Data and Models in Action

    This book addresses methodological issues of production ecology, and contains scientific contributions written by nine specialists. A central issue is the combination of the agricultural model with reliable data in relation to scale. A model is developed with data from a single point, whereas decisions are to be made for areas of land. Such an approach requires the use of a skilful treatment of available data and information. The book is ...

  • Economics of Sustainable Energy in Agriculture

    Economics of Sustainable Energy in Agriculture

    This book contains up-to-date studies on the economics of sustainable energy in agriculture. The studies focus on energy efficiency improvement and the use of biomass. Specific attention is paid to the economic aspects of land use and the competition for land, both for food production and dedicated energy crops. The book will be of special interest to economists, agronomists, energy experts, and politicians that deal with energy issues in ...

  • Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture

    Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture

    Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture identifies and structures more flexible economic incentives for the achievement of environmental goals in agriculture. It provides a conceptual framework and presents case studies that analyze how flexible incentives can address environmental problems that are caused by agricultural production. The book brings together economists, agency personnel and ...

  • Freer Trade, Sustainability, and the Primary Production Sector in the Southern EU: Unraveling the Evidence from Greece

    Freer Trade, Sustainability, and the Primary Production Sector in the Southern EU: Unraveling the Evidence from Greece

    This book addresses conceptual, methodological, and policy aspects of agriculture, fisheries and forests, from a 'trade and environment' perspective in a Southern European context. It contains contributions by experienced professors and researchers, which provide an in depth analysis of the likely impacts of free trade on the economic and environmental sustainability of a typical Southern EU country, following the recent CAP reform and WTO ...

  • Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods

    Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods

    RNA Polymerase III Transcription in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; S. Buratowski. Lens Oncogenesis and Differentiation; H. Westphal. Genetic Engineering of Cardiac Muscle Cells In vitro and In vivo; S.J. Fuller, K.R. Chien. Genetic Control of Plant Ureases; J.C. Polacco, M.A. Holland. Gene Discovery in Dictyostelium; W.F. Loomis, et al. Transfer of YACs to Mammalian Cells and Transgenic Mice; C. Huxley. Plant Genetic Engineering and ...

  • Introduction to Agricultural Biochemistry

    Introduction to Agricultural Biochemistry

    Agricultural Biochemistry will provide an introduction to the subject of biochemistry from a perspective that will be particularly applicable to agricultural scientists. It will focus on the chemistry of plant and animal metabolism and the biomolecules that are involved in these pathways and then go on to discuss strategies plants and animals adopt for processing of nutrients, the adaptation of these organisms to environmental conditions ...

  • Management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

    Management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

    This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of our knowledge of the management of mycorrhizas in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. It contains twenty-four reviews written by leading international scientists from eight countries. The reviews consider the ecology, biology and taxonomy of arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi, the information and functioning of mycorrhizas and opportunities for managing these symbioses. ...

  • Principles of Seed Science and Technology

    Principles of Seed Science and Technology

    This third edition of the successful and widely-used textbook provides an updated introduction to the science and technology of seeds. It presents a succinct exploration of the seed as a biological system and examines the fundamentals of how seeds are produced, conditioned, evaluated, and distributed in modern agriculture. This edition has been thoroughly revised and contains a fascinating new chapter on seed enhancement which reflects the ...