Taylor & Francis (USA)

8 Books found

Books

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectivesAs world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results and vital information on the process of producing an enduring food supply that is healthy for consumers and does not harm the environment. In

  • Ecological Basis of Agroforestry

    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 security, and reduce poverty. Poorly implemented agroforestry, however, can not only exacerbate ...

  • Rainbows in Washtubs: Diagnostic Mysteries in Agromedicine

    Rainbows in Washtubs: Diagnostic Mysteries in Agromedicine

    Real-life agromedical discoveries previously only available in scientific journals and books This entertaining and enlightening collection of true-life agromedical “,detective stories”, demonstrates innovative problem-solving in places as diverse as a desert farm in the Nile delta and a sharecropper&rsquo,s cabin in South Carolina. From a schoolyard outbreak of pulmonary histoplasmosis in Michigan to a young farmer&rsquo,s wife&rsquo,s ...

  • Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries

    Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries

    The core of a multibillion dollar sport fishing industry, tarpon and bonefish, two of the earth’s oldest creatures, are experiencing obvious and precipitous population decline. Experienced anglers in the Florida Keys suggest a drop of approximately 90-95 percent for the bonefish population over the last 65 years. Despite the economic value of the industry and scientific value of these ancient fish, very little information is available about ...

  • Conservation Tillage Systems and Water Productivity: Implications for Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Ethiopia

    Conservation Tillage Systems and Water Productivity: Implications for Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Ethiopia

    Conservation tillage systems solve the problem of land degradation and declining water productivity. However, direct application of such tillage systems has not been possible among resource-poor, smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Ethiopia. This book considers traditional tillage systems and discusses the results of evaluations carried out on appropriate conservation tillage implements and systems for smallholder farmers in semi-arid ...

  • GIS Applications in Agriculture

    GIS Applications in Agriculture

    The increased efficiency and profitability that the proper application of technology can provide has made precision agriculture the hottest developing area within traditional agriculture. The first single-source volume to cover GIS applications in agronomy, GIS Applications in Agriculture examines ways that this powerful technology can help farmers produce a greater abundance of crops with more efficiency and at lower costs. Each chapter ...

  • Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches

    Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches

    Remote sensing and GIS are increasingly used as tools for monitoring and managing forests. Remotely sensed and GIS data are now the data sources of choice for capturing, documenting, and understanding forest disturbance and landscape pattern. Sitting astride the fields of ecology, forestry, and remote sensing/GIS, Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches takes you through the general biological or ...

  • Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    With the increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, their management is becoming more complex and systems-oriented. This book provides a comprehensive, science-based understanding of irrigation water quality. The text confronts each challenge associated with various water sources over the whole spectrum, from initial source to delivery system. Various management practices address specific types of ...