Crop Growth Books

  • 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 ...

  • Agriculture and poverty in commodity dependent African countries. A rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report explores how farm productivity affects poverty, and how various factor market constraints affect farm productivity. The empirical analysis draws on representative surveys of farm households in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma, two cash crop growing regions in the United Republic of Tanzania. ...

  • Digital Imaging and Spectral Techniques: Applications to Precision Agriculture and Crop Physiology

    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 ...

  • Jatropha: A smallholder bioenergy crop. The potential for pro-poor development

    Integrated Crop Management # 8Jatropa is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop. It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodiesel, and grows under drought condition. This publication presents a compilation of information on key practical issues affecting jatropha for pro-poor development, based on the knowledge available from ...

  • Cotton

    The growing global population poses the challenge to the scientific community of doubling or tripling the food, feed and fiber production by the year 2050. Biotechnology can make a significant contribution to this effort. This volume reviews the use of biotechnology in cotton, which is the leading plant fiber crop worldwide and grown commercially ...

  • Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersOpuntias are multipurpose plants that are increasingly being used in agricultural systems in arid and semi-arid areas and are considered a key component for the productivity and sustainability of these regions. This publication, initially printed in Santiago for field purposes, presents current ...

  • International technical workshop (An). Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health

    Integrated Crop Management # 6This publication is a report of a Workshop that brought together people from a wide range of institutions - farmers, researchers, extensionists, policy makers, donors - from 40 countries who share a common concern about the non-sustainability of ways in which farm land is now being used and who are convinced that this ...

  • Transgenic Maize

    As increasing global population and continuing economic development ensure the need for further production and cultivation of maize, the necessity of the application of transgenic technology to this model species and crop plant grows steadily. In Transgenic Maize: Methods and Protocols, experts in the various disciplines of the field contribute ...

  • Growing Food

    This specialist handbook is intended as a quick and easy reference guide to be used by individuals and organisations that are involved with the production of food, from both agriculture and horticulture. It is designed to be used as a reference book that answers basic questions about how food is produced from plants, and aims to demystify the ...

  • Household vulnerability and insurance against commodity risks: Evidence from the United Republic of Tanzania (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report has two objectives. It assesses the nature and the extent of vulnerability among rural households in Tanzania with a particular focus on smallholder cash crop growers though exploring all risks, including the decline in commodity prices. It further explores the potential role for market ...

  • 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 ...

  • Interchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding Landscapes

    The rationale for this book is based on an appreciation of the fact that all insects are profoundly influenced by their surroundings. Generally the interactions between insect pests, their host plants, and their natural enemies have been studied within a specific crop. However, agroecosystems are much more than fields in which we grow our ...

  • 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 ...

  • Lentil

    The lentil is one of the first foods to have been cultivated and has maintained excellent socio-economic value for over 8,000 years. The ancient crop is now a crop for modern times in both developing and developed countries today.The international market in recent years has increased significantly and this crop is gaining an important place in ...

  • Doubled Haploid Production in Crop Plants

    This is the first manual presenting a set of protocols for production of doubled haploids (DH) in 22 major crop plant species including 4 tree species. It contains various protocols and approaches of DH production proven for different germplasm of the same species. The protocols describe in detail all steps of DH production - from donor plants ...

  • Farm power and mechanization for small farms in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsMany previous publications on farm mechanization, draught animal power, hand tool technology, etc. have tended to be narrowly focused. They dealt with tractors, or with draught animal, or with intermediate technology. The topic of farm power and mechanization also tended to be separated ...

  • Growing Food

    This specialist handbook is intended as a quick and easy reference guide to be used by individuals and organisations that are involved with the production of food, from both agriculture and horticulture. It is designed to be used as a reference book that answers basic questions about how food is produced from plants, and aims to demystify the ...

  • Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement

    Genomics research has great potential to revolutionize the discipline of plant breeding in order to realize the future needs of an ever growing human population. Several high-throughput approaches, genomics platforms and strategies are currently available for applying genomics to crop breeding. However, high costs invested in/associated with ...

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