Crop Growth Books

  • Microirrigation Management And Maintenance

    Describes the details of various steps of management and maintenance of microirrigation systems with numerical examples, detailed drawings and explanations. It also provides different procedures required for maintaining drip systems, irrigation scheduling, soil salinity control, fertigation, evaluation of quality of irrigation water under ...

  • Jatropha Distance learning Package

    We have just concluded our 5-day Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme from December 13-17, 2010 successfully.The JDLP shall include1. The virtual Class Room: Interactive DVD's providing technical and practical sessions of various jatropha segments i.e. the complete a b c... of the jatropha ...

  • Vital Signs 2009

    Vital Signs 2009 includes 25 trends in one convenient reference guide. Covers pressing trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, climate, health, the economy, population, and other areas to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable ...

  • On-farm mycotoxin control in food and feed grain (En)

    Series: Good practices for animal feed and livestockThis booklet is directed at the farm situation, providing advice that can be used to avoid mycotoxin contamination before food leaves the farm. The booklet describes what mycotoxins are, how they are produced and how to recognise signs of their presence. It provides advice to enable farmers to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture

    Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture is a much-needed reference resource on the practice of merging the science of meteorology with the service of agriculture. Written in a concise, straightforward style, the book presents examples of clinical applications (methods, techniques, models, and services) in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water Use in Crop Production

    Water Use in Crop Production explores innovative methods that determine how much water certain crops need, in certain climates, in order to ensure adequate plant growth and help eliminate water waste. Through this informative book, agronomists, growers, researchers, and graduate students will find methods and techniques for effective water ...

  • Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents

    This book examines the chemistry and mode of action of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators. It follows crop protection strategies from early discoveries to the present day, emphasising the biochemical targets of the compounds discussed. Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents provides an in-depth, yet ...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Temperate Species

    Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge in order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops ...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Tropical Species

    Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge on order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops ...

  • Handbook of Maize: Its Biology

    Maize is one of the world’s highest value crops, with a multibillion dollar annual contribution to agriculture. The great adaptability and high yields available for maize as a food, feed and forage crop have led to its current production on over 140 million hectares worldwide, with acreage continuing to grow at the expense of other crops. In terms ...

  • 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 ...

  • Russian Agricultural Sciences Journal

    Russian Agricultural Sciencesis an official publication of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The journal publishes review and original contributions from all areas of agriculture, biological sciences, biotechnology, and cology under the headings of crop cultivation, genetics, selection, plant growing, and horticulture; plant physiology ...

  • Scale and Complexity in Plant Systems Research

    This book presents and discusses new directions in plant systems research to bridge knowledge from the gene to the plant, crop and agro-ecosystem levels and to assist in solving problems in production ecology and resource use by identifying and applying new research methods. Functional genomics, systems biology and ecophysiological modelling of ...

  • Roots

    The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is ...

  • Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates

    This book on temperate fruit crops in warm climates is the first one dedicated to this subject. It presents a wealth of data regarding growing these crops in warm climates. It covers two aspects: the genetic approach, that led to a search of adapted cultivars and rootstock for these climates; and the physiological-horticultural approach that ...

  • A Guide to Identifying and Managing Nutrient Deficiencies in Cereal Crops

    This new booklet has been developed by the IPNI South Asia Program in cooperation with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). It is a 50-page field guide (8 1/2 x 11 in. size, wire-o bound) designed to describe the underlying causes of nutrient deficiencies in maize, wheat, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, and barley, with tips ...

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