Plant Health Books

  • Submission and evaluation of pesticide residues data for the estimation of maximum residue levels in food and feed. Pesticide residues

    FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe first version of this manual was printed in 1997 as a working document with the aim of consolidating the procedures used by the FAO Panel of experts on pesticide residues. Since then there have been many developments in the scientific evaluation process of the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues ...

  • Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

    This book, written for a broad audience, is the first comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the health of people living in and around forests, particularly in Asia, South America and Africa.Part I is a set of synthesis chapters, addressing policy, public health, environmental conservation, and ecological perspectives on health and ...

  • The Future of Drylands

    Desertificaton is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration of soil and plant cover has adversely affected 70% of the world's drylands as a result of extended droughts as well as mismanagement of range and cultivated lands. Future of Drylands - an international scientific ...

  • Improving nutrition through home gardening. A training package for preparing field workers in Africa (En)

    Series: Non-series titles(First edition: 2001; this reprint: 2004). This publication is intended for the instruction of agricultural extension, home economics, nutrition, health and other community development agents working with households and communities. Home gardens are found in many humid and subhumid areas of Africa. These gardens have an ...

  • Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

    Genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) have been under development for more than 20 years while GE crops have been grown commercially during the last decade. During this time, a number of questions have cropped up concerning the potential consequences that certain GEOs might have on natural or managed ecosystems and human health. Interest in ...

  • Riches of the Forest : fro Health, Life and Spirit in Africa

    Throughout Africa, non-timber products (NTFPs) such as plants and bush meat are in daily use, providing crucial resources for local livelihoods. Despite research that has focused on NTFPs there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the importance of these forest ...

  • Medicinal plants for forest conservation and health care (En)

     This volume brings together a collection of papers by some experts in medicinal plants. It is presented as a contribution to clarifying the many policy and technical issues associated with the conservation, use, production and trade of medicinal plants. This publication draws attention to the huge contribution of medicinal plants to traditional ...

  • Phytoliths - Applications in Earth Science and Human History

    This impeccably-researched volume skillfully reports and discusses advances in phytolith research, addressing in particular the use of phytoliths for deciphering fundamental issues in earth science and human history. Comprising thirty reviews and original papers, findings are presented in the following five sections: phytoliths in ...

  • New principles of phytosanitary legislation (En )

    Series: FAO Legislative Studies This legislative study describes the new approach of the international plant quarantine system following the implementation of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures adopted in the framework of the Final Act which incorporated the results of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade ...

  • Use and potential of wild plants in farm households (En )

    Series: FAO Farm Systems Management Series This book aims to raise awareness of the role of wild plants in many farming systems, providing examples from different systems around the world. It describes the contribution of wild plants as a source of food, fuelwood, shelter, medicines and dyes and their role in income generation for the improved ...

  • Biological control of gastro-intestinal nematodes of ruminants using predacious fungi (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersGastro-intestinal nematode parasitism is one of the most important disease constraints to small ruminant production in the sub-tropics and tropics control of the gastro-intestinal nematodes particularly Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus species is a prerequisite for profitable small ruminant ...

  • Integrating biological control and host plant resistance

    Seminar summary report, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1995This publication features the working group reports presented at the seminar on thematic, regional (Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, and West and Central Africa) and crop-centred (cowpea, cotton, coffee and cereals) issues. The report also contains a summary of the recommendations made by seminar ...

  • Plant nematode problems and their control in the Near East region (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Papers ...

  • Integrating biological control and host plant resistance / Intégration de la résistance des plantes et de la lutte biologique

    Seminar proceedings, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1995 / Actes d'un séminaire, Addis Abeba (Ethiopie), 1995The proceedings contain 38 seminar papers, working group reports, regional reports on West, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, and crop reports on cowpea, coffee, cotton and cereals, in their original language (English or French). / Cet ouvrage ...

  • The Rhizobiaceae

    This book gives a comprehensive overview of our present molecular biological knowledge about the Rhizobiaceae, which currently can be called the best studied family of soil bacteria. For many centuries they have attracted the attention of scientists because of their capacity to associate with plants and as a consequence also to specifically ...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

    The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. The soybean is a member of the tribe Phaseoleae, the most economically important of the legume tribes. The soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr. is the major source of vegetable oil and protein on earth. Soybean oil has garnered ...

  • Xanthomonas

    Xanthomonas is a bacterial plant pathogen which infects a wide range of crops worldwide. This book presents an overview of the host plants and the diseases caused by the pathogen on different crops. ...

  • Stress-Inducible Processes in Higher Eukaryotic Cells

    Koval provides an interdisciplinary forum for the diverse studies involved in the stress biology of eukaryotic cells. Readers gain access to the most recent information available for eukaryotic systems ranging from plants to humans. For the student, this format introduces a source of potentially unifying concepts and hypotheses. Scientists ...

  • 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 ...

  • Genetic Transformation of Plants

    Whilst genetic transformation of plants is commonly viewed as a means of bringing about plant improvement, it has not so readily been recognised as a tool for analysing the function of plant genes. This book is unusual in that it focuses on the genetic transformation of a range of plants using a number of different methods. Many plants have been ...

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