Apple Farming Books

  • The Pesticide Question

    Pesticides have contributed impressively to our present-day agricultural productivity, but at the same time they are at the center of serious concerns about safety, health, and the environment. Increasingly, the public wonders whether the benefits of pesticides - 'the perfect red apple' - outweigh the costs of environmental pollution, human ...

  • Drought-resistant soils. Optimization of soil moisture for sustainable plant production (+ CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Land and Water BulletinsUnder low and variable rainfall conditions, efficient soil moisture management is a good way for improving water-use efficiency. Recognizing the importance of soil moisture, an electronic conference was organized to identify, describe, discuss and promote actions that will assist farmers to improve water-use ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Capacity development in irrigation and drainage. Issues, challenges and the way ahead (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsGeneral consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that the lack of capacity is constraining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right ...

  • Micropropagation of Woody Trees and Fruits

    The key technology for biomass production of woody species is propagation via micropropagation. Recent development of in vitro culture techniques has made it possible to commercially propagate useful trees, both forest and fruit trees. In this book comprehensive information is provided on micropropagation of economically important forest and fruit ...

  • Manual on the application on the HACCP system in mycotoxin prevention and control (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersThe manual provides guidance on the application of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to the prevention and control of mycotoxin contamination of foods and feed. After a brief introduction on the nature of mycotoxins and their effects on human and animal health, the document describes ...

  • RRA Notes 18

    Includes the following articles: ~1. Genealogies as a Method of Social Mapping in PRA - David Mosse and Mona Mehta. ~2. Are Some 'Participatory' Techniques Culturally Biased? (Or: Are We Hooked on Mom's Apple Pie?) - Gerard J Gill. ~3.Community Self Survey - Huub Gaymans and Yanti Maskoen. ~4. Learning to Use RRA and PRA to Improve the Activities ...

  • Haploids in Crop Improvement I

    The incorporation of haploids in breeding programs is one of the latest techniques used for crop improvement. The present volume comprises 30 chapters by international experts and informs on the methods involved, such as in vitro production of haploids by culture of anthers, studies of pollen embryogenesis, genetic analysis of haploids. It also ...

  • Home Grown: The Case For Local Food In A Global Market

    Everyone, everywhere depends increasingly on long-distance food. Encouraged by food processing innovations, cheap oil, and subsidies, since 1961 the value of global trade in food has tripled and the tonnage of food shipped between nations has grown fourfold, while population has only doubled. In the United States, food typically travels between ...

  • Transgenic Crops V

    Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for crop improvement. The status of crop biotechnology before 2001 was reviewed in Transgenic Crops I-III, but recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have prompted the need for new volumes.Following Transgenic Crops IV (2007) dealing with cereals, vegetables, root crops, herbs and spices, this ...

  • Green Gene Technology

    A. Einsele: The Gap between Science and Perception: The Case of Plantbiotechnology in Europe.- A. Schrell, H. Bauser, H. Brunner: Biotechnology Patenting Policy in the European Union - as Exemplified by the Development in Germany.- M. Leisola: Bioscience, bio-innovations and bioethics.- M.P. Oeschger, C.E. Silvia: Genetically Modified Organisms in ...

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