Greenhouse Equipment Books

  • Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Approximately 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Reducing land-use change and forest degradation has been shown as a cost-effective way of slowing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies such as curbing emissions from power stations. ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2008, (The). Biofuels: prospects, risks and opportunities

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries.  It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, global and local environmental impacts, agricultural ...

  • Forests and energy. Key issues (En)

    Forest and energy are at the centre of the global debate on climate change. Soaring energy consumption and prices, and increasing greenhouse gas emission, represent a major opportunity and challenge for the forestry sector to find a new role in energy supply, climate change and sustainable development. This publication will be useful to both ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Agriculture Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, ...

  • Greenhouses and shelter structures for tropical regions (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Papers'Greenhouses for tropical regions' provides technical guidelines for the design and construction of simple and low-cost shelter structures in the tropics and also reviews the cultivation practices to be applied for sustainable and intensified crop management under these greenhouse structures. There ...

  • GEMS Environment Library No. 13: The Impacts of Climate on Fisheries

    This volume of the UNEP Environment Library summarizes the potential implications of climate change and variability on fisheries and on the societies that depend on them. It is based on a review of several fisheries case studies and on the responses of the fisheries industry to changes in the environment and other influences on fish ...

  • A Biomass Future for the North American Great Plains

    The Great Plains of North America is a major global breadbasket but its agriculture is stressed by drought, heat spells, damaging winds, soil erosion and declining ground water resources. The great inter-annual variability in crop production and declining rural populations weaken an economy already highly dependent upon government support. The ...

  • Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Scientific Understanding, Control and Implementation

    In the climate change discussion, non-CO2 greenhouse gases (NCGGs) received official political recognition for the first time in 1997, when agreement was reached on the Kyoto Protocol. As a result methane, nitrous oxide, HFCs, PFCs and SF6 now provide attractive options for detailing the national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas ...

  • The Greenhouse Effect: Formulating A Convention Report

    Based on the author’s experience helping to organize the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and representing the United States at IPCC meetings, the report sets forth an approach to formulating a convention that is designed to gain acceptance by all the key countries. The suggested formula combines a set of initial targets for ...

  • Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops

    Plant nutrition in greenhouse cultivation differs in many essential aspects from field crops and justified the development of a special publication on this subject. The high productions realised and the specific produce quality requirements ensure high uptakes of nutrients and a careful tuning of the application. The covering with glass or plastic ...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Populus

    Trees are truly amazing! Woody species underpin vital terrestrial ecosystems, present a complex array of evolutionary novelties, and provide essential benefits and commodities. Trees play a key role in the major biogeochemical cycles, including water, oxygen, and nitrogen. Notably, forests are second only to oceans in the biological sequestration ...

  • Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops

    This book is mainly directed towards postgraduate students and professionals in the field of research and implementation of integrated pest and disease management programmes in greenhouse crops. After presenting the major pests and diseases that affect greenhouse vegetable and ornamental crops, several chapters deal with the tools for ...

  • Functioning and Management of European Beech Ecosystems

    This volume compiles the results of long-term observations of site properties and ecosystem processes for three beech forests. Representing a spectrum of common beech forest sites in Central Europe, they receive similar atmospheric inputs and are growing under similar climatic conditions, but differ in their soil acidity. Significant differences ...

  • Climate Under Cover

    This book gives a full description of the simulation techniques used in the greenhouse industry, including different environments from mulching to greenhouses. Another important topic discussed at length is the relationship between plants and the environment. An emphasis is put on the relationship between quantitative phenomena and qualitative ...

  • Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Why and How to Control?

    This is the first book dedicated to the non-CO2 greenhouse gases (NCGGs), notably methane, nitrous oxide, CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs and tropospheric ozone and its precursors. It covers all aspects of these components in global warming and discusses possible remedies. It also contains the Conference Statement, which summarizes our present ...

  • Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    We are creating a bubble economy an economy whose output is artificially inflated by drawing down the earth's natural capital.Each year the bubble grows larger as our demands on the earth expand. The challenge for our generation is to deflate the global economic bubble before it bursts.Throughout most of human history, we lived on the earth's ...

  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Agricultural Production Systems

    Evidence shows that global climate change is occurring. Research and debate continue on the role of increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases in influencing climate change. Many sectors are or will be influenced by changing climate and climate variability, including increasing global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, ...

  • Chronica Horticulturae Volume 57 Number 4

    The Turkish citrus industry, T. Yeşiloğlu, B. Yılmaz, M. İncesu and B. Çimen. Selection and dissemination of vegetable cultivars in the Sahel, D. Pasternak, S. Kumar and I. Housseini. New books, websites. Courses and ...

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