Horticulture Books

  • Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Private standards are set by the food producing industry and retailers, mainly to assure food safety and good agricultural practice. However their proliferation is a major concern in developing countries where these standards are regarded as too expensive for smallholders to comply with. So what really are the benefits and costs of private ...

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectivesAs world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results and vital information on the process of producing an ...

  • Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis publication is primarily concerned with risks to arable and horticultural crops, and the applicability of insurance to managing these risks. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of crop and forestry insurance. It begins by defining the boundaries for these types of insurance products in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cool-Season Forage and Warm-Season (C4) Grasses Set

    Save! Buy the two-book set at additional savings! This set provide a complete grass reference for the classroom, practitioners, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and ...

  • Production and export of organic fruit and vegetables in Asia (English)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the International Seminar on Producing and Exporting Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Asia that was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2003.It describes the market situation and outlook for organic horticultural ...

  • Role of post-harvest management in assuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsBasic approaches to maintaining the safety and quality of horticultural produce are the same, regardless of the market to which this produce is targeted. This bulletin reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety deterioration of horticultural produce, and describes approaches to assuring ...

  • Syrian agriculture at the crossroads (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis publication presents a review of past and current agricultural policies in the Syrian Arab Republic. Part One illustrates the conditions and the contribution of the agriculture sector to the national economy. Part Two examines the economics of the main subsectors in agriculture; ...

  • Compost Utilization In Horticultural Cropping Systems

    With the increased interest in and demands for compost from commercial horticultural industries, composting is on the verge of becoming an economically feasible option for waste management. While horticultural producers can create some of the compost to meet their own needs, demand has grown beyond what they can supply for themselves and others. ...

  • World markets for organic fruit and vegetables. Opportunities for developing countries in the production and export of organic horticultural products

    Series: Non-series titlesSince the mid-1990s the market for organic foods has been expanding rapidly and, among these products, organic fruit and vegetables have been growing the fastest. The publication ' World markets for organic fruit and vegetables' presents the recent findings of a joint FAO/ITC/CTA study on international trade in fresh ...

  • Ornamental plant propagation in the tropics (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersRecent trends indicate that market demand for floriculture products is expanding. Floriculture could therefore play an increasing role in horticultural development strategies for crop diversification and income and employment generation, especially for the integration of women and youth in economic ...

  • Cool-Season Forage Grasses

    An in-depth reference for the major cool-season forage grasses, this publication is unique in that it addresses such a large number of species in terms of their role in agriculture and conservation as well as their management. Educators and students, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and environmentalists and ...

  • Conifer Cold Hardiness

    Conifer Cold Hardiness provides an up-to-date synthesis by leading scientists in the study of the major physiological and environmental factors regulating cold hardiness of conifer tree species. This state-of-the-art reference comprehensively explains current understanding of conifer cold hardiness ranging from the gene to the globe and from ...

  • Hybrid Cultivar Development

    Heterosis breeding based on male sterility has become established in many field crops and has been credited with high productivity. This book presents an update on the advent and promise of hybrids with comprehensive coverage of theoretical and applied aspects of heterosis breeding. Its principal elements are the hybrid advantage, pollination ...

  • Salinity and Water Stress

    Salinity and water stress limit crop productivity worldwide and generate substantial economic losses each year, yet innovative research on crop and natural resource management can reveal cost-effective ways in which farmers can increase both their productivity and their income.Presenting recent research findings on salt stress, water stress and ...

  • The Plant Life of China

    Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30,000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. It is embraced by a culture going back more than 3000 years, providing plants for medicinal use and some of the most valued horticultural species. Although for many years access to ...

  • Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

    Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their practical applications from biotechnological perspectives.Volume 1 deals with the plant model ...

  • Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

    Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their biotechnological applications.Volume 2 focuses on development-related areas, including tissue ...

  • Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops

    Plant stress caused by drought and salinity are among the major constraints on crop production and food security worldwide. Breeding programs to improve crop yield in dry and saline environments have progressed slowly due to our limited understanding of the underlying physiological, biochemical, developmental, and genetic mechanisms that determine ...

  • Lake Naivasha, Kenya

    This is the first comprehensive study of an east African lake for thirty years. It represents the culmination of research expeditions which stretch back twenty years and is thus able to pick up long term changes which the individual research activities do not reveal. Lake Naivasha is a tropical lake whose natural fluctuations are now dwarfed by ...

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