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Urban Soils

1st Edition

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Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon fr...

Soil and Climate

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
September 17, 2018

Climate is a soil-forming factor and soil can mitigate climate change through a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases and sequestration of atmospheric CO2. Thus, there is a growing interest in soil management practices capable of mitigating climate change and enhancing environmental...

Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Second Edition (Online Version)

2nd Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.
September 15, 2018

This reference addresses a wide spectrum of scientific and human topics, concepts, methodologies, strategies, solutions, questions, and dilemmas. The entries are concisely written and include the most up-to-date information available. It is richly illustrated with graphs, line drawings, photographs...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

1st Edition

Radha Mohan Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
September 15, 2018

Strawberry is an excellent crop for nutritional, food and economic security worldwide, in general, and for those countries where growers show reluctance to grow other perennial fruits due to small size of holdings, in particular. With the introduction of soil less culture, this fruit can be grown...

Soil Amendments for Sustainability: Challenges and Perspectives

1st Edition

Amitava Rakshit, Binoy Sarkar, Purushothaman Abhilash
September 14, 2018

This book focuses on the pros and cons of amendment materials to restore the functioning of soil resources. It presents a holistic overview on affected land revitalization, clean up and revegetation using these amendments that could be implemented in the long term management of the...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume I: Major Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 12, 2018

This new book, the first of two volumes on forage crops grown throughout the world, discusses the importance of fodder production of the major fodder crops for animals. It focuses on the 17 major forage crops, both non-leguminous perennial forages and leguminous forages. It discusses crop...

Forage Crops of the World, Volume II: Minor Forage Crops

1st Edition

Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman
September 12, 2018

This book, the second of two volumes, discusses the importance of fodder production of the minor fodder crops for animals. It focuses on 25 minor forage crops, including non-leguminous perennial forages, leguminous forages, and non-graminaceous forages. It discusses crop production methodology and...

Nickel in Soils and Plants

1st Edition

Christos Tsadilas, Jörg Rinklebe, Magdi Selim
September 07, 2018

Nickel (Ni), the fifth common element on the earth is widespread in the environment. Recently Ni has been proved essential for normal growth of many organisms, and at the same time Ni can become toxic to organisms when high in concentration. In several parts of the world, high Ni concentrations are...

Handbook of Halal Food Production

1st Edition

Mian N. Riaz, Muhammad M. Chaudry
September 04, 2018

Until now, books addressing Halal issues have focused on helping Muslim consumers decide what to eat and what to avoid among products currently on the market. There was no resource that the food industry could refer to that provided the guidelines necessary to meet the Halal requirements of Muslim...

Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Current Trends and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Pradeep Kumar, PhD., Jayanta Kumar Patra, Pranjal Chandra
August 31, 2018

Over the last few decades, the rapid and vast development of advanced microbial bioresources and metagenomics techniques has completely transformed the field of microbial biotechnology. Our understanding of microbial diversity, evolutionary biology, and microbial interaction with their animal and...

Engineering Practices for Management of Soil Salinity: Agricultural, Physiological, and Adaptive Approaches

1st Edition

S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal, Anshuman Singh
August 29, 2018

Abiotic stresses are known to adversely impact agricultural productivity on millions of hectares globally, and it is projected that these problems are likely to increase, primarily due to anthropogenic interventions as well as climatic changes. Understanding abiotic stresses—especially salt stress...

Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation

1st Edition

Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Limin Hua, Haiying Feng
August 23, 2018

This book begins with a brief account of the extraordinary sequence of events that led to emergence of grasslands as major vegetation formations that now occupy some of the driest and hottest and the highest and coldest on earth as well as vast steppes and prairies in more temperate climes. It is...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2:: Food, Health, and Nutrition

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
August 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition addresses some of the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. This volume, part of the two-volume compendium, focuses on research trends in sustainable horticulture that include postharvest management and...

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