Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture

Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: F.B Lewu,Tatiana Volova,Sabu Thomas,Rakhimol K R
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-10-14
ISBN: 0128226145
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture provides a comprehensive examination of precision fertilizer applications using the 4-R approach—the right amount of fertilizer at the right time to the right plant at the correct stage of plant growth. This volume consolidates detailed information on each aspect of controlled release fertilizers, including up-to-date literature citations, the current market for controlled release fertilizers and patents. Presenting the tremendous advances in experimental and theoretical studies on sustainable agriculture and related areas, this book provides in-depth insight into state-of-the-art controlled release mechanisms of fertilizers, techniques, and their use in sustainable agriculture. Conventional release mechanisms have historically meant waste of fertilizers and the adverse effects of that waste on the environment. Controlled release delivery makes significant strides in enhancing fertilizer benefit to the target plant, while protecting the surrounding environment and increasing sustainability. Presents cutting-edge interdisciplinary insights specifically focused on the controlled release of fertilizers Explores the benefits and challenges of 4-R fertilizer use Includes expertise from leading researchers in the fields of agriculture, polymer science, and nanotechnology working in industry, academics, government, and private research institutions across the globe Presents the tremendous advances in experimental and theoretical studies on sustainable agriculture and related areas

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Muhammad Farooq,Michele Pisante
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN: 3030231690
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

This volume is a ready reference on sustainable agriculture and reinforce the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It describes ecological sustainability of farming systems, present innovations for improving efficiency in the use of resources for sustainable agriculture and propose technological options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture.

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Kuldeep Bauddh,Sanjeev Kumar,Rana Pratap Singh,John Korstad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-06-27
ISBN: 9811533725
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Rampant industrialization, urbanization, and population growth have resulted in increased global environmental contamination. The productivity of agricultural soil is drastically deteriorated and requires a high dose of fertilizers to cultivate crops. To ensure food security, farmers are compelled to apply excess chemical fertilizers and insecticides that contaminate soil, air, and water. Heavy loads of chemical fertilizers not only degrade the quality of agricultural land but also pollute water and air. Use of chemical fertilizers also accelerate the release of greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and methane along with nutrient runoff from the watershed in to lower elevation rivers and lakes, resulting in cultural eutrophication. Farming practices globally in developed, developing, and under-developing countries should utilize and promote sustainable methods through viable combined environmental, social, and economic means that improve rather than harm future generations. This can include use of non-synthetic fertilizers like compost, vermicompost, slow-release fertilizers, farmyard manures, crop rotations that include nitrogen-fixing legumes. Organic fertilizers like compost and vermicompost improve soil properties like texture, porosity, water-holding capacity, organic matter, as well as nutrient availability. The purpose of this book is to document the available alternatives of synthetic fertilizers, their mode of action, efficiency, preparation methodology, practical suggestions for sustainable practices, and needed research focus. The book will cover major disciplines like plant science, environmental science, agricultural science, agricultural biotechnology and microbiology, horticulture, soil science, atmospheric science, agro-forestry, agronomy, and ecology. This book is helpful for farmers, scientists, industrialists, research scholars, masters and graduate students, non-governmental organizations, financial advisers, and policy makers.

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Katarzyna Chojnacka,Agnieszka Saeid
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN: 0128170379
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture proposes products that fulfill the need for chemicals that provide a sustainable delivery system for nutrients necessary to maximize production of agricultural animals and plants while producing the smallest possible environmental footprint. Over the past decade, biobased chemicals have received significant attention as candidate resource materials in fertilizers and agrochemicals production due to their renewability. Substitution of conventional raw materials with biobased requires a new approach towards development of technology. On the other hand, the use of biobased chemicals, such as biostimulants, bioregulators, biofertilizers offers a host of a new palette of products which are natural and thus their application does not pose an impact on the environment (residues), nor the cultivated plants. This book addresses all aspects related to the production process, including chemical formulas, stability of formulations, and the application of the effect of its utilization. Presents ideas for new products that provide appropriate nutrition while limiting environmental footprint Includes full range of the production process from chemical formulas, to establishing the stability of formulations, application and effect Offers a host of a new products which are natural and whose application does not negatively impact the environment nor the cultivated plants

Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production Soil Improvement and Stress Management

Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production  Soil Improvement and Stress Management
Author: Azamal Husen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN: 032391411X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production Soil Improvement and Stress Management Book Excerpt:

Engineered Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agricultural Production, Soil Improvement and Stress Management highlights the latest advances in applying this important technology within agriculture sectors for sustainable growth, production and protection. The book explores various smart engineered nanomaterials which are now being used as an important tool for improving growth and productivity of crops facing abiotic stresses, improving the health of the soil in which those crops are growing, and addressing stresses once the plant begins to produce food yield. The book includes insights into the use of nanoparticles as bactericides, fungicides and nanofertilizers. In addition, the book includes an international representation of authors who have crafted chapters with clarity, reviewing up-to-date literature with lucid illustrations. It will be an important resource for researchers, nanobiotechnologists, agriculturists and horticulturists who need a comprehensive reference guide. Broadens the role of smart engineered (carbon, fullerene or metal based, and more) nanomaterials, with up-to-date literature and practical illustrations Equips readers with information on a number of morpho-physiological, biochemical, molecular phenomenon, and smart agricultural production Enriches our understanding of various smart crop plants resilient to abiotic and biotic stresses in terms of nanomaterials exposure

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Rakhimol K. R.,Sabu Thomas,Tatiana Volova,Jayachandran K.
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 3030233960
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

This book ​presents an introduction to the concept and need of sustainable agriculture, the mechanisms of conventional and controlled release of pesticides, herbicides and plant hormones. It also contains the carriers which supply controlled release including polymers and nanoparticles. A full chapter is devoted to the theory and simulation aspects.

New Generation of Organic Fertilizers

New Generation of Organic Fertilizers
Author: Metin Turan,Ertan Yildirim
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2022-07-06
ISBN: 183969212X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Generation of Organic Fertilizers Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of organic fertilizers and their importance in sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, and the environment. It presents new approaches, ideas, and trends on how to increase the effectiveness of chemical fertilizers as well as the resistance of plants against biotic and abiotic stress conditions. Chapters address such topics as the benefits of organic fertilizers over their chemical counterparts, vermicomposting, organic farming, insects in organic fertilizer production, and much more.

Eco friendly Functional Polymers

Eco friendly Functional Polymers
Author: Manuel Palencia,Tulio A. Lerma,Viviana Garcés,Mayra A. Mora,Jina M. Martínez,Sixta L. Palencia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2021-07-25
ISBN: 0128218541
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco friendly Functional Polymers Book Excerpt:

There is a growing demand for strategies to address the impact of polymers and plastics in ecosystems. The principles of green chemistry offer a good source of such strategies. Ecofriendly Functional Polymers: An Approach from Application-Targeted Green Chemistry provides a holistic overview of polymer chemistry, development, and applications in the context of these sustainability-driven principles. It encourages researchers to consider the principles of green chemistry, environmental impacts, and end-user needs as integral aspects for consideration at the earliest stages of any design process, and draws together key aspects of polymer chemistry, organic synthesis, experimental design, and applications in a single volume. Beginning with an authoritative guide to fundamental polymer chemistry and its impact in the current environmental context, the book then discusses a range of key theoretical and experimental aspects of designing eco-friendly functional polymers. Applications of ecofriendly functional polymers across an entire range of fields are discussed, and a selection of case studies highlights the implementation of theoretical and experimental information to address a broad selection of issues. Highlights the physicochemical principles of green chemistry and the development of biodegradable and recyclable polymers in this context Compiles key information connecting structural features with properties, experimental strategies, and appropriate applications into a single volume Discusses requirements and applications across a broad range of fields, supported by practical examples

Sustainable Horticulture

Sustainable Horticulture
Author: Musa Seymen,Ertan Sait Kurtar,Ceknas Erdinc,Ajay Kumar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2022-04-21
ISBN: 0323916767
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Horticulture Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Horticulture: Microbial Inoculants and Stress Interaction gives insights into the applications and formulations of microbial inoculants. In recent years, the optimum yields of horticultural plants largely influenced by rising global temperature, biotic stress (attack of pathogens) and abiotic stresses has created extra pressure for the horticulturalist to meet the need of optimum yield production for the burgeoning global population. However, the challenges of biotic and abiotic stress factors mitigated by traditional physical or chemicals methods include high application cost and adverse impact on quality limit the frequent use, hence the solutions in this book create new avenues for progress. This book covers those challenges and how microbial based bio inoculants are broadly used in horticulture to mitigate the challenges of biotic and abiotic stresses. It provides an important contribution on how to apply efficient beneficial microbes (microbial inoculants) for a sustainable society. Provides quality chapters from the leading academician and researchers from the different parts of the world Gives insights on the applications and formulations of microbial inoculants Covers the challenges of biotic and abiotic stress factors mitigated by traditional physical or chemicals methods that are costly

Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Author: Poonia, Ramesh C.,Gao, Xiao-Zhi,Raja, Linesh,Sharma, Sugam,Vyas, Sonali
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-08-10
ISBN: 1522559108
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development Book Excerpt:

In order to meet food needs, farmers need to integrate the latest technologies enabling them to make more informed decisions. Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development provides innovative insights into the latest farming advancements in terms of informatics and communication. The content within this publication represents the work of topics such as sensor systems, wireless communication, and the integration of the Internet of Things in agriculture-related processes. It is a vital reference source for farmers, academicians, researchers, government agencies, technology developers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on smart farming technologies.

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems
Author: Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 012821354X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agrifood and Ecosystems shows how hybrid nanomaterials (HNMs) are being used to enhance agriculture, food and environmental science. The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of HNMs before exploring agrifoods and environmental functions. It shows how novel HNMs are being used for the detection and separation of heavy metal ions, for destroying and sensing of insecticides, in managed release fertilizer and pesticide formulations, plant protection, plant promotions, purification, detection, and to control mycotoxins. Further, the book describes the use of silica-based total nanosystems, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose-based, and polymer nanohybrids for agricultural and biological applications. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and food scientists who want to gain a greater understanding on how multifunctional nanomaterials are being used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications. Outlines the major nanomaterial types that are being used in agriculture Explains why the properties of multifunctional nanomaterials are particularly efficient for use in agriculture Assesses the major challenges of using multifunctional nanomaterials on an industrial scale

Soil Basics Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Basics  Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Channarayappa C.,D P Biradar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 777
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 1351044265
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Basics Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Increase in global population, drastic changes in the environment, soil degradation and decrease in quality and quantity of agricultural productivity warranted us to adapt sustainable farming practices. This book focuses on soil health management and creating biased rhizosphere that can effectively augment the needs of sustainable agriculture.

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Nintu Mandal,Abir Dey,Rajiv Rakshit
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2022-06-02
ISBN: 100040515X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Taking a sustainable approach, this volume explores the various soil management techniques. It begins with an overview of the elementary concepts of soil management and then delves into new research and novel soil management tools and techniques. Topics include: • Clays as a critical component in sustainable agriculture with respect to carbon sequestration in conjunction with its interaction with soil enzymes • The potential utilization of microbes to mitigate crop stress • Resource conservation technologies and prospective carbon management strategies • The use of smart tools for monitoring soils • Effective nutrient management approaches • Nanotechnological interventions for soil management • Techniques for the remediation of soils contaminated by metals and pesticides

21st Century Homestead Sustainable Agriculture III Agricultural Practices

21st Century Homestead  Sustainable Agriculture III  Agricultural Practices
Author: Marlon Henkel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1312939753
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture
Author: Adil Denizli,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Susai Rajendran,Ghulam Yasin,Ashok Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 0323852939
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture covers new breakthroughs in smart agriculture, highlighting new technologies, such as the internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence. In addition, the book provides the many advantages of nanosensors over their micro counterparts, such as lower power consumption, higher sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distances between the object and sensor. Sections provide information on fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors in smart agriculture. The book highlights how, when cultivating soil, nanosensors and their wireless networks can be used for soil quality monitoring (moisture/herbicides/organic compound/trace metals monitoring in soil, etc. Other applications cover how smart nanosensors can be used for virus detection and hygiene/pathogen controls in livestocks, their use as active transport tracking devices for smart tracking and tracing, and other various applications, such as (i) nanochips for identity (radio frequency identification), (ii) food inspection, (iii) intelligent food packaging, and (iv) smart storage. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and agricultural engineers who are looking to understand more about how nanosensor technology can be used to create more efficient and sustainable agricultural systems. Outlines the fabrication and fundamental design concepts of nanosensors for agricultural applications Explains how nanosensors are being used throughout the agricultural cycle – from crop growth to food manufacturing Assesses major challenges surrounding the application of nanosensors to agricultural applications in mass scale

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
Author: R.S. Meena
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 9388043855
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

The book promotes the study and application of the agro-ecology for developing alternatives to the complex problems of resource depletion, environmental degradation, a narrowing of the agrobiodiversity, consolidation, and industrialization of the food system, climate change, and the loss of farmland. This book covers food systems approaches, and seek experiences in an ecofriendly that are on-farm, participatory, change-oriented, and backed by broad-based methodologies for sustainability analysis and evaluation. The objectives of this book are: (1) to understand the role sustainable agricultural productivity, and its importance to the sustainable soil management, (2) to restore the soil health to transforming agriculture for sustainability, and (3) to understand the matching of management rules in the climatic perspective.

Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan

Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan
Author: Iqrar Ahmad Khan,Muhammad Sarwar Khan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1351208225
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan Book Excerpt:

Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy and development of Pakistan providing food to consumers, raw materials to industries, and a market for industrial goods. Unfortunately, agricultural production is stagnant due to several barriers including a fixed cropping pattern, reliance on a few major crops, a narrow genetic pool, poor seed quality, and a changing climate. In addition, the high cost of production, weak phytosanitary compliance mechanisms, and a lack of cold chain facilities makes Pakistan agriculturally uncompetitive in export markets. Despite all these issues, agriculture is the primary industry in Pakistan and small farmers continue to dominate the business. Small farmers grow crops for subsistence under a fixed cropping pattern and a holistic approach is required to develop agriculture to improve the livelihoods of the rural populace. This book presents an exhaustive look at agriculture in Pakistan. Chapters provide critical analyses of present trends, inadequacies in agriculture, strategic planning, improvement programs and policies while keeping in view the natural resources, plant- and animal-related agricultural production technologies, input supplies, population planning, migration and poverty, and balanced policies on finance, credit, marketing, and trade.

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils
Author: Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 135179311X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils Book Excerpt:

The quality of agricultural soils are always under threat from chemical contaminants, which ultimately affect the productivity and safety of crops. Besides agrochemicals, a new generation of substances invades the soil through irrigation with reclaimed wastewater and pollutants of organic origin such as sewage sludge or cattle manure. Emerging pollutants such as pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials and microplastics are now present in agricultural soils, but the understanding of their impact on soil quality is still limited. With focus on in situ bioremediation, this book provides an exhaustive analysis of the current biological methodologies for recovering polluted agricultural soils as well as monitoring the effectiveness of bioremediation.

Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture

Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ramesh Namdeo Pudake,Nidhi Chauhan,Chittaranjan Kole
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 711
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 3319978527
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the ability of nanomaterials to protect crop-plant and animal health, increase production, and enhance the quality of food and other agricultural products. It explores the use of targeted delivery and slow- release agrochemicals to reduce the damage to non-target organisms and the quantity released into the soil and water, as well as nanotechnology-derived tools in the field of plant and animal genetic improvement. It also addresses future applications of nanotechnology in sustainable agriculture and the legislative regulation and safety evaluation of nanomaterials. The book highlights the recent advances made in nanotechnology and its contribution towards an eco-friendly approach in agriculture.

Convergence of Food Security Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Convergence of Food Security  Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Author: David D. Songstad,Jerry L. Hatfield,Dwight T. Tomes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN: 3642552625
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convergence of Food Security Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the interrelated fields of food security, energy security and sustainable agriculture as the key to a stable global agricultural platform and is arranged in six parts. The first part is focused on policy considerations relating to food and energy security and sustainable agriculture. The authors from this part include Former Under Secretary of Agriculture Gale Buchanan, Former Under Secretary of Energy Raymond Orbach (Chapter 1), Stephen Hughes, Bryan Moser and William Gibbons (Chapter 2) and Thomas Redick (Chapter 3). Part II addresses soil and water, which are two of the key components in secure and sustainable food production. Authors from this part are Jerry Hatfield (Chapter 4) and Mahbub Alam, Sharon Megdal et al. (Chapter 5). The third part covers sustainable and secure food production specifically addressing genetically modified traits in Chapter 6 (James McWilliams) and omega-3 fatty acids in Chapter 7 (Jay Whelan et al.). Agronomic implications relative to food security and sustainable agriculture are described in Part IV. Authors include Ravi Sripada, Pradip Das et al. (Chapter 8), Duska Stojsin, Kevin Matson and Richard Leitz (Chapter 9) and S.H. Lee, David Clay and Sharon Clay (Chapter 10). International sustainable agriculture and food security is addressed in Part V with authors Jeff Vitale and John Greenplate (Chapter 11), Julie Borlaug et al. (Chapter 12) and Sylvester Oikeh et al. (Chapter 13). The final part covers the use of chemicals in sustainable agriculture and food/energy security with Leonard Gianessi and Ashley Williams communicating the role of herbicides and Harold Reetz emphasizing the importance of fertilizers both in maximizing crop yields to maintain a sustainable secure source for food production.