Introduction to Agronomy

Introduction to Agronomy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9788131526675
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Agronomy Food Crops and Environment

Introduction to Agronomy  Food  Crops  and Environment
Author: Craig C. Sheaffer,Kristine M Moncada
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-08-08
ISBN: 1133709133
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Agronomy Food Crops and Environment Book Excerpt:

This full-color introduction to agronomy and crop science offers both traditional agricultural students and students with nonagricultural backgrounds a timely look at the principles of crop science, sustainable agriculture, and a host of related societal issues. A must-read text for anyone interested in what are arguably the most profoundly important issues of our time, INTRODUCTION TO AGRONOMY, second edition addresses the basics of safe and sustainable food and fiber production as well as big picture topics such as energy, ecology, and environmental quality. Throughout the text, readers will find information and illustrations on the latest agricultural methods, regulations, and practices--and how each is impacting our society and each individual within it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability

Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability
Author: Abd El-Kader, Sherine M.,Mohammad El-Basioni, Basma M.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1799850013
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Precision agriculture integrates new technologies with the agronomic experience to intelligently manage the high spatial variability of all agricultural variables and the time scales at which these variables change. The right application of this approach increases the size and quality of the agricultural production; saves resources; improves environmental quality; helps to achieve self-sufficiency, food security, and agricultural sustainability; increases exports; and more. Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food Security and Sustainability is an essential reference source that compiles a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of current research in the field of precision agriculture. It also discusses cutting-edge tools and models that can help facilitate and improve the systems implementation. Featuring coverage of a wide range of topics including agronomy, public policy, and internet of things, this book is ideally designed for agriculturalists, government officials, economists, environmentalists, academicians, researchers, students, and engineers in the fields of electronics, ICT, and agriculture.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change
Author: John A Matthews
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1496
Release: 2013-12-13
ISBN: 1473928192
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change Book Excerpt:

Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.

Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability

Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1364
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN: 1668453533
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Agriculture has been an enduring human tradition key to survival and civilization. However, after the advent of industrialization and agricultural growth, the industry has been met with several challenges including pollution, land use, and food insecurity. With the agricultural industry contributing to pollution and emissions, many have found it imperative to investigate the causes and seek out solutions. The Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability discusses the issues that the agricultural industry currently faces and the technological opportunities that can be explored to help protect and predict crop growth and achieve more resilient agricultural processes. It analyzes the impact of agricultural pollution and food insecurity on a global scale, but also proposes solutions to promote agricultural sustainability. Covering topics such as bio-farming, smart farming, and population growth, this book is an indispensable resource for government officials, agricultural scientists, farmers, students and professors of higher education, activist groups, researchers, and academicians.

Food Security and Climate Change

Food Security and Climate Change
Author: Shyam Singh Yadav,Robert J. Redden,Jerry L. Hatfield,Andreas W. Ebert,Danny Hunter
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN: 1119180643
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Security and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the current state of food security and climate change, discusses the issues that are affecting them, and the actions required to ensure there will be enough food for the future. By casting a much wider net than most previously published books—to include select novel approaches, techniques, genes from crop diverse genetic resources or relatives—it shows how agriculture may still be able to triumph over the very real threat of climate change. Food Security and Climate Change integrates various challenges posed by changing climate, increasing population, sustainability in crop productivity, demand for food grains to sustain food security, and the anticipated future need for nutritious quality foods. It looks at individual factors resulting from climate change, including rising carbon emission levels, increasing temperature, disruptions in rainfall patterns, drought, and their combined impact on planting environments, crop adaptation, production, and management. The role of plant genetic resources, breeding technologies of crops, biotechnologies, and integrated farm management and agronomic good practices are included, and demonstrate the significance of food grain production in achieving food security during climate change. Food Security and Climate Change is an excellent book for researchers, scientists, students, and policy makers involved in agricultural science and technology, as well as those concerned with the effects of climate change on our environment and the food industry.

History of Soybean Physiology and Botany Research 250 BCE to 2021

History of Soybean Physiology and Botany Research  250 BCE to 2021
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 986
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN: 1948436442
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Soybean Physiology and Botany Research 250 BCE to 2021 Book Excerpt:

The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographic index. 80 photographs and illustrations - many color. Free of charge in digital PDF format.

Horticultural Plant Breeding

Horticultural Plant Breeding
Author: Thomas J. Orton
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN: 0128155701
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horticultural Plant Breeding Book Excerpt:

Horticultural Plant Breeding is a complete and comprehensive resource for the development of new cultivars or clones of horticultural crops. It covers the basic theories that underpin plant breeding and applies Mendelian, quantitative and population inheritance practices in smaller populations where the individual plant has high value. Specific traditional breeding methods are also covered, with an emphasis on how these methods are adapted for horticultural species. In addition, the integration of biotechnologies with traditional breeding methodologies is explored, with an emphasis on specific applications for fruits, vegetables and ornamental crop species. Presented in focused sections, Horticultural Plant Breeding addresses historical perspectives and context, and genetics as a critical foundation of plant breeding. It highlights treatments of the various components of breeding programs, such as breeding objectives, germplasm, population engineering, mating systems, enhanced selection methods, established breeding methods applicable to inbreeding and outcrossing situations, and post-breeding activities. Provides a complete and comprehensive resource for those involved in the development of new cultivars or clones of horticultural crops Guides readers to the most appropriate breeding strategy including potential integration of traditional and biotechnology strategies that will best achieve a cost-effective outcome Will include access to 20 narrated slide sets to facilitate additional understanding

History of Tofu and Tofu Products 1995 2022

History of Tofu and Tofu Products  1995 2022
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 1346
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 1948436787
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Tofu and Tofu Products 1995 2022 Book Excerpt:

The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographic index. 292 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format.

A Companion to American Agricultural History

A Companion to American Agricultural History
Author: R. Douglas Hurt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2022-06-08
ISBN: 1119632226
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to American Agricultural History Book Excerpt:

Provides a solid foundation for understanding American agricultural history and offers new directions for research A Companion to American Agricultural History addresses the key aspects of America’s complex agricultural past from 8,000 BCE to the first decades of the twenty-first century. Bringing together more than thirty original essays by both established and emerging scholars, this innovative volume presents a succinct and accessible overview of American agricultural history while delivering a state-of-the-art assessment of modern scholarship on a diversity of subjects, themes, and issues. The essays provide readers with starting points for their exploration of American agricultural history—whether in general or in regards to a specific topic—and highlights the many ways the agricultural history of America is of integral importance to the wider American experience. Individual essays trace the origin and development of agricultural politics and policies, examine changes in science, technology, and government regulations, offer analytical suggestions for new research areas, discuss matters of ethnicity and gender in American agriculture, and more. This Companion: Introduces readers to a uniquely wide range of topics within the study of American agricultural history Provides a narrative summary and a critical examination of field-defining works Introduces specific topics within American agricultural history such as agrarian reform, agribusiness, and agricultural power and production Discusses the impacts of American agriculture on different groups including Native Americans, African Americans, and European, Asian, and Latinx immigrants Views the agricultural history of America through new interdisciplinary lenses of race, class, and the environment Explores depictions of American agriculture in film, popular music, literature, and art A Companion to American Agricultural History is an essential resource for introductory students and general readers seeking a concise overview of the subject, and for graduate students and scholars wanting to learn about a particular aspect of American agricultural history.

History of Soy Flour Flakes and Grits 510 CE to 2019

History of Soy Flour  Flakes and Grits  510 CE to 2019
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 2611
Release: 2019-02-17
ISBN: 194843606X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Soy Flour Flakes and Grits 510 CE to 2019 Book Excerpt:

The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographic index. 245 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital format on Google Books

Biocultural Landscapes

Biocultural Landscapes
Author: Sun-Kee Hong,Jan Bogaert,Qingwen Min
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN: 940178941X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocultural Landscapes Book Excerpt:

This book is devoted to the cultural and biological dimensions and values of landscapes, linking the concepts of biodiversity, landscape and culture and presenting an essential approach for landscape analysis, interpretation and sustainable dynamics. Early chapters explore the concepts and values of biocultural landscapes, before addressing the methodology to identify the relationship between biological and cultural diversity. The volume continuous with a series of case studies and with an exploration of the key role of biocultural diversity in contemporary landscape ecology. Readers will learn the importance of landscapes for different fields of natural and human sciences and are confronted to the trans-disciplinary nature of the landscape concept itself. A hierarchical approach to landscapes, in which they are composed of interacting (eco)systems, is shown to be essential in recognizing their emergent properties. In this work, the biocultural values of landscapes are explored through their diversity in geographical scopes, methodological approaches and conceptual assumptions. Authors from Asia, Europe and North-America present diverse research experiences and views on biocultural landscapes, their pattern, conservation and management. Landscape ecologists will find this work particularly appealing, as well as anyone with an interest in sustainable landscape development, nature conservation or cultural heritage management. This volume is the outcome of a symposium on “Biodiversity in Cultural Landscapes”, organized in the framework of the 8th IALE World Congress, held in Beijing in 2011.

Agroecology Ecosystems and Sustainability

Agroecology  Ecosystems  and Sustainability
Author: Noureddine Benkeblia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 1482233029
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agroecology Ecosystems and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment. Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability explor

History of Soybean Cultivation 270 BCE to 2020

History of Soybean Cultivation  270 BCE to 2020
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 2659
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 1948436213
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Soybean Cultivation 270 BCE to 2020 Book Excerpt:

The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 318 photographs and illustrations - many in color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.

Grassland

Grassland
Author: Walter F. Wedin
Publsiher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780891181712
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grassland Book Excerpt:

Grassland: Quietness and Strength for a New American Agriculture takes on the task of increasing our awareness of the vital role grass and grassland plants have in ensuring a sustainable future for America. Geared toward agriculturists, students, the public, and policymakers, Grassland aims to inspire and provide the reader the foundation needed to move into the future. Three main sections * track the history of grassland farming, highlighting the voices of grassland advocates * examine the current roles that grassland plays throughout the United States * look at the benefits grass-based agriculture can provide when grass is treated as an essential resource As Wendell Berry so eloquently argues in the foreword to Grassland, True farmers have minds that are complex and responsible...They understand and honor their debts to nature. They understand and honor their obligations to neighbors and consumers...In the time that is coming, we are going to need many more such farmers than we have, and we will need them much sooner than we can expect to get them.We will get them only to the extent that young people come along who are willing to fit their farming to the nature of their farms and their home landscapes, and who recognize the paramount importance of grass and grazing animals to good farming everywhere. This book will help that happen.

Bioenergy Cropping Systems on Marginal Land

Bioenergy Cropping Systems on Marginal Land
Author: Stephanie Lyn Smith
Publsiher: ProQuest
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculturally marginal land
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioenergy Cropping Systems on Marginal Land Book Excerpt:

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choice Book Excerpt:

Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publsiher: Book Review Index Cumulation
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2009-08
ISBN: 9781414419121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review Index 2009 Book Excerpt:

Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 0128048425
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agronomy Book Excerpt:

Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. Six volumes are published yearly, ensuring that the esteemed work of its contributors is disseminated in a timely manner. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews in the field of agronomy Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in the crop and soil sciences

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy
Author: Donald L. Sparks
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2022-05-07
ISBN: 0323989586
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agronomy Book Excerpt:

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 174, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors. Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews on the latest advancements in agronomy Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world Builds upon this venerable and iconic review series Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in the crop and soil sciences