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Agriculture in Dry Lands

Agriculture in Dry Lands Author I. Arnon
ISBN-10 9780444599568
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 992
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Throughout history, man has, by over-use, consistently reduced the productive capacity of dry lands. This degradation of one-third of the land area of the globe is, unfortunately, increasing. In recent years, world interest has turned to the problems of pollution of the environment and the impending food shortage as world population grows explosively. Thus the attention of international and other agricultural bodies has turned to the need for preserving and developing more effectively the agricultural potential of these areas. This book provides a comprehensive review of present knowledge of the agriculture of dry lands, with special emphasis on measures for conserving their natural resources. Management practices are described which aim at optimizing productivity of rainfed and irrigated agriculture without adverse effects on sustainability. Land use in the dry regions, and its evolution throughout history is described and analysed, and the lessons to be learnt from destructive technologies are stressed. In particular, current proposals for an alternative agriculture are discussed and their justification is questioned. This is a generalist work, which specialists can also find interesting, not only in their own discipline but as a concise way of acquainting themselves with the state-of-the-art in associated fields. Increasing specialisation with each discipline using its own vocabulary leads inevitably to communication problems, and the need for multi-disciplinary teams makes inter-discipline communication indispensible.



Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi Arid Lands

Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi Arid Lands Author Gerald E. Wickens
ISBN-10 9783662037003
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 343
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Crop Production and Crop Protection

Crop Production and Crop Protection Author E.-C. Oerke
ISBN-10 9780444597946
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 829
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The objective of this book is to provide information to be used as a basis for evaluating the fragile, shaky structure of global food production. The volume analyses the data by region and by intensity of cultivation; and furnishes information about the yield response, giving some indication of the health of the plants. It will be invaluable to all plant and crop scientists as well as to agriculturalists.



Climate Change Intercropping Pest Control and Beneficial Microorganisms

Climate Change  Intercropping  Pest Control and Beneficial Microorganisms Author Eric Lichtfouse
ISBN-10 9048127165
Release 2009-09-23
Pages 514
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Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.



Economic Botany

Economic Botany Author G.E. Wickens
ISBN-10 9789401009690
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 535
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The strength of this book is that it is written by someone who has spent a lifetime devoted to the science of economic botany. The author has brought together his vast experience in the field in Africa with his studies of arid land plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The result is an informative and reliable text that covers a vast range of topics. It is also firmly based upon the author's research and interest in plant taxonomy and therefore fully acknowledges the importance of correct naming and classification in the field of science of economic botany. The coverage is of economic botany in its broadest sense. I was delighted to find such topics as ecophysiology, plant breeding, the environment and conservation are included in the text. This gives the book a much more comprehensive coverage than most other texts on the subject. I was also glad to see that the book covers the use of various organisms that are no longer considered part of the plant kingdom such as various species of fungi and algae. It is indeed a broad ranging book that will be of use to many people interested in the uses of plants and fungi. Economic botany is once again being given more prominence as a discipline because of its enormous relevance to both conservation and sustainable development. Those people involved in those topics shOUld find this a most useful resource.



Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science

Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science Author International Society of Soil Science
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924080116092
Release 1993
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Annual Report

Annual Report Author International Service for National Agricultural Research
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924074141692
Release 1995
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Abstracts on Tropical Agriculture

Abstracts on Tropical Agriculture Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015035204703
Release 1995
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Sustainable Development of the Indian Arid Zone

Sustainable Development of the Indian Arid Zone Author Rajendra Pal Singh
ISBN-10 8172330693
Release 1994
Pages 335
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Compilation of papers on various facets of arid zone related topic.



Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002434929
Release 1993
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117839287
Release 1993
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Management of Semi Arid Ecosystems

Management of Semi Arid Ecosystems Author B.H. Walker
ISBN-10 9780444599971
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 409
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Extensive regions of the world have a climate which, whilst permitting development of a continuous vegetative cover, is too dry for successful annual cropping. These are the semi-arid areas where land use is based on the natural vegetation. Easily degraded and difficult to maintain, they are under increasing pressure as expanding human populations move in and endeavour to force a living from them. As a result they contain some of the worst examples of resource degradation. This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas. The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics). This is followed by a history of land use, problems involved in its management, a review of current research and recommended land use practices. The common features of semi-arid ecosystems are brought together in a final section.



Australian Journal of Agricultural Research

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research Author
ISBN-10 CHI:76710319
Release 2005
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023726071
Release 1995
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Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105002106081
Release 1995
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Research Centers Directory

Research Centers Directory Author
ISBN-10 078761341X
Release 1990
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Research institutes, foundations, centers, bureaus, laboratories, experiment stations, and other similar nonprofit facilities, organizations, and activities in the United States and Canada. Entry gives identifying and descriptive information of staff and work. Institutional, research centers, and subject indexes. 5th ed., 5491 entries; 6th ed., 6268 entries.



Domesticating Forests How Farmers Manage Forest Resources

Domesticating Forests  How Farmers Manage Forest Resources Author Geneviève Michon
ISBN-10 9789793361659
Release 2005
Pages 187
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