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Agricultural Systems - Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development (Hardcover): Sieglinde S. Snapp, Barry Pound Agricultural Systems - Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development (Hardcover)
Sieglinde S. Snapp, Barry Pound
R1,625 Discovery Miles 16 250 Within 7 - 15 working days

With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. Editors Snapp and Pound provide a much-needed synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation. The wide range of subjects, integrated references, and companion website, make this core reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems.
* Coverage provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture
* Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology
* Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems
* Companion Website for training and teaching: learning modules, student exercises, case studies, illustrative power point presentations, and reference links

Intermediary Nitrogen Metabolism - A Comprehensive Treatise (Hardcover, New): P.Michael Conn, Saurabh Jha, Walter E Stumpf Intermediary Nitrogen Metabolism - A Comprehensive Treatise (Hardcover, New)
P.Michael Conn, Saurabh Jha, Walter E Stumpf; Volume editing by B.J. Miflin, Peter J. Lea
R4,788 R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Save R3,795 (79%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This volume covers the most significant advances of the last ten years in understanding intermediary nitrogen metabolism in plants. The eight chapters comprise aspects of nitrate and nitrogen assimilation, symbiotic nitrogen fixation, glutamine and glutamate enzymology, amino acid biosynthesis, ureides, and polyamine and sulfur metabolism. The volume emphasizes molecular and genetic advances as well as biochemistry and physiology. Intermediary Nitrogen Metabolism will be of interest to all plant biochemists and molecular geneticists who study nitrogen metabolism, enzymology, and amino acids.

Agricultural Sustainability - Progress and Prospects in Crop Research (Hardcover): Gurbir S Bhullar, Navreet K Bhullar Agricultural Sustainability - Progress and Prospects in Crop Research (Hardcover)
Gurbir S Bhullar, Navreet K Bhullar
R1,044 Discovery Miles 10 440 Within 7 - 11 working days

Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops;the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems.
Provides cutting edge scientific tools and available technologies for researchAddresses the effects of climate change and the population explosion on food supply and offers solutions to combat themWritten by a range of experts covering a broad range of agriculture-related disciplines"

Reviving the Living - Meaning Making in Living Systems (Hardcover): Yair Neuman Reviving the Living - Meaning Making in Living Systems (Hardcover)
Yair Neuman
R3,720 R3,515 Discovery Miles 35 150 Save R205 (6%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Reviving the Living: Meaning Making in Living Systems presents a novel perspective that relates to current biological knowledge and issues. Written by polymath Dr. Yair Neuman, the book challenges the dogmas that frame our understanding of living systems and presents a radical alternative approach to understanding the world around us, one that avoids the pitfalls of non-scientific perspectives such as Vitalism and Creationism. In this thought provoking and iconoclastic manuscript, Neuman follows the footsteps of Gregory Bateson, Mikhail Bakhtin, Michael Polanyi and others, to suggest that living systems are meaning making systems. The book delves into the unique processes of meaning making that characterize organisms as a unique category of nature, and offers new and fascinating insights into a variety of enigmatic biological phenomena from immune memory to hidden life (cryptobiosis). It consists of four parts divided into 18 chapters and covers topics ranging from reductionism and its pitfalls to genetics; why organisms are irreducible; immunology; meaning making in language and biology; meaning-bridging the gap between physics and semantics; context and memory; and the poetry of living. Core concepts and themes are illustrated using examples based in current science. This text would be of high interest to biologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and semioticians, as well as to any reflective individual who is willing to examine the realm of the living from a novel and fascinating perspective.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations (Hardcover, New): Grant Malcolm Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations (Hardcover, New)
Grant Malcolm
R4,379 Discovery Miles 43 790 Within 7 - 15 working days

The value of multi-disciplinary research lies in the exchange of ideas and methods across the traditional boundaries between areas of study. It could be argued that many of the advances in science and engineering take place because the ideas, methods and the tools of thought from one discipline become re-applied in another.
The topic of "the visual" has become increasingly important as advances in technology have led to multi-media and multi-modal representations, and extended the range and scope of visual representation and interpretation in our lives. Under this broad heading there are many different perspectives and approaches, from across the entire spectrum of human knolwedge and activity.
The editors and authors of this book aim to break down cross-disciplinary barriers, by bringing together people working in a wide variety of disciplines where visual representations and interpretations are exploited. Contributions come from researchers actively investigating visual representations and interpretations in a wide variety of areas, including art history, biology, clinical science, cognitive science, computer science, design, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology.
The book provides a forum for wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary contributions on visual representations and interpretations.
* Contributors include researchers actively investigating visual representations and interpretations
* Content spans a wide variety of areas including but not limited to biology, sociology, and computer science
* Discusses how new technology has affected "the visual" representation of information

Production Rights in European Agriculture (Hardcover): Jacques David, Denis Barth elemy Production Rights in European Agriculture (Hardcover)
Jacques David, Denis Barth elemy; Edited by Denis Barth elemy, Jacques David
R4,560 Discovery Miles 45 600 Within 7 - 15 working days

Rather than simply cataloging the various interpretations of European regulations by Member States, this international team examines the economic priorities, the legal bases, the social norms and cultural patterns which come into play, presenting an analytical approach to the study of production rights in European agriculture.


This work traces the emergence and the economic and legal content of the different income support tools for agricultural producers, collectively termed 'production rights' and it looks at the foundations of the specific national conceptions underlying the methods of organising agricultural activity.


The book is intended for a varied readership: farmers themselves, of course, but also economic, legal and tax consultants, experts, lawyers, notaries, as well as students, teachers and researchers. It has been set out in such a way as to allow readers to move freely from one subject to another, depending on whether their interest lies in economic aspects or legal developments, or whether they are more concerned by certain production rights or by certain features of their own organisation.


The goal of the book is to enable the reader to grasp the special features and the significance of the forces which have shaped the current income support instruments for producers in the various Member States of the EU, and which will unquestionably continue to influence the measures which flow from reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy in the years to come.

Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture - Economics and Politics (Hardcover): Gerald C. Nelson Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture - Economics and Politics (Hardcover)
Gerald C. Nelson
R2,350 Discovery Miles 23 500 Within 7 - 15 working days

Genetically modified crops have become a topic of great interest among scientists, regulators, consumers, farmers, and politicians. Despite their potential benefits, public hostility toward these crops is causing dramatic changes to import/export policies, food safety regulations, and agricultural practices around the world. Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and a balanced look at the costs and benefits of GMO products.
Part I reviews the scientific, economic, and political issues relating to the use of agricultural GMOs. Chapters cover specific applications, regulatory concerns, import/export patterns, international trade issues, and a discussion of future trends. Part II offers a unique look at all sides of the GMO controversies, with short chapters contributed by leading individuals with widely different perspectives. Part III presents a more in-depth look at selected issues plus helpful reference materials.
This book makes the latest information on GMOs accessible to all interested parties, including students, laypeople, scientists, activists, and professionals working in related fields.
* Additional detailed footnotes and references for the academic
* International contributions from the US, Europe and India
* Covers the perspectives of different groups involved in the controversies: governments, environmental agencies, consumers, industrial agencies and the developing world

Plant Genetic Engineering - Towards the Third Millennium (Hardcover): A.D. Arencibia Plant Genetic Engineering - Towards the Third Millennium (Hardcover)
A.D. Arencibia
R4,360 Discovery Miles 43 600 Within 7 - 15 working days

Plant biotechnology offers important opportunities for agriculture, horticulture, and the pharmaceutical and food industry by generating transgenic varieties with altered properties. This is likely to change farming practice and reduce the potential negative impact of plant production on the environment. This volume shows the worldwide advances and potential benefits of plant genetic engineering focusing on the third millennium.
The authors discuss the production of transgenic plants resistant to biotic and abiotic stress, the improvement of plant qualities, the use of transgenic plants as bioreactors, and the use of plant genomics for genetic improvement and gene cloning. Unique to this book is the integrative point of view taken between plant genetic engineering and socioeconomic and environmental issues. Considerations of regulatory processes to release genetically modified plants, as well as the public acceptance of the transgenic plants are also discussed.
This book will be welcomed by biotechnologists, researchers and students alike working in the biological sciences. It should also prove useful to everyone dedicated to the study of the socioeconomic and environmental impact of the new technologies, while providing recent scientific information on the progress and perspectives of the production of genetically modified plants.


The work is dedicated to Professor Marc van Montagu.

Biology of Brassica Coenospecies (Hardcover, 1st ed): C.Gomez- Campo Biology of Brassica Coenospecies (Hardcover, 1st ed)
C.Gomez- Campo
R6,181 Discovery Miles 61 810 Within 7 - 15 working days

"Brassica" crop species and their allies ("Raphanus, Sinapis, Eruca, " etc.) are important sources of edible roots, stems, leaves, buds and inflorescences, as well as of edible or industrial oils, condiments and forage. Many well known names of plants or plant products, such as kale, cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohl-rabi, Chinese cabbage, turnip, rape, rutabaga, swede, colza or rapeseed, canola, mustard, rocket, etc. are directly associated to this botanical group.
The scientific interest for this botanical group has run parallel to its economical importance, and research achievements in our days would have certainly appeared unimaginable only two decades ago. As the end of the millenium approaches, entirely new fields (transformation, somatic fusion, etc.) have been added to the classical ones. Thus, nobody can doubt the opportuneness of this book, which combines and presents both the basic and applied biological aspects of the Brassica species.

Checklist for Sustainable Landscape Management: Landscape and Nature Production Capacity of Organic/sustainable Types of... Checklist for Sustainable Landscape Management: Landscape and Nature Production Capacity of Organic/sustainable Types of Agriculture (Hardcover)
J.D.Van Mansvelt, M.J. van der Lubbe
R3,360 Discovery Miles 33 600 Within 7 - 15 working days

This work is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, widely-calibrated checklist for EU sustainable landscape management, which is intended to serve both as an analytical tool of reference as well as a design tool for local, regional and European policy making on sustainable developments.

The tool has been developed out of a multidisciplinary study in EU countries which was designed to find out what would be the overall requirements for a sustainable management of the landscape of rural areas. Could these stipulations be brought together in a comprehensive system with sufficient consistency to comply with the notion that the landscape is an entity, which should be managed accordingly? Cooperation of the scientific experts with those involved in the practical side, and alternating plenary reporting with subgroup visits to farms in the rural landscapes of the participants' countries, allowed for the development of some truly interdisciplinary teamwork. Organic agriculture has been included to find out how organic agriculture contributes to the rural landscape.

Molecular Biology, Vol.10b (Hardcover): P.M. Dey, Jeffrey B. Harborne Molecular Biology, Vol.10b (Hardcover)
P.M. Dey, Jeffrey B. Harborne; Volume editing by J. Bryant
R1,966 Discovery Miles 19 660 Within 7 - 15 working days

Methods in Plant Biochemistry is an authoritative reference on current techniques in the various fields of plant biochemical research. Under the expert guidance of guest editors, each volume provides comprehensive, practical information on the assay and analytical techniques appropriate for a particular family of plant compounds. The series emphasizes techniques and laboratory procedures. No plant biochemical laboratory can afford to be without this comprehensive and up-to-date reference.

Stable Isotopes and Plant Carbon-Water Relations (Hardcover): Bernard Saugier Stable Isotopes and Plant Carbon-Water Relations (Hardcover)
Bernard Saugier; Volume editing by James Ehleringer, Anthony E. Hall, Graham D Farquhar
R3,976 Discovery Miles 39 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

This 33-chapter volume presents a critical examination of the importance of stable isotopes in understanding key plant metabolic processes.
Key Features
* Carbon isotope analyses for estimates of plant water use and metabolism
* Integrated estimates of stress impacts and life history in ecological systems
* Hydrogen and oxygen isotope analyses for evaluating water sources and transpiration
* Use of stable isotopes in scaling from leaf to global levels
* Sections include:
* History and Theoretical Considerations
* Ecological Aspects of Carbon Isotope Variation
* Agricultural Aspects of Carbon Isotope Variation
* Genetics and Isotopic Variation
* Water Relations and Isotopic Composition

Wood Chemistry - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Eero Sjostrom Wood Chemistry - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Eero Sjostrom
R2,884 Discovery Miles 28 840 Within 7 - 15 working days

Wood Chemistry, Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition, examines the basic principles of wood chemistry and its potential applications to pulping and papermaking, wood and wood waste utilization, pulping by-products for production of chemicals and energy, and biomass conversion.

Natural Rubber - Biology, Cultivation and Technology (Hardcover): M.R. Sethuraj, Ninan T. Mathew Natural Rubber - Biology, Cultivation and Technology (Hardcover)
M.R. Sethuraj, Ninan T. Mathew
R7,495 Discovery Miles 74 950 Within 7 - 15 working days

No other book on natural rubber covers such a broad spectrum of subjects as this unique publication. Subjects related to the biology, cultivation and technology of natural rubber are dealt with, along with such important aspects as its history, production and processing, through to its sophisticated engineering applications. Every chapter follows a monograph style of presentation, with comprehensive citations and depth of treatment. Contributions from highly experienced, and still active, renowned scientists reflect the truly international effort to the development of this commodity. In addition to the wealth of information presented, most of the chapters contain elaborate lists of earlier contributions in the respective fields; one chapter each has been included on rubber wood, ancillary products and guayule.

Integrated Resource Management - Agroforestry for Development (Hardcover): Charles V. Kidd, David Pimentel Integrated Resource Management - Agroforestry for Development (Hardcover)
Charles V. Kidd, David Pimentel
R3,855 Discovery Miles 38 550 Within 7 - 15 working days

The benefits of agriculture's Green Revolution, characterized by high energy input, mechanization, fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation, are not available to millions in the developing world. The possible alternatives employing low energy input, smallness of scale, intensive use of labour and long term sustainability are the subject of this book.;The book includes overviews of current agricultural production systems and alternatives; demographics, mortality and population growth; soils, erosion and water availability; sustainable integrated agroforestry systems and behavioural adaptations.;It also explains why a quality environment is essential for future agricultural and economic development, proves that integrated resource management leads to sustainable and productive agriculture for development, shows that certain agroforestry techniques conserve soil, water, energy and biological resources while increasing food and fuel supplies and addresses the need for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and training to implement sound resource management policies and programmes.

Terpenoids (Hardcover): P.M. Dey, Jeffrey B. Harborne Terpenoids (Hardcover)
P.M. Dey, Jeffrey B. Harborne; Volume editing by D.V. Banthorpe
R4,189 Discovery Miles 41 890 Within 7 - 15 working days

The series, Methods in Plant Biochemistry, provides an authoritative reference on current techniques in the various fields of plant biochemical research. Each volume in the series will, under the expert guidance of a guest editor, deal with a particular group of plant compounds. Each will describe the historical background and current, most useful methods of analysis. The volumes include detailed discussions of the protocols and suitability of each technique. Case treatments, diagrams, chemical structures, reference data, and properties will be featured along with a full list of references to the specialist literature.
Conceived as a practical companion to The Biochemistry of Plants, edited by P.K. Stumpf and E.E. Conn, no plant biochemical laboratory can afford to be without this comprehensive and up-to-date reference source.
Key Features
* Each volume in the series deals with the analysis of a group of plant compounds
* Contains authoritative and detailed practical instructions and recipes for analytical techniques

Response of Plants to Multiple Stresses (Hardcover): William E. Winner, Eva J. Pell Response of Plants to Multiple Stresses (Hardcover)
William E. Winner, Eva J. Pell; Series edited by Jacques Roy
R3,876 Discovery Miles 38 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book presents a whole-plant perspective on plant integrated responses to multiple stresses, including an analysis of how plants have evolved growth forms and phenological responses to cope with changing stress patterns in natural environments.
Key Features
* Explores stress responses at both the structural and process levels
* Outlines structural, phenological, and physiological responses that optimize production under multiple stresses
* Combines physiological and evolutionary perspectives

Statistical Analysis of Regional Yield Trials - AMMI Analysis of Factorial Designs (Hardcover): Hugh G. Gauch Statistical Analysis of Regional Yield Trials - AMMI Analysis of Factorial Designs (Hardcover)
Hugh G. Gauch
R5,013 Discovery Miles 50 130 Special order

During the last few years, many journal articles have shown the usefulness of the Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interaction (AMMI) model for analyzing regional yield trials. AMMI helps agronomists and breeders in several ways: to understand or model complex data sets, especially the interactions; to estimate yields more accurately, even with less data; to make better selections; and to design more efficient yield-trial experiments.

This book is the first systematic treatment of these topics, collecting concepts from the scattered literature and also presenting many new results. Although agricultural applications are emphasized here, AMMI is applicable to two-way data tables containing one kind of data, either replicated or not, so AMMI appears in many areas of science and technology.

The volume's first seven chapters review the agricultural and statistical principles and the final chapter indicates the difference that AMMI can make for agricultural research and world food supplies. This book will be of great value to agricultural scientists throughout the world, enabling them to learn more from their data and thereby make greater progress.

Vertisols and Technologies for Their Management (Hardcover): Nahmad, Ahmet R. Mermur Vertisols and Technologies for Their Management (Hardcover)
Nahmad, Ahmet R. Mermur
R6,605 Discovery Miles 66 050 Special order

Vertisols, one of the eleven established soil orders, are clay soils with unusual and interesting properties. They cover more than 350 million hectares of land in the world and in tropical Africa alone there are over 100 million hectares. Because of their very small particle size and high surface area, these soils have higher physical and chemical reactivity than other soils. Their interaction with agrochemicals/industrial wastes, has been, increasingly, the subject of research especially in the last two decades. Vertisols create special problems when used for engineering purposes.

This book is intended to provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art information about Vertisols worldwide. Special attention is given to the use and management of soils such as fertilizer use, crop selection, soil tillage, water restriction on land including irrigation, and soil erosion. A special chapter has been added to deal with geotechnical engineering of Vertisols.

Vertisols have great potential for agricultural production but many, especially in the developing world, are underutilized due to a lack of understanding regarding their behaviour and management.

This book is written by leading scientists worldwide. It is expected that this monograph will be of great use to soil scientists and agronomists, graduate and senior graduate students.

Improvement of their management may solve the current food deficiency in the world.

Ecological and Silvicultural Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management (Hardcover, 1st ed): Takao Fujimori Ecological and Silvicultural Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Takao Fujimori
R3,332 Discovery Miles 33 320 Special order

Recognizing the increased interest in forest management world wide, this book addresses the current knowledge gap by defining sustainable forest management, clarifying methods by which ecological knowledge can be applied and how traditional silvicultural methods can be improved.


Sustainable forest management involves the enhancement of various aspects of forest functions such as conservation of biodiversity, conservation of soil and water resources, contribution to the global carbon cycle as well as wood production. To establish ecological and silvicultural theories to enhance these functions harmoniously, recognizing the relationship between stand structures and their functions is essential.


This volume presents target stand structures for aimed forest functions in relation to stand development stages, as well as ecological and silvicultural methods to lead and maintain them. Ecological and silvicultural strategies are discussed, both on stand and landscape levels, and from local to international levels in temperate and boreal forest zones.

Biotic Indicators for Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover): W. Buchs Biotic Indicators for Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover)
W. Buchs
R4,274 Discovery Miles 42 740 Special order

This volume highlights aspects and approaches to questions on the development and findings of biotic indicator (systems), considering the complex problems of conversion into practice. Biotic indication in relation to sustainable land use and biodiversity is discussed from many angles.


Covered in this volume are the following topics:



  • Political requirements and statements on biotic agri-environmental indicators;

  • Requirements regarding agri-environmental indicators from a scientific as well as an applied point of view;

  • Scientific reviews and critical discussions of "state of the art" knowledge regarding several kinds of agri-environmental indicators for biodiversity and/or sustainable agriculture;

  • Original experiments on certain aspects regarding indication of biodiversity in agroecosystems;

  • Practical experience with the application and suitability of agri-environmental indicators (as far as they are already established);

  • Conceptions and models to show the economic effects and possibilities of practical application of such indicators.

Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways (Hardcover): Norman G. Lewis Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways (Hardcover)
Norman G. Lewis; Volume editing by Hans J. Bohnert, Henry T. Nguyen
R2,685 Discovery Miles 26 850 Special order

The increased knowledge about the structure of genomes in a number of species, about the complexity of transcriptomes, and the rapid growth in knowledge about mutant phenotypes have set off the large scale use of transgenes to answer basic biological questions, and to generate new crops and novel products. This volume includes twelve chapters, which to variable degrees describe the use of transgenic plants to explore possibilities and approaches for the modification of plant metabolism, adaptation or development. The interests of the authors range from tool development, to basic biochemical know-how about the engineering of enzymes, to exploring avenues for the modification of complex multigenic pathways, and include several examples for the engineering of specific pathways in different organs and developmental stages.
* Prologue by Paul K. Stumpf and Eric E. Conn
* Incorporates new concepts and insights in plant biochemistry and biology
* Provides a conceptual framework regarding the challenges faced in engineering pathways
* Discusses potential in engineering of metabolic end-products that are of vast economical importance, including genetic engineering of cellulose, seed storage proteins, and edible and industrial oils

Conservation Biological Control (Hardcover): Pedro Barbosa Conservation Biological Control (Hardcover)
Pedro Barbosa
R2,068 Discovery Miles 20 680 Special order

This volume is a comprehensive treatment of how the principles of ecology and conservation biology can be used to maximize biological control. Conservation Biological Control presents various means to modify or manipulate the environment to enhance the activities of natural enemies of pests. It establishes a conceptual link between ecology and the agricultural use of agents for biological control, and discusses both theoretical issues as well as practical management concerns. Certain to be interesting to ecologists and entomologists, this volume will also appeal to scientists, faculty, researchers and students interested in pest management, horticulture, plant sciences, and agriculture.
Key Features
* Contains chapters by an international team of leading authorities
* Establishes a conceptual link between ecology and the agricultural use of agents for biological control
* Discusses both theoretical issues as well as practical management concerns
* Provides specific examples of how conservation principles are used to maximize the biological control of pests

Chromosome Engineering in Plants - Genetics, Breeding, Evolution (Hardcover): P.K. Gupta, T. Tsuchiya Chromosome Engineering in Plants - Genetics, Breeding, Evolution (Hardcover)
P.K. Gupta, T. Tsuchiya
R6,616 Discovery Miles 66 160 Special order

This two-volume work surveys the entire range of general aspects of chromosome research on plants. This first volume is divided into two sections. Section A consists of 11 chapters covering the entire range of general aspects of chromosome research in plants (including a chapter on genetic engineering in crop improvement). Section B is devoted to cytogenetics of cereals and millets (wheat, rye, barley, triticale, oats, maize, rice, pearl millet, and minor millets). More than one chapter is devoted to the same crop to give a detailed treatment of chromosome research (including molecular biology) in these crops.

The second volume deals with cytogenetics of plant materials including legumes, vegetable and oil crops, sugar crops, forage crops, fibre crops, medicinal crops and ornamentals. This work will be useful both as a reference work and a teaching aid to satisfy a wide range of workers. Every chapter has been written by an expert who has been involved in chromosome research on a particular plant material for many years.

Agroecological Economics - Sustainability and Biodiversity (Paperback): Paul A. Wojtkowski Agroecological Economics - Sustainability and Biodiversity (Paperback)
Paul A. Wojtkowski
R1,156 Discovery Miles 11 560 Special order

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. Agroecological economics, a subsection of agricultural economics, evaluates the ecological consequences of agricultural methods on the economic scale. Agroecological economics considers green engineering as a means of measurement.
As the environmental movement unfolds, the importance of biodiversity and long-term sustainability are indisputable. Progress depends on determining the economic viability of terrestrial agroecosystems. What is lacking is the analysis needed to bring biodiverse and sustainable systems to fruition. Agroecological Economics analyzes the current topics that must be addressed in order to provide sustainable agricultural systems. It explains the economics of land-use ecology with emphasis on changing over from a conventional model of agriculture to environmentally- and ecologically-friendly models and the financial incentives that are important to these practices.
* Analyzes agricultural solutions with economic testing
* Includes a complete analysis of recent biodiversity-based research with valuable new economic methodologies
* Provides various applications to mitigate the problems which have economic and ecological effects on agroecosystems
* Offers applications of ecologically-sound land-use practices in production and manufacturing

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