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Items in Agriculture that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Engineering nitrogen utilization in crop plants Ashok Shrawat, Adel Zayed, David A. Lightfoot, editors
    S592.6.N5

  • Ornamental crops / Johan Van Huylenbroeck, editor
    SB406.8

  • In silico approach for sustainable agriculture / Devendra K. Choudhary, Manoj Kumar, Ram Prasad, Vivek Kumar, editors
    S494.5.S86

  • Ultrasound technology in dairy processing / Jayani Chandrapala, Bogdan Zisu
    SF250.5

  • Legumes for soil health and sustainable management / Ram Swaroop Meena, Anup Das, Gulab Singh Yadav, Rattan Lal, editors
    SB317.L43

  • Lumpy skin disease / Eeva S.M. Tuppurainen, Shawn Babiuk, Eyal Klement
    SF967.L8

  • From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South: The Quest for Naturbanity / Frédéric Landy, editor
    SB484.D44

  • Introduction to agricultural engineering technology : a problem solving approach / Harry L. Field, John M. Long
    S675

  • Biotechnologies of crop improvement. Satabir Singh Gosal, Shabir Hussain Wani, editors
    SB106.B56

  • Role of rhizospheric microbes in soil. Vijay Singh Meena, editor
    S494.5.S86

  • Advances in Seed Priming edited by Amitava Rakshit, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    SB117

  • Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants edited by Sharad Vats
    S494.5.B563

  • Step wise protocols for somatic embryogenesis of important woody plants. Shri Mohan Jain, Pramod Gupta, editors
    SD403.5

  • Asian beekeeping in the 21st century / Panuwan Chantawannakul, Geoffrey Williams, Peter Neumann, editors
    SF531.A78

  • Insights into Chinese agriculture / Yunhua Zhang ; [translated by Curtis Evans]
    S 471 C6 Z4 2018eb

  • Micro irrigation management : technological advances and their applications / edited by Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, Senior Editor-in-Chief
    S 619 T74M525 2017

    Micro Irrigation Management: Technological Advances and Their Applications, the fifth book in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, is a valuable reference volume on micro irrigation and water management for professional training institutes, technical agricultural centers, irrigation centers, agricultural extension service, and other agencies who work with micro irrigation programs. With an international focus, this new book focuses on applications of solar energy in micro irrigation and other important technological advances. It includes case studies and illustrative examples on drip irrigation design.


  • Fundamentals of laboratory animal science / edited by Enqi Liu and Jianglin Fan
    SF 996.5 F86 2017

    Laboratory animals are becoming increasingly important for biomedical research. It is said that approximately 70% of biomedical research is associated with the use of experimental animals. Laboratory animal research not only expands our knowledge of science, but also greatly improves human and animal health. The field of laboratory animal science is ever-growing and changing as new experimental techniques are developed and new animal models are created.

    It is essential to know not only the biological features of each laboratory animal but also how to use and care for them responsibly in order to perform high-quality experiments. Courses in beginning Laboratory Animal Science are starting to be offered in many universities throughout the world. However, a practical introductory textbook that contains state-of-the-art techniques is still lacking.

    Fundamentals of Laboratory Animal Science provides comprehensive information on the principles and practices of using laboratory animals for biomedical research. Each individual chapter focuses on a key sub-discipline of laboratory animal science: animal welfare and best humane care practices in the laboratory; the quality control of laboratory animals; the anatomy, physiology, and husbandry of commonly used species; the principles of creating and using animal models for studying human diseases; practical techniques used for laboratory animal experiments; experimental design; and animal experimentation management. Knowledge of this broad spectrum of concepts and skills will ensure research goes smoothly while greatly reducing animal pain and distress.

    Well-illustrated and thoroughly referenced, this book will serve not only as a standard textbook but also as a handy guide for veterinarians, researchers, animal care staff, administrators, and other professionals who are involved in laboratory animal science.


  • Soil management of smallholder agriculture / edited by Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; B.A. Stewart, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, USA
    S 599.9 T73S65 2015

    Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers' lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic stresses. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture explores the potential smallholder agriculture hold for advancing global food security and outlines the challenges to achieving this goal.

    The book addresses the challenges and opportunities that resource-poor and small landholders face and provides recommended management practices to alleviate soil-related constraints, and increase and sustain crop yield and production. It discusses the cultural, economic, social, and technological aspects of sustainable soil management for smallholder farmers. It then examines soil-related and institutional constraints, principles of sustainable agriculture, soil quality improvement, nutrient and soil fertility management, soil carbon sequestration, soil security, efficient use of resources, and agronomic production.

    Edited by experts, the book makes the case for the adoption of proven technologies of sustainable intensification, producing more from less, both for advancing agronomic production and adapting to changing climate. It outlines a strategy that will usher in a soil-based Green Revolution by increasing the use efficiency of energy-based inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation to restore soil quality, and sequestering carbon in the terrestrial ecosystems. This strategy helps small farms narrow the gap between the actual and attainable crop yield.


  • Management of wheat and barley diseases / editor: Devendra Pal Singh, PhD, MBA
    SB 608 W5M328 2017

    Both wheat and barley are two of the most important food and industrial crops in the world. Wheat and barley cultivation has experienced changes in practices due to factors such as methods of conservation agriculture, cropping systems, wheat varieties, changes in weather patterns, and international trade, necessitating new and different approaches for the successful management of emerging diseases and new pathotypes of pathogens. This valuable volume explores a multitude of new approaches and techniques for the effective management of emerging wheat diseases.

    This new volume presents the latest literature on management technology of diseases that affect the production of wheat and are capable of reducing grain yields as well as grain quality. These diseases include rusts, smuts, other foliar diseases such as blight, spots, blotch, powdery mildew, bunts, etc., as well as diseases such as Karnal bunt of wheat, which is of importance to international trade.

    This book will be highly valuable to researchers, students, teachers, farmers, seed growers, traders, and other stakeholders dealing with wheat and barley. It also advances our knowledge in the field of plant pathology, plant breeding, and plant biotechnology, agronomy, and grain quality and pesticide industries. The book will serve as a reference on disease management technologies for the containment of losses in wheat and barley yields and will assist in maintaining wheat quality, reducing the cost of cultivation, increasing yield, and thus in helping to ensuring food security on a global level.


  • Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes / editors, Handa, Avdar
    SB 349 M388 2017

  • Genetics, genomics and breeding of berries / editors, Kevin M. Folta, Chittaranjan Kole
    SB 381 G464 2011

    Recent interest in the health-related, culinary, and biological properties of berries is stimulating new initiatives in berry breeding and production. Breakthroughs in molecular technologies allow genomics-enabled approaches to augment research efforts. This volume documents the basic botany and culture of four major berry crops and follows the scientific milestones that have ushered these systems into the modern genomics era. Leading researchers in each crop system detail the recent findings in genetics, genomics, and breeding that seek to improve sustainable cultivation, fruit quality, and availability.


  • Sustainable micro irrigation : principles and practices / edited by Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
    S 619 T74S87 2015

    This new book, Principles and Practices of Sustainable Micro Irrigation, is the first in the new series on micro irrigation, which offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. Written by experienced scientists from various parts of the world, the chapters in this book offer basic principles, knowledge, and techniques of micro irrigation management, which are essential in designing, developing, and evaluating an agricultural irrigation management system. The methods and techniques have worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture.

    The book includes coverage of many important topics in the field, including:

    * An historical review of micro irrigation

    * The current global status of the field and its potential

    * Basic principles and applications

    * New research on chemigation and fertigation

    * Technologies for specific crops, such as sugar cane

    * Irrigation software for micro irrigation design

    * Affordable and low-cost micro irrigation solutions for small farms and farms in developing countries

    * Micro irrigation design using Hydrocalc software

    This book is a must for those interested in irrigation planning and management, namely, researchers, scientists, educators, and students.


  • Managing energy, nutrients, and pests in organic field crops / edited by Ralph C. Martin and Rod MacRae
    S 605.5 M3225 2014

    The use of organic management practices in field cropping continues to rise globally, and these methods have proven to be a viable way to produce food with reduced resource use and environmental damage. Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Crops challenges the popular misconception that organic systems are weak at managing energy, nutrients, and pests and shows how innovative farm designs can enhance organic performance. It provides information for assessing the current state of knowledge on organic field cropping and for making the systems more viable.

    Each chapter summarizes the latest data from a wide range of sources, creating a comprehensive and coherent picture of the issues and integrating agronomic, economic, and policy aspects. Many chapters also include recent research from the authors. Section I, Soil Health, examines the importance of phosphorus balance, soil fertility, and tillage reduction. Section II, Pest Management, focuses on integrated weed management and long-term approaches to insect management.

    Section III, Integrating Approaches, addresses multiple field cropping challenges. Chapters cover the oldest organic rotational trials in Canada, the issue of using cereals bred for conventional systems and more targeted organic cereal breeding strategies, and case studies of a broad spectrum of farming experiences that explore the broader social and ecological landscape. The final section, Economics, Energy, and Policy, examines environmental issues not previously addressed in the text as well as consumer, economic, and rural community matters. It also presents a reprint of an article that describes policies and programs (and their costs) needed to advance adoption of organic farming in Ontario. The text wraps up with key conclusions and a discussion of overarching themes for the book, summarizing the strengths of the available tool box for organic producers and the challenges that remain.


  • Pathobiology of marine mammal diseases. by Howard
    SF997

  • Surimi and surimi seafood / edited by Jae W. Park
    SH 336 S94S96 2014

    Originating in Japan in the twelfth century, surimi is refined fish myofibrillar proteins produced through various processes. The development of the surimi product crabstick in Japan in the 1970s played a major role in globalizing surimi and expanding surimi seafood consumption to the United States, Europe, and Russia. Commercial surimi production has also changed significantly. Surimi and Surimi Seafood, Third Edition covers the resources, production, technology, and nutrition of surimi and surimi seafood. Like the previous editions, this reference serves as a global surimi and surimi seafood industry guide.

    Revised and expanded, this new edition adds the most up-to-date information on the science of surimi and surimi seafood, with an increase from 17 to 23 chapters coauthored by 63 scientists and industry leaders. Presenting broader, more in-depth content, highlights include historical reviews of the surimi technology and industry, comminution technology and application, coproduct utilization, and nutrition and health benefits. The text examines topics related to surimi and fish proteins, including gelation chemistry, proteolytic enzymes, and stabilization of proteins.

    This edition covers the production of various surimi seafood products: seafood paste, crabsticks, kamaboko, chikuwa, tempura, fish balls, and fish sausage. It discusses quality and production aspects, such as waste management, microbiology and pasteurization, ingredient technology, color measurement and colorants, seafood flavors, and sensory science applications. It also contains a chapter on research and development that can serve as a tool for insights on new product development.


  • Diseases of annual edible oilseed crops / author, S.J. Kolte, Ph.D., Senior Research Officer/Project Leader (Oilseeds Pathology), Department of Plant Pathology, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, District N
    SB 608 O3K65 2018

  • Onions and allied crops. by H.D. Rabinowitch
    SB341

  • Australian native plants : cultivation and uses in the health and food industries / edited by Yasmina Sultanbawa, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, Fazal Sultanbawa, Agrichem (Pty) Ltd., Yatala, Queensland, Australia
    SB 439.26 A8A97 2016

    Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industriesprovides a comprehensive overview of native food crops commercially grown in Australia that possess nutritional and health properties largely unknown on a global basis. These native foods have been consumed traditionally, have a unique flavor diversity, offer significant health promoting effects, and contain useful functional properties. Australian native plant foods have also been identified for their promising antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that have considerable commercial potential.

    This book is divided into three parts: The first part reviews the cultivation and production of many Australian native plants (ANP), including Anise Myrtle, Bush Tomato, Desert Raisin, Davidson's Plum, Desert Limes, Australian Finger Lime, Kakadu Plum, Lemon Aspen, Lemon Myrtle, Muntries, Native Pepper, Quandong, Riberry, and Wattle Seed. It then examines the food and health applications of ANP and discusses alternative medicines based on aboriginal traditional knowledge and culture, nutritional characteristics, and bioactive compounds in ANP. In addition, it reviews the anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties of ANP and discusses food preservation, antimicrobial activity of ANP, and unique flavors from Australian native plants.

    The third section covers the commercial applications of ANP. It focuses on native Australian plant extracts and cosmetic applications, processing of native plant foods and ingredients, quality changes during packaging, and storage of Australian native herbs. The final few chapters look into the importance of value chains that connect producers and consumers of native plant foods, new market opportunities for Australian indigenous food plants, and the safety of using native foods as ingredients in the health and food sectors.


  • Transport & fate of chemicals in soils : principles & applications / H. Magdi Selim
    S 594 S458 2015

    During the last four decades, tremendous advances have been made towards the understanding of transport characteristics of contaminants in soils, solutes, and tracers in geological media. Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of the subject complete with supporting examples of mathematical models that describe contaminants reactivity and transport in soils and aquifers. This approach makes it a practical guide for designing experiments and collecting data that focus on characterizing retention as well as release kinetic reactions in soils and contaminant transport experiments in the laboratory, greenhouse), and in the field.

    The book provides the basic framework of the principals governing the sorption and transport of chemicalsin soils. It focuses on physical processes such as fractured media, multiregion, multiple porosities, and heterogeneity and effect of scale as well as chemical processes such as nonlinear kinetics, release and desorption hysteresis, multisite and multireaction reactions, and competitive-type reactions. The coverage also includes details of sorption behavior of chemicals with soil matrix surfaces as well the integration of sorption characteristics with mechanisms that govern solute transport in soils. The discussions of applications of the principles of sorption and transport are not restricted to contaminants, but also include nitrogen, phosphorus, and trace elements including essential micronutrients, heavy metals, military explosives, pesticides, and radionuclides.

    Written in a very clear and easy-to-follow language by a pioneer in soil science, this book details the basic framework of the physical and chemical processes governing the transport of contaminants, trace elements, and heavy metals in soils. Highly practical, it includes laboratory methods, examples, and empirical formulations. The approach taken by the author gives you not only the fundamentals of understanding of reactive chemicals retention and their transport in soils and aquifers, but practical guidance you can put to immediate use in designing experiments and collecting data.


  • Legislation, technology and practice of mine land reclamation : proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014 / editor, Zhenqi Hu, Institute of Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China
    S 621.5 M48B45 2014

    Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamationcontains the proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014).

    The contributions cover a wide range of topics:
    - Monitoring, prediction and assessment of environmental damage in mining areas
    - Subsidence land reclamation and ecological restoration
    - Soil, vegetation and biological diversity
    - Mining methods and measures for minimization of land and environmental damage
    - Solid wastes and AMD treatment
    - Contaminated land remediation
    - Land reclamation and ecological restoration policies and management
    - Surface mined land reclamation and ecological restoration
    - Case study on mining reclamation and ecological restoration

    Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamationwill be of interest to engineers, scientists, consultants, government officials and students involved in environmental engineering, soil science, ecology, forestry, mining, and land reclamation and ecological restoration in mining areas.


  • Pedodiversity / editors, Juan Jose Ibanez, James Bockheim
    S 592.16 P43 2013

    Soil diversity (pedodiversity) is part of our natural and cultural heritage. The preservation of the pedosphere is essential for the protection of the biosphere and the Earth's systems, the regulation of climate, and for world food security. In this book, reputed international experts discuss the state of the art of pedodiversity analysis--analyzing the relationships among biodiversity, pedodiversity, landform diversity, lithodiversity, and land use diversity. The first of its kind, the book is intended to be a combined handbook, historical account of pedodiversity research, and essay on its future challenges.


  • Energy in agroecosystems : a tool for assessing sustainability / Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
    S 494.5 E5E54 2017

    Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book provide a methodological guide to assess energy efficiency and sustainability from an eco-energetic point of view.

    Case studies from both Europe and America, which are representative of today's most used scales of analysis (crop, farm, local or national) and the different farm management practices (traditional, industrialized, and contemporary organic), apply this methodology This book will be of primary interest to researchers, practitioners, and students working in the areas of agroecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental science, energy analysis, natural resources management, rural development and international development.


  • Pain management in small animal medicine / Steven M. Fox, MS, DVM, MBA, PhD, Surgical Specialist, New Zealand VMA, Independent Consultant, Clive, Iowa USA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Adj
    SF 910 P34F69 2014

    Pain Management in Small Animal Medicinedescribes and clearly illustrates the difficulties and choices facing veterinarians in identifying and treating pain, in addition to providing an account of the neurobiological mechanisms responsible for the pain.

    Expanded from the author's previous work, Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine , this volume uses the original text to illustrate the core theme of "mechanism base" and expands the text considerably with the inclusion of areas beyond chronic pain.

    Topics include:

    Pain assessment in small animal medicine The functional physiology of pain The use of pharmacologics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Nutraceutical mechanisms and therapy Management of pain related to canine osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal disease, and cancer Pain management features unique to cats

    Emphasizing the latest evidence and contemporary understanding of "why" and "how" to treat pain, the book will enable veterinary healthcare professionals as well as those in training, education, and research to develop a greater depth of knowledge in mechanisms of pain and potential targets for treatment-- thereby raising the standard of care for pain management.


  • Cannabis : a complete guide / Ernest Small, Agriculture and Agri-food Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    SB 295 C35S63 2017

    Cannabis sativais best known as the source of marijuana, the world's most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research, technological applications, and business investment. Indeed, despite its capacity for harm as a recreational drug, cannabis has phenomenal potential for providing new products to benefit society and for generating extensive employment and huge profits. Misguided policies, until recently, have prevented legitimate research on the beneficial properties of cannabis, but there is now an explosion of societal, scientific, and political support to reappraise and remove some of the barriers to usage. Unfortunately, there is also a corresponding dearth of objective analysis. Towards redressing the limitation of information, Cannabis: A Complete Guide is a comprehensive reference summarizing botanical, business, chemical, ecological, genetic, historical, horticultural, legal, and medical considerations that are critical for the wise advancement and management of cannabis in its various forms.

    This book documents both the risks and benefits of what is indisputably one of the world's most important species. The conflicting claims for medicinal virtues and toxicological vices are examined, based mainly on the most recent authoritative scientific reviews. The attempt is made consistently to reflect majority scientific opinion, although many aspects of cannabis are controversial. Aside from the relevance to specialists, the general public should find the presentation attractive because of the huge interest today in marijuana. Unfortunately, society has become so specialized and compartmentalized that most people have limited appreciation of the importance of science to their lives, except when a topic like marijuana becomes sensationalized. This review of cannabis can serve as a vehicle for public education in the realm of science and technology. Indeed, towards the goal of disseminating the important information in this book to a wide audience, the presentation is user-friendly, concise, and well-illustrated in the hope that non-specialists will find the topics both informative and entertaining.


  • The racehorse : a veterinary manual / Peter H.L. Ramzan, BVSc(Sydney), MRCVS, Rossdales Veterinary Practice, Beaufort Cottage Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
    SF 951 R36 2014

    Written by one of the UK's leading equine veterinary practitioners, this textbook is dedicated wholly to the veterinary management of the racehorse. The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual brings together all the major orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic conditions likely to be encountered in racehorse practice and concisely details state-of-the-art 'best practice' for diagnosis and management. The book spans the full range of fields relevant to the clinician, including topics as diverse as rehabilitation, respiratory medicine, exercise physiology, pre-purchase and 'herd health.'

    Well-illustrated and comprehensive, it succeeds in being both practical and firmly evidence based, making it an invaluable resource for clinicians worldwide as well as a useful reference work for many non-veterinarians in the racing industry.


  • Spon's landscape and external works price book : 2015 / edited by AECOM ; in association with LandPro Ltd Landscape Surveyors
    SB 472.565 S66 2015

    This year's book has a strong approximate estimates section, with most measured works items also presented as composite items.

    Now in its 34th edition, Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2015 offers the only comprehensive source of information for detailed external works and landscape costs. It covers all the items to be found in hard and soft landscape contracts, and forms an indispensable reference book for quantity surveyors, landscape architects, contractors and local authority managers - essential for compiling estimates, specifications, bills of quantities and works schedules - no matter what the size of the project being undertaken.

    Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2015 edition until the end of December 2015. We now provide Spon's Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package , which replaces the estimating software and ebook of recent years.

    The book now uses a combination of NRM1 and NRM2 as the measurement standards. This edition includes the following new and significantly developed items

    Further NRM format composites Suspended paving systems Precast walkways New Marshalls paving ranges Reconstituted stone bottle balustrades ...and now with a number of landscape cost models.

  • Cloning agricultural plants via in vitro techniques / editor, B.V. Conger, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    SB 123.6 C56 2018

  • Cold tolerance in rice cultivation / [editor:] P. Basuchaudhuri, M.Sc. (Ag), Ph.D., Formerly Senior Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
    SB 191 R5C64 2014

    Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population, yet cold temperatures during the cropping period cause a significant loss of yield. To cope with the world's increasing population, it is necessary to develop high yielding rice varieties that are tolerant to abiotic stress conditions, such as drought, salinity, and cold. This book provides a clear understanding of cold stress in rice in the hopes that it will provide insight to the subject for further research so that rice plants may be grown efficiently in cold regions with high productivity.


  • Fisheries management and conservation / [edited by] William Hunter III
    SH 328 F57 2011

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Fisheries management and conservation draws on science in order to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management often involves regulating when, where, how, and how much fishermen are allowed to harvest to ensure that there will be fish in the future. This work on fisheries management and conservation covers a broad array of chapters on this field of growing importance. It includes chapters on illegal fishing, recovery of endangered fish, effective management of fisheries, fish invasions in river systems, selection of fishing areas, conservation efforts, and more.


  • Phytopathology in plants / [edited by] Philip Stewart, Sabine Globig
    SB 731 P49 2011

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    This volume includes the latest research into the diseases that affect non-vascular plants. The chapters bring to light the most recent studies of pathogen identification, disease etiology, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance, how plant diseases affect humans and animals, pathosystem genetics, and management of plant diseases. The information provided here helps readers to stay current with this field's ongoing research and ever-developing knowledge base.


  • Halophytic and salt-tolerant feedstuffs : impacts on nutrition, physiology and reproduction of livestock / editors, Hassan M. El Shaer, Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt; Victor R. Squires, International Dryland Management Consultant, Adela
    SB 207 H35H35 2016

    Naturally occurring salt tolerant and halophytic plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs) have always been utilized by livestock as a supplement or drought reserve. Salt tolerant forage and fodder crops are now being planted over wide areas. Increasingly, large-scale production of fodder on formerly abandoned irrigated cropland has allowed salt tolerant and halophytic feedstuffs to be mainstreamed into the supply chain for feedlots.Feeding salty feeds to livestock has been evaluated in many countries with good outcomes especially as a way to improve livestock nutrition and productivity. Better ways have been devised to use these potentially valuable feed resources. These feedstuffs are best fed in mixed rations. Substituting conventional fodder with up to 30 percent of the diets comprising halophytic feedstuffs have proved most successful for ruminant livestock but special formulations have been devised for poultry and rabbits. There are big savings on the import of costly feedstuffs and benefits to livelihoods of those dependent on scattered, sparse and unreliable forage/fodder in the world's drylands that cover about 40 percent of the world's land surface.

    This book is written by leading authorities from many different countries. It reviews past and current work on the animal-oriented aspects of the utilization of feedstuffs derived from salt tolerant and halophytic plants. It brings to the reader (scientist, researcher, academics and their students, policy makers, and livestock operators) an up-to-date analysis of the important issues related to salt-rich feedstuffs (nutrition, productivity, and reproduction).


  • Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems / editors: Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
    S 623 P75 2013

    With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean could be doubled or tripled through adoption of technologies based on laws of sustainable soil management. Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems describes the application of these laws to enhance ecosystem services while restoring degraded soils and promoting sustainable use.

    With chapters contributed by world-class soil scientists, ecologists, and social scientists, this book outlines critical changes in management of agricultural soils necessary to achieve food security and meet the food demands of the present and projected future population. These changes include conversion to no-till and conservation agriculture; adoption of strategies of integrated nutrient management, water harvesting, and use of drip sub-irrigation; complex cropping/farming systems such as cover cropping and agroforestry; and use of nano-enhanced fertilizers.

    The book is based on the premise that it is not possible to extract more from a soil than what is put into it without degrading its quality. The strategy is to replace what is removed, respond wisely to what is changed, and be pro-active to what may happen because of natural and anthropogenic perturbations. The chapters, which exemplify these ideas, cover a range of topics including organic farming, soil fertility, crop-symbiotic soil microbiota, human-driven soil degradation, soil degradation and restoration, carbon sink capacity of soils, soil renewal and sustainability, and the marginality principle.


  • CRC handbook of agricultural productivity / Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., editor, Nutrition Advisor and Director, Interregional Research Staff, Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, Bethesda, Maryland
    S 494.5 P75C73 2018

  • Applications of furrow and micro irrigation in arid and semi-arid regions / edited by Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
    S 619 F87A67 2016

    Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, the fifth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, addresses the ever-challenging need for irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of the world, areas that are suffering from severe water shortages. These areas, such as Egypt, Tunisia, most of Africa, and parts of South America, Central America, and Australia, find it a struggle to grow crops sustainably with the water available.

    This important book emphasizes sustainable agriculture practices to promote increased water usage efficiency in dry areas for growing of crops. It presents a variety of research and studies on such topics as:

    * Meteorological instruments for water management

    * Buried micro irrigation laterals for soil water retention

    * Water vapor flux models

    * Performance of various crops grown under different irrigation methods

    * Scheduling of irrigation

    * Phyto-monitoring techniques

    This valuable book is a must for those finding it a challenge to maintain sustainable crop production in the midst of continuous water shortages in areas where water is not naturally plentiful. With contributions from authors with hands-on experience in the field, the book will be an invaluable reference and guide to effective micro irrigation methods.


  • Genetics, genomics and breeding of maize / editors, Ramakrishna Wusirika, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA ; Martin Bohn, Crop Science Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL USA ; J
    SB 191 M2G378 2015

    Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and pharmaceuticals is also highlighted. Current research trends, future research directions and challenges are discussed by a panel of experts from all over the world.


  • Genetics, genomics and breeding of grapes / editors, Anne-Francoise Adam-Blondon, Jose M. Martinez-Zapater, Chittaranjan Kole
    SB 398.3 G46 2011

    Grapevine is a highly valuable crop worldwide, both from a cultural as well as a commercial point of view. One of its major advantages is that it is well adapted to scarce water conditions. The main object of grapevine breeding is to develop varieties that are resistant to pathogens and at the same time well-adapted to a changing environment. Since the beginning of the 21stcentury, there has been a concerted effort by the international scientific community to develop genomic tools and resources for grapevine, culminating in its complete genome sequence. The book reviews these efforts and their usefulness for grapevine breeding and viticulture improvement.


  • Diseases of annual edible oilseed crops / author, S.J. Kolte, Ph.D., Senior Research Officer/Project Leader (Oilseeds Pathology), Department of Plant Pathology, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, District N
    SB 608 O3K65 2018

  • Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2 : Cultivation, pest and disease management
    SB 191 R5S273 2017

  • Management of small animal distal limb injuries / Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS, Janet Welch, DVM, DACVS, Robert L. Gillette, DVM, MSE
    SF 981 S93 2015
    Small Animal Distal Limb Injuries provide the small and mixed animal practitioner with a definitive but practical, step-by-step guide to the management of soft tissue, orthopedic and athletic injuries of the distal limbs in dogs and cats.

    Includes specific coverage of injuries that occur from the carpal/tarsal areas to the digits of dogs and cats. All wounds and injuries are covered and all commonly performed management and bandaging techniques are presented as step-by-step black and white line drawings supplemented by before and after photographs. Regional anatomy is presented for orientation. The work is intended to consolidate, in a single volume, all of the applied clinical information needed for the effective management of distal limb injuries and their reconstruction. This book contains medical and surgical guide lines which are not currently available in the veterinary literature. It spans four important areas of small animal practice (wound healing, bandaging, orthopedic trauma and injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons) which are of general interest to every practitioner. It contains up to date information regarding applicable drugs and is heavily illustrated. All three authors are very well known to the veterinary community and active on the meeting circuit.

    Of great use to undergraduate veterinary students in the latter years of study and to postgraduate students, as well as all small animal and mixed animal practitioners, trainers and others involved with athletic or working dogs.

  • Handbook of small animal imaging : preclinical imaging, therapy, and applications / edited by George C. Kagadis, Nancy L. Ford, Dimitrios Karnabatidis, George K. Loudos
    SF 757.8 H36 2016

    The use of small animal models in basic and preclinical sciences constitutes an integral part of testing new pharmaceutical agents prior to their application in clinical practice. New imaging and therapeutic approaches need to be tested and validated first in animals before application to humans.

    Handbook of Small Animal Imaging: Preclinical Imaging, Therapy, and Applicationscollects the latest information about various imaging and therapeutic technologies used in preclinical research into a single source. Useful to established researchers as well as newcomers to the field, this handbook shows readers how to exploit and integrate these imaging and treatment modalities and techniques into their own research.

    The book first presents introductory material on small animal imaging, therapy, and research ethics. It next covers ionizing radiation and nonionizing radiation methods in small animal imaging, hybrid imaging, and imaging agents. The book then addresses therapeutic research platforms and image quantification, explaining how to ensure accurate measurements of high-quality data. It concludes with an overview of many small animal imaging and therapy applications that demonstrate the strength of the techniques in biomedical fields.


  • Hobby hydroponics / Howard M. Resh
    SB 126.5 R46 2013

    Hydroponics as a hobby can provide enjoyment, stress relief, and the gratification of creating your own fresh, pesticide-free garden. The increased interest in hobby hydroponics over the last 30 years has created market demand and, therefore, widespread availability of small-scale hydroponic units. Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition is a guide to all aspects of home hydroponic culture and systems, providing the most up-to-date information on hobby hydroponic growing, including the numerous advancements in concepts, technology, and products since the first edition.

    The book presents an overview of typical hobby hydroponic units available, describing representative systems including water culture--for example, aeroponics and nutrient film technique (NFT)--and soilless culture, such as coco coir, perlite culture, and vertical plant towers. The author discusses culture practices and the tools necessary to care for plants and provide optimum growing conditions by regulating variables including lighting, temperature, and carbon dioxide, as well as monitoring pH and electrical conductivity. He also provides information on nutrients, natural pest control, and symptoms of pests and imbalances to assist growers in being aware of and controlling these issues. The book instructs readers on how to start plants, recommends crop varieties, and even describes how to construct some systems in lieu of buying them, for readers who choose to do so.

    New this edition:

    Discusses new hobby units and components including lights, CO2 generators, and testing equipment Updates available nutrients and new products such as mycorrhizae Includes many new photographs Provides up-to-date references, suppliers, and websites

    Making hydroponics accessible to everyone willing to learn and apply the knowledge, this book provides the information necessary to start, grow, and reap the rewards of having your own hydroponic crops.


  • Unsaturated soils : research & applications : proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014, Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014 / editors, N. Khalili, A.R. Russell & A. Khoshghalb, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    S 594 I58 2014

    Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications contains 247 papers presented at 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2014, Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014). The two volumes provide an overview of recent experimental and theoretical advances in a wide variety of topics related to unsaturated soil mechanics:

    - Unsaturated Soil Behavior
    - Experimentation
    - Modelling
    - Case Histories
    - Geotechnical Engineering Problems
    - Multidisciplinary and New Areas

    Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications presents a wealth of information, and is of interest to researchers and practising engineers in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

    These proceedings are dedicated to Professor Geoffrey E. Blight (1934-2013), who passed in November 2013.


  • Land reclamation in ecological fragile areas : proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017), 20-23 October, 2017, Xi'an, P.R. China / hief editor, Zhenqi Hu, College of Geoscience a
    S 605 I58 2017

  • The laboratory nonhuman primate / Jeffrey D. Fortman, Terry A. Hewett, and Lisa Halliday
    SF 407 P7F67 2018

    Extensively updated to include current literature, The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate, Second Edition , continues to serve as a quick reference source for technicians, caretakers, veterinarians, researchers, and students working with primates in biomedical research. It provides details on basic husbandry and covers biologic characteristics, regulatory compliance, common diseases, and anesthetic management.

    The text gives easy-to-follow descriptions of basic technical procedures including restraint, intubation, tuberculin skin testing, and collection of blood and urine samples. It also reviews advanced sampling procedures including collection of bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and rectal mucosal biopsy. The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate presents information in a clear, concise format to allow readers to incorporate concepts and techniques into the standard operating procedures of a facility.


  • Ecological Restoration of Longleaf Pine / L. Katherine Kirkman
    SD 397 P59K575 2017

  • Climate dynamics in horticultural science
    SB 318 C55 2015

    Climate change and increased climate variability in terms of rising temperatures, shifting rainfall patterns, and increasing extreme weather events, such as severe drought and devastating floods, pose a threat to the production of agricultural and horticultural crops--a threat this is expected to worsen.

    Climate change is already affecting--and is likely to increase--invasive species, pests, and disease vectors, all adversely affecting agri-horticultural crop productivity. Advances in agricultural knowledge, science, and technology will be required to develop improved crop traits, such as temperature, drought, pest, and salt tolerance. This two-volume set gives readers an understanding of the issues and makes suggestions for ways to mitigate adverse climate change effects on crops.

    The focus of Volume 1: The Principles and Applications in Horticultural Science is to identify impacts and suggest appropriate and effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. Volume 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation focuses on the impact of climate change on horticultural crops and offers ways to adapt practices to mitigate adverse effects. Together, the two volumes offer a diverse selection of chapters that address issues of importance to those in the horticulture industry, researchers, faculty, and others.

    The two-volume set:

    * Provides a recent understanding about climate change effects on horticulture

    * Covers unique information regarding important fruit crops, including flowers, spices, and plantation crops

    * Serves as an excellent source for researchers to formulate their adaptation and mitigation strategies

    * Covers abiotic and biotic stresses in relation to climate change

    * Presents environmentally safe and recent technological approaches such as nanotechnology and biodynamics

    * Includes case studies

    The books are an excellent resource for researchers; instructors; students in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, and other allied subjects; and policymakers.


  • Lactic acid fermentation of human excreta for agricultural application / Nadejda Andreev
    S 651 A53 2017

  • Canine reproduction and neonatology : a practical guide for veterinarians, veterinary staff, and breeders / Marthina L. Greer, DVM, JD
    SF 992 U75G74 2014

    Winner of Dog Writers Association of America's Dogwise Best Book Award

    Canine Reproduction is a practical guide for veterinarians and an information source for breeders, kennel operators and others with a financial or humane interest in the breeding and maintenance of dogs.

    The book focuses on the veterinarian's responsibilities for managing the problem pregnancy, insemination, collecting, storing and shipping semen, and all of the diseases and vaccination protocols that may involve the bitch and the stud dog. It is also a very practical guide for the non veterinarian breeder and kennel owner. The book provides step by step guidelines for husbandry and nutrition as they relate to the bitch and her puppies, an excellent and concise description of breeding genetics and the implications of that knowledge for long term preservation of the breed line, and it focuses squarely on the relationship that must exist between the veterinarian and breeder clients.


  • Small animal cytologic diagnosis / editors, Anne M. Barger, DVM, MS, DACVP College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois Urbana Illinois, USA; Amy L. MacNeill, DVM, PhD, DACVP College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Color
    SF 991 S63 2017

  • Agricultural practices and policies for carbon sequestration in soil / edited by J.M. Kimble, R.Lal, R.F. Follett
    S 592.6 C36A44 2002
    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil explores a broad range of topics. It examines topics such as the effects of soil tillage and mulch rate, soil monitoring and assessment, soil fertility management, policy options, and the economic issues associated with carbon sequestration.

    This volume caps a "series" of books from leading researchers on carbon sequestration in soils by integrating the science with the economic and policy issues surrounding it. It provides agricultural scientists, farmers, and policy makers with innovative and environmentally friendly practices for improved land management and crop production. Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil helps to identify strategies that can lead to widespread adoption of management practices that will enhance productivity, the soil carbon pool, and the overall environment.

  • World soil resources and food security / edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
    S 591 W874 2012

    Soil--The Basis of All Terrestrial Life

    Ancient civilizations and cultures--Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze--were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic development and essential to human well-being. The quality of our soil resources, however, is threatened by human-induced and natural perturbations.

    World Soil Resources and Food Security takes an in-depth look at the availability and status of soil resources in the context of the growing demands of an increasing world population and rising expectations of living standards. This timely reference presents current information on the soil resources available for food production. Presenting innovative strategies for soil and water management, it discusses how to maintain or improve the world's soil resources in order to increase food production. With the majority of the world's 1.02 billion food-insecure people concentrated in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, several chapters focus on soil resources in these regions.

    Contributions from renowned scientists deal with topics including:

    Global food situations World soil resources Soil resources of humid Asia and their acidification Soil resources of South Asia Properties and management of Vertisols Use of radioisotopic techniques in soil management The potential of rain-fed agriculture in the semiarid tropics The status of land degradation Nutrient balance in sub-Saharan Africa

    The book concludes by outlining the need for further research to generate credible data on soil resources and degradation. This volume is a useful resource for those interested in the state of the soils of the world in relation to food security and environmental quality.


  • Bioresources technology in sustainable agriculture : biological and biochemical research / editors, Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, DPhil, Mohd Tajudin Bin Mohd Ali, PhD, Farida Zuraina M. Yusof, PhD
    S 494.5 B563B5275 2017
    This book focuses on cutting-edge advances and applications in tropical agriculture and bioresources. It outlines some of the newest advances, basic tools, and the applications of novel approaches to improve agricultural practices and utilization of bioresources for the enhancement of human life. Highlights include a thorough discussion on various aspects of agricultural modernization through technological advances in information technology, efficient utilization of under-exploited natural bioresources, new chemical approaches for the generation of novel biochemicals, and the applications of forensic and genetics approaches for bioresource conservation.

  • Spoil to soil : mine site rehabilitation and revegetation / [edited by Nanthi Bolan], M.B. Kirkham, and Yong Sik Ok
    S 621.5 M48S66 2017
    Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation presents both fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine sites. Through three major themes, it examines characterization of mine site spoils; remediation of chemical, physical and biological constraints of mine site spoils, including post mine-site land-use practices; and revegetation of remediated mine site spoils. Each theme includes chapters featuring case studies involving mine sites around the world. The final section focuses specifically on case studies with successful mine site rehabilitation.

    The book provides a narrative of how inert spoil can be converted to live soil. Instructive illustrations show mine sites before and after rehabilitation. The purpose of this book is to provide students, scientists, and professional personnel in the mining industry sensible, science-based information needed to rehabilitate sustainably areas disturbed by mining activities.

    This book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in environmental, earth, and soil sciences; environmental and soil scientists; and mine site environmental engineers and regulators.


  • Managing turfgrass pests / Thomas L. Watschke, Peter H. Dernoeden, David J. Shetlar
    SB 608 T87W37 2013

    Written by three of the top professionals in the turfgrass field, Managing Turfgrass Pests, Second Edition brings together hundreds of solutions and best practices to help you manage turfgrass weeds, diseases, and insects more effectively. Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, advances in pest-resistant turfgrass cultivars and pest control products have led to significant changes in the ways pests are managed. This revised and updated second edition reinforces those management tactics that are still relevant and covers new approaches that have been introduced since the first edition.

    The book discusses the concept of integrated pest management, incorporating cultural, biological, and chemical control measures. In particular, the authors emphasize the philosophy of minimizing pests through well-defined and well-implemented cultural systems. Rather than simply relying on a pesticide solution for control, they explain how to fine-tune cultural practices to better address the question of why the pest is present in the first place. Once these cultural practices are in place, any pesticide that is still required will be much more effective at controlling the pest.

    New in This Edition

    Revised and updated descriptions of economically important turfgrass pests Revised and updated cultural approaches to turfgrass pest management Revised and updated biological methods of turfgrass pest management Revised and updated chemical control of turfgrass pests More than 200 new color illustrations

    Packed with photographs, this full-color book provides updated information on best practices and control measures for turfgrass pest management. It also explains how to integrate various management strategies to ensure quality and functional turf. Throughout, the authors offer practical recommendations to help you optimize the competitiveness of your turfgrass against the pests that inevitably become part of any ecosystem.


  • Climate change effect on crop productivity / edited by Rakesh S. Sengar and Kalpana Sengar
    S 600.7 C54C654 2015

    Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate

    Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivityexplores this timely topic in-depth. Incorporating contributions by expert scientists, professors, and researchers from around the world, it emphasizes concerns about the current state of agriculture and of our environment. This text analyzes the global consequences to crop yields, production, and risk of hunger linking climate and socioeconomic scenarios.

    Addresses Biotechnology, Climate Change, and Plant Productivity

    The book contains 19 chapters covering issues such as CO2, ozone on plants, productivity fertilization effect, UV (ultraviolet) radiation, temperature, and stress on crop growth. The text discusses the impact of changing climate on agriculture, environment stress physiology, adaptation mechanism, climate change data of recent years, impact of global warming, and climate change on different crops. It explores the overall global picture in terms of the effect of crops to climate change during abiotic stress and considers strategies for offsetting and adapting to ongoing climate change.

    Details how and why climate change occurs and how it effects crop productivity and agriculture Considers what measures should be taken to mitigate the effect of climate change on agriculture Highlights the effect of climate change on crop productivity, the invention of new technology, and strategies for agriculture practice to adapt to climate change Provides an analysis of the global warming effect on crop productivity due to climate change and long-term agriculture technique development Confirms the asymmetry between potentially severe agricultural damages such as the effect on crop yield due to variation in temperature Reports on the results of experiments to assess the effects of global climate change on crop productivity

    An asset to agriculturists, environmentalists, climate change specialists, policy makers, and research scholars, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivityprovides relevant information and opportunities for productive engagement and discussion among government negotiators, experts, stakeholders, and others concerned about climate change and agriculture.


  • Agricultural system models in field research and technology transfer / [edited by] Lajpat R. Ahuja, Liwang Ma, Terry A. Howell
    S 494.5 D3A4313 2002
    Most books covering the use of computer models in agricultural management systems target only one or two types of models. There are few texts available that cover the subject of systems modeling comprehensively and that deal with various approaches, applications, evaluations, and uses for technology transfer. Agricultural System Models in Field Research and Technology Transfer fills this need. It presents the latest advances in the use of various computer models in agricultural management systems.

    This authoritative reference provides guidance on the use of models in field research, decision support, precision farming, and technology transfer to farmers and ranchers. Derived from an international symposium co-sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, it analyzes current system model applications for the modeling of natural resources, crop production, grazing lands, and animal production systems.

    Leading international agricultural system scientists present their experiences and provide guidance on how models can be used to enhance the quality of field research, transfer of research information and technology to farmers and ranchers, and decision support for agricultural management. They provide an expert review of the existing problems and possible solutions to improve future applications. In addition, Agricultural System Models in Field Research and Technology Transfer explores the possible use of an international modular computer framework to improve current modeling procedures in an effort to develop problem-specific models in the future.

  • Tree biotechnology / editors: K.G. Ramawat, Formerly Professor & Head, Botany Department, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, Jean-Michel Merillon, Groupe d'Etude des Substances Vegetales a Activite Biologique, Universite de Bordeaux, Ins
    SD 387 B55T73 2014

    Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged behind that of crop plants. Therefore, systematic conservation, sustainable improvement and pragmatic utilization of trees are global priorities. This book provides comprehensive and up to date information about tree characterization, biological understanding, and improvement through biotechnological and molecular tools.


  • Introductory fisheries analyses with R / Derek H. Ogle, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA
    SH 331 O35 2016

    A How-To Guide for Conducting Common Fisheries-Related Analyses in R

    Introductory Fisheries Analyses with Rprovides detailed instructions on performing basic fisheries stock assessment analyses in the R environment. Accessible to practicing fisheries scientists as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the book demonstrates the flexibility and power of R, offers insight into the reproducibility of script-based analyses, and shows how the use of R leads to more efficient and productive work in fisheries science.

    The first three chapters present a minimal introduction to the R environment that builds a foundation for the fisheries-specific analyses in the remainder of the book. These chapters help you become familiar with R for basic fisheries analyses and graphics.

    Subsequent chapters focus on methods to analyze age comparisons, age-length keys, size structure, weight-length relationships, condition, abundance (from capture-recapture and depletion data), mortality rates, individual growth, and the stock-recruit relationship. The fundamental statistical methods of linear regression, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and nonlinear regression are demonstrated within the contexts of these common fisheries analyses. For each analysis, the author completely explains the R functions and provides sufficient background information so that you can confidently implement each method.

    Web Resource
    The author's website at http://derekogle.com/IFAR/ includes the data files and R code for each chapter, enabling you to reproduce the results in the book as well as create your own scripts. The site also offers supplemental code for more advanced analyses and practice exercises for every chapter.


  • History of Plant Pathology / S.G. Borkar
    SB 731 B67 2017

  • Gnotobiotic mouse technology : an illustrated guide / hriss J. Vowles, Natalie E. Anderson, Kathryn A. Eaton
    SF 407 M5V69 2016

    The popularity of germ-free animal models, particularly mice, for investigation of human physiology and disease has recently exploded. Gnotobiotic Mouse Technology: An Illustrated Guide provides the first manual for the maintenance, husbandry, and experimental manipulation of germ-free and gnotobiotic mice. It includes information on all aspects of establishing and operating a germ-free mouse research facility, from basic principles and equipment to detailed instructions for assembling and maintaining isolators, sterilizing supplies, handling animals, and monitoring sterility.

    The book breaks down techniques and procedures into modules, each of which contains a step-by-step practical and visual guide to a set of related procedures. Each description consists of a materials list, introduction, and general overview, followed by a thoroughly illustrated walkthrough of the steps for each procedure. The descriptions end with troubleshooting tips. Technical chapters are heavily illustrated and include notations of potential pitfalls and alternatives. Other chapters discuss management procedures and practices such as the hiring and training of personnel, setting fee schedules, and record keeping.

    This book is a landmark resource for establishing and maintaining a facility for germ-free mouse research. Useful to both technicians and investigators, it presents every step necessary to establish a successful facility. It also gives direction in expanding multi-user facilities and applying new technologies to your current practices.


  • Estuarine and marine bivalve mollusk culture / editor, Winston Menzel, Ph.D., (Decease), Service Professor, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    SH 370 E88 2018

  • Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1 : Safety, quality and sustainability
    SF 487 R535 2017

  • Handbook of laboratory animal bacteriology / Axel Kornerup Hansen, Dennis Sandris Nielsen
    SF 996.5 H36 2015

    The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Bacteriology, Second Editionprovides comprehensive information on all bacterial phylae found in laboratory rodents and rabbits to assist managers, veterinary pathologists and laboratory animal veterinarians in the management of these organisms. The book starts by examining the general aspects of bacteriology and how to sample and identify bacteria in animals. It then describes the most relevant species within each phylum and discusses the impact they may have on research. Emphasizing those bacteria known to interfere with research protocols, the book offers methods for isolation and differentiation among related bacteria. It discusses where to purchase reagents for rodent bacteriology and outlines standards for safety in a bacteriological laboratory.

    Highlights of the second edition:

    Focuses on modern sequencing techniques based on molecular identification Reorganizes content according to modern systematics based on new identification methods Presents new chapters on mechanisms behind bacterial impact on animal models and on the systematic classification of bacteria Provides information on a range of bacteria interfering with animal models for human disease, not only for those bacteria which cause disease in laboratory animal colonies Includes new figures in color and with enhanced resolution

    The book is essential reading for those interested in the management of organisms known to interfere with the colony health of rabbits and rodents used in research protocols--including facility managers, clinical veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and researchers.


  • Oil palm breeding : genetics and genomics / authors: Aik Chin Soh, Sean Mayes and Jeremy Roberts
    SB 299 P3S592 2017

    The oil palm is a remarkable crop, producing around 40% of the world's vegetable oil from around 6% of the land devoted to oil crops. Conventional breeding has clearly been the major focus of genetic improvement in this crop. A mix of improved agronomy and management, coupled with breeding selection have quadrupled the oil yield of the crop since breeding began in earnest in the 1920s. However, as for all perennial crops with long breeding cycles, oil palm faces immense challenges in the coming years with increased pressure from population growth, climate change and the need to develop environmentally sustainable oil palm plantations.

    In Oil Palm: Breeding, Genetics and Genomics , world leading organizations and individuals who have been at the forefront of developments in this crop, provide their insights and experiences of oil palm research, while examining the different challenges that face the future of the oil palm. The editors have all been involved in research and breeding of oil palm for many years and use their knowledge of the crop and their disciplinary expertise to provide context and to introduce the different research topics covered.


  • Climate dynamics in horticultural science / edited by M.L. Choudhary, PhD, V.B. Patel, PhD, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD, and Syed Sheraz Mahdi, PhD
    SB 318 C55 2015

    Climate change and increased climate variability in terms of rising temperatures, shifting rainfall patterns, and increasing extreme weather events, such as severe drought and devastating floods, pose a threat to the production of agricultural and horticultural crops--a threat this is expected to worsen.

    Climate change is already affecting--and is likely to increase--invasive species, pests, and disease vectors, all adversely affecting agri-horticultural crop productivity. Advances in agricultural knowledge, science, and technology will be required to develop improved crop traits, such as temperature, drought, pest, and salt tolerance. This two-volume set gives readers an understanding of the issues and makes suggestions for ways to mitigate adverse climate change effects on crops.

    The focus of Volume 1: The Principles and Applications in Horticultural Science is to identify impacts and suggest appropriate and effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. Volume 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation focuses on the impact of climate change on horticultural crops and offers ways to adapt practices to mitigate adverse effects. Together, the two volumes offer a diverse selection of chapters that address issues of importance to those in the horticulture industry, researchers, faculty, and others.

    The two-volume set:

    * Provides a recent understanding about climate change effects on horticulture

    * Covers unique information regarding important fruit crops, including flowers, spices, and plantation crops

    * Serves as an excellent source for researchers to formulate their adaptation and mitigation strategies

    * Covers abiotic and biotic stresses in relation to climate change

    * Presents environmentally safe and recent technological approaches such as nanotechnology and biodynamics

    * Includes case studies

    The books are an excellent resource for researchers; instructors; students in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, and other allied subjects; and policymakers.


  • Trace elements in waterlogged soils and sediments / edited by Jorg Rinklebe, Anna Sophia Knox, Michael H. Paller
    S 592.6 T7T735 2017

    Many wetlands around the world act as sinks for pollutants, in particular for trace elements. In comparison to terrestrial environments, wetlands are still far less studied. A collaborative effort among world experts, this book brings the current knowledge concerning trace elements in temporary waterlogged soils and sediments together. It discusses factors controlling the dynamics and release kinetics of trace elements and their underlying biogeochemical processes. It also discusses current technologies for remediating sites contaminated with trace metals, and the role of bioavailability in risk assessment and regulatory decision making. This book is intended for professionals around the world in disciplines related to contaminant bioavailability in aquatic organisms, contaminant fate and transport, remediation technologies, and risk assessment of aquatic and wetland ecosystems.


  • Environmental impact of agricultural production activities / by Larry W. Canter
    S589.755

  • Handbook of Nuts : Herbal Reference Library / JamesA. Duke
    SB 401 A4D854 2017

  • Low temperature stress physiology in crops / editor, Paul H. Li, Ph.D., Laboratory of Plant Hardiness, Department of Horticultural Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
    SB 781 L69 2018

  • Push button agriculture : robotics, drones, satellite-guided soil and crop management / K.R. Krishna
    S 494.5 I5K75 2016

    This book covers three main types of agricultural systems: the use of robotics, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), and satellite-guided precision farming methods. Some of these are well refined and are currently in use, while others are in need of refinement and are yet to become popular. The book provides a valuable source of information on this developing field for those involved with agriculture and farming and agricultural engineering. The book is also applicable as a textbook for students and a reference for faculty.

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