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

  • A century of plant virology in India Bikash Mandal, Govind Pratap Rao, Virendra Kumar Baranwal, Rakesh Kumar Jain, editors

  • The foxtail millet genome Manoj Prasad, editor

  • Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Tropical Agriculture Alim Isnansetyo, Tri Rini Nuringtyas, editors

  • Rooftop urban agriculture / Francesco Orsini, Marielle Dubbeling, Henk de Zeeuw, Giorgio Gianquinto, editors

  • Sustainable agriculture towards food security Arulbalachandran Dhanarajan, editor

  • Precision agriculture Søren Marcus Pedersen, Kim Martin Lind, editors

  • Antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes in soils monitoring, toxicity, risk assessment and management / Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Vladimir Strezov, Ajit Varma, editors

  • Advances in genetic enhancement of early and extra-early maize for Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Identification and control of common weeds. Zhenghao Xu, Le Chang

  • Identification and control of common weeds. Zhenghao Xu, Meihua Deng

  • Identification and control of common weeds. Zhenghao Xu, Guoning Zhou

  • Sustainability of organic farming in Nepal by Mrinila Singh, Keshav Lall Maharjan

  • Genetic improvement of tropical crops / Hugo Campos, Peter D. S. Caligari

  • Growing community forests : practice, research, and advocacy in Canada / edited by Ryan Bullock ... [et al.]
    SD 567 G76 2017
    Canada is experiencing an unparalleled crisis involving forests and communities across the country. While municipalities, policy makers, and industry leaders acknowledge common challenges such as an overdependence on US markets, rising energy costs, and lack of diversification, no common set of solutions has been developed and implemented. Ongoing and at times contentious public debate has revealed an appetite and need for a fundamental rethinking of the relationships that link our communities, governments, industrial partners, and forests towards a more sustainable future.The creation of community forests is one path that promises to build resilience in forest communities and ecosystems. This model provides local control over common forest lands in order to activate resource development opportunities, benefits, and social responsibilities. Implementing community forestry in practice has proven to be a complex task, however: there are no road maps or well-developed and widely-tested models for community forestry in Canada. But in settings where community forests have taken hold, there is a rich and growing body of experience to draw on. The contributors to Growing Community Forests include leading researchers, practitioners, Indigenous representatives, government representatives, local advocates, and students who are actively engaged in sharing experiences, resources, and tools of significance to forest resource communities, policy makers, and industry.

  • Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture / Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall
    S 494.5 U72 G76 2017

    Urban agriculture offers promising solutions to many different urban problems, such as blighted vacant lots, food insecurity, storm water runoff, and unemployment. These objectives connect to many cities' broader goal of "sustainability," but tensions among stakeholders have started to emerge in cities as urban agriculture is incorporated into the policymaking framework.

    Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable. Christina Rosan and Hamil Pearsall's intriguing and illuminating case study of Philadelphia reveals how growing in the city has become a symbol of urban economic revitalization, sustainability, and - increasingly - gentrification. Their comprehensive research includes interviews with urban farmers, gardeners, and city officials, and reveals that the transition to "sustainability" is marked by a series of tensions along race, class, and generational lines. The book evaluates the role of urban agriculture in sustainability planning and policy by placing it within the context of a large city struggling to manage competing sustainability objectives. They highlight the challenges and opportunities of institutionalizing urban agriculture into formal city policy. Rosan and Pearsall tell the story of change and growing pains as a city attempts to reinvent itself as sustainable, livable, and economically competitive.

  • Urban farming / by Rebecca Rissman ; content consultant, Susan Oh, MS, MPH, RD, LD, Director, Research Nutrition Program, John Hopkins School of Medicine
    S 494.5 U72 R57 2016

    Urban Farming helps readers trace the history of farming in urban areas, understand why we do it, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint. The title will engage readers on the topic and help them to weigh the pros and cons as they make their own food decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

  • Let's eat! : sustainable food for a hungry planet / Kimberley Veness
    S 494.5 S86 V464 2017
    All the food you eat, whether it's an apple or a steak or a chocolate-coated cricket, has a story. Let's Eat uncovers the secret lives of our groceries, exploring alternative--and sometimes bizarre--farm technology and touring gardens up high on corporate rooftops and down low in military-style bunkers beneath city streets.

    Packed with interesting and sometimes startling facts on agriculture around the world, Let's Eat reveals everything from the size of the biggest farm in the world to how many pesticides are in a single grape to which insect people prefer to eat.
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