covers the following topics: Soils and Plant Nutrients, Composting, Botany,
Insects, Diseases and Disorders, Weeds, Diagnostics,IPM, Lawns, Herbaceous
Ornamentals, Woody Ornamentals, Native Plants, Propagation, , small Fruits, Tree
Fruits and Nuts, Vegetable Gardening, Organic Gardening, Plants Grown in
containers, Landscape Design, Wildlife, Youth, Community, and Therapeutic
This book provides
useful information about Urban Agriculture, which includes the production of
crops in small to large lots, vertical production on walls, windows, rooftops,
urban gardens, farmer's markets, economic models of urban gardening, peri-urban
agricultural systems, and spatial planning and evolution of the land uses.
Additionally, this book elucidates further agricultural technologies, such as
the aquaculture systems.
Crop diversity is a key
tenet of sustainable agriculture. Having multiple crops that fill distinct
niches in an agro eco system improves the ability to manage weeds, diseases and
insect pests as well as potentially improving the environmental performance of
the cropping system. The goal was to write a book where as many different
existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it
easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions.
This lecture note is
intended to introduce important concepts in agricultural marketing. Also examine
links between producers and consumers and factors that may cause changes in
those links. Topics covered includes: Agricultural Marketing, Basics of Supply
and Demand, Elasticities and flexibilities, Equilibrium Displacement Models,
Food Marketing Channel, Spatial Concepts in Agricultural Markets, Inter-regional
Trade, International Trade, Agricultural Futures Markets.
The book focus on
challenges, progress and prospects of crop production. It comprises of vast
array of topics including latest agronomics practices for different crops to
enhance productivity, mitigate the challenges imposed by climate change, improve
water use efficiency, factors controlling dormancy, optimum use of fertilizers
During the last 50
years plant breeding has entered a molecular era based on molecular tools to analyse DNA, RNA and proteins and associate such molecular results with plant
phenotype. Marker trait associations develop fast to enable more efficient
breeding. However, they still leave a major part of breeding to be performed
through selection of phenotypes using quantitative genetic tools. The ten
chapters of this book illustrate this development.
aim of this book is to explain to the farm boy the facts about farming that have
puzzled him. There are many mysteries that are not mysteries to. the average
boy, for the simple reason that he has never recognized their existence. No
attempt is made in these pages to introduce the student to new mysteries except
such as are necessary in connection with a proper explanation of those he has
actually met in his experience on the farm. The primary idea underlying the book
is to enable the farm boy to understand the reasons for the things he has
observed but does not understand.
This book is intended as a sequel to the Elements of Agriculture,
being a larger and more complete work, containing fuller directions for the
treatment of the different kinds of soils, for the preparation of manures, and
especially for the drainage of lands, whether level,rolling, hilly, or springy.