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
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.
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.
The art of farming is based on the sciences dealing with the
growth of plants and animals. This book presents in a simple way these
fundamental scientific truths and suggests some practices drawn from them.
Author(s): Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens and
Daniel Harvey Hill