Search results: Found 169

Listing 1 - 10 of 169 << page
of 17
>>
Sort by
Climate Resilient Agriculture - Strategies and Perspectives

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9789535138952 9789535138969 9789535140511 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68382 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ecology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The changing climatic scenario has affected crop production in the adverse ways, and the impact of it on agriculture is now emerging as a major priority among crop science researchers. Agriculture in this changing climatic scenario faces multiple diverse challenges due to a wide array of demands. Climate-resilient agriculture is the need of the hour in many parts of the world. Understanding the adverse effects of climatic change on crop growth and development and developing strategies to counter these effects are of paramount importance for a sustainable climate-resilient agriculture. This multiauthored edited book brings out sound climate-resilient agriculture strategies that have a strong basic research foundation. We have attempted to bridge information from various diverse agricultural disciplines, such as soil science, agronomy, plant breeding, and plant protection, which can be used to evolve a need-based technology to combat the climatic change in agriculture.

Insect Science-Diversity, Conservation and Nutrition

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781789234541 9781789234558 Year: Pages: 98 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71639 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Plant Sciences --- Animal Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The book discusses the recent advances in basic and applied approaches including research on the genetics of insects, its application in resolving the consequences of world population growth, its impact on agriculture, and control strategies and their implications on the fast-depleting insect resources. The application of insects as a probable nutrient substitute along with the role of sex hormones among insects has been thoroughly discussed. The entire book basically contains five chapters spread over two sections: Section I mainly focuses on diversity, conservation and nutrition, while Section II is concerned with economic importance and up-to-date information on the role of peptides. The book is well illustrated with diagrams, graphical representations and flow charts for easy understanding the important information discussed in the book.

Hyperspectral Imaging in Agriculture, Food and Environment

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9781789232905 9781789232912 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70213 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biology --- Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book is about the novel aspects and future trends of the hyperspectral imaging in agriculture, food, and environment. The topics covered by this book are hyperspectral imaging and their applications in the nondestructive quality assessment of fruits and vegetables, hyperspectral imaging for assessing quality and safety of meat, multimode hyperspectral imaging for food quality and safety, models fitting to pattern recognition in hyperspectral images, sequential classification of hyperspectral images, graph construction for hyperspectral data unmixing, target visualization method to process hyperspectral image, and soil contamination mapping with hyperspectral imagery. This book is a general reference work for students, professional engineers, and readers with interest in the subject.

Global Wheat Production

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9781789233360 9781789233377 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72559 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Global wheat consumption in the 2016/2017 season is forecasted to reach a record high 736m tonnes, showing a growth of 25% in the last 15 years. This raises the question which outlets the wheat is going into, what the growth of these outlets is, which regions or countries have grown the most, and where do we see future potential. Strong competition of other feed grains like corn is expected to slow the growth of wheat used for feed in the next years, and in the future, companies involved in the grain supply chain and feeding industry will need to be flexible enough to continue to meet this fast-changing demand for feed grains. For feed producers, this means they need to be able to access supplies of different grains from different origins to allow for the cheapest composition of their feed, while grain suppliers need to be able to continuously best engage with global trading opportunities to originate grains in various regions and move them to demand regions as cost-effectively as possible.

Rice Crop - Current Developments

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9781789236002 9781789236019 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69831 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Rice is a staple crop in many coastal and non-coastal areas of the globe and requires a large production area. With the increasing trends in population , it is pivotal to increase the production of this important crop for sustainability. The introduction of high-yielding rice cultivars through molecular breeding is one of the possibilities that can ensure sustainability. Additionally, development of new biotic and abiotic stress-resistant cultivars with higher nutritional value can revolutionize the rice industry.

Biological Approaches for Controlling Weeds

Author:
ISBN: 9781789236545 9781789236552 Year: Pages: 98 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71593 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:52

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Weed populations in agriculture are a major cause of yield loss. Conventionally, crop rotation and tillage practices limit the number of weed flora. Several chemical herbicides are being applied to control weed growth, but the long-term use of those chemicals does not effectively control weeds, due to the development of resistant germplasms, which cause hazardous effects in living organisms. The global interest in organic farming endorses the alternative way of weed control against chemical herbicides. Recently, biological agents have been added to integrated weed management strategies. Several studies reveal that plant extracts, bacteria, fungi and their products effectively control weed seed germination and growth. The aim of this book is to discuss the current understanding of bioherbicides and strategies to weed control.

Grasses as Food and Feed

Author:
ISBN: 9781789847987 9781789847994 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73063 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:52

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The grass or Poaceae family includes all cereal crops and forage grasses. Hence, they play a significant role in the economy of both the developed and developing world. Similar to other crop types, grasses are continuously challenged by a variety of environmental constraints. These constraints include a variety of biotic and abiotic stresses, and an enabling environment, which mainly refers to policy-related issues that affect productivity. In this book, the importance of selected cereal crops and grasses as well as associated constraints are presented. In addition, techniques proven to improve the productivity of these groups of crops are discussed. The techniques include variety development, soil and crop management practices, and biological control of fungal pathogens using different types of bacterial strains.

Aquaculture - Plants and Invertebrates

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781789849967 9781789849974 Year: Pages: 116 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74183 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:52

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book is divided into three sections. Following the ""Introduction"", the second section, ""Sustainable Aquaculture"", offers integrated information on rice cultivation and aquaculture that provide additional benefits to producers. In addition, the participation of aquaculture in the restoration of the Crassostrea virginica fishery is evaluated. The third section, ""Homeopathy and Probiotics"", is about highly diluted substances and beneficial microorganisms that have proved their effectiveness in human medicine, agronomy, veterinary and currently in the marine aquaculture field. Also, a study focused on the performance of growth and nutrient utilization of the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium vollenhovenii fed diets supplemented with Lactobacillus acidophilus is presented. This book can be consulted by students, professors and researchers in the area of biological sciences.

Soybean - Biomass, Yield and Productivity

Author:
ISBN: 9781789853735 9781789853742 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76784 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:52

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Plants are important for a permanent ecosystem, because in the ecological pyramid plants support all the other living organisms at the base. Very important organization is thought to be the integral process of resource, transport, partitioning, metabolism, and production, which involves yield, biomass, and productivity in plants. Accordingly, it is important to obtain more information about the knowledge concerning yield, biomass, and productivity in plants. Soybean is one of the main crops largely contributing to our life, which is thought to be connected to our ecosystem through the above-mentioned integral process. This book focuses on the soybean, and reviews and research concerning the yield, biomass, and productivity of soybean are presented herein. This text updates the book published in 2017. Although there are many difficulties, the main aim of this book is to present a basis for the above-mentioned integral processes of resource, transport, partitioning, metabolism, and production, which involves yield, biomass, and productivity in plants (soybean), and to understand what supports this basis and the integral process. It is hoped that this and the preceding book will be essential reads.

Protecting Rice Grains in the Post-Genomic Era

Author:
ISBN: 9781789843873 9781789843880 9781839622274 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77851 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:53

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book focuses on recent advances in genetic resources, host - pathogen interactions, assay methods, mechanisms of pathogenesis, and disease resistance. Environmentally benign crop protection methods for major rice diseases such as rice blast, sheath blight, bacterial blight, and newly emerged rice diseases such as false smut and bacterial panicle blight disease are included. The content also contains recent rice breeding methods for higher yield and improved disease resistance, rice processing, delicious rice recipes, and food safety. The book includes a comprehensive understanding of Bacillus thuringiensis toxin and its application for crop protection. Holistically, the book demonstrates successful applications of genomics, physiology, chemistry, genetics, pathology, soil science, and food technology to sustainably protect rice crops for global food safety.

Listing 1 - 10 of 169 << page
of 17
>>
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

IntechOpen (169)


License

unknown (168)

CC BY 3.0 (1)


Language

english (169)


Year
From To Submit

2019 (21)

2018 (58)

2017 (37)

2016 (12)

2015 (1)

2014 (2)

2013 (8)

2012 (20)

2011 (9)

2010 (1)