The Savoir faire collection includes technical monographs for professional use. The works are intended to be exhaustive, and cover every aspect relating to the topic covered. They are reference tools geared towards professionals-public service and local authority staff, farmers, foresters, livestock farmers, fishermen and fish farmers, etc-and their supervisory bodies.
It follows on from the following collections: Techniques (Cirad), Du labo au terrain (Inra), Hydrobiologie et aquaculture (Inra).
Genetic plant improvement aims to unite in a same genotype the variety and the maximum number of favourable genes for the traits to be improved. But which tools are used to achieve this? This book answers this question and shows that, since domestication, plant breeding has always been governed by genetic engineering.
A reference tool on pond production and management: water quality management, controlled reproduction and rearing methods for a dozen species of fish, veterinary care, optimisation of production in the special ecosystem of a fish pond. This update takes accounts of changes in the regulations.
A complete overview of the engineered structures built on dykes known as spillways: presentation of different types of spillway and their function in flood management.
This guide addresses the various types of engineered structures on river dykes, their functional aspects, the hydraulics, the river morphology, the civil engineering and flood management.
Duck meat and eggs have high nutritional value for an affordable cost. Ducks are also exploited for the feather and down market.
The production of ducks bred to convert cheap food resources into highly-enriching food could well help fight hunger in certain regions of the world.
This book delves into the question by addressing both the practical problems (habitat and rearing equipment, health, etc.) and anatomy and genetics.
Designed for teachers, development managers and technicians, practising veterinary surgeons and students, this work includes a precis of horse nutrition, feed recommendations drawn up for each category (mares, stallions, foals, carthorses, riding horses, draught horses, ponies and donkeys) in their breeding and use conditions and feed composition and nutritive value tables.
This work takes stock of the biology of the Platax, its life cycle, the mimetic behaviour of its young and its place in the lagoon fish chain. It presents fresh elements relating to quality and production.
What is variety in plant breeding? How and why has a variety been created? The author answers these questions by presenting all the major breeding methods for variety creation and the most recent tools - doubled haploidy and molecular markers. This precise and didactic work is intended for students and professionals in the sector.
Making up of 60% of vertebrate species, the fish is a target of economic interest causing dramatic overexploitation and intensive fish farming. This guide is responding to a need for in-depth knowledge of its biology and histology.