Insects and spidermites do significant damage to vegetable crops in all tropical regions around the world. Today, agro-ecological crop protection methods such as biological control are recommended. This work, a veritable handbook, features 22 references describing the major groups of arthropods: pests and natural enemies (predators and parasitoids). The bio-ecology of these groups and the means at our disposal to control pests are detailed along with many photographs.
This book is not a collection of miracle recipes to achieve eternal youth but rather taps the knowledge of fifteen experts interviewed by a health journalist under the coordination of a doctor of physiology. It sifts through the most recent studies and deconstructs many of the myths about diet, physical activity, the brain, pain, depression ... providing a wealth of essential information and very practical advice to help get one through old age in good health.
This book deals with the transition from current agricultural and food systems towards sustainable ones. The issue is viewed from a number of different angles within the realm of social sciences (management, economics, sociology, anthropology and philosophy). The book provides food for thought and discussion around the following questions: What is the future model that today’s food system could or should be striving towards? What is the path that this transition could or should take?
This book, in epub format, is the result of 40 years of research on modeling the development and growth of plants. The authors reveal, step by step, the process leading up to the creation of the GreenLab model and the conditions under which it can now be applied.
This book will be available in print and PDF format in June 2017.
This book presents the main technological characteristics of 283 tropical and 17 temperate tree species most frequently encountered in Europe together with their main uses. Timber industry operators, producers and consumers alike, are the main users. This atlas serves as an educational reference tool for teaching and training in the area of forestry and tropical timber.
This book is a synthesis of twenty years of work under the Loire Grandeur Nature Plan. It describes the current body of knowledge on the functioning of the fluvial-estuary Loire River system, the effects of human activities and efforts made to maintain a lasting balance.
The recycling of organic waste can be considered an agro-ecological practice which enhances soil fertility, reduces environmental impacts and promotes a circular economy. This book gives readers insight into the bio-geochemical processes involved in recycling organic waste and the products derived therefrom. It offers solutions for various social, economic and cultural contexts, North and South.