This handbook is a practical guide to enable the rapid identification of the main pests and diseases affecting cotton crops in the cotton-growing regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
This handbook contains technical information, methodological hints and basic scientific information on agronomy and zootechnics of tropics and subtropics. There are two accompaying DVD.
This book champions the idea that it is possible to achieve plentiful agricultural production whilst improving the quality of the environment. It discusses the various specific features of ecologically-intensive agriculture, sets out the changes in the concept and states the means of expanding the use of ecological functionalities for agriculture and animal husbandry. It addresses the conditions for global economic and social viability, seen as a factor in successful ecologically-intensive agriculture. Based on a panel with very wide experiences, this work will fuel the debates between agricultural professionals and environmental groups so that farmers themselves become true champions of the agricultural biosphere.
Fruit of the photosynthesis of plants, the biomass is an essential resource for humans, supplying them with food, energy and materials. With its three sources (forest, crops and waste), the energy-biomass is restricted by the production capacity of soils and its competition with its other uses. Could it therefore contribute to the growing energy needs of humanity and to the energy transition that must take place to reduce our oil and gas consumption substantially?
This practical guide presents the different stages in mango processing, from fruit delivery to dried mango marketing. The authors have included various diagrams and designs.
How can cultivated plant biodiversity contribute to the transformation and the "ecologisation" of agriculture in Southern countries? Based on extensive field work in the Southern countries, a great deal of scientific progress is presented in all areas affecting agriculture (agronomy, plant breeding and crop protection, cultivation systems, etc.) in order to intensify the ecological processes in cultivated plots and at the scale of rural landscapes.
This essential guide to understanding the plant structure is a unique presentation of plant anatomy at macro, micro- and submicrosopic level. This fully-revised and expanded second edition gives a synopsis of recent discoveries, supported by the DNA analysis, in the classification of flowering plants and the current concept of the plant cell wall. The concise text is illustrated by 450 high-quality photos and diagrams - a real botanical atlas. A tool of choice for teaching and revision, a supplement to traditional texts for professionals and researchers and a reference for the enthusiast.