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Achieving sustainable cultivation of tree nuts

Edited by Prof Ümit Serdar and Emeritus Prof. Dennis Fulbright

This collection reviews the wealth of research addressing key issues facing the cultivation of tree nuts. Part 1 discusses the health benefits of tree nuts. Part 2 addresses safety issues. The remaining parts assess advances in breeding, cultivation and the management of pests and diseases.

About the Editors

Dr Ümit Serdar is Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. He is Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Chestnuts and a member of other ISHS Workgroups such as those working on hazelnuts and walnuts.
Dr Dennis Fulbright is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University, USA. Like Professor Serdar, he is internationally known for his research on chestnut cultivation and disease management.
Publication date: Q1 2019 Number of pages: 420
Hardback
£210.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Greg Lang

Volume 1 in this collection summarises the wealth of research addressing the challenges facing temperate fruit cultivation, from breeding improved varieties to better crop management and protection methods

About the Editor

Dr Greg Lang is a Professor in Horticultural Science at Michigan State University, USA. He is Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Orchard Systems and has been a plenary speaker at many conferences such as the International Fruit Tree Association and ISHS Symposia on Orchard Systems and Cherry. Professor Lang has also been named as one of the top 100 Innovative Horticulturalists of the past 125 years by the American Fruit Grower Magazine.
Publication date: Q1 2019 Number of pages: 300
Hardback
£140.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Greg Lang

The second volume in this collection reviews advances in breeding and cultivation of key stone fruits (peach, cherry, plum and apricot), pome fruits (pear and apple), and berry fruits (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry).

About the Editor

Dr Greg Lang is a Professor in Horticultural Science at Michigan State University, USA. He is Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Orchard Systems and has been a plenary speaker at many conferences such as the International Fruit Tree Association and ISHS Symposia on Orchard Systems and Cherry. Professor Lang has also been named as one of the top 100 Innovative Horticulturalists of the past 125 years by the American Fruit Grower Magazine.
Publication date: Q1 2019 Number of pages: 340
Hardback
£160.00

Critical issues in plant health: 50 years of research in African agriculture

Edited by Dr Peter Neuenschwander and Dr Manuele Tamò

This collection summarises 50 years of research on plant health by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve the health of crops in Africa. It will be a standard reference on improving the management of pests and diseases in developing countries.

About the Editors

Dr Peter Neuenschwander is an Emeritus Scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), based in Benin. Formerly Director of the IITA's Plant Health Management Division, he has worked on integrated pest management (IPM) projects in over 25 countries.

Dr Manuele Tamò is insect ecologist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Benin, with a particular focus on IPM in cereal-legume systems. He has worked with organisation such as AVRDC, ICRISAT and AfriceRice on IPM projects in many countries.
Publication date: Q4 2018 Number of pages: 360
Hardback
£170.00

Precision agriculture for sustainability

Edited by Dr John Stafford

By using resources more efficiently,, precision agriculture can make farming more productive and sustainable. This collection reviews current research on key technologies in precision agriculture and its applications.

About the Editor

Formerly a scientist at the internationally-renowned Silsoe Research Institute, Dr John Stafford is well known as a leader in precision agriculture technologies. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Co-Editor of the journal Precision Agriculture and past President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA).
Publication date: 26 October 2018 Number of pages: 380
Hardback
£180.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 2

Edited by Dr Stuart Wale

The second of this two-volume collection discusses ways of improving cultivation across the supply chain from seed selection and planting to post-harvest storage. It also reviews research on the better understanding and management of key pests and diseases as well as ways of improving sustainability.

About the Editor

Dr Stuart Wale is a potato agronomist and researcher with 40 years' experience for SAC Consulting, a Division of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College). He was formerly Head of Crop Services at the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC – the forerunner of SRUC). He has published widely on potato diseases in particular, co-editing Diseases, pests and disorders of potatoes: a colour handbook, and is a former President of the British Society of Plant Pathology. Dr Wale also has his own consultancy company: Potato Dynamics Ltd.
Publication date: 24 August 2018 Number of pages: 360
Hardback
£170.00

Improving organic crop cultivation

Edited by Prof. Ulrich Köpke

Organic crop cultivation needs to improve yields if it is to expand its share of agricultural production. This collection reviews ways of addressing this challenge, from developing better varieties to ways of improving crop nutrition and pest control.

About the Editor

Professor Ulrich Köpke is Director and Head of the Institute of Organic Agriculture at the University of Bonn, Germany. He was Founding President of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) which plays a leading role in promoting collaboration in international organic research. Professor Köpke has written over 200 publications on nutrient management, life cycle analysis and other techniques for optimising agronomic practices in organic agriculture, as well as coordinating a number of major European research projects in organic agriculture.
Publication date: Q4 2018 Number of pages: 480
Hardback
£210.00

Pesticides and agriculture

By Dr Dave Watson

Pesticides have played a critical but sometimes controversial role in the development of agriculture. This book provides an authoritative account of the development of the modern pesticides industry in the context of broader developments in global agriculture.

About the Author

Dr Dave Watson is a leading authority on sustainable development and optimising value chains in agriculture. He has taught courses on sustainable development for the University of Hull (UK), as well as managing research and development programmes for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. Dr Watson is editor of the two-volume Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize, also published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.
Publication date: 06 August 2018 Number of pages: 418
Ebook - EPUB
£228.00
£190.00 excluding tax

Pesticides and agriculture

By Dr Dave Watson

Pesticides have played a critical but sometimes controversial role in the development of agriculture. This book provides an authoritative account of the development of the modern pesticides industry in the context of broader developments in global agriculture.

About the Author

Dr Dave Watson is a leading authority on sustainable development and optimising value chains in agriculture. He has taught courses on sustainable development for the University of Hull (UK), as well as managing research and development programmes for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. Dr Watson is editor of the two-volume Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize, also published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.
Publication date: 06 August 2018 Number of pages: 418
Hardback
£190.00

Pesticides and agriculture

By Dr Dave Watson

Pesticides have played a critical but sometimes controversial role in the development of agriculture. This book provides an authoritative account of the development of the modern pesticides industry in the context of broader developments in global agriculture.

About the Author

Dr Dave Watson is a leading authority on sustainable development and optimising value chains in agriculture. He has taught courses on sustainable development for the University of Hull (UK), as well as managing research and development programmes for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. Dr Watson is editor of the two-volume Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize, also published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.
Publication date: 06 August 2018 Number of pages: 418
Ebook - PDF
£228.00
£190.00 excluding tax

Water management for sustainable agriculture

Edited by Prof. T. Oweis

There is increasing competition for water resources with declining aquifer reserves and lower rainfall in some areas due to climate change. This volume reviews research into topics such as more sustainable use of groundwater, more efficient irrigation techniques and water management.

About the Editor

Professor Theib Oweis is Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems Program (WLEP) at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). He is a jointly appointed Distinguished Professor - International Platform for Dryland Research and Education at Tottori University, Japan. Professor Oweis is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on water management in agriculture.
Publication date: 09 July 2018 Number of pages: 612



£230.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas Volume 1

Edited by Dr Gert Kema and Prof. André Drenth

Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit and the fourth most important crop in the developing world after rice, wheat and maize. The volume reviews current production around the world and how developments in cultivation practice can be used to improve yields sustainably.

About the Editors

Dr Gert Kema is Professor in Tropical Plant Pathology at Wageningen University and Research and Senior Scientist at Wageningen Plant Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands. He heads several international banana research programs, including interdisciplinary research projects and public-private-partnerships focusing on Panama disease and black Sigatoka.
Dr André Drenth is Principal Research Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAFFI), and Professor in Tropical Plant Pathology at the University of Queensland. He is the Head of the Banana Plant Protection Programme set up to protect Australia’s banana industry from the risk of disease.
Publication date: 20 September 2018 Number of pages: 420
Hardback
£180.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa

Edited by Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan

Cocoa cultivation faces a number of significant challenges, including stagnating yields, a narrow genetic base, vulnerability to pests and diseases and environmental impact. This volume reviews how research is addressing these challenges in areas such as breeding and agronomy, understanding and managing the range of diseases affecting cocoa, as well as ways of measuring and improving the sustainability of cocoa cultivation.

About the Editor

Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan is Director of the Cocoa Research Centre and Professor of Genetics at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Professor Umaharan has published extensively in the areas of plant genetic resources, genetic analysis and cocoa crop improvement.
Publication date: 09 August 2018 Number of pages: 588



£230.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 2

Edited by Prof. William Rooney

Volume 2 in this sequence summarises key research on the wide range of uses of sorghum as food, animal feed and for biofuel. It also assesses the challenges of growing sorghum in different parts of the world and how these are being addressed.

About the Editor

Dr William Rooney is Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Science at Texas A&M University, USA. He has written widely on sorghum breeding and released a number of new varieties for use both in the US and Central America. He is a member and current Chair of the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America which brings together experts from a number of universities to improve sorghum cultivation.
Publication date: 16 April 2018 Number of pages: 260



£130.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of grain legumes Volume 1

Edited by Dr Shoba Sivasankar, Dr David Bergvinson, Dr Pooran Gaur, Dr Shiv Kumar Agrawal, Dr Steve Beebe, and Dr Manuele Tamò

Grain legumes are widely seen as a key food security crop in the developing world. This major two-collection reviews the wealth of recent research on improving cultivation of this major crop. This first volume ranges from plant physiology and breeding through to better cultivation techniques.

About the Editors

Dr Shoba Sivasankar was formerly the Director of both the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and the Research Program on Dryland Cereals. She was based at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India.
Dr David Bergvinson is Director-General of ICRISAT.
Dr Pooran Gaur is Assistant Director of the Grain Legumes Research Program and Principal Scientist for chickpea breeding at ICRISAT.
Dr Shiv Kumar Agrawal is Food Legumes Coordinator within the Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management Program at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) based in Morocco.
Dr Steve Beebe is Leader of the Bean Program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia.
Dr Manuele Tamò is insect ecologist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Benin, with a particular focus on IPM in cereal-legume systems. He has worked with organisation such as AVRDC, ICRISAT and AfriceRice on IPM projects in many countries.
Publication date: 12 March 2018 Number of pages: 432



£190.00
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Global tea science

Edited by Dr VS Sharma and Dr Kumudini Gunasekare

Tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world. Tea cultivation faces a range of challenges in improving yields. The various parts of the book review ways of addressing these challenges, from breeding and cultivation to plant protection and improving sustainability.

About the Editors

Dr V. S. Sharma is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tea Science; former Director of the UPASI Tea Research Institute, India and former Technical Adviser, The B.B.T.C. Ltd Plantations, for 19 years.

Dr M. T. Kumudini Gunasekare is a Project Scientist at the Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI); and former Head of the Plant Breeding Division at the Tea Research Institute, Sri Lanka, and Editor of the International Journal of Tea Science.
Publication date: 20 February 2018 Number of pages: 558



£210.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Henry T. Nguyen

The second volume in this two-volume collection focusses on ways of improving the management of pests and diseases of soybean. It also reviews research on improving the nutritional value and shelf-life of soybeans as well as its uses in animal feed and biodiesel.

About the Editor

Dr Nguyen is Curators' Distinguished Professor of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, USA. He is former Director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology. Professor Nguyen is internationally recognized for his pioneering research into the molecular genetics of plant stress resistance as well a leading role in mapping the soybean genome. He is a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Nguyen has also served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Crop Science, Molecular Breeding, Frontier in Plant Science, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, BMC Genomics, and The Plant Genome.
Publication date: 20 February 2018 Number of pages: 286



£140.00
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Integrated disease management of wheat and barley

Edited by Prof. Richard Oliver

Diseases remain a serious problem in cereal cultivation. The first parts of the book review current research on fungal diseases of cereals and the challenge of fungicide resistance. The book then discusses breeding resistant varieties and methods for integrated disease management of cereals.

About the Editor

Professor Richard Oliver is John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the Centre for Crop Disease Management at Curtin University, Australia. Amongst other honours, Professor Oliver is an Honorary Fellow of both the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Honorary Professor at Exeter and Nottingham Universities and was previously a Fellow at Rothamsted Research in the UK and a Visiting Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also President-Elect of the British Society for Plant Pathology.
Publication date: 19 October 2018 Number of pages: 420
Hardback
£200.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Philippe Rott

Sugarcane cultivation faces a range of challenges to improve yields sustainably. This volumes reviews how these challenges can be addressed through developments in breeding as well as better management of pests and diseases.

About the Editor

Dr Philippe Rott is Professor of Plant Pathology in the Everglades Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. He previously conducted research at CIRAD (the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development) for over three decades. Professor Rott is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists. He has written widely on sugarcane diseases.
Publication date: 05 March 2018 Number of pages: 468



£180.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes

Edited by Dr Victor Galán Saúco and Dr Ping Lu

Mangoes are grown widely across Asia, Africa, the Americas and Southern Europe. This volume summarises the wealth of recent research on enhancing mango cultivation. Topics include developments in understanding mango genetics and breeding as well as cultivation, pest and disease management.

About the Editors

Dr Víctor Galán Saúco is Research Professor (Emeritus) at the Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA), Spain where he was Head of Research from 1980 to 2006. Prof. Galán Saúco is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on mangoes.

Dr Ping Lu is a Fellow in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He is the current Chair of the Mango Working Group of the ISHS and a Principal Plant Ecologist at ERA (Energy Resources of Australia).
Publication date: 09 February 2018 Number of pages: 570



£190.00
£0.00 excluding tax
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