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Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas

Edited by Dr Gert Kema and Prof. Andre 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 Kema is a Senior Scientist at Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands and Professor in Tropical Plant Pathology at Wageningen University, 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 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: Q3 2018 Number of pages: 420
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£180.00

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 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: Q2 2018 Number of pages: 480
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£210.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa Volume 1

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. The first in this two-volume collection reviews how research is addressing these challenges in areas such as breeding and agronomy.

About the Editor

Professor 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: Q2 2018 Number of pages: 360
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£150.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan

Volume 2 reviews research on understanding and managing the range of fungal and viral diseases affecting cocoa, as well as insect and other pests. It also assesses ways of measuring and improving the sustainability of cocoa cultivation.

About the Editor

Professor 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: Q2 2018 Number of pages: 300
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£140.00

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

Dr Oweis is Distinguished Guest Professor - International Platform for Dryland Research and Education at Tottori University, Japan. Professor Oweis was formerly Director of the Integrated Water and Land Management Program (IWLMP) at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Professor Oweis is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on water management in agriculture.
Publication date: Q2 2018 Number of pages: 520
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£230.00

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 Wale is a potato agronomist and researcher for SAC Consulting within 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: Potato Dynamics Ltd.
Publication date: Q1 2018 Number of pages: 360
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£170.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Henry Nguyen

Soybeans are widely grown for use in food, animal feed and other products such as biodiesel. The first of this two-volume collections reviews advances in understanding of soybean physiology and genetics as well as breeding and more efficient methods of cultivation.

About the Editor

Dr Henry T. Nguyen is the Curators’ Professor of Genetics and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) Endowed Chair in Soybean Genomics and Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, USA. He is also Director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology responsible for pioneering research into the molecular genetics of plant stress resistance as well as a leading role in mapping the soybean genome.
Publication date: 16 February 2018 Number of pages: 300
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£140.00

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: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 380
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£180.00

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: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 420
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£190.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Bill 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 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: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 240
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£130.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Henry 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 Henry T. Nguyen is the Curators’ Professor of Genetics and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) Endowed Chair in Soybean Genomics and Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, USA. He is also Director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology responsible for pioneering research into the molecular genetics of plant stress resistance as well as a leading role in mapping the soybean genome.
Publication date: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 300
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£140.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Alain Rival

Palm oil is widely used for food processing, personal care products and as a biofuel. The cultivation of oil palm has raised concerns about sustainability. The first volume in this collection reviews research addressing these challenges in areas such as breeding and cultivation techniques.

About the Editor

Professor Alain Rival is Regional Director for South East Asia and Focal Point for Oil Palm Research at CIRAD, the internationally-renowned French Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development. Dr Rival is also Professor of Biology and Physiology, He coordinates several international collaborative research projects and has published widely on plant biotechnology.
Publication date: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 300
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£140.00

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: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 500
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£210.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of grain legumes Volume 2

Edited by Dr Shoba Sivasankar

The second volume in this collection focusses on improving the cultivation of particular grain legumes, starting with common beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans and groundnuts. A second group of chapters discusses cowpea, faba beans and pigeonpea.

About the Editor

Dr Shoba Sivasankar is Director of both the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and the Research Program on Dryland Cereals. She is based at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India.
Publication date: 20 December 2017 Number of pages: 360
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£170.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee

Edited by Dr Philippe Lashermes

Coffee is one of the most widely-traded commodities in the world. This volume summarises research addressing key challenges in coffee cultivation, including genetic diversity and breeding improved varieties. Other chapters discuss how to measure and improve quality traits.

About the Editor

Dr Lashermes is Director of Research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France. He co-led the international initiative that sequenced the coffee genome, and has published extensively on coffee genetics.
Publication date: 20 December 2017 Number of pages: 400
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£190.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Philippe Rott

Sugarcane is the source of 80% of the world’s sugar. This volume reviews key research on improving sugarcane production, focussing on enhancing cultivation techniques such as irrigation and nutrient management as well as measuring and improving sustainability.

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: 28 November 2017 Number of pages: 360



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Achieving sustainable cultivation of grain legumes Volume 1

Edited by Dr Shoba Sivasankar

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 Editor

Dr Shoba Sivasankar is Director of both the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and the Research Program on Dryland Cereals. She is based at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India.
Publication date: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 400
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£190.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Bill Rooney

Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop (after rice, maize, wheat and barley). The first volume in this two-volume collection reviews advances in understanding sorghum physiology and genetics as well as developments in breeding new varieties and their more efficient cultivation.

About the Editor

Dr 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 February 2018 Number of pages: 380
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£180.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1

Edited by Dr Clair H. Hershey

This collection begins by reviewing the current state of cassava cultivation, before going on to review the range of techniques enabling sustainable intensification, from seed systems management to intercropping and post-harvest management.

About the Editor

Dr Clair Hershey is former Cassava Program Leader at the world-famous International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia. With a background in plant breeding, Dr Hershey has previously worked for the FAO and the Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) and was Editor of Plant Breeding News.
Publication date: 31 July 2017 Number of pages: 424



£190.00
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Rice insect pests and their management

By Prof. E. A. Heinrichs

This book uses the unique expertise of leading rice entomologists from Africa, Asia and the Americas to provide the first global coverage of rice insect pests. The groups of insects discussed are : Root and stem feeders, Stem borers, Rice gall midges, Leafhoppers and planthoppers, Foliage feeders and, finally, Panicle feeders. The book concludes with a discussion of integrated management of insect pests.

About the Author

Professor E. A. “Short” Heinrichs is Research Professor in Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Publication date: 16 June 2017 Number of pages: 292



£200.00
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