Description : Volume 87 contains five excellent reviews dealing with environmental sustainability/quality and plant improvement that will be of great interest to plant and soil scientists as well as professional in related fields. Topics discussed in this volume include: Factors affecting antibiotic persistence in the terrestrial environment, antibiotic resistant bacteria and human health concerns, soil amendments and amelioration, human aspects of irrigation management, nitrogen use efficiency in cereal-based agricultural systems on a worldwide basis, and much more. * Includes over 35 figures and 50 tables with the most advanced data * Offers 5 full detailed chapters dedicated to the most up-to-date issues and discoveries in agronomy science * Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in Agriculture * Presents an analysis of the efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen in cereal production * Includes over 35 figures and 50 tables with the most advanced data * Offers 5 full detailed chapters dedicated to the most up-to-date issues and discoveries in agronomy science * Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in Agriculture * Presents an analysis of the efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen in cereal production
Description : Incorporating contributions from microbiologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders and soil scientists this volume reports the results and recommendations of an FAO/IAEA meeting of twelve experts on biological nitrogen fixation. This volume will be invaluable to scientists working on nitrogen fixation, soil microbiology, agronomy and crop production as well as farm advisers and extension specialists. Maximising the Use of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture is unique in that it: -reviews the latest thinking on various aspects of biological nitrogen fixation technology and applications; -reviews the possibilities in enhancing nitrogen fixation in various cropping systems; -shows ways how biological nitrogen fixation can be used to enhance crop production; -considers the applicability of these technologies to small farmers in developing countries.
Description : This book presents the science, application, and politics of the use of nitrogen-fixing crop plants across the globe in various environments. Nitrogen fixation can help provide a growing population with a nutritious, environmentally friendly, sustainable food supply. From new "omics" approaches to the role of nitrogen fixation in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, from farming strategies in nonindustrialized nations to nitrogen fixation in the global economy, scientists will find the key issues and expanding research areas, and how they contribute to the next wave of advancements related to agriculture and the environment.
Description : The second edition of this book, first published in 1991 and intended for students and researchers, contains revised and updated material on the theory and practice of nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems. There are 15 chapters in 3 parts. Part I, Introduction, contains 5 chapters on tropical environments (climate, soils and cropping systems), nitrogen fixing organisms, the process of nitrogen fixation, assessment of the role of nitrogen fixation, and cycling of nitrogen in tropical cropping systems. Part II, Tropical crops and cropping systems, comprises 7 chapters on freeliving, root-associated and endophytic nitrogen fixing bacteria of cereal crops and grasses, cyanobacteria and Azolla as green manure for wetland rice, grain legumes, legumes as green manures and cover crops, forage legumes, understorey legumes and shade trees in plantation crops, and nitrogen fixing trees in agroforestry. Part III, optimizing nitrogen fixation, includes 3 chapters on environmental constraints, approaches to enhancement, and future impacts on nitrogen fixation in tropical agriculture. A list of common names and subject index are included.
Description : These proceedings provide a summary of the research outputs of a much larger ACIAR project that commenced in 2004. It is remarkable that the Vietnamese researchers in the project were able to complete more than 20 major field experiments studying BioGro.