Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture

Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: F.B Lewu,Tatiana Volova,Sabu Thomas,Rakhimol K R
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-10-14
ISBN 10: 0128226145
ISBN 13: 9780128226148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Controlled Release Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture provides a comprehensive examination of precision fertilizer applications using the 4-R approach—the right amount of fertilizer at the right time to the right plant at the correct stage of plant growth. This volume consolidates detailed information on each aspect of controlled release fertilizers, including up-to-date literature citations, the current market for controlled release fertilizers and patents. Presenting the tremendous advances in experimental and theoretical studies on sustainable agriculture and related areas, this book provides in-depth insight into state-of-the-art controlled release mechanisms of fertilizers, techniques, and their use in sustainable agriculture. Conventional release mechanisms have historically meant waste of fertilizers and the adverse effects of that waste on the environment. Controlled release delivery makes significant strides in enhancing fertilizer benefit to the target plant, while protecting the surrounding environment and increasing sustainability. Presents cutting-edge interdisciplinary insights specifically focused on the controlled release of fertilizers Explores the benefits and challenges of 4-R fertilizer use Includes expertise from leading researchers in the fields of agriculture, polymer science, and nanotechnology working in industry, academics, government, and private research institutions across the globe Presents the tremendous advances in experimental and theoretical studies on sustainable agriculture and related areas

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Muhammad Farooq,Michele Pisante
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 3030231690
ISBN 13: 9783030231699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This volume is a ready reference on sustainable agriculture and reinforce the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It describes ecological sustainability of farming systems, present innovations for improving efficiency in the use of resources for sustainable agriculture and propose technological options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture.

Eco friendly Functional Polymers

Eco friendly Functional Polymers
Author: Manuel Palencia,Tulio A. Lerma,Viviana Garcés,Mayra A. Mora,Jina M. Martínez,Sixta L. Palencia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2021-07-25
ISBN 10: 0128218541
ISBN 13: 9780128218549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco friendly Functional Polymers Book Review:

There is a growing demand for strategies to address the impact of polymers and plastics in ecosystems. The principles of green chemistry offer a good source of such strategies. Ecofriendly Functional Polymers: An Approach from Application-Targeted Green Chemistry provides a holistic overview of polymer chemistry, development, and applications in the context of these sustainability-driven principles. It encourages researchers to consider the principles of green chemistry, environmental impacts, and end-user needs as integral aspects for consideration at the earliest stages of any design process, and draws together key aspects of polymer chemistry, organic synthesis, experimental design, and applications in a single volume. Beginning with an authoritative guide to fundamental polymer chemistry and its impact in the current environmental context, the book then discusses a range of key theoretical and experimental aspects of designing eco-friendly functional polymers. Applications of ecofriendly functional polymers across an entire range of fields are discussed, and a selection of case studies highlights the implementation of theoretical and experimental information to address a broad selection of issues. Highlights the physicochemical principles of green chemistry and the development of biodegradable and recyclable polymers in this context Compiles key information connecting structural features with properties, experimental strategies, and appropriate applications into a single volume Discusses requirements and applications across a broad range of fields, supported by practical examples

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Rakhimol K. R.,Sabu Thomas,Tatiana Volova,Jayachandran K.
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 3030233960
ISBN 13: 9783030233969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This book ​presents an introduction to the concept and need of sustainable agriculture, the mechanisms of conventional and controlled release of pesticides, herbicides and plant hormones. It also contains the carriers which supply controlled release including polymers and nanoparticles. A full chapter is devoted to the theory and simulation aspects.

Controlled release and Stabilized Fertilizers in Agriculture

Controlled release and Stabilized Fertilizers in Agriculture
Author: Martin E. Trenkel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9782950629913
ISBN 13: 2950629911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Author: Poonia, Ramesh C.,Gao, Xiao-Zhi,Raja, Linesh,Sharma, Sugam,Vyas, Sonali
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-08-10
ISBN 10: 1522559108
ISBN 13: 9781522559108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development Book Review:

In order to meet food needs, farmers need to integrate the latest technologies enabling them to make more informed decisions. Smart Farming Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development provides innovative insights into the latest farming advancements in terms of informatics and communication. The content within this publication represents the work of topics such as sensor systems, wireless communication, and the integration of the Internet of Things in agriculture-related processes. It is a vital reference source for farmers, academicians, researchers, government agencies, technology developers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on smart farming technologies.

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Katarzyna Chojnacka,Agnieszka Saeid
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN 10: 0128170379
ISBN 13: 9780128170373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture proposes products that fulfill the need for chemicals that provide a sustainable delivery system for nutrients necessary to maximize production of agricultural animals and plants while producing the smallest possible environmental footprint. Over the past decade, biobased chemicals have received significant attention as candidate resource materials in fertilizers and agrochemicals production due to their renewability. Substitution of conventional raw materials with biobased requires a new approach towards development of technology. On the other hand, the use of biobased chemicals, such as biostimulants, bioregulators, biofertilizers offers a host of a new palette of products which are natural and thus their application does not pose an impact on the environment (residues), nor the cultivated plants. This book addresses all aspects related to the production process, including chemical formulas, stability of formulations, and the application of the effect of its utilization. Presents ideas for new products that provide appropriate nutrition while limiting environmental footprint Includes full range of the production process from chemical formulas, to establishing the stability of formulations, application and effect Offers a host of a new products which are natural and whose application does not negatively impact the environment nor the cultivated plants

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems
Author: Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 012821354X
ISBN 13: 9780128213544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems Book Review:

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agrifood and Ecosystems shows how hybrid nanomaterials (HNMs) are being used to enhance agriculture, food and environmental science. The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of HNMs before exploring agrifoods and environmental functions. It shows how novel HNMs are being used for the detection and separation of heavy metal ions, for destroying and sensing of insecticides, in managed release fertilizer and pesticide formulations, plant protection, plant promotions, purification, detection, and to control mycotoxins. Further, the book describes the use of silica-based total nanosystems, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose-based, and polymer nanohybrids for agricultural and biological applications. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and food scientists who want to gain a greater understanding on how multifunctional nanomaterials are being used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications. Outlines the major nanomaterial types that are being used in agriculture Explains why the properties of multifunctional nanomaterials are particularly efficient for use in agriculture Assesses the major challenges of using multifunctional nanomaterials on an industrial scale

Soil Basics Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Basics  Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Channarayappa C.,D P Biradar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 777
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1351044265
ISBN 13: 9781351044264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Basics Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Increase in global population, drastic changes in the environment, soil degradation and decrease in quality and quantity of agricultural productivity warranted us to adapt sustainable farming practices. This book focuses on soil health management and creating biased rhizosphere that can effectively augment the needs of sustainable agriculture.

21st Century Homestead Sustainable Agriculture III Agricultural Practices

21st Century Homestead  Sustainable Agriculture III  Agricultural Practices
Author: Marlon Henkel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1312939753
ISBN 13: 9781312939752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Kuldeep Bauddh,Sanjeev Kumar,Rana Pratap Singh,John Korstad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-06-27
ISBN 10: 9811533725
ISBN 13: 9789811533723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological and Practical Applications for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Rampant industrialization, urbanization, and population growth have resulted in increased global environmental contamination. The productivity of agricultural soil is drastically deteriorated and requires a high dose of fertilizers to cultivate crops. To ensure food security, farmers are compelled to apply excess chemical fertilizers and insecticides that contaminate soil, air, and water. Heavy loads of chemical fertilizers not only degrade the quality of agricultural land but also pollute water and air. Use of chemical fertilizers also accelerate the release of greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and methane along with nutrient runoff from the watershed in to lower elevation rivers and lakes, resulting in cultural eutrophication. Farming practices globally in developed, developing, and under-developing countries should utilize and promote sustainable methods through viable combined environmental, social, and economic means that improve rather than harm future generations. This can include use of non-synthetic fertilizers like compost, vermicompost, slow-release fertilizers, farmyard manures, crop rotations that include nitrogen-fixing legumes. Organic fertilizers like compost and vermicompost improve soil properties like texture, porosity, water-holding capacity, organic matter, as well as nutrient availability. The purpose of this book is to document the available alternatives of synthetic fertilizers, their mode of action, efficiency, preparation methodology, practical suggestions for sustainable practices, and needed research focus. The book will cover major disciplines like plant science, environmental science, agricultural science, agricultural biotechnology and microbiology, horticulture, soil science, atmospheric science, agro-forestry, agronomy, and ecology. This book is helpful for farmers, scientists, industrialists, research scholars, masters and graduate students, non-governmental organizations, financial advisers, and policy makers.

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture
Author: Adil Denizli,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Susai Rajendran,Ghulam Yasin,Ashok Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 0323852939
ISBN 13: 9780323852937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture Book Review:

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture covers new breakthroughs in smart agriculture, highlighting new technologies, such as the internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence. In addition, the book provides the many advantages of nanosensors over their micro counterparts, such as lower power consumption, higher sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distances between the object and sensor. Sections provide information on fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors in smart agriculture. The book highlights how, when cultivating soil, nanosensors and their wireless networks can be used for soil quality monitoring (moisture/herbicides/organic compound/trace metals monitoring in soil, etc. Other applications cover how smart nanosensors can be used for virus detection and hygiene/pathogen controls in livestocks, their use as active transport tracking devices for smart tracking and tracing, and other various applications, such as (i) nanochips for identity (radio frequency identification), (ii) food inspection, (iii) intelligent food packaging, and (iv) smart storage. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and agricultural engineers who are looking to understand more about how nanosensor technology can be used to create more efficient and sustainable agricultural systems. Outlines the fabrication and fundamental design concepts of nanosensors for agricultural applications Explains how nanosensors are being used throughout the agricultural cycle – from crop growth to food manufacturing Assesses major challenges surrounding the application of nanosensors to agricultural applications in mass scale

Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture

Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ramesh Namdeo Pudake,Nidhi Chauhan,Chittaranjan Kole
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 711
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 3319978527
ISBN 13: 9783319978529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This book discusses the ability of nanomaterials to protect crop-plant and animal health, increase production, and enhance the quality of food and other agricultural products. It explores the use of targeted delivery and slow- release agrochemicals to reduce the damage to non-target organisms and the quantity released into the soil and water, as well as nanotechnology-derived tools in the field of plant and animal genetic improvement. It also addresses future applications of nanotechnology in sustainable agriculture and the legislative regulation and safety evaluation of nanomaterials. The book highlights the recent advances made in nanotechnology and its contribution towards an eco-friendly approach in agriculture.

Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems

Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems
Author: Silvio Gianiazzi,Hannes Schüepp
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3034885040
ISBN 13: 9783034885041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems Book Review:

This book, prepared by participants of the European network COST ACTION 810 (1989-93) is the outcome of a meeting held in Switzerland (Einsiedeln, September 29 to October 2, 1993) on the "Impact of arbuscular mycorrhizas on sustainable agriculture and natural ecosystems". COST(Cooperation Scientifique et Technique) Networks were created in 1971 by the Commission of European Communities, and later enlarged to include non-European Member States, to promote pre-competitive scientific and technical research in fields of common interest. During the eighties, COST ACTIONS were launched in bio technological fields, including the network on arbuscular mycorrhizas. Arbuscular mycorrhizas are a universally found symbiosis between plants and certain soil fungi and essential components of soil-plant systems. They act as a major inter face by influencing or regulating resource allocation between abiotic and biotic components of the soil-plant system. Arbuscular mycorrhizas are involved in many key ecosystem processes including nutrient cycling and conservation of soil struc ture, and have been shown to improve plant health through increased protection against abiotic and biotic stresses. Sustainability can be defined as the successful management of resources to satisfy changing human needs while maintaining or enhancing the quality of the environ ment and conserving resources. Increasing environmental degradation and instability, due to anthropogenic activities and in particular the increasing fragility of the soil resource, has led to an increased awareness of the need to develop practices resulting in more sustainable natural and agroecosystems.

Convergence of Food Security Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Convergence of Food Security  Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Author: David D. Songstad,Jerry L. Hatfield,Dwight T. Tomes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN 10: 3642552625
ISBN 13: 9783642552625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convergence of Food Security Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This volume examines the interrelated fields of food security, energy security and sustainable agriculture as the key to a stable global agricultural platform and is arranged in six parts. The first part is focused on policy considerations relating to food and energy security and sustainable agriculture. The authors from this part include Former Under Secretary of Agriculture Gale Buchanan, Former Under Secretary of Energy Raymond Orbach (Chapter 1), Stephen Hughes, Bryan Moser and William Gibbons (Chapter 2) and Thomas Redick (Chapter 3). Part II addresses soil and water, which are two of the key components in secure and sustainable food production. Authors from this part are Jerry Hatfield (Chapter 4) and Mahbub Alam, Sharon Megdal et al. (Chapter 5). The third part covers sustainable and secure food production specifically addressing genetically modified traits in Chapter 6 (James McWilliams) and omega-3 fatty acids in Chapter 7 (Jay Whelan et al.). Agronomic implications relative to food security and sustainable agriculture are described in Part IV. Authors include Ravi Sripada, Pradip Das et al. (Chapter 8), Duska Stojsin, Kevin Matson and Richard Leitz (Chapter 9) and S.H. Lee, David Clay and Sharon Clay (Chapter 10). International sustainable agriculture and food security is addressed in Part V with authors Jeff Vitale and John Greenplate (Chapter 11), Julie Borlaug et al. (Chapter 12) and Sylvester Oikeh et al. (Chapter 13). The final part covers the use of chemicals in sustainable agriculture and food/energy security with Leonard Gianessi and Ashley Williams communicating the role of herbicides and Harold Reetz emphasizing the importance of fertilizers both in maximizing crop yields to maintain a sustainable secure source for food production.

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils
Author: Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN 10: 135179311X
ISBN 13: 9781351793117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils Book Review:

The quality of agricultural soils are always under threat from chemical contaminants, which ultimately affect the productivity and safety of crops. Besides agrochemicals, a new generation of substances invades the soil through irrigation with reclaimed wastewater and pollutants of organic origin such as sewage sludge or cattle manure. Emerging pollutants such as pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials and microplastics are now present in agricultural soils, but the understanding of their impact on soil quality is still limited. With focus on in situ bioremediation, this book provides an exhaustive analysis of the current biological methodologies for recovering polluted agricultural soils as well as monitoring the effectiveness of bioremediation.

Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
Author: Bhoopander Giri,Ram Prasad,Qiang-Sheng Wu,Ajit Varma
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN 10: 3030189333
ISBN 13: 9783030189334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits of biofertilizers as an alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Agricultural production has increased massively over the last century due to increased use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, but these gains have come at a price. The chemicals are not only expensive; they also reduce microbial activity in agricultural soils and accumulate in the food chain, with potentially harmful effects for humans. Accordingly, it is high time to explore alternatives and to find solutions to overcome our increasing dependence on these chemicals. Biofertilizers, which consist of plant remains, organic matter and microorganisms, might offer an alternative. They are natural, organic, biodegradable, eco-friendly and cost-effective. Further, the microbes present in the biofertilizers are important, because they produce nutrients required for plant growth (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), as well as substances essential for plant growth and development (e.g., auxins and cytokinins). Biofertilizers also improve the physical properties, fertility and productivity of soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers while maintaining high crop yield. This makes biofertilizers a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture and a sustainable environment. The book covers the latest research on biofertilizers, ranging from beneficial fungal, bacterial and algal inoculants; to microbes for bioremediation, wastewater treatment; and recycling of biodegradable municipal, agricultural and industrial waste; as well as biocontrol agents and bio-pesticides. As such, it offers a valuable resource for researchers, academics and students in the broad fields of microbiology and agriculture.

Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture

Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture
Author: M. Anwar Mallick,Manoj K. Solanki,Baby Kumari,Suresh Kumar Verma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2021-07-09
ISBN 10: 1000397815
ISBN 13: 9781000397819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Nanotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture presents applications of nanobiotechnology for eco-friendly agriculture practices. Implementing sustainable agriculture techniques is a crucial component in meeting projected global food demands while minimising toxic waste in the environment. Nano-technological tools – including nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanotubes and nanomolecules – offer sustainable options to modernise agriculture systems. Written by nanotechnology experts, this book outlines how nano-formulations can improve yield without reliance on chemecial pesticides and reduce nutrient losses in fertilization. It reveals how nanotools are used for rapid disease diagnostics, in treating plant diseases and enhancing the capacity for plants to absorb nutrients. Features: Combines nanotechnology and agronomy presenting applications for improving plant performance and yields. Reveals nanotechnology-based products used for the soil and plant health management which mitigate climate change. Discusses roles of microbial endophytes, heavy metal nanoparticles and environment health, nano-nutrients, phytochemicals, green bioengineering and plant health. This book appeals to professionals working in the agriculture and food industry, as well as agricultural scientists and researchers in nanotechnology and agronomy.

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 0128152842
ISBN 13: 9780128152843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agronomy Book Review:

Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied, and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial. Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews on the latest advancements in agronomy Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world Builds upon this venerable and iconic review series Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in the crop and soil sciences

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation
Author: Kathy Lewis,Douglas Warner
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN 10: 3039363824
ISBN 13: 9783039363827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation Book Review:

The Anthropocene, the time of humans. Never has human influence on the functioning of the planet been greater or in more urgent need of mitigation. Climate change, the accelerated warming of the planet’s surface attributed to human activities, is now at the forefront of global politics. The agriculture sector not only contributes to climate change but also feels the severity of its effects, with the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles all subject to modification as a result. Crop production systems are each subject to different types of threat and levels of threat intensity. There is however significant potential to both adapt to and mitigate climate change within the agricultural sector and reduce these threats. Each solution must be implemented in a sustainable manner and tailored to individual regions and farming systems. This Special Issue evaluates a variety of potential climate change adaptation and mitigation techniques that account for this spatial variation, including modification to cropping systems, Climate-Smart Agriculture and the development and growth of novel crops and crop varieties.