Science for Agriculture was the first thorough quantitative and analytical treatment of the history of the U.S. agricultural research system and as such has served as the foundation for research over the 10 years since its publication. The benefits from public and private investment in agricultural research are immense and should be understood by every student of the agricultural science system in the United States. The second edition updates important landmarks, components, characteristics, and trends of the U.S. system for developing and applying science to increase the productivity and advancements of agriculture. Science for Agriculture, 2nd Edition, is essential reading for agriculture educators and researchers, Land Grant administrators, food and agri-industry R&D and all others who need to understand the factors that will influence future public agricultural research policy.
THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, Fifth Edition, masterfully introduces the biological sciences and explores the influences of these sciences on modern agricultural practices and the agricultural industry. Reader-friendly and superbly illustrated, this highly practical text explains not only the “how” of agriculture, but also the “why” behind agriscience, presenting information on plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, biotechnology, and environmental concerns. Additionally, the text spotlights career opportunities and discusses new directions in agriculture, including topics such as no-till crops, high-pressure processing in food preservation, fracking, and more, to further engage students with today’s agricultural world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach, 2nd Edition" integrates biological sciences with modern agricultural concepts. Easy-to-follow and superbly illustrated, this text will develop the reader's comprehension of agriscience, as thorough coverage is given to environmental concerns, food spoilage and safety, along with life processes of plants and animals. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking, and practical activities to reinforce key information are featured at the end of each chapter. New directions in agriculture and agricultural career choices for the 21st century are also considered.
India, being an agrarian society, has always regarded agriculture as the back-bone of her economy. Time and again, the agriculture sector has highlighted its importance by contribution towards the overall growth of the whole nation. Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field of biology that encompasses the parts of exact, natural, economic and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture. As the book name suggests “Master Guide Agriculture Science” covering various sections viz. Principle of Crop Production, Gardening Science, Soil Science, Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, Agricultural Economics, Genetics of Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology and Entomology, etc. The study guide provides the complete syllabus into 8 Units in total that are further divided into 22 Chapters giving complete theory in Chapterwise manner, sufficient number of MCQs has been incorporated in each chapter. Apart from theory stuff this book also concentrates on the practice part providing Latest question papers of various exams. The book will be equally useful for UPSC, State PSCs, ARS, JRF, NET & BHU which covers the subject of Agriculture Science. As the book contains ample number study as well as practice material, it for sure will help the aspirants score high in the upcoming examinations. TABLE OF CONTENT UNIT– 1: agriculture Science, UINIT– 2: Gardening, UNIT– 3: Genetics and Plant Breeding, UNIT– 4: Soil Science and Fertility and Fertilizers, UNIT– 5: Plant Pathology and Entomology, UNIT– 6: Agriculture Extensions and Agricultural Economics, UNIT– 7: Agricultural Statistics, UNIT– 8: Animal Science and Dairy Science, Glossary, Question Papers: FSO Food Safety Officer Exam 2019, AAO Assistant Agriculture Officer Exam 2018, BHU MSc. Agriculture Entrance Exam 2017.
Science, Agriculture and the Politics of Policy examines the intersections of globalisation, technology and politics through a detailed, empirically-based examination of agricultural biotechnology in India. The focus is on Bangalore and Karnataka, a part of India which has seen a massive growth in biotech enterprises, experimentation with GM cotton and a contested policy debate about the role biotechnology should play in economic development. The book asks what does this new suite of technologies mean - for society, for politics and for the way agriculture, food and rural livelihoods are thought about? Can biotech deliver a second Green Revolution, and so transform agriculture and rescue the countryside and its people from crisis and poverty? Or is it more complex than this? Through a detailed case study, the aim of the book is to discuss, question and refine these broader debates, locating an understanding of biotechnology firmly within an understanding of society and politics.
Agricultural Science for the Caribbean is a three year course for lower Secondary schools, with an emphasis on observation and practical activity. Students are encouraged to find out more about agriculture local to their homes so that they can relate and apply their learning to individual experiences and environments.
Research is never free of pressures and constraints and to understand its results properly these have to be assessed and analyzed. In agriculture, research into biotechnology and GMOs, as well as pesticides and herbicides, is big business - agribusiness. This book looks at the crucial roles of funding and the political context on the research agenda and its results in agricultural development. It provides a critical evaluation of the participatory methods now widely used and explores the ways in which research into biotechnology have reflected the interests of the various parties involved.
The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor due to lack of funding and investment. In order for Africa and other such developing countries to achieve productivity in agriculture - vital to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources - investment and policy development needs to be assessed. This book, a joint effort from IFPRI, ILRI and the Kellogg Foundation, explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles important evidence to pave the way for further, much needed investment in agricultural research all over the developing world.
By exploring the connections between science and society as well as the motivating societal factors behind research and development, each book in this series illustrates how society supports science and how science in return supports society.
Facing new challenges with respect to sustainable agriculture and rural development strategies for low-income countries, related to global environmental change and globalization of markets, an interdisciplinary Wageningen University and Research Centre group set out to draw lessons from the DLO-IC projects of the last eight years. In discussing the way ahead and a future agenda, a number of major research challenges, as well as policy questions are outlined.
A growing body of evidence shows that agricultural landscapes can be managed not only to produce crops but also to support biodiversity and promote ecosystem health. Innovative farmers and scientists, as well as indigenous land managers, are developing diverse types of “ecoagriculture” landscapes to generate cobenefits for production, biodiversity, and local people. Farming with Nature offers a synthesis of the state of knowledge of key topics in ecoagriculture. The book is a unique collaboration among renowned agricultural and ecological scientists, leading field conservationists, and farm and community leaders to synthesize knowledge and experience across sectors. The book examines: the knowledge base for ecoagriculture as well as barriers, gaps, and opportunities for developing improved ecoagriculture systems what we have learned about managing landscapes to achieve multiple objectives at a landscape scale existing incentives for farmers, other land managers, and investors to develop and invest in ecoagriculture systems pathways to develop, implement, manage, and scale up successful ecoagriculture Insights are drawn from around the world, in tropical, Mediterranean, and temperate environments, from farming systems that range from highly commercialized to semi-subsistence. Farming with Nature is an important new work that can serve as a foundation document for planners, farm organizations, researchers, project developers, and policy makers to develop strategies for promoting and sustaining ecoagriculture landscapes. Replete with valuable best practice guidelines, it is a critical resource for both practitioners and researchers in the field.