Best Books – Current Trends in Agronomy

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Current Trends In Agronomy subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Current Trends In Agronomy along with reviews.

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1. “Recent Trends in Biofertilizers” by Mandal Santi M and Pati Bikas R

“Recent Trends in Biofertilizers” Book Review: This book comprises sixteen articles contributed by over forty distinguished academicians from India, Brazil and Egypt. These articles jointly address the broader need of increasing soil fertility through sustainable methods and practices. It discusses the components of biofertilizers such as plant nutrients, carbohydrates, amino acids, trace elements and plant growth promoting vitamins and hormones. Fresh insights into biofertilizer technology, biotechnology-based biofertilizers, and other recent developments in this area are covered in depth. Discussions of the advancements made in the last decade in biofertilizer technology are also included. The book is useful for teachers and students of undergraduate colleges as well as research scholars.

2. “Phenomics in Crop Plants: Trends, Options and Limitations” by Aditya Pratap and Jitendra Kumar

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“Phenomics in Crop Plants: Trends, Options and Limitations” Book Review: This book focuses on identification of desirable genotypes with traits of interest useful for making genetic improvement of crop plants. It describes the importance of screening of a large number of germplasms for desirable traits and transfer of identified traits into agronomic backgrounds through recombination breeding. The book also teaches to phenotype the germplasm accessions and breeding materials using advanced phenomics tools for challenging and complex traits under natural, controlled and harsh environmental conditions. The book is useful for anyone interested in learning the developments made in traditional and high throughput phenotyping of agricultural crops.

3. “New Trends in Soil Micromorphology” by Selim Kapur and Georges Stoops

“New Trends in Soil Micromorphology” Book Review: This book covers basic soil hydraulic functions and parameters such as the soil water retention curve, the saturated hydraulic conductivity and the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function. The readers will learn successful formulation of the principles leading to sustainable soil management, agricultural production and environmental protection.The application of laws of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics is also discussed comprehensively. The book is useful for anyone interested in learning the new trends and latest developments in Soil Micromorphology.

4. “Recent Trends in Soil Science and Agronomy Research in the Northern Plains of North America” by Sukhdev S Malhi and Yantai Gan

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“Recent Trends in Soil Science and Agronomy Research in the Northern Plains of North America” Book Review: This book is a detailed study of the latest developments in soil science and agronomy research. The 15 chapters in this book summarize and describe the approaches and various technologies developed for restoration and enhancement of agricultural productivity, diversity and sustainability. The importance of greater understanding of agro-ecological and landscape topographic influences on crop adaptation and productivity is discussed in two chapters. Various aspects of plant nutrient replenishment and maintenance through inputs of fertilizers and animal manures are covered in four chapters. Topics such as related to crop diversification, production of pulse and oilseeds and special crops and the benefits of crop sequencing and rotations are included.

5. “Trends in Information Technology for Precision Farming (Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society)” by Peter Jurschik

“Trends in Information Technology for Precision Farming (Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society)” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive source of information on the present state of precision agriculture. The book is divided into 22 chapters, which are grouped in three parts: 1.Principles, technologies and management issues, 2.Applications in crops and cropping systems and 3. Current status. The first part of the book provides general information on precision agriculture and principles, which are important in crop production while using precision farming technologies. The book also gives information on the use of precision farming technology in the production of particular crops (rice, corn and soybean, cotton, potatoes, sugar beet and grapes). The book is useful for crop scientists, agriculture students, farmers and others who are interested in the practical application of precision farming.

6. “Recent Trends in Disease Management of Fruits and Seeds” by M M Prasad

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“Recent Trends in Disease Management of Fruits and Seeds” Book Review: This book discusses the latest developments and concepts in the field of disease management. The topics are described in an in-depth and comprehensive manner. The book includes various application based examples that provide a practical understanding of the subject matter. The case studies discussed in the book also provide a practice-oriented knowledge of the topics included. The book is a blend of practical and theoretical understanding. The recent trends in disease management of fruits and seeds are discussed in a complete and detailed manner with illustrations and pictures that make the learning interesting. The book is useful for those who want to have an application based understanding of disease management in fruits and seeds.

7. “Current Progress in Agronomy: Volume II: 2” by Jamie Hanks

“Current Progress in Agronomy: Volume II: 2” Book Review: This book is a source of information about agronomy – the science of producing and using plants. It focuses on the most important aspect of life “food and agriculture”. It brings to its readers all the researches, studies and projects taking place in this field. It strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and to help develop a good understanding of the latest advances. Through this book, the readers will gain knowledge that would broaden their horizons about agronomy.

8. “Plant Genome Analysis: Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology (A Crc Series in Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology)” by Peter M Gresshoff

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“Plant Genome Analysis: Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology (A Crc Series in Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book presents analyses of technologies, as well as explanations of molecular technology as it pertains to agriculture. Advances in genome analysis, including DNA amplification (DAF and RAPD) markers, RFLPs, and microsatellites are also included in the book. Articles by patent lawyers experienced in plant biotechnology present the legal viewpoint. Chapters focus on special elements of genome analysis, such as the importance of cell cycle genes in plants, use of antisense technology, investigation of telomeres and production of plant YACs. The book also includes a description of antisense technology in the study of photosynthesis and a comprehensive review of the characterization and isolation of plant telomere. The book is useful for those interested in knowing about plant genome analysis.

9. “Current Advances in Coconut Biotechnology (Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture)” by C Oropeza and J L Verdeil

“Current Advances in Coconut Biotechnology (Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture)” Book Review: This book describes recent research in three important areas in Coconut Biotechnology. It focuses on how the yields are generally below potential despite recent developments with improved planting stock and agronomic practices. A separate section on “Can more rapid genetic improvement be obtained using molecular techniques” is included in the book that suggests that such techniques will open up exciting new prospects. The book describes the use of basic information on the genetic status of existing coconut stocks. The book discusses various practical approaches to deal with the topics. This book is useful for anyone interested in learning the current plant science and biotechnology in agriculture.

10. “Global Tea Science: Current Status and Future Needs (Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science)” by V S Sharma and Kumudini Gunasekare

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“Global Tea Science: Current Status and Future Needs (Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science)” Book Review: This book addresses the challenges of climate change, the competition for scarce resources and other challenges faced in tea cultivation. The book provides research on these challenges.This book summarises the research by focusing on ways of improving the cultivation of tea at each step in the value chain, from breeding through to harvest. Part 1 reviews advances in breeding. Part 2 discusses improvements in cultivation techniques. The book then discusses plant protection and chemistry before concluding with sustainability issues. The book will serve as a valuable reference for the tea research community for the purpose of interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

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