Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 16


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field. Chapter One analyzes the achievements, applications, potential and the future avenues of bioenergy production from sugarcane. Chapter Two discusses the importance of humic substances for soil quality and plant protection. Chapter Three studies corn production intercropping with the fodder plant Urochloa brizantha in different production systems. Chapter Four reviews the potential applications of the hydrolysates for the production of fuels and valuable chemicals. Chapter Five describes the characteristics, cultivation techniques, and post-harvest management of red kiwifruit. Chapter Six discusses the importance and methods for valorization of five different fruits of the forest. Chapter Seven reports the development of an efficient and affordable micro-irrigation system that could help enhance farm productivity especially during conditions where water supply is very limiting.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Applications and Potential of Sugarcane as an Energy Crop
Muhammad Tahir Khan, Nighat Seema, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, and Shafquat Yasmine (Sugarcane Biotechnology Group, Plant Breeding and Genetics Division, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA), Tando Jam, Pakistan)

Chapter 2. Humic Substances for Soil Quality and Plant Protection
Jader Galba Busato, Tairone Paiva Leão, Leonardo Barros Dobbss and Cícero Célio de Figueiredo (Faculdade de Agronomia e Veterinária, Universidade de Brasília, DF, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Corn Production Intercropping with Urochloa brizantha in Different Production Systems
Wander Luis Barbosa Borges, Giane Serafim da Silva, Adelina Azevedo Botelho, Maria Luiza Franceschi Nicodemo, and Carlos Eduardo Silva Santos (Advanced Center Technological Research of Agribusiness Rubber Tree and Agroforestry Systems, Agronomic Institute – IAC, Votuporanga, São Paulo State, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Potential of the Hydrolysates of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Fuel and Chemical Production
Huiling Li, Changyu Liu, Xiaohui Wang, Qixuan Lin, Yuhuan Yan, Aimin Wu, and Junli Ren (Guangdong Key Laboratory for Innovative Development and Utilization of Forest Plant Germplasm, State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Characteristics and Management of “Rainbow Red” Kiwifruit
Satoru Murakami (Shizuoka Research Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Fruit Tree Research Center, Shizuoka, Japan)

Chapter 6. Importance and Methods for the Valorization of Red Raspberry, Arbutus Berry, Black Mulberry Blueberry and Black Currant
Elisa Alonso González, Julia Carballo Rodríguez and Nelson Pérez Guerra (Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Campus of Ourense, University of Vigo, Ourense, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7. Coping with Water Scarcity in Rice-Based Farms: Development of a Capillary Irrigation System for Small Holder Farmers in the Philippines
Ricardo F. Orge and Derose A. Sawey (Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Maligaya, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)


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