Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 19


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 reviews the nutritional aspects and potential uses of safflower in livestock. Chapter Two discusses the antioxidant activities and phenolic composition of the safflower plant during its growth cycle. Chapter Three studies safflower production in Argentina. Chapter Four analyzes the storage stability of a lemon fruit immersed in a calcium solution. Chapter Five focuses on the chemical and sensorial characteristics of red fruits imprinted by organic farming production. Chapter Six introduces a new process for producing solid biofuel from waste obtained from orange juice production using biodrying and composting techniques, to increase the value chain and evaluate its potential for energy cogeneration and application in citrus crops. Chapter Seven reviews urban agriculture in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Chapter Eight studies the urban agriculture practice in Nigeria. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I: Plant Agriculture

Chapter 1. Nutritional Aspects and Potential Uses of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) in Livestock
P. G. Peiretti (Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Italian National Research Council, Grugliasco, Italy)

Chapter 2. The Antioxidant Activities and Phenolic Composition of the Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) Plant during Its Growth Cycle
P. G. Peiretti, F. Gai, M. Karamać and R. Amarowicz (Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Italian National Research Council, Grugliasco, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. Safflower Production in Argentina
I. R. Palomo, M. N. Fioretti, S. S. Baioni, H. Mirassón and R. E. Brevedan (CERZOS – CONICET, Bahía Blanca, Bs. As., Argentina, and others)

Part II: Fruit Agriculture

Chapter 4. Storage Stability of a Lemon Fruit Immersed in a Calcium Solution
Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Takumi Fujimoto, Ryoto Ikuta, Go Nakamuta, Toshifumi Ashida and Masato Nomura (Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan)

Chapter 5. Chemical and Sensorial Characteristics of Red Fruits Imprinted by Organic Farming Production
Alice Vilela, Teresa Pinto, Rosário Anjos, and Fernanda Cosme (CQ-VR, Chemistry Research Centre, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, School of Life Science and Environment, Department of Biology and Environment, Vila Real, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 6. Management of Orange (Citrus sinensis) Wastes from Agroindustrial Activities Using Sustainable Biodrying and Composting Processes
Teresita de Jesús Debernardi Vázquez, Rosa María Contreras Cisneros, Ana Belem Piña Guzmán, Fabián Robles Martínez, Noé Aguilar Rivera, and Joaquín Murguía González (Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Córdoba, Veracruz, México, and others)

Part III: Urban Agriculture

Chapter 7. Urban Agriculture in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City
Hermenegildo R. Losada, Juan M. Vargas, José Cortés, Jorge E. Vieyra, L. Luna, MD; Viridiana Alemán, and Angélica A. Ruano (Department of Biology of Reproduction, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico)

Chapter 8. Urban Agriculture Practice in Nigeria: Dynamics of Production, Impacts and Innovative Actions for Sustainability
O.A. Lawal-Adebowale (Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria)


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