Encyclopedia of Agriculture Research (2 Volume Set)


Gary C. Reiter (Editor)
Caleb J. Schuster (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

This new book presents and discusses current research in the study of agriculture, with a particular focus on technology, production and economics. Topics discussed include agricultural software; mechanized land application of organic fertilizers; pesticide models; optical metrology in agriculture; amplification of small interfering RNAs in transgenic plants; spate irrigation of rangelands; land titling and agricultural development; social labels for agricultural products and contemporary ecological-economic assessment of contaminated agricultural lands. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Computers and Electronics in Innovative Olive Oil Mill Production Chain: Development of Integrated Hardware and Software Systems for Control, Simulation, Estimation and Enhancement of Olive Oil Quality;pp. 1-81
(Monica Carfagni,Rocco Furferi, Enrico Cini, Marzia Migliorin, Marco Daou, Chiara Cherubini Paolo Boncinelli, Dipartimento di Meccanica e Tecnologie Industriali, Università di Firenze)

A Methodology for Resource Assignment and Scheduling in Uncertain Environment and its Applications to Farm Work Management;pp. 83-137
(Senlin Guan, Morikazu Nakamura, Takeshi Shikanai, Faculty of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan)

Recent Advances on Agricultural Software: A Review;pp. 139-169
(Daniela de C. Lopes, Federal University of São João del-Rei, Campus Alto Paraopeba, Mg 443,
km 07, Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais, Brazil, CEP 36420-000; Antonio J. Steidle Neto, Federal University of São João del-Rei, Campus Sete Lagoas, Mg 424, km
65, Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, CEP 35701-970)

Mechanized Land Application of Organic Fertilizers: A Review;pp. 171-209
(Hubert Landry, Claude Laguë, Joy M. Agnew, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, Saskatchewan, Canada and others)

Pesticide Models for Simulating Environmental Transport of Soil Fumigants;pp. 211-225
(Dong Wang, USDA-ARS Water Management Research, Parlier, CA)

The Fungicides: Chemistry, Use and Mode of Action;pp. 227-247
(Md. Wasim Aktar, Dwaipayan Sengupta, Pesticide Residue Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India, and others)

Green Fluorescent Protein – A Proven Tool for the Laboratory Assessment of Transformation Events and a Promising Instrument for the Monitoring of GM Crops;pp. 249-279
(Slavomír Rakouský , Marek Hraška, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, University of South Bohemia, Jírovcova, Èeské Budìjovice, Czech Republic, and others)

Building True Forecasts into Crop Disease Management Systems;pp. 281-301
(Kathleen Baker, Phillip Wharton, Jeffrey Stein, Joel Paz, William Kirk, Western Michigan University, Department of Geography, and others)

Optical Metrology in Agriculture;pp. 303-329
(Roberto Braga UFLA – Brazil, Graham Horgan and Chris Glasbey BIOSS – Scotland)

Nutritional and Safety Assessment of Feeds from Genetically Modified Plants;pp. 331-360
(Gerhard Flachowsky and Sven Dänicke, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) Federal Research Institute for Animal Health Bundesallee, Braunschweig, Germany)

Optimizing the Content of Nutritionally Essential Trace Metals in Chinese Cabbage (Brassica Chinesis L.) with Soil Applications of Compost or Nitrogen;pp. 361-378
(Gerhard Gramss, Hans Bergmann, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Burgweg, Jena, Germany)

Amplification of Small Interfering RNAs in Transgenic Plants;pp. 379-395
(Hiroaki Kodama, Hazuki Iwasa, Sayaka Hirai & Shin-ichiro Oka, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan)

Downstream Processing Strategies for the Purification of Recombinant Proteins from Transgenic Maize: Chromatographic Evaluation of the Affinity Ligand 4-Amino-Phenyl-Oxanilic Acid;pp. 397-415
(Dimitris Platis, Nikolaos E. Labrou, Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Banana Trade Worldwide: A Longer-Term Outlook;pp. 417-427
(Hong Xu, WenJun Zhang, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China)

How Mathematics are Helping the Olive Oil Industry;pp. 429-439
(José S. Torrecilla, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Volume 2

Lignan Biosynthesis Enhancement in Transgenic Wheat;pp. 441-450
(Allan K. Ayella, Weiqun Wang, Department of Biology, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas and others)

Sustained Agriculture: The Need to Manage Rodent Damage;pp. 451-488
(Gary Witmer, Grant Singleton, USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, and others)

Spate Irrigation of Rangelands: A Drought Mitigating Mechanism;pp. 489-528
(Sayyed Hamid Mesbah, Sayyed Ahang Kowsar, Fars Research Center for Agriculture Natural Resources, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran)

A Stochastic Evaluation of the Validity of an Animal-health Survey in Uruguay;pp. 529-542
(K. Suzuki, C. Galosi, G. Echeverría, D. Satragno, F. Alzugaray, E. de Torres, H. Guarino, A. Freyre; Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina and others)

Serological Monitoring of Selected Avian Pathogens of Commercial
Poultry Farms in Uruguay;pp. 543-553
(K. Suzuki, M. Petruccelli, G. Giossa, G. Rodríguez, G. Trenchi, H. Trenchi, PROVETSUR, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Assessing the Seroprevalence for Abortigenic Diseases of Ovine Herds Based on Diagnostic Tests Applied to Individual­ Animals in Uruguay;pp. 555-565
(K. Suzuki, G. Travería, M. Cattáneo, R. Puentes, M. Martinicorena, J. Moreno, A. Furtado, A. Freyre, D. Satragno, C. Acevedo, R. Nuñez, J. Bermúdez; Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Land Titling and Agricultural Development;pp. 567-588
(David S. Jones, Faculty of Business, Economics and Public Policy, University of Brunei, Jalan Tunkgu Link, Brunei)

Sustainable Irrigated Agricultural Production of Countries in Economic Transition: Challenges and Opportunities (A Case Study of Uzbekistan, Central Asia);pp. 589-611
(Shavkat Rakhmatullaev, Frederic Huneau, Philippe Le Coustumer, Mikael Motelica-Heino, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration (TIIM), Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and others)

Agricultural Production in China;pp. 613-629
(Jenifer Huang McBeath. Professor of Plant Pathology/Biotechnology
and Jerry McBeath, Professor of Political Science University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Social Labels for Agricultural Products:The Extrinsic Quality Dimension of Fair Trade Certificates;pp. 631-649
(Sebastian Jaenichen, Torsten Steinrucken, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, and others)

Improvement of Plant Resistance to Pathogens and Insects by the Use of Genes of Protease Inhibitors;pp. 651-666
(Y.E. Dunaevsky, E.N. Elpidina, M.A. Belozersky, A..N. Belozersky Institute of Physicochemical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)

The Role of Culture and Food Habits in Olive-Oil Purchase Behaviour: Evidences from Spain;pp. 667-702
(Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad, Francisco J. Martínez-López, Juan Antonio Mondéjar-Jiménez, University of Almería, Almería, Spain, and others)

A Comparative Economic Study of China’s and Australia’s Cotton Production: Differences, Trends and Analysis;pp. 703-731
(Xufu Zhao, Clem Tisdell, Wuhan University of Science and Engineering, Wuhan, P.R of China, and others)

Invasive Alien Plant Species: A Threat or an Opportunity for Pollinating Insects in Agricultural Landscapes?;pp. 733-753
(Magdalena Lenda, Piotr Skórka, Dawid Moroñ, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, and others)

Planning to Fight Speculation: Outstanding Influences on Land Rent;pp. 755-777
(Emília Malcata Rebelo, CITTA – Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, Faculty of Engineering of Oporto University, Porto, Portugal)

Contemporary Ecological-Economic Assessment of Contaminated Agricultural Lands: Problems and Prospects;pp. 779-799
(E. V. Tsvetnov, A. I. Shcheglov, and O. B. Tsvetnova, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)

The Role of a Geographic and Technological Based Index in the Agricultural Regional Income Convergence of Minas Gerais State, Brazil;pp. 801-820
(Rosa M.O. Fontes, Mauricio P.F. Fontes, Elydia M.G. Silva, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Department of Economics, MG, Brazil, and others)

Natural Protection from International Competition in the Livestock Industry: Analysis, Examples and Vietnam’s Pork Market as a Case;pp. 821-836
(Clem Tisdell, Ma. Lucila Lapar, Steve Staal, Nguyen Ngoc Que, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and others)

A Comparison of Hedging Strategies and Effectiveness for Storable and Non-Storable Commodities;pp. 837-854
(Janelle Mann, Peter Sephton, School of Business, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Determinants of Crop Choices by Bangladeshi Farmers: A Bivariate Probit Analysis;pp. 855-868
(Sanzidur Rahman, School of Geography, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)

A Prospective Analysis for the Role of the CAP in Rural Economies and Related Research Needs: The Case of Greece;pp. 869-890
(D. Viaggi, University of Bologna, Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering, Bologna, Italy, B. Manos, P. Chatzinikolaou, Th. Bournaris, F. Kiomourtzi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Milk Supply Forecasting for a Dairy Cooperative in the UK using Univariate Time Series Modelling Techniques;pp. 891-906
(Sanzidur Rahman, Shaheen Akter, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, and others)

The Role of Agroforestry Development in Transition from Neoclassic Economy to Bio-based Economy;pp. 907-918
(Ryunosuke Kikuchi, ESAC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Bencanta, Coimbra, Portugal)


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