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Agroecology of Edible Weeds and Non-Crop Plants

  • 1st Edition
  • Roland Ebel + 1 more
  • Roland Ebel and Fabian Menalled
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Agroecology of Edible Weeds and Non-Crops: Ecology and Socio-Economic Potential of Plant Biodiversity is the first book to move beyond the ethnobotanical aspect of under-utilized non crops to explore how to optimize their potential. With case studies of edible weeds and non-crop plants from around the world, including Europe and North America, in urban as well as rural settings, the book highlights the global opportunities provided by these plants. The book includes much needed information for identifying, maintaining, and benefitting from these plant species. It is ideal for agricultural professionals, educators, researchers, and students.Those interested in increasing the diversity of the farming landscape and food systems by means of edible non-crop plants have access to a plethora of information on the ethnobotany of these species. Yet little to no information exists on the agroecological requirements and potential benefits of underutilized edible non-crop plants in the context of sustainable farming systems. This book fills that knowledge gap from identifying edible weeds and non-crop plants, to exploring the ways these plants can be used to economically improve nutrition.
Agroecology of Edible Weeds and Non-Crop Plants

Postharvest Technologies and Quality Control of Shrimp

  • 1st Edition
  • Nilesh Prakash Nirmal, Soottawat Benjakul + 1 more
  • Nilesh Prakash Nirmal, Soottawat Benjakul and Gioacchino Bono
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Postharvest Technologies and Quality Control of Shrimp provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on conventional chemical additives, novel natural preservatives, innovative technologies, and packaging solutions employed to enhance the quality and safety of shrimp and shrimp products. The book disseminates current developments in natural preservatives as well as advancements in new technologies to extend the shelf-life of shrimp and their products during different storage conditions. Edited by experts in the field of fisheries and seafood science, this book provides its readership with a broad overview of shrimp postharvest quality losses.The authors have gathered a wealth of recent information and guidance on the utilization of natural preservatives and novel technologies for the quality control of shrimp. Subsequent chapters discuss the impact of handling, processing, and storage on shrimp postharvest quality, followed by various preservatives and technologies employed to retard described quality losses. The book concludes with a discussion of safety and regulation issues related to food additives.
Postharvest Technologies and Quality Control of Shrimp

Insect Ecomorphology

  • 1st Edition
  • Oliver Betz
  • Oliver Betz
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Insect Ecomorphology: Linking Functional Insect Morphology to Ecology and Evolution offers up-to-date knowledge and understanding on the morphology of insects and the functional basis of their diversity. This book covers the form and function of insect body structures synthesized with their physiological performance capabilities, biological roles, and evolutionary histories. Written by international experts, this book explores the ecomorphology of functional systems such as insect feeding, locomotion, sensing, and reproduction. The combination of conceptual and review chapters, methodological approaches, and case studies enables readers to delve into active research fields and attain a general idea of the explanatory power of the form-function-performance paradigm.The book uncovers key structures of the different regions of the insect body, elucidates how they function, and investigates their ecological and evolutionary implications. It will be a vital resource for entomologists, biologists, and zoologists, especially those seeking to better understand the morphology and physiological impacts tying insects to environments and evolution.
Insect Ecomorphology

Handbook of Sourdough Microbiota and Fermentation

  • 1st Edition
  • Fatih Ozogul, João Miguel Rocha + 1 more
  • Fatih Ozogul, João Miguel Rocha and Elena Bartkiene
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Handbook of Sourdough Microbiota and Fermentation: Food Safety, Health Benefits, and Product Development links the cereal and sourdough-based microorganisms, fermentations and microbial metabolites with food hygiene and safety, functional and health promoting properties, and their potential interest to be employed in the agro-food sector and beyond. Structured in a way that provides the latest findings and most recent approaches and trends on sourdough this book also emphasizes the biotechnological aspects, such as fermentation, food processing and the use of beneficial microorganisms and their metabolites in different ways and in different industries. Written by experts from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book is a remarkable reference to a wide range of audiences with different backgrounds, from academics and researchers in food science to industrial food engineers and technicians, food plant managers, and new product and processing developers/managers in food packaging and preservation.
Handbook of Sourdough Microbiota and Fermentation

Carbon Nanotubes in Agriculture

  • 1st Edition
  • Manzer H. Siddiqui, M. Nasir Khan + 1 more
  • Manzer H. Siddiqui, M. Nasir Khan and Soumya Mukherjee
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Carbon Nanotubes in Agriculture: Specifications and Applications presents overviews the beneficial roles of carbon nano-tubes (CNT) in regulation of seed germination, plant metabolism and their applications in plant stress management. In light of current climate change trends, CNT-assisted crop yield is likely to play a significant role in improving plant health, enhancing root growth, and improved tolerance in plants to a number of abiotic and biotic stresses. Primarily targeted towards scientists and researchers in nanotechnology, nano-agriculture, nanomaterial-assisted crop improvement, as well as plant stress tolerance, plant biotechnology and crop yield, this book is the first to focus on this important topic.
Carbon Nanotubes in Agriculture

Evapotranspiration in Agro-Ecosystems and Forestry

  • 1st Edition
  • Suat Irmak
  • Suat Irmak
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Evapotranspiration in Agro-Ecosystems and Forestry: Spatio-temporal Applications presents the progress and advances made in terms of science and application of evaporation, transpiration and evapotranspiration for various vegetation surfaces, water bodies, bare soil under different soil and crop management (including different irrigation and tillage management) conditions. Sections on forest and wetlands evapotranspiration and grassland evaporative losses. Fundamentals of original Penman, Penman-Monteith, Shuttleworth-Wallace and ASCE-EWRI and FAO56 Penman-Monteith equations and their derivatives as well as primary equations will be presented. The book is an excellent resource to better understand the progression and applications and dynamics of most recent evapotranspiration, evaporation and transpiration measurement and modeling technologies. Case studies will be provided in terms of how different technologies are currently deployed, how data are used for providing information and management decisions to the users.The book provides scientific and theoretical background on forest evapotranspiration; role of evapotranspiration in hydrology with respect to different land/vegetation covers; remote sensing estimation of evapotranspiration process; partitioning of evapotranspiration to evaporation and transpiration; landscape, including turfgrass water use; climate change vs. evapotranspiration; spatio-temporal attributes of evapotranspiration; evapotranspiration in mountainous and other high altitude regions; arid region evapotranspiration; data fusion and evapotranspiration; and evapotranspiration in crop modeling. The chapters not only present theoretical framework of these topics, but include examples in practical applications. Specific examples from case studies will also be presented.
Evapotranspiration in Agro-Ecosystems and Forestry

Chemistry of Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Processing Technologies

  • 1st Edition
  • Brijesh K Tiwari + 1 more
  • Brijesh K Tiwari and Mysore Lokesh Bhavya
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Chemistry of Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Processing Technologies provides the latest information to food science community about the chemistry of emerging food processing technologies. The fundamental, recent trends, chemistry aspect in terms of quality parameters and microbial inactivation for each technology are the main aim of this book.Divided in 4 sections, the book focus on a range of emerging technologies, such as microwave processing of food, radio frequency processing, infrared processing, ohmic heating, drying technologies, ionising radiation processing, among others. All the chapters include the following common features: principle, scope and mechanisms; effect on macromolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates); effect on bioactives (Vitamins, minerals, bioactive agents); chemistry of microbial inactivation; degradation mechanisms.Academics and researchers in the area of Food Science and Technology, as well as related areas, will find the latest developments about the application of each technology as well as the current needs and opportunities to advance the knowledge in this field of research. Master and Ph.D. candidates will also be able to use this source of information to know more about the chemistry aspects in terms of its effect on macromolecules and bioactives.
Chemistry of Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Processing Technologies

Sprouted Grains

  • 2nd Edition
  • Hao Feng, Boris Nemzer + 2 more
  • Hao Feng, Boris Nemzer, Jonathan W Devries + 1 more
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Sprouted Grains: Nutritional Value, Production and Applications has proven to be the go-to reference in this important and rapidly evolving field.Fully revised and updated with new chapters on sprouted gains as new plant-based protein sources, Fatty Acids Content and Profiling in Sprouted Grains, Amylase Activity in Sprouted Grains, and The Role of Sprouted Grains in Human Gut Health continues to serve those seeking to understand the field from grain to product.Sprouted grains are one of the hottest topics in cereal and grain science and this comprehensive reference presents essential reading, from grain germination from both a genetic and physiological perspective, the nutrients and bioactive compounds present in spouted grains, equipment and technical innovations for processors and manufacturers of sprouted grains and subsequent products, and grain-based staple food and snacks using sprouted grains as ingredients.Published in partnership between Woodhead Publishing and the Cereals & Grains Association.
Sprouted Grains

Sustainable Management of Agro-Food Waste

  • 1st Edition
  • Shalini Rai, Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj + 1 more
  • Shalini Rai, Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj and Luciane Colla
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Sustainable Management of Agro-Food Waste: Fundamental Aspects and Practical Applications provides insights into the latest approaches for optimizing waste produced by these industries. Bioconversion of agro-food waste is a significant concern for maintaining the ecosystem. This book covers current research into the production of a variety of bioactive compounds, bioenergy resources, and nanomaterials using potential microbes associated widely with the industry’s waste. With primary focus on the microbial enzymes, secondary metabolites, Single Cell Protein, bioethanol, biohydrogen, bio-fortified compost, bioelectricity, and nanomaterial’s the book presents a range of biotechnological approaches.Sustainable Management of Agro-Food Waste describes the application of microbial niches in waste recycling and renewable energies like biofuel, plant enzymes, and hormones for different agriculture and allied sectors. With recent advancements in the synthesis of bioactive compounds, bioenergy, and nanomaterials and the discovery of their agriculture, environmental and biomedical applications, it is expected that these methods will be applied at a large scale for industrial application in different sectors. Policies required for the agro-food waste management and option for their utilization are also discussed, along with the sources of their generation.Researchers and academics as well as advanced level students will find this volume an important resource for understanding the potential of agro-food waste.
Sustainable Management of Agro-Food Waste

Rhizomicrobiome in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

  • 1st Edition
  • Joginder Singh Panwar + 1 more
  • Joginder Singh Panwar and Vikas Sharma
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Rhizomicrobiome in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment explores the important potential of biocontrol agents in the reduction of overexploitation of synthetic pesticides, enhancing crop production, and maintaining the natural texture and health of agricultural soils. As concerns about sustainable production challenge current practices, this book presents opportunities for utilizing biological systems as part of the solution. Written by a team of global experts, sections explore the full range of rhizomicrobiome topics, including sustainable agriculture, food security, and environmental management. This will be a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and advanced students.Rhizomicrobiome is a significant part of plant biological system which impacts the plant growth and survival in different physiological conditions. Its composition includes different microbial networks whose presence is mainly impacted by the root exudates. Archaea, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, microarthropods etc. are the significant parts of the rhizomicrobiome. Rhizomicrobiome could be that novel ecosystem housing the bioinoculants that can help create sustainable, productive growth environments.
Rhizomicrobiome in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment