In little more than a decade since the publication of the first edition of Science for Agriculture the
book has become a classic in its field. The book celebrated over a century of contributions by the
United States Department of Agriculture—State Agricultural Experimentation research system to
the growth of production and productivity of American agriculture.
This second edition is much more than an updating of their earlier work.
Poverty is a severe problem in Africa, Asia, South America and even in pockets of the
developed world. Addressing poverty alleviation via the expanded use of biological
nitrogen fixation in agriculture was the theme of the 15th International Congress on
It has become a habit that following completion of a research programme, a review
or assessment is performed. Partly to justify the money and efforts that went into the
programme and partly to identify novel directions for new programmes. Following
this tradition, the sponsor of the International Cooperation research programme
(DLO-IC), the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV),
asked a small group of scientists to draw lessons from its recently completed North-
The Government of Vietnam is focusing on cocoa quality and Vietnam has set a goal to have 10,000 hectares of cocoa plantation in 2010. This is mainly aimed at the Central Highlands and Mekong River Delta. These are priority areas for the CARD project. Crucialthat Vietnam produces high-quality cocoa fermentation that can improve income for farmers in Vietnam. The best way to ensure the properties are of good quality staff training relevant Vietnamese institutions assess the quality of cocoa fermentation and drying method.
The proposed activity is the most appropriate approach to the problems outlined under Section 1.5. Vietnamese and Australian scientists and industry stakeholders will work jointly, intensively and sequentially to: (i) describe the existing situations; (ii) identify and describe problems and constraints; (iii) develop recommendations and plans for mitigating the constraints and encouraging future research and development in the industry; and (iv) seek industry feedback by wide dissemination and discussion of the plans, proposals, and findings and recommendations....
Abstract Here I tackle three major issues, climate change, financial crisis and
national security, to disclose the weak points of current remedies and propose sustainable
solutions. Global warming and the unexpected 2008 financial crisis will
undoubtedly impact all nations. Treating those two critical issues solely by painkiller
solutions will fail because only adverse consequences are healed, not their
causes. Therefore, all sources of issues must be treated at the same time by enhancing
collaboration between politicians and scientists....
From graduate school to retirement, giving presentations is
part of the fabric of scientiﬁ c life. In the course of that life,
scientists generally progress from “entrance” poster presen-
tations, to short oral presentations, to longer invited lec-
During the past two centuries, scientists, farmers, and agricultural educators have tended to alternate
their views of soil organic matter (SOM) between the extremes of great appreciation and low
esteem. As an early 20th century bulletin explained, organic matter was “once extolled as the
essential soil ingredient, the bright particular star in the firmament of the plant grower…” before
it “…fell like Lucifer…” as a result of the findings of 19th century agricultural chemists that most
of the plant structure (C, that is) originated in the atmosphere (Hills et al., 1908)....
Compared to other ecosystems, wetlands have received an exceptional amount of
attention. Wetlands are valuable as sources, sink and transformers of a multitude
of chemical, biological and genetic materials. They stabilize water supplies, clean
polluted waters, protect shorelines, and recharge groundwater aquifers. They have
increasingly become recognized for their unique ecological functions in the
environment and are the focus of increased research by scientists and study
programs by schools, communities, and nature centers.
Protected cropping provides vegetable growers with an opportunity to enhance product
quality and improve food safety. The overall objective of this project was to provide
Vietnamese scientists and extension specialists with the training and tools to implement
and foster regionally feasible improvements to current vegetable production practices and
supply chains. This was achieved through: 1) greenhouse replicated experiments and
demonstration trials in Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam; 2) four in-country
workshops and 3) two Australian study tours for research and extension personnel.
When we first published The Survival of Civilization in April, 1982, my friends
the Hamakers added my preceding words (from Chapter 4) here in front to
complement those of Blaise Pascal, 17th Century French philosopher and natural
scientist. (From a 1994 memorial tribute to John Hamaker, Charles Walters’ words
exemplify a key “principle” à la Pascal, sown into the good mind of Hamaker,
bearing fruit as this book.
Training related to all levels of management, including senior DARD and GRRC administrators and scientists, DARD and the GRRC technicians and extension workers, communal leaders as well as farmers. Two groups of farmers were trained, who farms the new technology has been applied, and farmers from outside the project to be interested to learn more about goats and apply new technologies to farm his.
This book, now in its third edition, began almost 25 years ago when Weed
Ecology: Implications for Vegetation Management was published in 1984. That
text concentrated on the need for farmers, foresters, rangeland managers, and the
researchers who advised them to understand better the biology of weeds and
the role people play in creating and maintaining weeds in agriculture and other
production systems. We were assisted in that first effort by the writings of many
early scientists, such as J. L. Harper, H. G. Baker, and E. J.
Is there anything more fascinating than the living organism? Ask
any biologist that question and he or she will invariably agree that
there is not. It’s not hard to understand why biologists and other
life scientists feel this way.
This book is broadly divided into five sections and 17 chapters, highlighting recent advances in aflatoxin research from epidemiology to molecular genomics and control measures, biocontrol approaches, modern analytical techniques, economic concerns and underlying mechanisms of contamination processes.
High-priority projects include (and prove the corresponding figure):
• Amendment and introduce improved housing to improve the ventilation system,
temperature control and cleaning cages and pigs;
o Many buildings with inadequate ventilation system with no cross ventilation
can. Although some of the buildings can be renovated to achieve a
satisfactory level, the best alternative is for farmers to build a
new construction with input pig designed by Vietnamese scientists.
This book is a critical account of tropical agricultural science in the
twentieth century, with its successes as well as its fads and failures.
Its coverage reaches back into the beginning of the twentieth century,
but the second half of the century takes place of choice.
Which means that the story is closely linked with that of post-colonial
development and scrutinises the role agricultural science has
played (or failed to play) in the advancement of the tropical smallholder,
in particular in Africa....
George Washington Carver was born a slave in 1864. After
the Civil War, he became an important scientist. He was the
first black man to receive a graduate degree
Carver was a skilled botanist.
He became famous for his work
with peanuts and other plants.
He used them to make new
products. Carver was also a
great teacher. He taught both
students and farmers croprotation
methods. That meant
they would change the crops
they planted each season.
It let the soil rest between
plantings to keep it healthy.
Carver was a great scientist,
but he was humble, too.
The book contains fundamentals of solar radiation, its ecological impacts, applications, especially in agriculture, architecture, thermal and electric energy. Chapters are written by numerous experienced scientists in the field from various parts of the world. Apart from chapter one which is the introductory chapter of the book, that gives a general topic insight of the book, there are 24 more chapters that cover various fields of solar radiation.
“Be it deep or shallow, red or black, sand or clay, the soil is the link between the rock
core of the earth and the living things on its surface. It is the foothold for the plants we
grow. Therein lays the main reason for our interest in soils.” --- Roy W. Simonson,
USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1957.
The British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) was probably the first scientist to
examine a soil profile and suggest factors responsible for the structure of the various