Evaluation of external environmental impacts of crop production

Год: 2011
Автор: Zoltan Szabo
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Описание:
Two main goals have been set for this book: on the one hand, a technology-specific combined evaluation of all the external environmental impacts of arable crop production (soil, water and air pollution, human health, biodiversity and landscape) at the level of individual farms, and on the other, improvement of the valuation methodology used for assessing impacts on biodiversity. Five methods of empirical investigation (qualitative valuation, deliberative monetary valuation, contingent valuation, choice experiment and impact-pathway analysis) served as a foundation for our research work. Valuations of the external impacts of the organic farm and the farm utilising intensive agricultural technologies may be indicative of the value of a future larger-scale (national, European) application of the methods here used. The results obtained may serve as a guideline for the refinement of agricultural policies, and subsidies in particular.

Environmental Concentrations of Heavy Metals and Their Health Impacts

Год: 2014
Автор: Kifayatullah Khan,Hizbullah Khan and Yonglong Lu
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Описание:
Hazardous heavy metals such as cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) are the most dangerous contaminants, accumulate in the environment and cause serious damages to ecosystems and human health. Generally, heavy metals are released in to environment through different natural and anthropogenic process and could contaminate the available atmosphere, hydrosphere, upper exosphere (soil) and even biosphere of the earth. Therefore, keeping in view the sources (i.e., natural and anthropogenic) this book was designed to investigate the environmental concentrations of heavy metals in agricultural soils and available foodstuffs (i.e., food crops, milk and water), where mafic and ultramafic rocks of Kohistan island arc (KIA) Indus suture zone (ISZ) and metasedimentary rocks of Indian plate (IP) are exposed. Further this book potentially assesses heavy metals bioaccumulation in human blood via foodstuffs consumption and their potential…

Nutritional Strength of Mulberry Genotypes to Performance of Silkworm

Год: 2013
Автор: Narahari Prasad Ghimire
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Mulberry (Morus sp.) leaf is the sole natural food source of silkworms (Bombyx mori L.). The mulberry leaf quality has predominating influence on the development of the silkworm and the quality of the silk cocoons. Different mulberry genotypes under cultivation are not equally important from nutritional point of view. No single genotype contains all the nutrients at the highest level. Genotypic differences in nutritional quality can be examined through various methods. Continue Reading «Nutritional Strength of Mulberry Genotypes to Performance of Silkworm»

Fish Biology, Fisheries and Fish Diseases

Год: 2013
Автор: Surendra Nath Paipuru
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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As the Science is advancing with the development of new technologies, there is a scope for learning the latest knowledge and in-depth studies of the subject. Therefore regular curriculum revisions are made to meet the learner’s objectives in acquiring the recent knowledge in the subject. Keeping in view of this an attempt is made to write a comprehensive book entitled “Fish Biology, Fisheries and Fish Diseases”. The book contains 11 chapters covering the aspects of Fish biology, aquaculture with emphasis on fish culture, Fish Husbandry, Fish health, Fish diseases and Public health importance (zoonosis) and Diagnosis of fish diseases and treatment. Continue Reading «Fish Biology, Fisheries and Fish Diseases»

Nutrition to plant comes from space and not soil Volume Three

Год: 2012
Автор: Naresh Kumar Gupta
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Nutrition to plant comes from space and not soil volume three describes point to point how and why nutrition is coming as atoms from the surrounding space and is unlimited and that plants can be grown closer and denser and crop production increased two to three times with the same soil. It also tells that adding nutrients and fertilizers to the soil you can not increase the plant population in a given soil meaning fertilizers area a waste.

The CIF Programme and its Impact on Forest Fringe Communities

Год: 2013
Автор: Nana Afia Hodibert
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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This study takes a look at the Community Investment Fund (CIF) programme as an alternative livelihood strategy for the protection and preservation of the forest and its resources in the Cape Three Points Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA). The study discusses the perception of local community members on the social and economic impact of the CIF alternative livelihood programme and points to the differences in value placed on the forest and its resources by local communities and the CIF programme taking into consideration the relevance of the forest and its resources to the people and the nation as a whole.

Культивационные сооружения с многоярусной узкостеллажной гидропоникой

Год: 2014
Автор: Вадим Шарупич, Павел Шарупич und Сергей Шарупич
Издательство: Palmarium Academic Publishing
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В учебнике нашли отражение существующие и перспективные технологии выращивания растений, энергосбережения, строительства и финансирования, обеспечивающие прорыв планетарной отрасли теплицестроения. Дан сравнительный анализ классических технологий, показаны преимущества многоярусной узкостеллажной гидропоники как основы современного и будущего теплицестроения. Показаны пути реализации новых направлений. Приведены бизнес-планы строительства культивационных сооружений с многоярусной узкостеллажной гидропоникой. Continue Reading «Культивационные сооружения с многоярусной узкостеллажной гидропоникой»

Studies On Establishment Techniques Of Stylo In Horti-pastoral System

Год: 2013
Автор: Parimal Kumar,Joseph B. and Suneetha Devi K.B.
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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In India, Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Taub. is regarded as the most adaptable species due to intrinsic nature of fast growth, soft stem and leafy in nature. In comparison to all other species introduced in India Stylosanthes hamata have been observed highly diversified species for both adaptation and yield production including seed production. Stylosanthes species plays a vital role in the development of wastelands in India and they are being grown as an intercrop with food and fodder crops as pastoral, agro-pastoral and silvipastoral systems to improve the soil fertility and soil conservation and to provide additional forage. It is also considered a nurse crop in plantation on degraded lands. Continue Reading «Studies On Establishment Techniques Of Stylo In Horti-pastoral System»

Zinc, Boron and Sulfur effects on Yield and Nutrient quality of Maize

Год: 2012
Автор: Zubaria Malik,Sajida Parveen and AYUB KHAN
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Описание:
Maize is the third important cereal crop in Pakistan after wheat and paddy. It is cultivated widely in the temperate, tropical and sub-tropical areas in the world. But, its function adversely affected by intense temperature and less humidity environments, gives rise to interfere in efficient pollination and resulted in failure in proper grain synthesis. In Pakistan the average production of maize is less than other maize growing countries of the world. Continue Reading «Zinc, Boron and Sulfur effects on Yield and Nutrient quality of Maize»

WHEAT-FINGER MILLET

Год: 2010
Автор: Daniso Beswa,Suretha de Kock and Muthulisi Siwela
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Описание:
Wheat is the most important cereal crop in bread making because of its visco-elastic properties. However, it is a temperate cereal and not able to grow well in tropical regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. As a result, in tropical sub- Saharan Africa much of the wheat has to be imported at a premium price. Sorghum and millets are tolerant to adverse agro-climatic conditions prevalent in tropical sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. Many poor people living in tropical sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia depend on sorghum and millets as their main staples. Continue Reading «WHEAT-FINGER MILLET»