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Climate change and agriculture
 
Climate change is the biggest challenge agriculture faces. Part 1 of this collection reviews current research on the impacts of climate change on agriculture. Part 2 assesses what we know about the contribution of agriculture to climate change, whilst Part 3 surveys mitigation strategies to achieve a more ‘climate-smart’ agriculture. 
Achieving sustainable cultivation of ornamental plants
 
This collection reviews recent research in ornamentals. Part 1 discusses advances in understanding plant physiology, genetic diversity and breeding techniques. Part 2 surveys advances in cultivation techniques in areas such as nutrition, irrigation, protected cultivation and pest management. 
Improving data management and decision support systems in agriculture
 
Part 1 reviews general issues underpinning effective decision support systems (DSS) such as data access, standards, tagging and security. Part 2 contains case studies of the practical application of DSS in areas such as crop planting and nutrition, livestock feed and pasture management as well as supply chains. 
Preventing food losses and waste to achieve food security and sustainability
 
This volume provides a comprehensive review of the causes and prevention of food losses and waste (FLW) at key steps in the supply chain for different commodities and across different regions. 
Biopesticides for sustainable agriculture
With increasing concern about the environmental impact of synthetic pesticide use, this book reviews the wealth of research on identifying, developing, assessing and improving the growing range of biopesticides. 
Achieving sustainable urban agriculture
 
This volume reviews research on building urban and peri-urban agricultural networks, the use of technologies such as rooftop and vertical farming systems, as well as providing case studies of particular products from urban farming. 
Achieving sustainable crop nutrition
 
This collection reviews current research on understanding nutrient cycles, the ways crops process nutrients, the environmental effects of fertilizer use and how this understanding can be used to improve nutrient use efficiency for a more resource-efficient and climate-smart agriculture. 
Achieving carbon-negative bioenergy systems from plant materials
 
This collection reviews advances in producing next-generation biofuels from plant materials. Part 1 discusses technologies such as biomass gasification, fast pyrolysis and torrefaction. Part 2 assesses advances in production of biofuels from crops such as jatropha, oilseeds, Miscanthus, switchgrass and willow. 
Achieving sustainable cultivation of barley
 
This collection reviews advances in understanding barley physiology and genetics, molecular breeding and cultivation techniques, as well as disease and weed management. It also discusses advances in improving barley for end uses such as malting and brewing. 
Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 1
 
By focussing on soil health, Conservation Agriculture (CA) is seen as more sustainable than conventional production. This volume summarises research on key components for successful CA including no-till techniques, soil cover and cropping systems as well as the role of livestock and agroforestry. 
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NEW Blog: Utilising artificial intelligence (AI) for effective decision making in agriculture 
 
The major advancements that have been made in computing and technology, coupled with societies’ trust in machine learning, has provided a basis for vast amounts of data to be utilised to improve the rate of production and sustainability within the agricultural sector. 
 
Artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture 
The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) as a means of improvement has been trialled in several sectors over the last decade. However, only recently has it become apparent that AI can be used to improve decision making in agriculture. In particular, the implementation of AI technologies could provide farmers with the opportunity to make better decisions that increase efficiency in crop and livestock production. 
 
 
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