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Cover for Absolute hogwash: assemblage and the new breed of animal biotechnology.

This chapter describes the current structure of modern pork production, with emphasis on the environmental impact, animal welfare, sustainability and ethics in light of new farming technologies.

Author(s)
MacDonald, K. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems.

A review on the impact of integrating nutritional programmes with housing systems, and genotypes on the performance and profitability of an organic poultry farming system was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of cattle production.

This third edition of Principles of Cattle Production describes existing cattle production systems in detail and examines many of the concerns, the difficulties in changing existing systems and how they can become more sustainable. This book has twelve chapters that will address these production...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book
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Cover for Use of nanomaterials in agriculture: potential benefits and challenges.

This chapter discusses the potential benefits and challenges in the application of nanotechnology in agriculture. It discusses the possibilities for various benefits of the use of nanofertilizers and nanopesticides, especially when developed in the form of nanoencapsulated active ingredients. It...

Author(s)
Ávila, D. S.; Garcia, S. C.; Arbo, M. D.; Nardi, J.; Jacques, M. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Factors affecting the fate, transport, bioavailability and toxicity of nanoparticles in the agroecosystem.

This chapter identifies the current knowledge gaps in relation to the potential toxicity of engineered nanomaterials to plants and highlights that a systematic approach is needed to assess the likely level of human and environmental exposure of nanomaterials from use in agriculture.

Author(s)
Yadav, S. K.; Patel, J. S.; Gagan Kumar; Arpan Mukherjee; Anupam Maharshi; Sarma, B. K.; Surendra Singh; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nanotechnology: comprehensive understanding of interaction, toxicity and the fate of biosynthesized nanoparticles in the agroecosystem.

This chapter highlights the crucial need for models that can predict nanomaterial exposure while considering their potential transport, transformation and toxic effects in the natural flora and fauna. It rightly highlights that the potential benefits of the use of nanomaterials in agri-food...

Author(s)
Rajput, R. S.; Jyoti Singh; Prachi Singh; Chitara, M. K.; Ram, R. M.; Sandhya Mishra; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The responsible development of nanoproducts - lessons from the past.

This chapter looks through the past technological developments and concludes that, to be a successful future technology, nanotechnology needs to be developed in an eco-friendly manner so that any negative impacts on human health and the environment are minimized. It stresses stringent quality...

Author(s)
Srivastava, A.; Srivastava, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Positive and negative effects of nanotechnology.

This chapter discusses both the positive and negative effects of nanotechnology. It highlights the importance of nanotechnology in improving agricultural productivity, and its ability to improve plant growth under normal and environmental stresses. It identifies the potential for increased...

Author(s)
Soliman, A. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vanguard nano(bio)sensor technologies fostering the renaissance of agriculture.

This chapter provides an interesting overview of the nano(bio)sensors as a means of fast, accurate, cost-effective and in-field detection of soil humidity, soil nutrients, pesticides, and pests and pathogens, and thus could support precision agriculture. It regards such capabilities important...

Author(s)
Antonacci, A.; Arduini, F.; Scognamiglio, V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Implication of nanotechnology for the treatment of water and air pollution.

This chapter explores the potential uses of nanotechnology for water purification and wastewater treatment, and detection of a variety of contaminants and pathogens in food and the environment. In doing so, it not only identifies opportunities but also recognizes the likely challenges ahead and...

Author(s)
Chaturvedi, R. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter

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