8 Agriculture

History and Science of Cultivated Plants, 1st ed.

Chapters include The Origins of Agriculture, The Origins of Crop Plants, Colonial Agriculture, Cataloging, Classification, and Deliberate Hybridizations, The Early History of Genetics, Genetic Improvement in Cereal Crops and the Green Revolution, and Genetically Engineered Crops.

Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology

This textbook provides an introduction to plant genetics and biotechnology for the advancement of agriculture. The book includes: an introduction to the life cycle of the cell, DNA and how it relates to genes and chromosomes, DNA analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, and transmission genetics.

Includes: Learning objectives, videos

The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets

This text is written for applied intermediate microeconomics courses. The book uses economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, labor markets, and natural resource sectors.

Includes: Case studies

Introduction to Permaculture

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. Reviews are available.

Includes: Videos

Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience

This book is predominantly about climate, and the macro influences of climate and climate change on design.

Includes: Appendices

Climate Smart Agriculture: Building Resilience to Climate Change

Though not a textbook, this open book about the concept of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) features many case studies.

Includes: Case studies

Vegetable Grafting: Principles and Practices

This book is compiled as a collection of scientific information and as a practical tool aimed at both the people involved in the commercial production and cultivation of grafted plants, as well as researchers interested in an understanding of the science and technology behind a grafted plant. Please note that while this resource is free to use and redistribute, it is not licensed for editing.

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