ABSTRACT

This informative new book takes an interdisciplinary look at agricultural and food production and how new engineering practices can be used to enhance production. With contributions from international experts from India, Russia, China, Serbia, and USA, this book presents a selection of chapters on some of these emerging practices, focusing on soil and water conservation and management; agricultural processing engineering; water quality and management; emerging agricultural crops; renewable energy use in agriculture; and applications of nanotechnology in agriculture.

part |2 pages

PART 1: SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

chapter 1|58 pages

Agricultural Water Management: Challenges in Research and Development

ByR. K. Sivanappan

chapter 2|24 pages

Rain Water Harvesting: Status, Prospects, Conservation, and Management

ByR. K. Sivanappan

chapter 4|14 pages

Precision Fertilizer Applicator: Localized and Subsurface Placement

ByThaneswer Patel, G. R. Ramakrishna Murthy

part |2 pages

PART 2: AGRICULTURAL PROCESS ENGINEERING

chapter 5|16 pages

Hypobaric Storage of Horticultural Products: A Review

ByP. Vithu, J. A. Moses

chapter 6|14 pages

Convective Drying of Potato Slices at Low Temperatures in Full Air Recirculation Dryer

ByIvan Zlatanović, Dušan Radojičić, Goran Topisirović

part |2 pages

PART 3: WATER QUALITY AND MANAGEMENT

chapter 7|18 pages

Sub-Surface Drainage Systems and Flow Monitoring in Canals for Increasing Crop Productivity

ByK. Palanisami, R. Doraiswamy, M. K. Khaishagi

chapter 8|38 pages

Water Quality of Shallow Groundwater: Case Study

ByMayank Kumar, Nitin Dabral

chapter 9|16 pages

Electrokinetics Application to Control Nitrate Movement

ByVinod Kumar Tripathi

part |2 pages

PART 4: SCOPE OF EMERGING AGRICULTURAL CROPS

part |2 pages

PART 5: RENEWABLE ENERGY USE IN AGRICULTURE

chapter 12|14 pages

A Comparative Study of Biomass Materials Using Downdraft Gasifier

ByP. K. Pranav, Thaneswer Patel, Y. K. Rao

chapter 13|14 pages

Potential of Renewable Sources from Solid Biomass in Serbian and Hungarian Agriculture

ByGoran Topisirovic, Laszlo Mago

chapter 14|14 pages

Biodiesel Production: A Review on Swida wilsoniana (Wilson’s Dogwood)

ByPeiwang Li, Youping Sun, Changzhu Li, Lijuan Jiang, Liangbo Zhang, Zhihong Xiao

part |2 pages

PART 6: NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

chapter 15|18 pages

Nanotechnology and Its Applications in Agriculture

ByRajni Singh, K. P. Singh, S. P. Singh

chapter 16|24 pages

Nano Particle Based Delivery System and Proposed Applications in Agriculture

ByDeepak Kumar Verma, Shikha Srivastava, Prem Prakash Srivastav, Bavita Asthir

chapter 17|10 pages

Nanotechnology: Pollution Sensing and Remediation

ByVedpriya Arya