Hemp Diseases and Pests

Management and Biological Control : an Advanced Treatise

Author: John Michael McPartland,Robert Connell Clarke,David Paul Watson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851994547

Category: Science

Page: 251

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Hemp is enjoying a worldwide resurgence. This book combines a useful review of the hemp pest and disease literature published over the past 50 years, with up-to-date information on modern biological control techniques. Each pest and disease organism is presented in the same format, covering range and economic impact, symptoms, life history, diagnosis, and both new and old techniques for biological control and chemical control. Easy to use keys are included for rapid identification of the most common pests. Introductory chapters describe the general principles of plant protection, requirements for healthy plant growth, and taxonomy of parasites and pathogens.

Microbial Diversity and Biotechnology in Food Security

Author: R.N. Kharwar,R.S. Upadhyay,N.K. Dubey,Richa Raghuwanshi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132218019

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 610

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The roles of microbes in agriculture, industry and environment have been the point of interest since long time for their potential exploitation. Although only a fraction of microbial diversity was accessed by microbiologists earlier for harnessing them owing to limited techniques available. The molecular techniques have opened new vistas to access the wide field of the unexplored microbes and their exploitation for useful genes and novel metabolites. Sincere efforts have been made in biotechnology using microbes leading to improve our life with respect to agriculture and people health. This comprehensive volume covers different aspects of microbial biotechnology and its management in sustainable agriculture for food security and improved human health. The book comprises four sections: Endophytes and Mycorrhizae, Microbial Diversity and Plant Protection, Microbial Functions and Biotechnology, and Microbes and the Environment, which contain 53 chapters. The book examines the aspects on endophytes and mycorrhizae, bioactive compounds, growth promoting microorganisms, disease management with emphasis on biocontrol, genetics of disease resistance, microbial enzymes, advances in potential of microbes and their industrial as well as pharmaceutical applications. In addition, the use of botanicals, and the etiology and management of medicinal and aromatic plants in the post harvest management have been reviewed in greater depth for the benefit of teaching and research community. The biotechnological developments using microbe potential have enabled us combat the environment and human health problems worldwide in ecofriendly manner. We are sure that this volume will be highly useful to all those concerned with fungi, bacteria, viruses and their biology, including environmental and public health officers and professionals in the field of interest. The volume is an exhaustive coverage of almost all the aspects of microbial biology and biotechnology.

Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

Author: Ernest Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439856885

Category: Science

Page: 708

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Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants provides comprehensive coverage of tropical and semitropical food plants, reviewing scientific and technological information as well as their culinary uses. Wide-ranging in scope, this volume’s coverage includes plants that produce fruits, vegetables, spices, culinary herbs, nuts, and extracts. A user-friendly format enables readers to easily locate information on botanical and agricultural aspects, economic and social importance, food uses, storage, preparation, and potential toxicity. The book also contains an introductory chapter that reviews important historical, economic, geopolitical, health, environmental, and ethical considerations associated with exotic food plants. Thoroughly referenced with more than 2000 literature citations, this book is enhanced by more than 200 drawings, many chosen from historical art of extraordinary quality. This timely volume also highlights previously obscure edible plants that have recently become prominent as a result of sensationalistic media reports stemming from their inherently entertaining or socially controversial natures. Some of these plants include the acai berry, kava, hemp, and opium poppy. A scholarly yet accessible presentation, the book is filled with numerous memorable, fascinating, and humorous facts, making it an entertaining and stimulating read that will appeal to a broad audience.

Cannabis

Evolution and Ethnobotany

Author: Robert Clarke,Mark Merlin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954572

Category: Science

Page: 452

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Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. The culturally valuable and often irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced the commercial, medical, ritual, and religious practices of cultures throughout the ages, and human desire for these commodities directed the evolution of the plant toward its contemporary varieties. As interest in cannabis grows and public debate over its many uses rises, this book will help us understand why humanity continues to rely on this plant and adapts it to suit our needs.

Handbook of Cannabis

Author: Roger Pertwee

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191639702

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Truly global in scope and with contributions from leading researchers around the world, The Handbook of Cannabis is the definitive resource on this fascinating drug. Combining scientific perspectives and clinical applications, it covers a vast array of topics, from why over the centuries cannabis has been used as a medicine, through the regulations facing those wishing to self-administer cannabis or provide cannabis-based medicines, to the chemical structure of its many constituents and the rapidly growing group of synthetic cannabinoids that are currently being used for 'legal highs'. With each chapter written by a group of one or more internationally recognised subject experts, it provides academics and researchers with authoritative scientific material on the main pharmacological actions and their effects, as well as their pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and forensic detection. In addition it also examines the complex morphology, cultivation, harvesting, and processing of cannabis and the ways in which the plant's chemical composition can be controlled. As well as offering a raft of scientific information there is extensive coverage of cannabinoid-based medicines. Helping readers to identify and evaluate their benefits, chapters explore pharmacological actions and the effects that seem to underlie approved therapeutic uses, how they are currently used to treat certain disorders, and the ever-growing number of wide-ranging potential clinical applications. There is also coverage of both the legal and illegal sources of cannabis, including 'coffee shops' and 'cannabis dispensaries'. The complex issue of 'recreational cannabis' is also tackled. The sought-after and adverse psychological and non-psychological effects are described and discussions are included on how some adverse effects can be lessened by at least one constituent of cannabis, and that it might be possible to reduce the harm that cannabis does to some by changing current regulatory policies. The Handbook of Cannabis is a one-stop reference; essential reading for all clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists interested in this drug, as well as those working in the field of public health.

Diseases and Their Management

Author: J. N. Govil,P. Sinha,V. K. Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930813113

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

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"The book has been compiled out of contributions from the authors working on diseases of medicinal plants. Information on diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas and nematodes has been given covering detail of the symptoms, etiology, perpetuation and management along with colour photographs on more than 90 medicinal crops wherever information are available. Sixteen chapters have been allotted covering up-to-date information."

The Medicinal Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Author: Geoffrey William Guy,Brian Anthony Whittle,Philip Robson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853695172

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Describes current research findings relating to the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids. Topics covered include the pharmacology, formulation, safety and efficacy of cannabis as a therapeutic agent; growth and breeding of cannabis as a medicine; cannabis in neuropathic-pain treatment and multiple sclerosis; clinical studies and the development of cannabis-based medicine; and forensic and international control of cannabis.

Women and Cannabis

Medicine, Science, and Sociology

Author: Ethan Russo,Melanie Creagan Dreher,Mary Lynn Mathre

Publisher: Haworth PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 187

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Not only has medical research been historically remiss in addressing both women's issues and possible therapeutic benefits of cannabis, many of the conditions popularly treated with the herb are gender specific and female predominant. Among them are dysmenorrhea, migraine, fibromyalgia, and a variety of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthr

Cannabis

From Pariah to Prescription

Author: Ethan Russo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780789023988

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 187

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Learn more about tomorrow's alternative to today's risk-laden prescription drugs! Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription reviews the latest research from recent clinical trials with cannabis and cannabinoids—outlining their place and future as prescription medicines. This book addresses the “road back” for cannabis medicines and society's reacceptance of cannabis as a prescription product. This book offers physicians, patients, scientists, and students a primer on this developing branch of pharmacology and therapeutics and is ideal for use in courses for medicine, psychopharmacology, alternative medicine, health policy, and pharmacology. Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription assesses the genetics, horticulture, and biochemical processing of cannabis into cannabis-based medicine extracts (CBMEs). The book describes the important advanced technologies used to cultivate the genetically selected medical-grade cannabis cloned strains in glass houses. This book also discusses new advancements in drug delivery alternatives to traditional smoking, including the Advanced Delivery System (ADS)—a device that allows delivery of premeasured dosages while remaining secure, tamper-proof, and patient specific. In Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription, the practical applications of cannabis pharmaceuticals are explored through a wide range of clinical studies, including: a thorough discussion of the latest in documented benefits and side effects when using cannabis, cannabinoids, or CBMEs a tolerability study via multiple administration routes to compare pharmacodynamic effects and pharmacokinetic characteristics a comparative study of the pharmacokinetic profiles administered in various areas of the buccal mucosa as well as an investigation of the pharmacokinetics of CBME administered orally a blind study assessing pharmacokinetic profile of CBME administered sublingually in various ratios of cannabinoids a review of several other recent trials involving CBME, THC, or cannabis a study reviewing the human clinical experience to date employing synthetic cannabinoids or CBME, suggesting future treatment in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription provides extensive bibliographies to encourage your examination of previous studies and international literature. Europe remains on the cutting edge of new studies and research on cannabinoids, and much of the data in this book was collected in the United Kingdom. This meticulous resource also contains a list of abbreviations and definitions of terms from GW Pharmaceuticals to make the reading more accessible to a wide variety of readers.

Cannabis und Cannabinoide

Pharmakologie, Toxikologie und therapeutisches Potenzial

Author: Franjo Grotenhermen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456841052

Category: Cannabinoide - Aufsatzsammlung

Page: 509

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Phantastica

die betäubenden und erregenden Genußmittel ; für Ärzte und Nichtärzte

Author: Louis Lewin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937229683

Category: Hallucinogenic drugs

Page: 508

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BPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014347

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

When

Der richtige Zeitpunkt

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711051790

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Leise, unsichtbar und unerhört mächtig. Das Gesetz der inneren Uhr. Wer kennt das nicht: Schlaflos, wenn alle anderen schlafen, und todmüde beim wichtigen Meeting. Die innere Uhr bestimmt, dass wir einmal mehr, einmal weniger geistig und körperlich fit sind. Wenn wir uns dieser Rhythmen und Phasen bewusst werden, schlafen wir nicht nur besser und sind im Wachzustand produktiver, sondern es eröffnen sich bisher nicht gekannte Möglichkeiten für Höchstleistungen und ein gesundes Leben. Der Bestsellerautor Daniel Pink erklärt das umfassende Ticken der inneren Uhr und wie wir es nutzen können.