Agriculture and Plant Science

Handbook of Energy Agriculture

Handbook of Energy Agriculture

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Energy is the effort for doing work, nothing can be done without energy, and there are many forms of energy. Energy and its consumption is the core of modern life, energy is never destroyed nor created from nothing. It is just transferred from one form to another, doing work in the process. Degree of energy usefulness to us is determined by its form and type. In agriculture energy is important for production its type and source is extremely important for production and transportation of that production, heat in the form of solar energy is vital for plant growth and maturity because it's the type that plant needs, while other types that can be electricity or fossil energy needed for water pumping for irrigation. Energy has always been the driving force of development, sustainability in energy availability is critical for the continuity of production and life. The book highlights the current trends in modern energy consumption and future needs of energy in Agriculture.

Hazem Shawky Fouda has a PhD. In Agriculture Sciences, obtained his PhD. from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, 2008, MSc. In Agriculture Sciences from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University in 2004, Post-Grade Diploma in Cotton, 2001, BSc. in Agriculture Sciences, from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, 1997, He worked in Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization (CATGO) since 1999 till 2018. Was working in the International Cotton Training Center (ICTC) - Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization (CATGO) from 2000 till 2015, as a Lecturer & Classer's Trainer for Egyptian and foreigner classers, technicians, ginners, spinners & traders in all cotton aspects starting from picking seed cotton till preparing bales for export including other cotton aspects and training them practically on classing cotton. Besides that he was an editor and active member in the Research & Translation Committee, participating in issuing weekly, monthly and annually issues about the international & local cotton market including price trends and direction, recent developments & researches concerning cotton production, protection, harvesting, ginning, fiber testing, spinning & weaving since its foundation in 2000 till 2014 and since 2015 till 2018 he worked as an inspector, from 2018 till present works as a consultant.