Progress and Prospects in Crop ResearchEdited by
- Gurbir Bhullar, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
- Navreet Bhullar, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems.
Scientists and Researchers in industry and academia working in the field of agricultural research; Graduate and postgraduate students doing research projects; Policy makers, Administrators, Funding bodies, and Research bodies.
Hardbound, 310 Pages
Published: January 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
PrefaceSection 1: Agricultural biodiversity, organic farming and new crops1. Functional Agrobiodiversity: The Key to Sustainability?2. Organic Agriculture - Driving Innovations in Crop Research 3. Guar-an industrial crop from marginal farms
Section 2: Effective management of resources (nutrients and water) and crop modelling4. Nitrogen use as a component of sustainable crop systems5. Potential of Management Practices and Amendments for Preventing Nutrient Deficiencies in Field Crops under Organic Cropping Systems 6. Effective management of scarce water resources in the North West India7. Modelling for Agriculture Sustainability: A Review
Section 3: Molecular, biotechnological and industrial approaches for enhancement of crop production and quality8. Biotechnological approaches for increasing rice productivity and sustainability: Progress and future outlook9. Biofortification of staple crops10. Nutrient focused processing of rice
11. Virus Resistance Breeding in Cool Season Food Legumes: Integrating Traditional and Molecular Approaches
Section 4: Expert advice on policy and developmental aspects12. Talking agricultural sustainability issues - an interview with Dr Gurdev Khush13. Economics and politics of Farm Subsidies in India14. Public-Private Partnership and Policy Reforms for Effective Agricultural Research, Development and Training: A Viewpoint15. Contract Farming