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Crop Physiology

Applications for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy

Never before has a holistic approach to sustainable agriculture and plant physiology been presented in one source. This book compiles a multi-authored and international perspective on the ways in which crop physiology could be integrated with other disciplines. With a focus on genetic improvement and agronomy, this book addresses the challenges of environmentally sound production of bulk and quality food, fodder, fiber and energy, which are of ongoing international concern.

Primary:Agronomists; plant geneticists and plant breeding professionals; crop physiologists, ecologists, and ecophysiologists; plant physiologists Secondary:horticultural scientists; those involved with grain and cereal crops and sustainable agriculture; environmental microbiologistsTertiary:Students of plant breeding and crop ecophysiology

Hardbound, 648 Pages

Published: October 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-417104-6


  • Introduction

    Part 1: Carbon, water and nutrient economies of crops

    Chapter 1. Crop radiation capture and use efficiency: a framework for crop growth analysis

    Chapter 2. Transporting water for carbon in crop plants

    Chapter 3. Prospects for Improving the Efficiency of Nitrogen Fixation by Legume Crops and Forages - An Evolutionary Perspective

    Chapter 4. Quantifying crop responses to nitrogen deficiency and avenues to improve nitrogen-use efficiency

    Chapter 5. Nitrogen and water interactions of cereals in Mediterranean environments

    Chapter 6- Plant phosphorous acquisition and crop P use efficiency in agriculture

    Chapter 7. Senescence and crop performance

    Chapter 8. Biomass and nutrient partitioning of grain crops. Enhancing the allocation of resources to yield

    Part 2:Crop physiology, genetic improvement, agronomy and farming systems

    Chapter 9. Breeding challenge: improving yield potential

    Chapter 10. Crop development: genetic control, environmental modulation and relevance for genetic improvement of crop yield

    Chapter 11. Methods for designing crop ideotypes and choosing varieties

    Chapter 12. Crop phenotyping for physiological breeding in grain crops: a case study for maize

    Chapter 13. Integrated views in plant breeding: from the perspective of biotechnology

    Chapter 14. Integrated views in plant breeding: from perspective of crop physiology

    Chapter 15. Management and breeding strategies for the improvement of grain and oil quality

    Chapter 16. Dynamics of crop-pathogen interactions: from gene to continental scale

    Chapter 17. Crop modelling for climate change impact and adaptation

    Chapter 18. High input cropping systems of North America

    Chapter 19. Low input, low output, high potential Eastern and Southern African cropping systems

    Chapter 20. Improving farming systems in northern Europe

    Chapter 21. Cropping systems in high yielding potential environments. Opportunities and challenges in Southern Chile

    Chapter 22. Farming systems of China: Innovations for sustainable crop production


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