Cereal Production - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407003033, 9781483164298

Cereal Production

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Second International Summer School in Agriculture Held by the Royal Dublin Society in Cooperation with W K Kellogg Foundation

Editors: E. J. Gallagher
eBook ISBN: 9781483164298
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th October 1984
Page Count: 364
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Cereal Production documents the proceedings of the Second International Summer School in Agriculture held by the Royal Dublin Society in July 1982.

This book relates individual disciplines to the central concept in cereal production, which is the optimization of yield and quality and maximization of net return. This compilation also emphasizes the ultimate aim of cereal enterprises—the economic production of grain of acceptable quality that can be traded internationally to the benefit of the people of all nations. The topics include the breeding approaches for increasing cereal crop yields, assessment of barley quality, and functional aspects of cereal structure. The soil categorization for cereal production and wheat production systems in arid and semi-arid regions are likewise deliberated.

This publication is intended for cereal scientists and researchers aiming to acquire knowledge of cereal production.

Table of Contents

1. New Horizons in Cereal Production

Section I Cereal Markets

2. World Grain Markets and the World Grain Trade

3. Importation of Cereal Substitutes and their Use in Animal Feedstuffs in the European Community

Section II Cereal Breeding

4. Breeding Approaches for Increasing Cereal Crop Yields

5. Developing Yield Potential of Cereals

6. Some Aspects of the Development of Heterogeneous Cropping

7. Variety Mixtures in Barley with Special Reference to Yield and Powdery Mildew Attack

8. Use of Multiline Varieties as an Approach to the Stabilization of Wheat Production

9. The Germination and Growth of Maize at Low Temperatures

10. Selection in Mutant Populations of Wheat

11. Some Problems in the Classification of Wheat Cultivars According to Morphological Characters

12. The Identification of Specific Variety X Environment Interactions in Spring Barley

Section III Cereal Quality

13. Quality Requirements: Milling Wheat

14. Quality Requirements: Malting Barley

15. Assessment of Barley Quality

16. Effects of Climatic and Nutritive Factors on Yellow Berry in Durum Wheat Kernels

17. Bread Wheat Quality Requirements: An Irish Experience

Section IV Cereal Structure and Development

18. Functional Aspects of Cereal Structure

19. Cereal Plant Development and its Relation to Crop Management

20. Yield, Morphology and Physiology of Winter Wheat in High-Yielding Conditions

21. Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Development of a Wheat Model

Section V Cereal Sous

22. Soil Categorization for Cereal Production

23. Mitigation of Soil Constraints to Cereal Production

24. Influence of Environment on Distribution of Soil Nitrogen Under Arable Conditions

Section VI Cereal Pests and Diseases

25. EPIPRE, A Computer-Based Scheme for Pest and Disease Control in Wheat

26. Epidemiological and Crop Physiological Foundation of EPIPRE

27. Disease and Pest Shifts in Modern Wheat Cultivation

28. Septoria nodorum-A Possible Yield-Limiting Factor of Barley in Ireland?

Section VII Cereal Agronomy

29. The Role of Nitrogen in Yield Formation of Cereals, Especially of Winter Wheat

30. Growth Regulation: Control of Growth and Development

31. Multifactorial Wheat Experiments at Rothamsted

Section VIII Cereal Production Systems

32. Development of High-Input Systems of Cereal Production in Europe

33. Cereal Production Systems-The English Experience

34. Returns from Cereal Production in Ireland

35. Wheat Production Systems in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

36. Constraints on Maize Production in Northern Latitudes

37. Earliness in Barley and Dry Matter Yield in a Double-Cropping System



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