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Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128191941

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops

1st Edition

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Editors: Daniel Calderini Victor Sadras
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191941
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 564
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Crop Physiology Case Histories of Major Crops uniquely presents the challenges and potential solutions for environmentally sound crop production using a crop-focused approach. This standardized approach allows not only crop-specific expertise but also facilitates cross-crop comparisons for potential application and future research. The evolving challenges of increasing demand for crop production, whether for food, fodder, fiber or energy require careful consideration of resource use. As water scarcity, land-use concerns, and the social aspects of sustainability factor increasingly in decision-making, understanding the power of crop physiology in contributing to agricultural production continues to be of major importance.

With contributions from leading scientists from around the world, this book will assist in improved crop health and yield.

Key Features

  • Provides a crop-based approach that emphasizes both genetics and the environment
  • Includes in-depth studies of 20 major crops by global experts
  • Accommodates translational insights through a standardized approach to each crop


Students in agronomy, plant genetics and crop science. Agronomists; plant geneticists and plant breeding professionals; crop physiologists, ecologists, and ecophysiologists; plant physiologists

Table of Contents

1. Maize
2. Rice
3. Wheat
4. Barley
5. Sorghum
6. Oat
7. Quinoa
8. Soybean
9. Field Pea
10. Chickpea
11. Lupin
12. Lentil
13. Canola
14. Sunflower
15. Oil Palm
16. Potato
17. Cassava
18. Sugar beet
19. Sugar cane
20. Cotton


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About the Editors

Daniel Calderini

Dr. Daniel Calderini, is a full professor of the Plant Production and Health Institute of this University Specializing in the Physiology of Crops and Cereals. He is Coordinator in Chile of the Network "Improvement of the efficiency in the use of inputs and phenological adjustment in wheat and barley crops" (METRICE) of the Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development. He is also Project Director " Expansin Formulas to Increase Yield in Wheat" . and Coordinator Responsible for the Project "Equipment Laboratory of Physiology of Crops and Seeds " (LAFICYS) -Universidad Austral de Chile (EQ-91). Further, he is an External Researcher of the Project "E strategies to increase the number of grains in wheat and soybeans based on ecophysical attributes" and is the Director of the Project "Physiological and genetic bases of the weight of grains in wheat". Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture ( MASAGRO ), Mexico and International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement ( CIMMYT ).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile

Victor Sadras

Victor Sadras is a crop ecophysiologist with interest in the adaptation of crops to environmental stresses, including water deficit, extreme temperatures, nutrient deficit, soil physical and chemical constraints, pathogens and insects. He has measured and modelled aspects of the water, carbon and nitrogen economies of annual (wheat, field pea, chickpea, sunflower, maize, soybean, cotton) and perennial crops (grapevine, olive) in rain-fed and irrigated systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

South Australian R&D Institute, The University of Adelaide, Australia

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