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Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128191941, 9780128191958

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops

1st Edition

Editors: Victor Sadras Daniel Calderini
eBook ISBN: 9780128191958
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191941
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th December 2020
Page Count: 778
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Crop Physiology: Case Histories of Major Crops updates the physiology of broad-acre crops with a focus on the genetic, environmental and management drivers of development, capture and efficiency in the use of radiation, water and nutrients, the formation of yield and aspects of quality.

These physiological process are presented in a double context of challenges and solutions. The challenges to increase plant-based food, fodder, fiber and energy against the backdrop of population increase, climate change, dietary choices and declining public funding for research and development in agriculture are unprecedented and urgent. The proximal technological solutions to these challenges are genetic improvement and agronomy. Hence, the premise of the book is that crop physiology is most valuable when it engages meaningfully with breeding and agronomy.

With contributions from 92 leading scientists from around the world, each chapter deals with a crop: maize, rice, wheat, barley, sorghum and oat; quinoa; soybean, field pea, chickpea, peanut, common bean, lentil, lupin and faba bean; sunflower and canola; potato, cassava, sugar beet and sugarcane; and cotton.

Key Features

  • A crop-based approach to crop physiology in a G x E x M context
  • Captures the perspectives of global experts on 22 crops


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. Peanut

12. Common bean

13. Lentil

14. Lupin

15. Faba bean

16. Sunflower

17. Canola

18. Potato

19. Cassava

20. Sugar beet

21. Sugarcane

22. Cotton


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About the Editors

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

Daniel Calderini

Dr. Daniel Calderini is a full professor of the Plant Production and Plant Protection Institute of Universidad Austral de Chile since 2002. He has specialised in the Physiology of Crops and Cereals. Dr. Calderini was distinguished with The People's Republic of China Friendship Award. He is Coordinator of the Network "Sustainable Intensification of Extensive Crop Production” of the Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development. He was the head of the Graduate School and the Doctorate Program of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. His physiological research was carried out on pea, lupin, rapeseed, sunflower and quinoa in addition to temperate cereals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile

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