Physiological Processes Limiting Plant Productivity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408106498, 9781483162263

Physiological Processes Limiting Plant Productivity

1st Edition

Authors: C. B. Johnson
eBook ISBN: 9781483162263
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th July 1981
Page Count: 404
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Physiological Processes Limiting Plant Productivity presents the proceedings of the Thirtieth University of Nottingham Easter School in Agricultural Science held at Sutton Bonington in England on April 2-5, 1979. Contributors focus on physiological processes limiting plant growth and development in the context of agricultural productivity. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental mechanisms that underlie crop production and their control. This text is comprised of 20 chapters; the first of which discusses the genetics of crop physiology in relation to agricultural production. The range of problems that plant physiologists must address is considered, followed by an assessment of what is happening in crop physiology. A number of chapters are devoted to the utilization of light by crop plants, plant nutrition, water relations, and the effects of an adaptation to unfavorable conditions including those imposed by air pollution. The reader is also introduced to the influence of photoperiodism on crop production; gas exchange in water-stressed plants; and the use of water, solar energy, and fossil fuels in crop production. This book will be of interest to agriculturists, plant breeders, and researchers working in relevant aspects of plant biochemistry, physiology, and genetics.

Table of Contents

1 Crop Physiology in Relation to Agricultural Production: The Genetic Link

2 Does Light Limit Crop Production?

3 Efficiency of Water, Solar Energy and Fossil Fuel Use in Crop Production

4 Chloroplast Structure and Photosynthetic Efficiency

5 Production Efficiency of Coniferous Forest in the UK

6 Processes Limiting Photosynthetic Conductance

7 Photorespiratory Carbon Dioxide Loss

8 Leaf Ontogeny and Photosynthesis

9 Adaptation to Shade

10 Photoperiodism and Crop Production

11 Water Stress and Crop Growth

12 Short-term and Long-term Effects of Drought on Steady-State and Time-Integrated Plant Processes

13 Regulation of Gas Exchange in Water-Stressed Plants

14 Effects of Low Temperature Stress and Frost Injury on Plant Productivity

15 Salt Tolerance

16 Air Pollution and Plant Productivity

17 Nutrient Interception and Transport by Root Systems

18 Nutrient Uptake in Relation to Growth

19 Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

20 Towards the Abolition of Limiting Factors

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