Crop Physiology

Crop Physiology : Applications for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 604 pages
  • 198.12 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 1,383.45g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0123744318
  • 9780123744319
  • 1,000,322

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"This volume is a compilation of 21 reviews, ably edited and presented in three parts as Farming System, Capture and Use of Resources and Crop Physiology...The scale The book contains a great deal of useful information..."---Experimental Agriculture

"This book provides deep and detailed study of the latest research problems in crop physiology for breeders, geneticist, ecologists, ecophysiologists and physiologists; therefore, this book is recommendable to practitioners of, all those who want to implement the most recent advances in crop technology. Moreover, this textbook is a valuable reference for physiology and agronomy students."--Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
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Table of contents

1. Sustainable Agriculture and Crop Physiology
Victor Sadras, Daniel Calderini and David Connor

Part 1 -Farming Systems: Case Studies
2. Farming Systems of Australia: Exploiting the Synergy between Genetic Improvement and Agronomy
3. Farming Systems of Argentina: Yield Constraints and Risk Management
4. Improving Farming Systems in Northern European Conditions
5. Cereal-based Cropping Systems in Asia: Nutrition and Disease Management

Part 2 - Capture and Efficiency in the Use of Resources: Quantitative Frameworks
6. Improving Productivity to Face Water Scarcity in Irrigated Agriculture
7. Crop Radiation Capture and Use Efficiency: A Framework for Crop Growth Analysis
8. Quantifying Crop Responses to Nitrogen Deficiency and Avenues to Improve Nitrogen-use Efficiency

Part 3 - Crop physiology, Genetic Improvement,
9. Darwinian Agriculture: Real, Imaginary and Complex Trade-offs as Constraints and Opportunities
10. Modelling Crop Improvement in a G x E x M Framework via Gene-trait-phenotype Relationships
11. Integration of Biotechnology, Plant Breeding and Crop Physiology: Dealing with Complex Interactions from a Physiological Perspective
12. Crop Development: Genetic Control, Environmental Modulation and Relevance for Genetic Improvement of Crop Yield
13. Crop Roots Systems Form and Function: Improving the Capture of Water and Nutrients with Vigorous Root Systems
14. Integrated Views in Plant Breeding: Modern Approaches for an Old Topic
15. Genetic Improvement of Grain Crops: Yield Potential
16. Management and Breeding Strategies for the Improvement of Grain and Oil Quality
17. Dynamics of Crop-Pathogen Interactions: From Gene to Continental Scale
18. Improving Crop Competitiveness with Weeds: Adaptations and Tradeoffs
19. Dynamic and Functional Monitoring Technologies for Applications in Crop Management
20. Crop Physiology, Modelling and Climate Change: Impact and Adaptation Strategies
21. Whither Crop Physiology?
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Review Text

"This volume is a compilation of 21 reviews, ably edited and presented in three parts as Farming System, Capture and Use of Resources and Crop Physiology.The scale The book contains a great deal of useful information."---Experimental Agriculture

"This book provides deep and detailed study of the latest research problems in crop physiology for breeders, geneticist, ecologists, ecophysiologists and physiologists; therefore, this book is recommendable to practitioners of, all those who want to implement the most recent advances in crop technology. Moreover, this textbook is a valuable reference for physiology and agronomy students."-- Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
"This volume is a compilation of 21 reviews, ably edited and presented in three parts as Farming System, Capture and Use of Resources and Crop Physiology.The scale The book contains a great deal of useful information."---Experimental Agriculture

"This book provides deep and detailed study of the latest research problems in crop physiology for breeders, geneticist, ecologists, ecophysiologists and physiologists; therefore, this book is recommendable to practitioners of, all those who want to implement the most recent advances in crop technology. Moreover, this textbook is a valuable reference for physiology and agronomy students."-- Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
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