Crop Physiology: Applications for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy by Victor O. SadrasCrop Physiology: Applications for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy by Victor O. Sadras

Crop Physiology: Applications for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy

byVictor O. Sadras, Victor O. Sadras, Daniel Calderini...

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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.

* Provides a view of crop physiology as an active source of methods, theories, ideas and tools for application in genetic improvement and agronomy

* Written by leading scientists from around the world with publication records of demonstrable influence and impact

* Combines environment-specific cropping systems and general principles of crop science to appeal to advanced students and scientists in agriculture-related disciplines, from molecular sciences to natural resources management

Title:Crop Physiology: Applications for Genetic Improvement and AgronomyFormat:OtherDimensions:604 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 10, 2009Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080922295

ISBN - 13:9780080922294


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?