Crop Physiology : Applications for Genetic Improvement and by Victor O. Sadras, Daniel Calderini

By Victor O. Sadras, Daniel Calderini

From weather swap to farming platforms to genetic amendment of organisms, Crop body structure, moment Edition presents a pragmatic device for figuring out the relationships and demanding situations of winning cropping. With a spotlight on genetic development and agronomy, this publication addresses the demanding situations of environmentally sound creation of bulk and caliber foodstuff, fodder, fiber, and effort that are of ongoing foreign crisis. the second one version of Crop Physiology keeps to supply a different research of those subject matters whereas reflecting very important alterations and advances within the proper technological know-how and implementation systems.

Contemporary agriculture confronts the problem of accelerating call for when it comes to quantitative and qualitative construction ambitions. those objectives need to be completed opposed to the history of soil and water shortage, around the globe and local shifts within the styles of land use pushed by way of either weather switch and the necessity to advance crop-based resources of power, and the environmental and social points of agricultural sustainability.

  • Provides a view of crop body structure as an lively resource of tools, theories, principles, and instruments for software in genetic development and agronomy
  • Written through best scientists from round the world
  • Combines environment-specific cropping platforms and common rules of crop technology to entice complex scholars, and scientists in agriculture-related disciplines, from molecular sciences to ordinary assets management

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For example, Irmak et al. (2012) reported that similar maize yields can be produced with 30% less irrigation water by optimizing irrigation scheduling based on crop phenology and soil water status. Grassini et al. (2011b) found that about 50% of the irrigated maize fields in central Nebraska received irrigation amounts in excess to crop water requirements to achieve maximum yields and reported that 30% of current water use for maize irrigation can be saved, with little yield penalty, by replacing existing surface irrigation systems by center pivot and by adjusting irrigation management according to real-time crop water requirements.

34, 179–204. , 2006. Genetic gains in grain yield and related physiological attributes in Argentine maize hybrids. Field Crops Res. 96, 383–397. , 1994a. Influence of N supply on development and dry matter accumulation of an old and new maize hybrid. Can. J. Plant Sci. 74, 471–477. , 1994b. N uptake, N partitioning, and photosynthetic N-use efficiency of an old and a new maize hybrid. Can. J. Plant Sci. 74, 479–484. , 2011. Yield-trait performance landscapes: from theory to application in breeding maize for drought tolerance.

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