Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops,
Edition 1
Edited by Victor Sadras and Daniel Calderini

Publication Date: 10 Dec 2020

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
About the author
Edited by Victor Sadras, South Australian R&D Institute, The University of Adelaide, Australia and Daniel Calderini, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Book details
ISBN: 9780128191941
Page Count: 778
Retail Price : £118.00

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Students in agronomy, plant genetics and crop science. Agronomists; plant geneticists and plant breeding professionals; crop physiologists, ecologists, and ecophysiologists; plant physiologists