Tag: Crop

Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity


Tajinder Kaur, "Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity"
English | ISBN: 1681087928 | 2021 | 241 pages | PDF | 10 MB
The knowledge of plant responses to various abiotic stresses is crucial to understand their underlying mechanisms as well as the methods to develop new varieties of crops, which are better suited to the environment they are grown in. Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity provides readers a timely update on the knowledge about plant responses to a variety of stresses such as salinity, temperature, drought, oxidative stress and mineral deficiencies. Chapters focus on biochemical mechanisms identified in plants crucial to adapting to specific abiotic stressors along with the methods of improving plant tolerance. The book also sheds light on plant secondary metabolites such as phenylpropanoids and plant growth regulators in ameliorating the stressful conditions in plants. Additional chapters present an overview of applications of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics (including CRISPR/CAS techniques) to develop abiotic stress tolerant crops. The editors have also provided detailed references for extended reading to support the information in the book. Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity is an informative reference for scholars and researchers working in the field of botany, agriculture, crop science and physiology, soil science, and environmental sciences.

(more…)

Thermotolerance in Crop Plants


Thermotolerance in Crop Plants by Ranjeet Ranjan Kumar, Shelly Praveen, Gyanendra Kumar Rai
English | PDF | 2022 | 326 Pages | ISBN : 9811937990 | 9.7 MB
This book collates various aspects of stress tolerance in crop plants. It primarily focuses on the heat and temperature related stress, starting from the severity of the problem on quantity and quality of yield under the threat of global climate change.

(more…)

Genetic Methods and Tools for Managing Crop Pests


Genetic Methods and Tools for Managing Crop Pests by A. K. Chakravarthy
English | PDF | 2022 | 668 Pages | ISBN : 9811902631 | 17.2 MB
various types of crop pests. The main focus of this book is to explore the application of these tools in pest management. Major pest groups covered in this book are insects, mites and nematodes.

(more…)

Biotechnology and Crop Improvement Tissue Culture and Transgenic Approaches


Biotechnology and Crop Improvement Tissue Culture and Transgenic Approaches
English | 2022 | ISBN: 9781003239932 | 269 pages | True PDF | 24.30 MB
The green revolution led to the development of improved varieties of crops, especially cereals, and since then, classical or molecular breeding has resulted in the creation of economically valuable species. Thanks to recent developments in biotechnology, it has become possible to introduce genes from different sources, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, mice and humans, to plants. This technology has made the scientific community aware of the critical role of transgenic, not only as a means of producing stress tolerant crops but also as a platform for the production of therapeutics through molecular farming. Biotechnology and Crop Improvement: Tissue Culture and Transgenic Approaches focuses on important field crops to highlight germplasm enhancement for developing resistance to newly emerging diseases, pests, nutrient- and water-use efficiency, root traits and improved tolerance to increasing temperature and introduces significant recent achievements in crop improvement using methods such as micropropagation, somaclonal variation, somatic embryogenesis, anther/pollen/embryo culture, and compressing the breeding cycle for accelerated breeding and early release of crop varieties.

(more…)

Crop Post-Harvest Science and Technology, Volume 2 Durables


Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology, Volume 2: Durables By
2004 | 293 Pages | ISBN: 0632057246 | PDF | 18 MB
Durable commodities are the raw products from which food can be made and are the staples on which most humans rely; with but a few exceptions they are the seeds of plants. Volume 1 of this ground-breaking book series (details below) explains how crops should be dried, handled, protected from pests and stored by smaller holders or large-scale enterprises. This second volume presents a series of case studies on how durable crops are actually stored and marketed. The compilation of this three-volume work has been supported and is endorsed by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, U.K.The editors of this comprehensive and thorough book are well known and respected in the world of post-harvest science and technology. They have drawn together 36 expert contributors from Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, South America and Africa to provide a huge wealth of information on major world crops including rice, maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, beans, cowpea, oilseeds, peanuts, copra, coffee, cocoa, dried fruit and nuts, and dried fish.Crop Post Harvest, Volume 2 is an essential purchase for cereal technologists, food scientists and technologists, agricultural scientists, entomologists, post-harvest crop protection specialists and consultants, commercial growers, shippers and warehousing operatives, and personnel of packaging companies. Researchers and upper-level students in food science, food technology, post-harvest science and technology, crop protection, applied biology, and plant and agricultural sciences will find a huge amount of great use within this landmark publication and the three-volume series as a whole. All libraries in research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught should have several copies of each on their shelves.Content: Chapter 1 Rice (pages 1-25): J. Zuxun, Q. Weifen, Y. Seo, J. Darby and R. BowmanChapter 2 Maize (pages 26-59): P. Golob, N. Kutukwa, A. Devereau, R. E. Bartosik and J. C. RodriguezChapter 3 Wheat (pages 60-116): H. K. Shamsher, D. M. Armitage, R. T. Noyes, N. D. Barker and J. van S. GraverChapter 4 Malting Barley: Europe (pages 117-127): D. M. Armitage, E. D. Baxter, J. Knight, D. R. Wilkin and J. L. WoodsChapter 5 Sorghum (pages 128-144): R. A. Boxall, M. Gebre?Tsadik, K. Jayaraj, C. P. Ramam, B. B. Patternaik and R. J. HodgesChapter 6 Common Beans: Latin America (pages 145-150): C. CardonaChapter 7 Cowpea: United States of America (pages 151-158): G. N. MbataChapter 8 Miscellaneous Oilseeds (pages 159-180): G. Farrell, N. D. G. White and D. S. JayasChapter 9 Peanuts (pages 181-196): M. Sembene, A. Gueye?NDiaye, C. L. Butts and F. H. ArthurChapter 10 Copra: the Philippines (pages 197-206): D. D. BawalanChapter 11 Coffee (pages 207-216): P. BucheliChapter 12 Cocoa: West Africa (Ghana) (pages 217-225): W. A. Jonfia?EssienChapter 13 Dried Fruit and Nuts: United States of America (pages 226-235): J. JohnsonChapter 14 Cured Fish (pages 236-264): A. Gueye?Ndiaye and P. Golob

(more…)

Organic Crop Breeding


Organic Crop Breeding By
2012 | 292 Pages | ISBN: 0470958588 | PDF | 3 MB
Organic Crop Breeding provides readers with a thorough review of the latest efforts by crop breeders and geneticists to develop improved varieties for organic production. The book opens with chapters looking at breeding efforts that focus on specific valuable traits such as quality, pest and disease resistance as well as the impacts improved breeding efforts can have on organic production. The second part of the book is a series of crop specific case studies that look at breeding efforts currently underway from around the world in crops ranging from carrots to corn. Organic Crop Breeding includes chapters from leading researchers in the field and is carefully edited by two pioneers in the field. Organic Crop Breeding provides valuable insight for crop breeders, geneticist, crop science professionals, researchers, and advanced students in this quickly emerging field.Content: Chapter 1 Organic Crop Breeding: Integrating Organic Agricultural Approaches and Traditional and Modern Plant Breeding Methods (pages 1-13): Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren and James R. MyersChapter 2 Nutrient Management in Organic Farming and Consequences for Direct and Indirect Selection Strategies (pages 15-38): Monika Messmer, Isabell Hildermann, Kristian Thorup?Kristensen and Zed RengelChapter 3 Pest and Disease Management in Organic Farming: Implications and Inspirations for Plant Breeding (pages 39-59): Thomas F. Doring, Marco Pautasso, Martin S. Wolfe and Maria R. FinckhChapter 4 Approaches to Breed for Improved Weed Suppression in Organically Grown Cereals (pages 61-76): Steve P. Hoad, Nils?Ove Bertholdsson, Daniel Neuhoff and Ulrich KopkeChapter 5 Breeding for Genetically Diverse Populations: Variety Mixtures and Evolutionary Populations (pages 77-98): Julie C. Dawson and Isabelle GoldringerChapter 6 Centralized or Decentralized Breeding: The Potentials of Participatory Approaches for Low?Input and Organic Agriculture (pages 99-123): Dominique Desclaux, Salvatore Ceccarelli, John Navazio, Micaela Coley, Gilles Trouche, Silvio Aguirre, Eva Weltzien and Jacques LanconChapter 7 Values and Principles in Organic Farming and Consequences for Breeding Approaches and Techniques (pages 125-138): Klaus P. Wilbois, Brian Baker, Maaike Raaijmakers and Edith T. Lammerts van BuerenChapter 8 Plant Breeding, Variety Release, and Seed Commercialization: Laws and Policies Applied to the Organic Sector (pages 139-159): Veronique Chable, Niels Louwaars, Kristina Hubbard, Brian Baker and Riccardo BocciChapter 9 Wheat: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems (pages 161-174): Matt Arterburn, Kevin Murphy and Steve S. JonesChapter 10 Maize: Breeding and Field Testing for Organic Farmers (pages 175-189): Walter A. Goldstein, Walter Schmidt, Henriette Burger, Monika Messmer, Linda M. Pollak, Margaret E. Smith, Major M. Goodman, Frank J. Kutka and Richard C. PrattChapter 11 Rice: Crop Breeding Using Farmer?Led Participatory Plant Breeding (pages 191-202): Charito P. MedinaChapter 12 Soybean: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems (pages 203-214): Johann Vollmann and Michelle MenkenChapter 13 Faba Bean: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems (pages 215-225): Wolfgang Link and Lamiae GhaoutiChapter 14 Potato: Perspectives to Breed for an Organic Crop Ideotype (pages 227-237): Marjolein Tiemens?Hulscher, Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren and Ronald C. B. HuttenChapter 15 Tomato: Breeding for Improved Disease Resistance in Fresh Market and Home Garden Varieties (pages 239-249): Bernd Horneburg and James R. MyersChapter 16 Brassicas: Breeding Cole Crops for Organic Agriculture (pages 251-262): James R. Myers, Laurie McKenzie and Roeland E. VoorripsChapter 17 Onions: Breeding Onions for Low?Input and Organic Agriculture (pages 263-272): Olga E. Scholten and Thomas W. Kuyper

(more…)

CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN CROP IMPROVEMENT


CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN CROP IMPROVEMENT by C P Malik,, Shabir H Wani, Gulzar S Sanghera
English | January 1, 2022 | ISBN: 9393674647 | 302 pages | PDF | 49 Mb
The present volume ‘CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN CROP IMPROVEMENT’ encompasses a collection of 10 chapters contributed by 22 experts in plant breeding and genetics, physiology, biotechnology and genetic engineering, nanotechnology and crop improvement. The selected topics are of prime importance to break the barriers of yield in different crops.

(more…)