Modeling Physiology of Crop Development Growth and Yield

Concentrating on crop modelling, this book provides an introduction to the concepts of crop development, growth, and yield, with step-by-step outlines to each topic, suggested exercises and simple equations.

Modeling Physiology of Crop Development  Growth and Yield

Author: Afshin Soltani

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845939700

Page: 322

View: 839

Model studies focus experimental investigations to improve our understanding and performance of systems. Concentrating on crop modelling, this book provides an introduction to the concepts of crop development, growth, and yield, with step-by-step outlines to each topic, suggested exercises and simple equations. A valuable text for students and researchers of crop development alike, this book is written in five parts that allow the reader to develop a solid foundation and coverage of production models including water- and nitrogen-limited systems.

Crop Development Growth and Yield

It provides a comprehensive understanding of modern theories and advanced concepts of this field. This book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.

Crop Development  Growth and Yield

Author: Lancaster Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781682867044

Page: 216

View: 945

The study of crop development, growth and yield falls under the domain of agricultural science. It focuses on ways to increase crop yield through the right use of fertilizers and pesticides. A good crop production management system addresses both crop production optimization and environmental sustainability. Research in crop science involves developing strategies for improving cultivars, crop yield, disease resistance and climate resilience. The field also uses tools of biotechnology and genetic engineering in order to alter the genetic traits of crops and to produce a better quality yield. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts and emerging trends in the field of crop development, growth and yield. It provides a comprehensive understanding of modern theories and advanced concepts of this field. This book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Crop Growth

Principles learned from this book equips readers when they encounter other modeling approaches or when they develop their own crop models.

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Crop Growth

Author: Christopher B. S. Teh

Publisher: Dissertation.com

ISBN: 1581129998

Page: 280

View: 556

Learning mathematical modeling need not be difficult. Unlike other books, this book not only lists the equations one-by-one, but explains in detail how they are each derived, used, and finally assembled into a computer program for model simulations. This book shows how mathematics is applied in agriculture, in particular to modeling the growth and yield of a generic crop. Topics covered are agriculture meteorology, solar radiation interception and absorption, evapotranspiration, energy and soil water balance, soil water flow, photosynthesis, respiration, and crop growth development. Rather than covering many modeling approaches but in superficial detail, this book selects one or two widely-used modeling approaches and discusses about them in depth. Principles learned from this book equips readers when they encounter other modeling approaches or when they develop their own crop models.

Understanding Options for Agricultural Production

Cereal growth , development and yield J.T. RITCHIE 1, U. SINGH , D.C. GODWIN
3, W.T. BOWEN ' Homer Nowlin Chair , Department of Crop and Soil Sciences ,
Michigan State University , East Lansing , Michigan 48824 , USA 2 International ...

Understanding Options for Agricultural Production

Author: G.Y. Tsuji

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792348337

Page: 400

View: 951

The first premise of this book is that farmers need access to options for improving their situation. In agricultural terms, these options might be manage ment alternatives or different crops to grow, that can stabilize or increase household income, that reduce soil degradation and dependence on off-farm inputs, or that exploit local market opportunities. Farmers need a facilitating environment, in which affordable credit is available if needed, in which policies are conducive to judicious management of natural resources, and in which costs and prices of production are stable. Another key ingredient of this facilitating environment is information: an understanding of which options are viable, how these operate at the farm level, and what their impact may be on the things that farmers perceive as being important. The second premise is that systems analysis and simulation have an impor tant role to play in fostering this understanding of options, traditional field experimentation being time-consuming and costly. This book summarizes the activities of the International Benchmark Sites Network for Agrotechnology Transfer (IBSNAT) project, an international initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IBSNAT was an attempt to demonstrate the effectiveness of understanding options through systems analysis and simulation for the ultimate benefit of farm households in the tropics and subtropics. The idea for the book was first suggested at one of the last IBSNAT group meetings held at the University of Hawaii in 1993.

Brassica Oilseeds

This comprehensive volume encompasses research and practice in the production and use of Brassica oilseeds. The first section considers each aspect of the field crop including the importance of plant breeding and biotechnology.

Brassica Oilseeds

Author: D. S. Kimber

Publisher: C A B International

ISBN: 9780851989600

Page: 394

View: 855

Brassica oilseeds are one of the few edible oil crops that can be cultivated in the temperate zones of the world, at higher elevations and as winter crops. This comprehensive volume encompasses research and practice in the production and use of Brassica oilseeds. The first section considers each aspect of the field crop including the importance of plant breeding and biotechnology. The impact of the crop on the surrounding environment is also discussed. The second section covers utilization. This is especially important as rapeseed oil has gained high nutritional status in recent years, and this is considered in relation to the human diet. The use of the meal by-product for animal feeds is also discussed. The oil is also used for industrial purposes and derivatives are used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The increased interest in the production and use of biodiesel from Brassica oilseeds is reflected by the inclusion of a chapter on this topic. The contributors are leading specialists from North America, Europe and Australia. The book provides a complete reference resource for students, researchers and practitioners within the disciplines of crop production, plant and food sciences

Issues in Life Sciences Botany and Plant Biology Research 2012 Edition

... delayed effects on the growth and yield of grapevine “In a changing context,
farmers adapt their cropping systems and, ... the soil-crop system (changes in the
soil resources and in the grapevine vegetative or reproductive development) has
 ...

Issues in Life Sciences   Botany and Plant Biology Research  2012 Edition

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481645382

Page: 996

View: 919

Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Yield gap analysis of field crops

What is the expected impact of enhanced photosynthesis on crop yield? ...
Theoretical yield is constrained by genotypic (e.g. canopy architecture, harvest
index) and environmental drivers of crop development, growth and resource
partitioning ...

Yield gap analysis of field crops

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251088136

Page: 82

View: 128

To feed a world population that will exceed 9 billion by 2050 requires an estimated 60% increase over current primary agricultural productivity. Closing the common and often large gap between actual and attainable crop yield is critical to achieve this goal. To close yield gaps in both small and large scale cropping systems worldwide we need (1) definitions and techniques to measure and model yield at different levels (actual, attainable, potential) and different scales in space (field, farm, region, global) and time (short and long term); (2) identification of the causes of gaps between yield levels; (3) management options to reduce the gaps where feasible and (4) policies to favour adoption of sustainable gap-closing solutions. The aim of this publication is to critically review the methods for yield gap analysis, hence addressing primarily the first of these four requirements, reporting a wide-ranging and well-referenced analysis of literature on current methods to assess productivity of crops and cropping systems.

Seed Biology and Yield of Grain Crops 2nd Edition

This new edition of an established title examines the determination of grain crop yield from a unique perspective, by concentrating on the influence of the seed itself.

Seed Biology and Yield of Grain Crops  2nd Edition

Author: Dennis B Egli

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780647700

Page: 231

View: 523

This new edition of an established title examines the determination of grain crop yield from a unique perspective, by concentrating on the influence of the seed itself. As the food supply for an expanding world population is based on grain crops harvested for their seeds, understanding the process of seed growth and its regulation is crucial to our efforts to increase production and meet the needs of that population. Yield of grain crops is determined by their assimilatory processes such as photosynthesis and the biosynthetic processes in the seed, which are partly regulated within the seed itself. Substantially updated with new research and further developments of the practical applications of the concepts explored, this book is essential reading for those concerned with seed science and crop yield, including agronomists, crop physiologists, plant breeders, and extension workers. It is also a valuable source of information for lecturers and graduate students of agronomy and plant physiology.

Crop Yield

This book has been prepared for those seeking a better understanding of the functioning of crop plants, particularly the processes that lead to the genera tion of products valued by human beings.

Crop Yield

Author: Donald L. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364258554X

Page: 504

View: 682

This book has been prepared for those seeking a better understanding of the functioning of crop plants, particularly the processes that lead to the genera tion of products valued by human beings. The contributors, who are among the world's foremost experts on the important crops upon which humanity depends for food or fibre, address the relevant processes for their specific crop. Currently, the world population is continuing to increase. It is projected to plateau around the middle of the next century, and while there is considerable controversy regarding the population level when this plateau is achieved, most estimates are in the area of 10 000 000 000. At present, there are about 800000000 people in the world who do not have secure access to food. Over the last 50 years various aspects of agricultural research have been combined to increase the output of world crops approximately 2.5-fold. Given the need to feed the increasing population, and to provide better access, it is predicted that during the next 50 years the agricultural research community must repeat this achievement.

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems

where t : time, which goes from 0 at planting to Tp at crop maturity x(t) : vector of
crop and soil state variables at time t x(t) ... parameters (p1(t)) of crop
physiological characteristics that control crop development, growth and yield in
responses to ...

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems

Author: Daniel Hillel

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1848166559

Page: 440

View: 837

The portending process of climate change, induced by the anthropogenic accumulations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, is likely to generate effects that will cascade through the biosphere, impacting all life on earth and bearing upon human endeavors. Of special concern is the potential effect on agriculture and global food security. Anticipating these effects demands that scientists widen their field of vision and cooperate across disciplines to encompass increasingly complex interactions. Trans-disciplinary cooperation should aim to generate effective responses to the portending changes, including actions to mitigate the emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to those climate changes that cannot be avoided. This handbook presents an exposition of current research on the impacts, adaptation, and mitigation of climate change in relation to agroecosystems. It is offered as the first volume in what is intended to be an ongoing series dedicated to elucidating the interactions of climate change with a broad range of sectors and systems, and to developing and spurring effective responses to this global challenge. As the collective scientific and practical knowledge of the processes and responses involved continues to grow, future volumes in the series will address important aspects of the topic periodically over the coming years.

Systems approaches for agricultural development

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for
Agricultural Development, 2-6 December 1991, ... with the CERES - Rice model
is used to simulate effects of leaf blast and other pests on rice growth and yield .
Effects ...

Systems approaches for agricultural development

Author: F.W.T Penning de Vries

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792318804

Page: 542

View: 404

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2-6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand

Gene Expression in Horticultural Crops

Language : English Descriptors : Raphanus sativus ; Seedling growth ; Seed
treatment ; Growth regulators ; Plant development ; Growth rate ; Roots ;
Hypocotyls ; Gene expression ; Messenger RNA ; Translation ; Ribosomes ; Crop
yield ...

Gene Expression in Horticultural Crops

Author: Robert D. Warmbrodt

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788121654

Page: 94

View: 360

215 citations on the topic of gene expression in horticultural crops, including: asparagus, celery, lettuce, parsley, broccoli, cabbage, beans, citrus fruits, apples, berries, nuts, etc. Most citations include an abstract. Author and subject index.

Physiology of Crop Production

This single volume explores the theoretical and the practical aspects of crop physiological processes around the world The marked decrease over the past century in the land available for crop production has brought about mounting pressure ...

Physiology of Crop Production

Author: N.K. Fageria

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560222897

Page: 345

View: 877

This single volume explores the theoretical and the practical aspects of crop physiological processes around the world The marked decrease over the past century in the land available for crop production has brought about mounting pressure to increase crop yields, especially in developing nations. Physiology of Crop Production provides cutting-edge research and data for complete coverage of the physiology of crop production, all in one source, right at your fingertips. This valuable reference gives the extensive in-depth information soil and crop professionals need to maximize crop productivity anywhere the world. Leading soil and plant scientists and researchers clearly explain theory, practical applications, and the latest advances in the field. Crop physiology is a vital science needed to understand crop growth and development to facilitate increases of plant yield. Physiology of Crop Production presents a wide range of information and references from varying regions of the world to make the book as complete and broadly focused as possible. Discussion in each chapter is supported by experimental data to make this book a superb resource that will be used again and again. Chapter topics include plant and root architecture, growth and yield components, photosynthesis, source-sink relationship, water use efficiency, crop yield relative to water stress, and active and passive ion transport. Several figures and tables accompany the extensive referencing to provide a detailed, in-depth look at every facet of crop production. Physiology of Crop Production explores management strategies for: ideal plant architecture maximizing root systems ideal yield components maximizing photosynthesis maximizing source-sink relationship sequestration of carbon dioxide reducing the effects of drought improving N, P, K, Ca, Mg, and S nutrition improving micronutrient uptake Physiology of Crop Production is an essential desktop resource for plant physiologists, soil and crop scientists, breeders, agronomists, agronomy administrators in agro-industry, educators, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.

Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants

Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants: Concepts and Approaches is the ninth volume in the Plant Ecophysiology series. It presents a broad overview of topics related to improvement of nutrient use efficiency of crops.

Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants

Author: Malcolm J. Hawkesford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331910635X

Page: 279

View: 920

Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants: Concepts and Approaches is the ninth volume in the Plant Ecophysiology series. It presents a broad overview of topics related to improvement of nutrient use efficiency of crops. Nutrient use efficiency (NUE) is a measure of how well plants use the available mineral nutrients. It can be defined as yield (biomass) per unit input (fertilizer, nutrient content). NUE is a complex trait: it depends on the ability to take up the nutrients from the soil, but also on transport, storage, mobilization, usage within the plant, and even on the environment. NUE is of particular interest as a major target for crop improvement. Improvement of NUE is an essential pre-requisite for expansion of crop production into marginal lands with low nutrient availability but also a way to reduce use of inorganic fertilizer.

Linking Research and Marketing Opportunities for Pulses in the 21st Century

features of the cropping system such as crop sequences, intercropping, crop
residue management, and feedback ... They simulate crop development, growth,
yield and nitrogen accumulation in response to temperature, photoperiod, soil
water ...

Linking Research and Marketing Opportunities for Pulses in the 21st Century

Author: R. Knight

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401143854

Page: 707

View: 222

Proceedings of the Third International Food Legumes Research Conference

Maximizing Crop Yields

Growth,. Development,. and. Physiological. Aspects. of. Crop. Yield. 2.1.
INTRODUCTION There are several changes that take place in the life cycle of a
crop plant from germination to maturity. Shortly after emergence, the plant
seedling ...

Maximizing Crop Yields

Author: N. K. Fageria

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824786427

Page: 288

View: 525

Details the physiological, agronomical, and environmental factors needed to maintain or increase the productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems. Addressed to scientists in the agriculture industry, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students, rather than to farmers. Explores the ba

Predicting Crop Phenology

The act of developing crop phenology models also results in improved
understanding of crop development and growth processes . Another book or
several books would be needed to address the topic of predicting crop growth
and yield , so ...

Predicting Crop Phenology

Author: Tom Hodges

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849367458

Page: 248

View: 313

Predicting Crop Phenology focuses on an analysis of the issues faced in predicting the phenology of crop plants and weeds. It discusses how these issues have been handled by active crop growth simulation model developers and emphasizes areas such as the role of modeling in agricultural research and the roles of temperature, length of day, and water stress in plant growth. This comprehensive text also discusses modeling philosophy and programming techniques in modeling crop development and growth. It presents up-to-date information on phenology models for wheat, maize, sorghum, rice, cotton, and several weed species. Predicting Crop Phenology reviews important data for agricultural engineers, plant physiologists, agricultural consultants, researchers, extension agents, model developers, agricultural science instructors and students.

Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops

The effects of individual climatic elements on crop growth during distinct phases
of plant development can be ... Such models give greater understanding of how
different climatic factors interact to determine crop yield and have several uses ...

Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops

Author: Shyam Singh Yadav

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048137091

Page: 460

View: 870

This book covers all aspect of legume production management technologies, plant ecological response, nutrients management, biological nitrogen fixation, molecular approaches, potential cultivars, biodiversity management under climate change. Also covered are various aspects of legume management under climate change such as, production management technology, ecology & adaptation, diseases, and international trade; physiology and crops response to nutrients, drought, salinity, and water use efficiency; Biodiversity management, molecular approaches and biological Nitrogen fixation; climate change and strategies. This book presents the most comprehensive and up to date review of research on different cool season grain legume crops, nutrients management, biotic and abiotic stresses management, agronomical approaches for drought management, salinity, drought, weed management and water use efficiency, impact on international trade around the world.

MicroRNAs in Plant Development and Stress Responses

Julia Kehr Abstract In natural environments, plants frequently have to cope with
insufficient nutrient supply, which significantly impairs crop yield. Nutrients have
to be optimally distributed to permit the best possible growth and reproduction.

MicroRNAs in Plant Development and Stress Responses

Author: Ramanjulu Sunkar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642273831

Page: 296

View: 633

Precise regulation of gene expression in both time and space is vital to plant growth, development and adaptation to biotic and abiotic stress conditions. This is achieved by multiple mechanisms, with perhaps the most important control being exerted at the level of transcription. However, with the recent discovery of microRNAs another ubiquitous mode of gene regulation that occurs at the post-transcriptional level has been identified. MicroRNAs can silence gene expression by targeting complementary or partially complementary mRNAs for degradation or translational inhibition. Recent studies have revealed that microRNAs play fundamental roles in plant growth and development, as well as in adaptation to biotic and abiotic stresses. This book highlights the roles of individual miRNAs that control and regulate diverse aspects of plant processes.