Crop Physiology, 1st Edition

Applications for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy

Crop Physiology, 1st Edition,Victor Sadras,Daniel Calderini,ISBN9780123744319


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Key Features

* 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


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.


Agronomists; plant geneticists and plant breeding professionals; crop physiologists, ecologists, and ecophysiologists; plant physiologists
horticultural scientists; those involved with grain and cereal crops and sustainable agriculture; environmental microbiologists
Students of plant breeding and crop ecophysiology

Victor Sadras

Affiliations and Expertise

South Australian R&D Institute, Adelaide, Australia

Daniel Calderini

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile

Crop Physiology, 1st Edition

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
Ralph A. Fischer

3. Farming Systems of Argentina: Yield Constraints and Risk Management
Pablo Calviño and Juan Monzon

4. Improving Farming Systems in Northern European Conditions
Pirjo Peltonen-Sainio, Ari Rajala, Hannu Känkänen and Kaija Hakala

5. Cereal-based Cropping Systems in Asia: Nutrition and Disease Management
Ram C. Sharma

Part 2 - Capture and Efficiency in the Use of Resources: Quantitative Frameworks

6. Improving Productivity to Face Water Scarcity in Irrigated Agriculture
Elias Fereres and Victoria González-Dugo

7. Crop Radiation Capture and Use Efficiency: A Framework for Crop Growth Analysis
Claudio O. Stöckle and Armen R. Kemanian

8. Quantifying Crop Responses to Nitrogen Deficiency and Avenues to Improve Nitrogen-use Efficiency
Gilles Lemaire and François Gastal

Part 3 - Crop physiology, Genetic Improvement, and Agronomy

9. Darwinian Agriculture: Real, Imaginary and Complex Trade-offs as Constraints and Opportunities
R. Ford Denison

10. Modelling Crop Improvement in a G x E x M Framework via Gene-trait-phenotype Relationships
Carlos Messina, Graeme Hammer, Zhanshan Dong, Dean Podlich and Mark Cooper

11. Integration of Biotechnology, Plant Breeding and Crop Physiology: Dealing with Complex Interactions from a Physiological Perspective
Fernando H. Andrade, Rodrigo G. Sala, Ana C. Pontaroli and Alberto León

12. Crop Development: Genetic Control, Environmental Modulation and Relevance for Genetic Improvement of Crop Yield
Gustavo Slafer, Adriana Kantolic, Maria Appendino, Daniel Miralles, and Roxana Savin

13. Crop Roots Systems Form and Function: Improving the Capture of Water and Nutrients with Vigorous Root Systems
Jairo Palta and Michelle Watt

14. Integrated Views in Plant Breeding: Modern Approaches for an Old Topic
Grazia M. Borrelli, Pasquale De Vita, Anna M. Mastrangelo, and Luigi Cattivelli

15. Genetic Improvement of Grain Crops: Yield Potential
M. John Foulkes, Matthew P. Reynolds, and Roger Sylvester-Bradley

16. Management and Breeding Strategies for the Improvement of Grain and Oil Quality
Luis Aguirrezábal, Pierre Martre, Gustavo Pereyra-Irujo, Natalia Izquierdo, and Vincent Allard

17. Dynamics of Crop-Pathogen Interactions: From Gene to Continental Scale
Robert F. Park, Michael Ayliffe, Jeremy J. Burdon, and David Guest

18. Improving Crop Competitiveness with Weeds: Adaptations and Tradeoffs
Glenn K. McDonald and Gurjeet S. Gill

19. Dynamic and Functional Monitoring Technologies for Applications in Crop Management
Daniel Rodriguez, Andrew J. Robson, and Robert Belford

20. Crop Physiology, Modelling and Climate Change: Impact and Adaptation Strategies
Senthold Asseng, Weixing Cao, Weijian Zhang and Fulco Ludwig

21. Whither Crop Physiology?
Antonio Hall and Victor Sadras

Quotes and reviews

"This volume is a compilation of 21 reviews, ably edited and presented in three parts as Farming System, Capture and Use of Resources and Crop Physiology…The scale The book contains a great deal of useful information…"---Experimental Agriculture

"This book provides deep and detailed study of the latest research problems in crop physiology for breeders, geneticist, ecologists, ecophysiologists and physiologists; therefore, this book is recommendable to practitioners of, all those who want to implement the most recent advances in crop technology. Moreover, this textbook is a valuable reference for physiology and agronomy students."--Acta Physiologiae Plantarum


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