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Physiology of Crop Production

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ISBN-10: 1560222891

ISBN-13: 9781560222897

Edition: 2006

Authors: N. K. Fageria, V. C. Baligar, Ralph Clark

List price: $65.95
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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 in the world. Leading soil and plant scientists and researchers clearly explain theory, practical applications, and the latest advances. Several figures and tables accompany the extensive referencing to provide a detailed look at important facets of crop production. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 5/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 345
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Plant Canopy Architecture
Introduction
Plant Height
Tillering
Leaf Characteristics
Breeding and Management Strategies for Ideal Plant Architecture
Conclusion
Root Architecture
Introduction
Root Morphology
Shoot-Root Ratios
Root Growth Parameters and Methods of Measurement
Root Distribution in Soil
Root Development Relative to Plant Growth Stage
Root Characteristics Related to Drought Resistance
Soil Environment
Management Strategies for Maximizing Root Systems
Conclusion
Physiology of Growth and Yield Components
Introduction
Theory of Growth and Yield Components Analysis
Yield Components Analysis
Dry Matter Production and Grain Yield
Duration of Reproductive Growth Period
Duration of Grain-Filling Period
Management Strategies for Ideal Yield Components
Conclusion
Photosynthesis and Crop Yield
Introduction
Crop Photosynthesis
Canopy Photosynthesis
C[subscript 3] and C[subscript 4] Photosynthesis
Radiation Use Efficiency
Leaf Area Index
Partitioning of Assimilates
Respiration During Photosynthesis
Management Strategies for Maximizing Photosynthesis
Conclusion
Source-Sink Relationships and Crop Yield
Introduction
Source-Sink Transitions
Physiological Aspects of Source-Sink Relationships in Annual Crop Plants
An Example of Yield Manipulation Using Source-Sink Concepts Relative to Nitrogen and Crop Development
Relationship Between Sink and Respiration
Formation of Yield Sinks
Modification in Source-Sink Relationships with Cultivar Improvement
Management Strategies for Maximizing Source-Sink Relationships
Conclusion
Carbon Dioxide and Crop Yield
Introduction
Total Carbon in Soils of the World
Carbon Dioxide and Plant Growth
Carbon Dioxide and Photosynthesis
Carbon Dioxide and Water Use Efficiency
Carbon Dioxide and Radiation Use Efficiency
Management Strategies in Sequestration of CO[subscript 2]
Conclusion
Physiology of Drought in Crop Plants
Introduction
Water Use Efficiency
Crop Yield Relative to Water Stress
Drought and Nutrient Acquisition
Drought Resistance Mechanisms
Management Strategies for Reducing Drought
Conclusion
Physiology of Mineral Nutrition
Introduction
Root Morphology
Active and Passive Ion Transport
Ion Uptake Mechanisms
Ion Absorption Measurement
Ion Translocation from Roots to Shoots
Physiological Functions of Nutrients
Beneficial and Toxic Elements
Conclusion
Plant Species
References
Index