Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Wheat Volume 1

Breeding, Quality Traits, Pests and Diseases

Author: Peter Langridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786760197

Category: Electronic books

Page: 686

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This book reviews advances in breeding techniques as well as their application to produce drought-resistant and other improved varieties. It also discusses wheat nutritional quality. Finally it reviews developments such as disease-resistant varieties and other techniques to combat pests and diseases.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Wheat Volume 1

Breeding, Quality Traits, Pests and Diseases

Author: Greg Rebetzke,Simon Griffiths,Dr Paula Bramel,Dr Kellye Eversole,Dr Alison Bentley,Dr Jacques Le Gouis,Prof Martin Parry,Dr Rulian Jing,Dr Sk Sharma,Dr Daniel Skinner,Prof Andrew Ross,Dr Ian Batey,Dr Trust Beta,Dr Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio,Prof Frank Ordon,Prof Zak Pretorius,Prof Hermann Buerstmayr,Prof James Anderson,Prof Stephen Wegulo,Dr Indu Sharma,Dr Marion Harris,Prof Sanford Eigenbrode,Dr Abie Horrocks,Dr Neil Harker

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781786760166

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

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This book reviews advances in breeding techniques as well as their application to produce drought-resistant and other improved varieties. It also discusses wheat nutritional quality. Finally it reviews developments such as disease-resistant varieties and other techniques to combat pests and diseases.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Cassava

Genetics, Breeding, Pests and Diseases

Author: Clair Hershey

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781786760043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Volume 2 reviews genetic resources and breeding techniques as well as their use to produce varieties with traits such as enhanced resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. It also discusses key pests and diseases and their management in making cultivation more efficient and sustainable.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Rice Volume 2

Cultivation, Pest and Disease Management

Author: Charles Wilson,Don Gaydon,Bijay Singh,Dr T Pathasarathi,Dr F Appiah,Dr Kazuki Saito,Prof Norman Uphoff,Dr Shaik Meera,Dr Wyn Ellis,Matty Demont,Martin Gummert,Bjoern Ole Sander,James Quilty,Carilto Balingbing,Dr Nguyen Van Hung,Prof Elvis Heinrichs,Prof Ettore Capri,Dr Finbarr Horgan,Dr Peter Brown,Dr Bhagirath Chauhan

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781786760289

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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Volume 2 reviews ways of improving cultivation of rice, from planting to soil management, nutrition and irrigation as well as techniques such as integrated crop management. It also discusses key pests and diseases and methods for their control in making cultivation more productive and sustainable.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Potatoes Volume 1

Breeding, Nutritional and Sensory Quality

Author: Gefu Wang-Pruski

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Potatoes have long been one of the world's most important crops. The first volume in this two-volume sequence reviews advances in understanding plant physiology, genetics and breeding. It also discusses ways of understanding the nutritional and sensory properties of potatoes.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sorghum Volume 1

Genetics, Breeding and Production Techniques

Author: Bill Rooney

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761200

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

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Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop (after rice, maize, wheat and barley). The first volume in this two-volume collection reviews advances in understanding sorghum physiology and genetics as well as developments in breeding new varieties and their more efficient cultivation.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Wheat Volume 2

Cultivation Techniques

Author: Peter Langridge

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781786760203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Volume 2 discusses ways of improving cultivation from variety selection to post-harvest storage. It reviews trends in integrated crop management, sustainable intensification and organic cultivation before concluding by looking at ways of supporting smallholders in the developing world.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples

Author: Kate Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786760357

Category: GARDENING

Page: 591

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"Originating in Central Asia, apples are one of the most important fruits globally and are grown in over 100 countries. Apple cultivation faces a number of challenges. Increasing global competition has put the focus on lowering costs whilst further improving sensory quality and shelf-life. There is a need to reduce inputs such as water, fertiliser and labour, both to save costs and reduce environmentally-damaging emissions and pollution. There is a continual battle with fungal, viral and bacterial diseases as well as insect pests. In the long term there is a need for new varieties able to withstand disease or more extreme conditions associated with climate change. This means preserving genetic variety and exploiting new molecular breeding techniques opened up by the sequencing of the apple genome in 2010. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of apples as a food crop at each step in the value chain, from breeding through to post-harvest storage. The book first reviews research in apple physiology and breeding. The following sections focus on cultivation techniques through to post-harvest storage, followed by a discussion of diseases and pests and their management. Concluding chapters address wider issues such as economics, consumer trends and sustainability. Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples will be a standard reference for fruit and horticultural scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies producing apples."--Provided by publisher.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Tomatoes

Author: Autar Mattoo,Avtar Handa

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786760401

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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This book reviews key developments in tomato breeding, including developing improved varieties with desirable traits such as drought or pest resistance. It also discusses ways of improving cultivation techniques as well as pests, diseases and their control.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Mangoes

Author: Victor Galán Saúco,Ping Lu

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761323

Category: Science

Page: 420

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Mangoes are grown widely across Asia, Africa, the Americas and Southern Europe. This volume summarises the wealth of recent research on enhancing mango cultivation. Topics include developments in understanding mango genetics and breeding as well as cultivation, pest and disease management.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Volume 2

Cultivation Techniques, Pest and Disease Control

Author: Dave Watson (Research program manager)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781351114271

Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Page: N.A

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"Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research on improvements in cultivation techniques such as nutrient management, crop rotation, intercropping and other aspects of conservation agriculture. It also discusses developments in methods for combatting pests and diseases. Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews developments in breeding and ways research can be translated into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world."--Provided by publisher.

Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Author: Zaki Anwar Siddiqui,Mohammad Sayeed Akhtar,Kazuyoshi Futai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402087705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

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Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, mechanism of root colonization, effect on plant physiology and growth, biofertilization, plant resistance and biocontrol of plant pathogens. This book discusses and goes into detail on a number of topics: the molecular basis of nutrient exchange between arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and host plants; the role of AM fungi in disease protection, alleviation of soil stresses and increasing grain production; interactions of AM fungi and beneficial saprophytic mycoflora in terms of plant growth promotion; the role of AM fungi in the restoration of native ecosystems; indirect contributions of AM fungi and soil aggregation to plant growth and mycorrhizosphere effect of multitrophic interaction; the mechanisms by which mycorrhizas change a disturbed ecosystem into productive land; the importance of reinstallation of mycorrhizal systems in the rhizosphere is emphasized and their impact on landscape regeneration, and in bioremediation of contaminated soils; Ectomycorrhizae (ECM) and their importance in forest ecosystems and associations of ECM in tropical rain forests function to maintain tropical monodominance; in vitro mycorrhization of micro-propagated plants, and visualizing and quantifying endorhizal fungi; the use of mycorrhizae, mainly AM and ECM, for sustainable agriculture and forestry.

Mycorrhiza - Nutrient Uptake, Biocontrol, Ecorestoration

Author: Ajit Varma,Ram Prasad,Narendra Tuteja

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319688677

Category: Medical

Page: 534

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This is the fourth updated and revised edition of a well-received book that emphasises on fungal diversity, plant productivity and sustainability. It contains new chapters written by leading experts in the field. This book is an up-to-date overview of current progress in mycorrhiza and association with plant productivity and environmental sustainability. The result is a must hands-on guide, ideally suited for agri-biotechnology, soil biology, fungal biology including mycorrrhiza and stress management, academia and researchers. The topic of this book is particularly relevant to researchers involved in mycorrhiza, especially to food security, plant microbe interaction and environmental protection. Mycorrhizas are symbioses between fungi and the roots of higher plants. As more than 90% of all known species of plants have the potential to form mycorrhizal associations, the productivity and species composition and the diversity of natural ecosystems are frequently dependent upon the presence and activity of mycorrhizas. The biotechnological application of mycorrhizas is expected to promote the production of food while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Oil Palm Volume 1

Introduction, Breeding and Cultivation Techniques

Author: Alain Rival

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Palm oil is widely used for food processing, personal care products and as a biofuel. The cultivation of oil palm has raised concerns about sustainability. The first volume in this collection reviews research addressing these challenges in areas such as breeding and cultivation techniques.

Root Physiology: from Gene to Function

Author: Hans Lambers,Timothy D. Colmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402040997

Category: Science

Page: 270

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In the last decade, enormous progress has been made on the physiology of plant roots, including on a wide range of molecular aspects. Much of that progress has been captured in the chapters of this book. Breakthroughs have been made possible through integration of molecular and whole-plant aspects. The classical boundaries between physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology have vanished. There has been a strong focus on a limited number of model species, including Arabidopsis thaliana. That focus has allowed greater insight into the significance of specific genes for plant development and functioning. However, many species are very different from A. thaliana, in that they are mycorrhizal, develop a symbiosis with N2-fixing microsymbionts, or have other specialised root structures. Also, some have a much greater capacity to resist extreme environments, such as soil acidity, salinity, flooding or heavy-metal toxicities, due to specific adaptations. Research on species other than A. thaliana is therefore pivotal, to develop new knowledge in plant sciences in a comprehensive manner. This fundamental new knowledge can be the basis for important applications in, e.g., agriculture and plant conservation. Although significant progress has been made, much remains to be learnt. It is envisaged that discoveries made in the recent past will likely lead to major breakthroughs in the next decade.

Low-dose antibiotics: current status and outlook for the future

Author: Robert Paul Hunter, Carlos F Amábile-Cuevas,Jun Lin,Joshua D Nosanchuk, Rustam Aminov

Publisher: Frontiers E-books

ISBN: 2889193551

Category:

Page: N.A

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Antimicrobial therapy is a key factor in our success against pathogens poised to ravage at risk or infected individuals. However, we are currently at a watershed point as we face a growing crisis of antibiotic resistance among diverse pathogens. One area of intense interest is the impact of the application of antibiotics for uses other than the treatment of patients and the association with such utilization with emerging drug resistance. This Research Topic “Low- dose antibiotics: current status and outlook for the future” in Frontiers in Microbiology: Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy details various aspects of the wide ranging effects of antimicrobial therapy from areas such as the regulation of host responses to modulation of bacterial virulence factors to acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes.

Edible Food Packaging

Materials and Processing Technologies

Author: Miquel Angelo Parente Ribeiro Cerqueira,Ricardo Nuno Correia Pereira,Oscar Leandro da Silva Ramos,Jose Antonio Couto Teixeira,Antonio Augusto Vicente

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315355841

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 469

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The edible food packaging industry has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and will continue to impact the food market for quite some time going into the future. Edible Food Packaging: Materials and Processing Technologies provides a broad and comprehensive review on recent aspects related to edible packaging, from processing to potential applications, and covering the use of nanotechnology in edible packaging. The book’s 14 chapters promote a comprehensive review on such subjects as materials used, their structure-function relationship, and new processing technologies for application and production of edible coatings and films. Specific topics include edible film and packaging using gum polysaccharides, protein-based films and coatings, and edible coatings and films from lipids, waxes, and resins. The book also reviews stability and application concerns, mass transfer measurement and modeling for designing protective edible films, and edible packaging as a vehicle for functional compounds. The authors explore antimicrobial edible packaging, nanotechnology in edible packaging, and nanostructured multilayers for food packaging by electrohydrodynamic processing. Additionally, they show how to evaluate the needs for edible packaging of respiring products and provide an overview of edible packaging for fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Lastly, they examine edible coatings and films for meat, poultry, and fish.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sorghum Volume 2

Sorghum Utilisation Around the World

Author: William Rooney

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Volume 2 in this sequence summarises key research on the wide range of uses of sorghum as food, animal feed and for biofuel. It also assesses the challenges of growing sorghum in different parts of the world and how these are being addressed.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sugarcane Volume 1

Cultivation Techniques, Quality and Sustainability

Author: Philippe Rott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781351114356

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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"Sugarcane is the source of over three quarters of the worlds sugar, and is grown widely in the tropics and sub-tropics. Despite rising demand, average yields have not increased significantly, partly because of continued vulnerability to pests and diseases. In addition, cultivation has been seen as damaging biodiversity and soil health with a negative effect on both yields and the environment. This volume summarises the wealth of research addressing these challenges. Volume 1 reviews cultivation techniques and sustainability issues. Part 1 summarises current best practice in sugarcane cultivation across the value chain, from planting through to post-harvest operations. Part 2 looks at ways of measuring the environmental impact of sugarcane cultivation as well as ways of supporting smallholders. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for sugarcane scientists, growers, government and non-governmental agencies responsible for supporting and monitoring the impact of sugarcane cultivation. It is accompanied by a companion volume reviewing breeding, pest and disease management."--Provided by publisher.