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Cover for Breeding for yield and water use.

This chapter focuses on comparisons on the yielding ability among old and new cultivars of crops, such as rape, sunflower and pea, among others. Some future strategies in plant breeding are discussed and the application of molecular biology to improve crop performance under drought is highlighted.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of relative export price changes of the top principal crops in Russia.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian economy was on the way to becoming more market based. The broadening of the market forces in Russian agriculture supports the hypothesis that the land allocation decision for grains and oilseeds is in large part determined by output...

Author(s)
Vorotnikova, E.; Asci, S.; Seale, J. L., Jr.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient deficiencies in oilseed crops: Sunflower (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Helianthus annuus</i> Linn.).

The symptoms and integrated management of N, P, Ca, Mg, S, Fe and B deficiencies in sunflower are described, and the conditions in which these deficiencies are likely to occur are discussed.

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herbicide-tolerant crops developed from mutations.

This chapter focuses on the target genes and enzymes for commercial herbicide-tolerant crop development and development of herbicide-tolerant mutants. Some commercial herbicide-tolerant crops developed from mutations, such as herbicide-tolerant maize, imidazolinone-tolerant rice,...

Author(s)
Tan, S.; Bowe, S. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant responses to soil water deficit and excess.

This chapter describes the simulation of the impact of water deficit and flooding on crop growth, or specifically transpiration/dry matter accumulation, leaf area development, phenological development and nitrogen accumulation. Tabulated data on the results of simulation experiments on wheat,...

Author(s)
Soltani, A.; Sinclair, T. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939700)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Oil crops.

This chapter describes the origin and domestication, utilization, morphology (flowers) and anatomy (root, stem, leaf, petiole and seed) of sunflower, groundnut, mustard (Brassica nigra and B. juncea), sesame and castor bean (Ricinus communis), and discusses the role of the morphological and...

Author(s)
Maiti, R.; Satya, P.; Rajkumar, D.; Ramaswamy, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640198)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruits, vegetables, fibers and oils.

Harlan (1992) lists over 250 food crops and suggests there are hundreds more. These crops are sometimes a major source of calories, but they are more commonly a supplemental source of nutrients that break up the tedium of limited crop diets. They are also used as drugs, medicine and fibre. This...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient deficiencies of field crops: guide to diagnosis and management.

This book presents guidelines on the identification of macronutrient and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in cereal crops (maize, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat and barley), pulse crops (pigeon pea, green gram, black gram, cowpea, cluster bean, chickpea, Phaseolus vulgaris, lentil and pea),...

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing needs, constraints and livelihood opportunities in coastal saline environments: a case in Orissa, India.

The coastal saline ecosystem in Orissa State, eastern India extends from the shore of the Bay of Bengal to about 15 km inland. Salinity occurs because of the intrusion of seawater during high tides through surface channels, creeks and rivers, particularly during the dry season, but decreases with...

Author(s)
Paris, T. R.; Saha, S.; Singh, D. P.; Mahata, K. R.; Cueno, A. delos R.; Zolvinski, S.; Ismail, A. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Crop diversification for improving water productivity and rural livelihoods in coastal saline soils of the Mahanadi Delta, India.

Coastal saline areas are normally monocropped with rice grown during the wet season. On-farm trials were conducted in Ersama block of Jagatsinghpur district, Orissa, India, during 2005-2006 to evaluate the performance of selected non-rice crops in the coastal saline ecosystem during the dry season. ...

Author(s)
Singh, D. P.; Mahata, K. R.; Saha, S.; Ismail, A. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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