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Cover for Seed biology and yield of grain crops.

This book contains 6 chapters focusing on the understanding of the growth and development of seeds, the processes involved, the regulation of these processes and the effect of plant and environmental factors. The importance of this knowledge of seed growth and development in defining the role of...

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the use of seeds as food sources, historical trends in seed yields and the importance of the understanding of crop physiology in yield improvement. The role of the seed as an integral component of the yield production process is also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed growth and development.

This chapter focuses on the general patterns of growth and development of seeds and the role of the individual seed in the production of yield.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed growth rate and seed-fill duration: variation and regulation.

This chapter focuses on the evaluation of genetic and environmental variation in seed growth rate and seed-fill duration. The plant processes responsible for this variation are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yield components - regulation by the seed.

This chapter focuses on the processes regulating the yield components of grain crops, such as seed growth rate and seed-fill duration. The relationships between seed number, seed size and yield are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The way forward.

This chapter focuses on the analysis of yield production. The importance of future research efforts in those areas most important to crop yield and productivity are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Turning UV photobiology into an agricultural reality.

This chapter focuses on the potential of the use of the understanding of UV-B plant response for maximum future gains in crop production, such as UV-B photomorphogenesis, among others. Opportunities in the exploitation of the UV response of crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Wargent, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648590)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plants and water.

This chapter focuses on the role of water in plant development and crop production. Information on the determination of crop water requirement is presented and the negative effects of water stress to the plant are discussed.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How can we cover millions of hectares with conservation agriculture in Africa?

This chapter explains why the incorporation of green manure/cover crops (GMCC) into the conservation agriculture (CA) system in Africa and elsewhere could fairly easily achieve the same success that the Brazilians have achieved with CA. The chapter first asks how well CA is fulfilling the criteria...

Author(s)
Bunch, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter

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