Maximizing Crop Yields

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CRC Press, Mar 27, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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Details the physiological, agronomical, and environmental factors needed to maintain or increase the productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems. Addressed to scientists in the agriculture industry, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students, rather than to farmers. Explores the ba
  

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Contents

Crop Yield Problems and Prospects
1
YIELD POTENTIAL OF ANNUAL CROPS
3
QUANTITY VERSUS QUALITY
5
YIELD AND ADAPTABILITY
7
BIOLOGICAL YIELD ECONOMIC YIELD AND HARVEST INDEX
10
STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CROP YIELD
13
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
14
CONCLUSIONS
16
NITROGEN EFFICIENCY
128
PHOSPHORUS EFFICIENCY
129
POTASSIUM EFFICIENCY
132
FACTORS AFFECTING NUTRIENT EFFICIENCY
133
BREEDING FOR NUTRIENT EFFICIENCY
146
CONCLUSIONS
154
REFERENCES
155
Yield and Environmental Stress
164

REFERENCES
18
Growth Development and Physiological Aspects of Crop Yield
22
PLANT ARCHITECTURE
52
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
55
YIELD COMPONENTS
64
PHYSIOLOGICAL MATURITY
69
CONCLUSIONS
70
REFERENCES
71
MultipleCropping Systems and Crop Yield
81
TYPES OF MULTIPLE CROPPING
82
INDICES TO EVALUATE ADVANTAGES OF MULTIPLE CROPPING
90
EFFICIENCY OF RESOURCE USE
94
DISADVANTAGES
98
CONCLUSIONS
99
REFERENCES
101
Nutritional Deficiency in Crop Plants
105
FUNCTIONS OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
107
FACTORS AFFECTING THE AVAILABILITY OF NUTRIENTS TO PLANTS
108
NUTRITIONAL DISORDER DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES
111
CORRECTING NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY
121
CONCLUSIONS
122
REFERENCES
123
Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crop Production
125
DEFINITION OF NUTRIENT EFFICIENCY
126
TEMPERATURE STRESS
171
SOLAR RADIATION STRESS
178
FLOODING STRESS
181
NUTRIENT STRESS
187
SALINITY STRESS
188
ALUMINUM TOXICITY
194
IRON STRESS
199
SOIL EROSION STRESS
209
DISEASE INSECT AND WEED STRESSES
213
CONCLUSIONS
214
REFERENCES
215
Alternative Crops
228
CEREALS
229
LEGUMES
237
OILSEED CROPS
246
ROOTS AND TUBER CROPS
252
FIBER CROPS
255
NUT CROPS
260
SPECIAL CROPS
261
CONCLUSIONS
262
REFERENCES
263
Index
271
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