Wheat is the most widely cultivated cereal in the world and a staple food for around 3 billion people. It has been estimated that demand for wheat could increase by up to 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 wheat at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research in improving cultivation techniques. Chapters in Part 1 review topics such as variety selection, seed and root growth, water and nutrient management. Part 2 goes on to discuss broader issues such as sustainable intensification and organic cultivation. The final part of the collection covers ways of improving wheat cultivation in the developing world.
Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 2: Cultivation techniques will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in wheat cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews breeding, quality traits, pests and diseases.
Part 1 Wheat cultivation techniques 1.Variety selection in wheat cultivation: Arun Joshi, CIMMYT, Mexico; 2.Managing soil health in wheat cultivation: Kathy Ophel Keller, Research Chief, Sustainable Systems SARDI, Australia; 3.Establishment and root development in wheat crops: Peter J. Gregory and Christina Clarke, University of Reading, UK; 4.Advances in cropping systems in wheat cultivation: Vijesh Krishna, Georg-August University of Gottingen, Germany; 5.Improving water management in wheat cultivation: Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA; 6.Improving use of fertilisers/nutrient management in wheat cultivation: ML Jat, CIMMYT, Mexico; 7.Advances in wheat drying and storage: Bhadriraju Subramanyam, Kansas State University, USA; Part 2 Wheat crop management 8.Wheat crop modelling to improve yields: Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA; 9.Integrated crop management of wheat: Brian Beres, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; 10.Sustainable intensification in wheat cultivation: key challenges: Mike Gooding, Aberystwyth University, UK; 11.Mechanisation in sustainable wheat cultivation: Moti Jaleta, CIMMYT, Ethiopia; 12.Organic wheat cultivation: Thomas Doring, University Berlin, Germany; 13.Durum wheat: properties, cultivation and uses: Curtis Pozniak, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Part 3 Improving wheat cultivation in the developing world 14.Supporting smallholders in improving wheat cultivation: Tinashe Chiurugwi, Simon Kerr, Ian Midgley, and Lesley Boyd, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), UK; Johnson Kamwaga, Food Crops Research Centre - Njoro, Kenya; Peter Njau, Highlands Agri-consult Services Ltd, Kenya; Terry Van Gevelt, University of Cambridge, UK; Claudia Canales and Max Marcheselli, The Malaysian Centre for Commonwealth Studies (MCSC) and the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT), UK; 15.Improving wheat cultivation in Asia: Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Wheat Improvement Center India-CIMMYT, Afghanistan; 16.Improving wheat production in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region: W. Tadesse, A. Amri, M. Sanchez-Garcia, M. El-Bouhssini, M. Karrou, S. Patil, F. Bassi and M. Baum, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Morocco; and T. Oweis, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan; 17.Improving wheat cultivation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Bekele Abeyo, CIMMYT, Ethiopia;
Series: Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Science : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 31st July 2017
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.64