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An Introduction to Crop Physiology - F. L. Milthorpe

An Introduction to Crop Physiology

Paperback Published: 24th March 1980
ISBN: 9780521295819
Number Of Pages: 260

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This 1974 book was made available as a second edition in 1979. It provides an understanding of the ways in which the various physiological processes are integrated to produce the responses shown by whole plants growing in the variable environment in the field, whilst stressing the quantitative aspects of these relationships. This was the first general text to attempt such a treatment, thereby digesting much material that had been found only in research papers or detailed monographs and complementing the reductionist approach of most standard texts of plant physiology. Most of the subject matter concerns agricultural systems, but many of the concepts and approaches are applicable to more complex natural ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on integrating knowledge from many sources and on trying to assess quantitatively the importance of each component. The result is a comprehensive account making the book a valuable background for all interested in the study of plants in the field.

Prefaces
Acknowledgements
Prolegomena
The environment
The supply and use of water
The absorption and transport of mineral nutrients
Photosynthesis and respiration
Germination and seeding emergence
vegetative growth
Flowering and fruit growth
Some aspects of overall growth and its modification
The prediction of responses
Glossary
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521295819
ISBN-10: 0521295815
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 24th March 1980
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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