Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 2: Cultivation techniques

Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 2: Cultivation techniques


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781786760203
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science Series , #6
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Peter Langridge is Emeritus Professor of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and former CEO of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFC). Professor Langridge is also Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative set up to coordinate international research in wheat.

Dr Peter Gregory is Emeritus Professor of Global Food Security at the University of Reading, UK, where he was previously Professor of Soil Science. Amongst many distinctions, Professor Gregory is a former President of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) as well as former Chief Executive of the Scottish Crop Research Institute (now part of the James Hutton Institute) and East Malling Research (now NIAB-EMR). He is internationally-renowned for his research in soil and crop root science.

Dr. Beres is a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta. Dr. Beres started his career path as a teacher in southern Alberta after obtaining Bachelor’s degrees in Education and Geography. However, the allure of scientific research, which he was exposed to as a summer student at AAFC, inspired him to change career paths whereupon he earned a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. Dr. Beres established an agronomy program in 2000 and leads several multi-disciplinary projects developing innovative and integrated crop management systems. This team approach to integrated crop management research that Dr. Beres is a part of was recognized with an AAFC Gold Harvest Award in 2015. Dr. Beres publishes in the areas of agronomy and crop science and has been the author or co-author of 64 peer-reviewed research articles and 2 book chapters. He and his co-authors were the recipients of the 2013 Canadian Journal of Plant Science Best Paper Award. Dr. Beres is Past-President and Fellow (2017) of the Canadian Society of Agronomy, an active member of the American Societies for Agronomy, Crops and Soils. He serves as Co- Editor-In-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Associate Editor for Agriculture and Environmental Letters, and received the CJPS 2014 Outstanding Associate Editor award. He maintains close ties with both producer organizations and several national and multinational private companies that have a stake in crop production systems research. Dr. Beres is the past-Chair of the Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye, and Triticale and led this cross-sectorial group through a review of the current registration process to ensure any impediments to the pace of delivering new genetics to the marketplace were removed. Dr. Beres has several international collaborations and represents Canada on the Research Committee of the global Wheat Initiative, where he also recently developed and Chairs an Expert Working Group for global agronomy wheat research.

Professor Theib Oweis is Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems Program (WLEP) at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). He is a jointly appointed Distinguished Professor - International Platform for Dryland Research and Education at Tottori University, Japan. Professor Oweis is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on water management in agriculture.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Wheat cultivation techniques
1.Variety selection in wheat cultivation: Arun Kumar Joshi, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
(CIMMYT); Vinod Kumar Mishra, Banaras Hindu University, India; and Simanchal Sahu, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India
2.Establishment and root development in wheat crops: Peter J. Gregory and Christina K. Clarke, University of Reading, UK;
3.Conservation tillage for sustainable wheat intensification: the example of South Asia: Vijesh Krishna, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany; Alwin Keil, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), India; Sreejith Aravindakshan, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; and Mukesh Meena, Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, India;
4.Improving water management in winter wheat: Q. Xue, J. Rudd, J. Bell, T. Marek and S. Liu, Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, USA;
5.Post-harvest wheat losses in Africa: an Ethiopian case study: Tadesse Dessalegn, Tesfaye Solomon, Tesfaye Gebre Kristos, Abiy Solomon, Shure Seboka and Yazie Chane, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia; Bhadriraju Subramanyam and Kamala A. Roberts, Kansas State University, USA; Fetien Abay and Rizana Mahroof, South Carolina State University, USA;

Part 2 Wheat crop management
6.Wheat crop modelling to improve yields: J. R. Guarin and S. Asseng, University of Florida, USA;
7.Integrated crop management of wheat: Brian L. Beres, Reem Aboukhaddour and Haley Catton, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, Canada;
8.Organic production of wheat and spelt: T. F. Döring, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany;
9.Durum wheat: production, challenges and opportunities: J. M. Clarke, K. Nilsen, D. Khitiri, X. Lin and C. J. Pozniak, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; and K. Ammar, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico;

Part 3 Improving wheat cultivation in the developing world
10.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 Commonwealth Studies Centre (MCSC) and the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT), UK;
11.Improving wheat cultivation in Asia: Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Global Wheat Improvement Program - CIMMYT, India;
12.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;

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"With their breadth of coverage, distinguished editor and the international expertise of the contributing authors, these two volumes promise to be a standard reference for wheat scientists around the world."

Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, Winner of the 2014 World Food Prize and Former Director of the Global Wheat Program at The International Wheat Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

"These books present a comprehensive coverage of issues facing wheat production globally. The authors represent the top scientists involved in the diverse areas that are important for sustainable wheat production. This book provides an excellent resource for those interested in wheat improvement and production."Dr Hans-Joachim Braun, Director Global Wheat Program and CRP Wheat, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico

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