Crop Yields Books

  • Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    This publication aims to document the progress made in the advance use of rice genetic resources in Latin America. It presents a series of theoretical and practical examples, written by experts in their field, of how novel use of a broad genetic base and application of population breeding methods can help push the rice crop's production beyond its ...

  • Modelling Potential Crop Growth Processes

    This textbook contains the material for a course in the major principles of modelling crop growth processes. There is much more to crop growth than what is discussed in this textbook, but it provides a sound basis for further work and study in this field. Chapter by chapter the book leads the reader to different modelled aspects of crop ...

  • The Inter-Relationship Between Irrigation, Drainage and the Environment in the Aral Sea Basin

    The irrigated area in the Aral Sea basin totals about 7.5 million ha. Part of the water supplied to this area is consumed by the irrigated crops; the remainder drains into the groundwater basin, downstream depressions, or back into the rivers. But the water accumulates salts and chemicals during its period of use, causing environmental ...

  • Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis publication is primarily concerned with risks to arable and horticultural crops, and the applicability of insurance to managing these risks. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of crop and forestry insurance. It begins by defining the boundaries for these types of insurance products in ...

  • Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production

    A deficiency of one or more of the eight plant micronutrients (boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and zinc) will adversely affect both the yield and quality of crops. Micronutrient deficiencies in crops occur in many parts of the world, at various scales (from one to millions of hectares), but differences in soil ...

  • Crop Modeling and Decision Support

    'Crop Modeling and Decision Support' presents 36 papers selected from the International Symposium on Crop Modeling and Decision Support (ISCMDS-2008), held at Nanjing of China from 19th to 22nd in April, 2008. Many of these papers show the recent advances in modeling crop and soil processes, crop productivity, plant architecture and climate ...

  • New Crops for Temperate Regions

    This book covers underutilized and new crops which have the potential to be developed and exploited across temperate cropping zones. Contents include details of opportunities and markets for high value crops and the use of new crops for production of biomass, fibre, timber, starch, oils and fats. It will be of great use to researchers and ...

  • Handbook of Maize: Its Biology

    Maize is one of the world’s highest value crops, with a multibillion dollar annual contribution to agriculture. The great adaptability and high yields available for maize as a food, feed and forage crop have led to its current production on over 140 million hectares worldwide, with acreage continuing to grow at the expense of other crops. In terms ...

  • Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in soil-crop systems

    Soil-crop-atmosphere interactions play a central role in the multiple functions of rural landscapes. Agro-ecosystem models are increasingly used to support decision making on different scales towards sustainable land use and management.This is accompanied by a demand of model users for model validation to get an idea about the reliability of ...

  • Water Use in Crop Production

    Water Use in Crop Production explores innovative methods that determine how much water certain crops need, in certain climates, in order to ensure adequate plant growth and help eliminate water waste. Through this informative book, agronomists, growers, researchers, and graduate students will find methods and techniques for effective water ...

  • Crop Field Response to Deficit Irrigation

    With limited water resources to divert for agriculture, innovations aimed at increasing efficient use of irrigation water must be developed. Among the means to survive the consequences of water scarcity and yet to sustain high crop production under irrigated agriculture with decreasing share of water, deficient irrigation programs are highly ...

  • Designing Crops for Added Value

    Today adding value is more than adding yield or other agronomic traits of interest primarily to the producer. Adding value is meeting the need of a customer who is willing to pay more to receive a uniform and distinct cultivar with assurance of more oil, more protein, more malt, better amino acid composition, unique fatty acid composition, longer ...

  • Physiology and Molecular Biology of Stress Tolerance in Plants

    Today, biologists all over the world speak the same scientific language of molecular biology and use the same molecular tools. More interest and attention is given to molecular biology of abiotic stress tolerance and modes of installing better tolerant mechanisms in crop plants. These studies make plants capable of sustaining their yields even ...

  • Soil and Terrain Database for northeastern Africa (The). Crop Production System Zones of the IGAD subregion (CD ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains a collection of land and natural resource information for northeastern Africa, in particular for the IGAD countries bordering the Nile basin. It includes data on administrative boundaries, rivers and lakes, soil and terrain, climatology, land use, physiography, geology ...

  • Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production

    Functional-structural plant models (FSPMs) describe in quantitative terms the development over time of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of plants as governed by physiological processes and affected by environmental factors. FSPMs are particularly suited to analyse problems in which the spatial structure of the plant or its canopy is an ...

  • Pseudocereals and Less Common Cereals

    This book, written by leading grain scientists from Europe and Africa, examines six such grains that have been important food crops in various parts of the world and have the potential for much greater and more widespread use. The chemistry, nutritional value, food processing technologies and potential applications of three true cereals: sorghum, ...

  • Genetic Modification of Plants

    Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over genetically modified (GM) crops, this book brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of ...

  • Optimization of Plant Nutrition

    The Eighth International Colloquium for the Optimization of Plant Nutrition was held in Lisbon, Portugal, 1992, and was attended by 280 scientists from 34 countries. The meeting was of high scientific standard; the programme allowed the participants ample opportunity for discussions, and exchange of results and ideas. The present volume ...

  • Biotechnology of Food Crops in Developing Countries

    Tropical crops such as cowpea, yam, plantain, and cassava are heavily underresearched but, in addition to rice, maize, wheat, and potato, are important as primary or secondary food staples in the developing countries. The modern tools of molecular and cellular technology offer the opportunity not only to make substantial gains in knowledge of ...

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