Resources Use Efficiency in Agriculture

Resources Use Efficiency in Agriculture
Author: Sandeep Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811569533
ISBN 13: 9789811569531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Changing Climate and Resource use Efficiency in Plants

Changing Climate and Resource use Efficiency in Plants
Author: Amitav Bhattacharya
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128168374
ISBN 13: 9780128168370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Changing Climate and Resource Use Efficiency in Plants reviews the efficiencies for resource use by crop plants under different climatic conditions. This book focuses on the challenges and potential remediation methods for a variety of resource factors. Chapters deal with the effects of different climatic conditions on agriculture, radiation use efficiency under various climatic conditions, the efficiency of water and its impact on harvest production under restricted soil moisture conditions, nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency in different environmental conditions under the influence of climate change, and various aspects of improving phosphorus use efficiency. The book provides guidance for researchers engaged in plant science studies, particularly Plant/Crop Physiology, Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Molecular Breeding. In addition, it provides valuable insights for policymakers, administrators, plant-based companies and agribusiness companies. Explores climatic effects on agriculture through radiation, water, nitrogen, and phosphorus-use efficiency Guides the planning and research of, and recommendations for, fertilizer application for different crops under various climatic conditions Discusses efficiency improvements for plant and molecular breeders seeking to maximize resource use

Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Crop Productivity and Water Balance

Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Crop Productivity and Water Balance
Author: S. K. Jalota,B. B. Vashisht,Sandeep Sharma,Samanpreet Kaur
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 0128097213
ISBN 13: 9780128097212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Crop Productivity and Water examines the greenhouse gas emissions and their warming effect, climate change projections, crop productivity and water. The book explores the most important greenhouse gases that influence the climate system, technical terms associated with climate projections, and the different mechanisms impacting crop productivity and water balance. Adaptive and mitigative strategies are proposed to cope with negative effects of climate change in particular domains. This book will help researchers interested in climate change impacts on the atmosphere, soil and plants. Uncovers links between climate change and its impact on crop and water outputs Integrates information on greenhouse gas cycles and mathematical equations into climate/crop models for analysis and seasonal prediction systems Provides strategies for efficient resource management and sustainable crop production in future Helps researchers interested in climate change impacts on the atmosphere, soil and plants

Water Use Efficiency Advances and Challenges in a Changing Climate

Water Use Efficiency  Advances and Challenges in a Changing Climate
Author: Manoj Menon,Stuart Anthony Casson,Jeffrey M. Warren,Bhabani S. Das,Michael Vincent Mickelbart
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 2889630986
ISBN 13: 9782889630981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency

Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency
Author: Mohammad Anwar Hossain,Takehiro Kamiya,David Burritt,Lam-Son Phan Tran,Toru Fujiwara
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 0128112948
ISBN 13: 9780128112946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency presents an up-to-date overview of the latest research on the molecular and genetic basis of macro-nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in plants, and strategies that can be used to improve NUE and nutrient-associated stress tolerance in crop plants. Plant NUE is a measure of how efficiently plants use available nutrients and an understanding of plant NUE has the potential to help improve the use of limited natural resources and to help achieve global food security. This book presents information important for the development of crop plants with improved macro-NUE, a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop production into noncompetitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and for helping to prevent environmental contamination. Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency provides a comprehensive overview of the complex mechanisms regulating macro-NUE in crop plants, which is required if plant breeders are to develop modern crop varieties that are more resilient to nutrient-associated stress. Identification of genes responsible for macro-NUE and nutrient-related stress tolerance in crop plants will help us to understand the molecular mechanisms associated with the responses of crop plants to nutrient stress. This volume contains both fundamental and advanced information, and critical commentaries useful for those in all fields of plant science research. Provides details of molecular and genetic aspects of NUE in crop plants and model plant systems Presents information on major macronutrients, nutrient sensing and signaling, and the molecular and genomic issues associated with primary and secondary macronutrients Delivers information on how molecular genetic information associated with NUE can be used to develop plant breeding programs Includes contributions from world-leading plant nutrition research groups

Climate Change and Soil Interactions

Climate Change and Soil Interactions
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad,Marcin Pietrzykowski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 0128180331
ISBN 13: 9780128180334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Soil Interactions examines soil system interactions and conservation strategies regarding the effects of climate change. It presents cutting-edge research in soil carbonization, soil biodiversity, and vegetation. As a resource for strategies in maintaining various interactions for eco-sustainability, topical chapters address microbial response and soil health in relation to climate change, as well as soil improvement practices. Understanding soil systems, including their various physical, chemical, and biological interactions, is imperative for regaining the vitality of soil system under changing climatic conditions. This book will address the impact of changing climatic conditions on various beneficial interactions operational in soil systems and recommend suitable strategies for maintaining such interactions. Climate Change and Soil Interactions enables agricultural, ecological, and environmental researchers to obtain up-to-date, state-of-the-art, and authoritative information regarding the impact of changing climatic conditions on various soil interactions and presents information vital to understanding the growing fields of biodiversity, sustainability, and climate change. Addresses several sustainable development goals proposed by the UN as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development Presents a wide variety of relevant information in a unique style corroborated with factual cases, colour images, and case studies from across the globe Recommends suitable strategies for maintaining soil system interactions under changing climatic conditions

Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits

Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits
Author: Abdallah Bari,Ardeshir B. Damania,Michael Mackay,Selvadurai Dayanandan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1315359995
ISBN 13: 9781315359991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits focuses on practical means and approaches to further the use of genetic resources for mitigating the effects of climate change and improving crop production. Genetic diversity in crop plants is being further explored to increase yield, disease resistance, and nutritional value by employing recent advances in mathematics and omics technologies to promote the adaptation of crops to changing climatic conditions. This book presents a broad view of biodiversity and genetic resources in agriculture and provides answers to some current problems. It also highlights ways to provide much-needed information to practitioners and innovators engaged in addressing the effects of global climate change on agriculture. The book is divided into sections that cover: The implications of climate change for drylands and farming communities The potential of genetic resources and biodiversity to adapt to and mitigate climate change effects Applications of mathematics and omics technologies Genomics and gene identification We are in the midst of significant changes in global climates, and its effects are already being felt throughout the world. The increasing frequency of droughts and heat waves has had negative impacts on agricultural production, especially in the drylands of the world. This book shares the collective knowledge of leading scientists and practitioners, giving readers a broader appreciation and heightened awareness of the stakes involved in improving and sustaining agricultural production systems in the face of climate change.

Plant Nitrogen

Plant Nitrogen
Author: Peter J. Lea,Jean-Francois Morot-Gaudry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662040646
ISBN 13: 9783662040645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jointly published with INRA, Paris. This book covers all aspects of the transfer of nitrogen from the soil and air to a final resting place in the seed protein of a crop plant. It describes the physiological and molecular mechanisms of ammonium and nitrate transport and assimilation, including symbiotic nitrogen fixation by the Rhizobiacea. Amino acid metabolism and nitrogen traffic during plant growth and development and details of protein biosynthesis in the seeds are also extensively covered. Finally, the effects of the application of nitrogen fertilisers on plant growth, crop yield and the environment are discussed. Written by international experts in their field, Plant Nitrogen is essential reading for all plant biochemists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists and physiologists as well as plant breeders, agricultural engineers, agronomists and phytochemists.

Climate Change and Crop Production

Climate Change and Crop Production
Author: Matthew P. Reynolds
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1845936345
ISBN 13: 9781845936341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Trends in population growth suggest that global food production is unlikely to satisfy future demand under predicted climate change scenarios unless rates of crop improvement are accelerated. This book provides an overview of the essential disciplines required for sustainable crop production in unpredictable environments.

Climate Change and Agriculture in India Impact and Adaptation

Climate Change and Agriculture in India  Impact and Adaptation
Author: Syed Sheraz Mahdi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN 10: 3319900862
ISBN 13: 9783319900865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides the most recent understanding about climate change and its effects on agriculture in India. Further in-depth research is showcased regarding important allied sectors such as horticulture and fisheries, and examines the effect of climate change on different cereal crops. The individual chapters discuss the different mitigation strategies for climate change impacts and detail abiotic and biotic stresses in relation to climate change. The book provides an insight into environmentally safe and modern technologies approaches such as nanotechnology and utilization of underutilized crops under a changing climate. This book provides a solid foundation for the discussion of climate resilience in agricultural systems and the requirements to keep improving agricultural production. This book is an excellent resource for researchers, instructors, students in agriculture, horticulture and environmental science.

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems
Author: Krishna Kumar Choudhary,Ajay Kumar,Amit Kishore Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2019-05-04
ISBN 10: 0128175222
ISBN 13: 9780128175224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems explains the causative factors of climate change related to agriculture, soil and plants, and discusses the relevant resulting mitigation process. Agricultural ecosystems include factors from the surrounding areas where agriculture experiences direct or indirect interaction with the plants, animals, and microbes present. Changes in climatic conditions influence all the factors of agricultural ecosystems, which can potentially adversely affect their productivity. This book summarizes the different aspects of vulnerability, adaptation, and amelioration of climate change in respect to plants, crops, soil, and microbes for the sustainability of the agricultural sector and, ultimately, food security for the future. It also focuses on the utilization of information technology for the sustainability of the agricultural sector along with the capacity and adaptability of agricultural societies under climate change. Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems incorporates both theoretical and practical aspects, and serves as base line information for future research. This book is a valuable resource for those working in environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy. Covers the role of chemicals fertilizers, environmental deposition, and xenobiotics in climate change Discusses the impact of climate change on plants, soil, microflora, and agricultural ecosystems Explores the mitigation of climate change by sustainable methods Presents the role of computational modelling in climate change mitigation

Sustainable Food Production

Sustainable Food Production
Author: Paul Christou,Roxana Savin,Barry Costa-Pierce,Ignacy Misztal,Bruce Whitelaw
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1869
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781461458494
ISBN 13: 1461458498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gathering some 90 entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book covers animal breeding and genetics for food, crop science and technology, ocean farming and sustainable aquaculture, transgenic livestock for food and more.

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica
Author: R. Selvaraju
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03691717T
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ctives of the study are: (i) to review current knowledge on vulnerability, past trends in climate, and impacts of climate variability and change on agriculture sector, and (ii) to explore technical and policy alternatives in order to cope with and adapt to impacts of climate variability and change more effectively. The study identified what the potential impacts are, considered what interventions are appropriate, and if and where they should occur. The scope of the study focused on broader policy directions and investment priorities in relation to climate change adaptation. The first two chapters of this book present overall background on the agriculture sector and vulnerability context. Chapter 2 specifically presents vulnerability of agro-ecosystems and food production systems in both temporal and special dimensions. Chapter 3 elaborates on the nature of climate variability and expected future changes in climate. The past trends in climate were described based on observation, analysi

Combating Climate Change

Combating Climate Change
Author: Manjit S. Kang,Surinder S. Banga
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 146656671X
ISBN 13: 9781466566712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The effects of climate change can already be felt around the world, and they will likely impact all facets of human civilization-from health, livelihood security, agricultural production, and shelter to international trade. Since anthropogenic factors are mainly to blame for the current trends in global warming, human intervention will be necessary

Global Change Education Resource Guide

Global Change Education Resource Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D01474683B
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Farming in a Changing Climate

Farming in a Changing Climate
Author: Ellen Wall,Barry Smit,Johanna Wandel
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 077484020X
ISBN 13: 9780774840200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In farming systems across Canada, effective risk management is necessary to deal with drought, flooding, and extreme weather, and to adapt to altered climate and weather conditions. Unfortunately, climate change risks and opportunities are not always well understood among researchers and policy makers in the Canadian agri-food sector. This book addresses that gap by providing a wide-ranging synopsis of what climate change means for Canadian agriculture, exploring different approaches to the topic, and presenting examples of current research. It covers all agricultural regions and a wide variety of commodity production and farming systems. This comprehensive survey synthesizes twenty years of research on climate change and Canadian agriculture.

Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change

Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change
Author: Rohitashw Kumar,Vijay P Singh,Deepak Jhajharia,Rasoul Mirabbasi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-09
ISBN 10: 1000701220
ISBN 13: 9781000701227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conservation agriculture is a sustainable production model that not only optimizes crop yields, but also reaps economic and environmental benefits as well. The adoption of successful conservation agriculture methods has resulted in energy savings, higher organic matter content and biotic activity in soil, increased crop-water availability and thus resilience to drought, improved recharge of aquifers, less erosion, and reduced impacts from the weather associated with climate change in general. Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change examines several important aspects of crop production, such as climate change, soil management, farm machinery, and different methods for sustainable conservation agriculture. It presents spatial distribution of a daily, monthly and annual precipitation concentration indices, Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for analyzing the organic matter in soil, and adaptation strategies for climate-related plant disease scenarios. It also discusses solar energy-based greenhouse modeling, precision farming using remote sensing and GIS, and various types of machinery used for conservation agriculture. Features: Examines the effects of climate change on agriculture and the related strategies for mitigation through practical, real-world examples Explores innovative on-farm technology options to increase system efficiency resulting in improved water usage Presents examples of precision farming using climate-resilient technologies

Soil Specific Farming

Soil Specific Farming
Author: Rattan Lal,B.A. Stewart
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN 10: 1482245345
ISBN 13: 9781482245349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Faced with challenges of resource scarcity and environmental degradation, it is important to adopt innovative farming systems that maximize resource efficiency while protecting the environment. Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture focuses on principles and applications of soil-specific farming, providing information on rapidly evolving agricultural technologies. It addresses assessments of soil variability and application of modern innovations to enhance use efficiency of fertilizers, irrigation, tillage, and pesticides through targeted management of soils and crops. This book provides the technological basis of adopting and promoting precision agriculture (PA) for addressing the issues of resource scarcity, environmental pollution, and climate change. It focuses specifically on PA technologies and discusses historical evolution, soil variability at different scales, soil fertility and nutrient management, water quality, land leveling techniques, and special ecosystems involving small landholders and coastal regions. Highlighting the scale-related issues and concerns of small landholders, the text details the efficient use of resources on the basis of soil/field variability and site-specific conditions. It examines how PA technology can increase productivity, enhance profitability, and minimize environmental degradation. Woven throughout is the theme of sustainable use of resources.

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture
Author: Leslie Lipper,Nancy McCarthy,David Zilberman,Solomon Asfaw,Giacomo Branca
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 3319611941
ISBN 13: 9783319611945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license. The book uses an economic lens to identify the main features of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), its likely impact, and the challenges associated with its implementation. Drawing upon theory and concepts from agricultural development, institutional, and resource economics, this book expands and formalizes the conceptual foundations of CSA. Focusing on the adaptation/resilience dimension of CSA, the text embraces a mixture of conceptual analyses, including theory, empirical and policy analysis, and case studies, to look at adaptation and resilience through three possible avenues: ex-ante reduction of vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity, and ex-post risk coping. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides conceptual framing, giving an overview of the CSA concept and grounding it in core economic principles. The second section is devoted to a set of case studies illustrating the economic basis of CSA in terms of reducing vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity and ex-post risk coping. The final section addresses policy issues related to climate change. Providing information on this new and important field in an approachable way, this book helps make sense of CSA and fills intellectual and policy gaps by defining the concept and placing it within an economic decision-making framework. This book will be of interest to agricultural, environmental, and natural resource economists, development economists, and scholars of development studies, climate change, and agriculture. It will also appeal to policy-makers, development practitioners, and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in agriculture, food security and climate change.

Coping with Climate Change

Coping with Climate Change
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-03-11
ISBN 10: 9789251084410
ISBN 13: 9251084416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetic resources for food and agriculture play a crucial role in food security, nutrition and livelihoods and in the provision of environmental services. They are key components of sustainability, resilience and adaptability in production systems. They underpin the ability of crops, livestock, aquatic organisms and forest trees to withstand a range of harsh conditions. Climate change poses new challenges to the management of the world's genetic resources for food and agriculture, but it also underlines their importance. At the request of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO prepared thematic studies on the interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. This publication summarizes the results of these studies.