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Climate Change and Crop Production

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Climate Change and Crop Production

M P Reynolds

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Author: M P Reynolds

About The Book

Current 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. In order to maintain food security in the face of these challenges, a holistic approach that includes stress-tolerant germplasm, sustainable crop and natural resource management, and sound policy interventions will be needed.

The first volume in the CABI Climate Change Series, this book will provide an overview of the essential disciplines required for sustainable crop production in unpredictable environments. Chapters include discussions of adapting to biotic and abiotic stresses, sustainable and resource-conserving technologies and new tools for enhancing crop adaptation.

Examples of successful applications as well as future prospects of how each discipline can be expected to evolve over the next 30 years are also presented. Laying out the basic concepts needed to adapt to and mitigate changes in crop environments, this will be an essential resource for researchers and students in crop and environmental science as well as policy makers

Additional Information

Author M P Reynolds
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 320 pp
ISBN 9781845936334
Publication date May 2010
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

  1. Adapting crops to climate change: a summary
  2. Scenarios of climate change within the context of agriculture
  3. Economic impacts of climate change on agriculture to 2030
  4. Preventing potential disease and pest epidemics under a changing climate
  5. Breeding for adaptation to heat and drought stress
  6. Breeding crops for tolerance to salinity, waterlogging and inundation
  7. Multi-location testing as a tool to identify plant response to global climate change
  8. Genetic approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: increasing carbon capture and decreasing environmental impact
  9. Greenhouse gas mitigation in the main cereal systems: rice, wheat and maize
  10. How conservation agriculture can contribute to buffering climate change
  11. Management of resident soil microbial community structure and function to suppress soilborne disease development
  12. Biotechnology in agriculture
  13. GIS & crop simulation modelling applications in climate change research
  14. Statistical models for studying and understanding genotype x environment interaction in an era of climate change and increased genetic information

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