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Physiology of Stressed Crops (Volume III)

U.S. Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Research on the physiology of crops under stress is of relatively recent origin and still in the stage of information building; practical use of the information gathered is yet to be made. Research on allelopathy and use of allelochemicals is one such example. The majority of work done focuses on the detrimental effects of living plants and their residues on crop growth, yield and quality, and little attention has been paid, that too only in the last 15-20 years, on making gainful use of this nature’s sell defence mechanism, both by crops for weeds and weeds for crops, and so on. In this volume III, unlike other books and symposium-volumes, efforts have been made to understand the problem and concentrate on aspects such as autotoxicity, crop x crop interference, crop x weed interference, weed x crop interference etc for better understanding of the problems of monoculture, ratooning, crop rotation, mixed or strip cropping, mulching and weed smothering, etc. Further, the possibility of developing environment-friendly bio-or synthetic herbicides, and developing more aggressive crop varieties that can smother, kill or tolerate noxious weeds through conventional breeding or by using modern genetic engineering techniques to transfer desirable genes into commercial crop varieties, has been considered. Efforts made for identifying gene markers and modeling has also been discussed. The book will be useful for crop stress physiologists, agronomists, weed scientists, soil scientists, phytochemists, and practical crop growers and managers.
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About the author

U.S. Gupta

Professor U.S. Gupta is currently an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, U.S.A. Prior to this assignment, he taught, conducted research and guided students in Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, India (1965-75), University of Khartoum, Sudan (1976-78), and Ahmadu Bellor University, Zaria, Nigeria (1979-97). His major areas of interest are Crop Physiology, Crop Improvement, and the Physiology of Stressed Crops. He has published over 75 scientific papers, a UNDP Bulletin, and 10 reference books including a 3 volume treatise on "Crop Improvement" emphasizing the contribution of Crop Physiology, for the first time; several book chapters, and invited reviews, and has participated in several international seminars and symposia.

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Title Physiology of Stressed Crops (Volume III)
Author U.S. Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120416724
length ix+195p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendices; Index; 25cm.