Crop Yield: Physiology and Processes by R. K. M. Hay (auth.), Professor Donald L. Smith, Professor

By R. K. M. Hay (auth.), Professor Donald L. Smith, Professor Chantal Hamel (eds.)

This publication summarizes fresh learn at the body structure of yield of the entire world's significant box plants. The authors specialize in the advance of crop yield, the body structure underlying this procedure and the interactions among this body structure and the surroundings within which the vegetation develop.
the necessity for the mixing of the data to be had for every of those vegetation hasn't ever been higher. In view of the expanding call for for meals offers of the world's starting to be inhabitants, the advance and development of crop yield will play a vital position sooner or later.

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1996). 8 g DM/MJ PAR can be anticipated for wheat crops in which the rate of gross photosynthesis (P g ) is depressed, for example, by radiation saturation of the canopy, by the disruption of leaf metabolism (low mineral nutrient levels, especially N; pathogenic infection), or by prolonged stomatal closure (in response to water stress or other factors such as air pollution). E can also be impaired by factors which stimulate maintenance respiration (b W), including superoptimal temperatures, and the incidence of disease.

Numerous differences exist among these species, however, and one must be careful in extending many of the generalizations. The form of the inflorescence is one of the most obvious differences that has implications for source-sink interaction. o. 1. Smith, C. ) © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999 40 P. Peltonen-Sainio cept solar radiation. This results in a high contribution of the panicle to photosynthate production during the grain-filling period (Jennings and Shibles 1968). , source-sink interactions.

Arrows indicate flag leaf and horizontal bars represent SEM. (Calderini et al. Hay 16 150 E ! OJ) . c ..!! l o Then",,1 lime from sowing ("C d"ys) Fig. 6. Thermal time course of the laminar extension of mainstem leaf 7 of a wheat crop cv. Maris Huntsman growing in the Midlands of England in 1975. Arrows indicate the appearance of leaf tip and ligule, and vertical bars represent 2 X SEM. (After Gallagher 1979, with permission of Oxford University Press) sion takes place predominantly in one dimension) in terms of thermal time, with a base temperature· around 0 DC.

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