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Crop Science: Progress and Prospects
by J Nosberger, HH Geiger and PC Struik

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This book includes keynote invited papers from the Third International Crop Science Congress held in Hamburg, Germany in August 2000. All papers have been prepared and revised within strict editorial guidelines to ensure that the work is a balanced review text that provides an overview of the major issues confronting crop science today and in the future.

It therefore represents a suitable advanced textbook for students as well as offering research workers concise overviews of topics adjacent to their areas of research. Contributors include leading world authorities from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Ideal for those involved in crop science and related plant, soil and environmental sciences.


Part 1: Facing the Growing Needs of Mankind

Food Security? We Are Losing Ground Fast! F W T Penning de Vries

The Future of World, National and Household Food Security, F Heidhues

Crop Science Research to Assure Food Security, K G Cassman

Modifying the Composition of Plant Foods for Better Human Health, R F Hurrell

Grasslands and Rangelands, R J Wilkins

Part 2: Stress in Crops and Cropping Systems

Abiotic Stresses, Plant Reactions, and New Approaches Towards Understanding Stress Tolerance, H J Bohnert and R A Bressan

Plant Stress Factors - Their Impact on Productivity of Cropping Systems, U R Sangakkara

Optimizing Water Use, N C Turner

Abiotic Stresses and Staple Crops, G O Edmeades, M Cooper, R Lafitte, C Zinselmeier, J -M Ribaut, J E Habben, C Löffler, and M Bänziger

Biotic Stresses in Crops, R Nelson

Management of Complex Interactions for Growth Resources and of Biotic Stresses in Agroforestry, C K Ong and M R Rao

Part 3: Diversity in Agroecosystems

Optimizing Crop Diversification, D J Connor

Biodiversity of Agroecosystems: Past, Present and Uncertain Future, P J Edwards and A Hilbeck

Conservation and Utilization of Biodiversity in the Andean Ecoregion, W W Collins

The Role of Landscape Heterogeneity in the Sustainability of Cropping Systems, J Baudry and F Papy

Part 4: Designing Crops and Cropping Systems for the Future

Cropping Systems for the Future, J Boiffin, E Malezieux and D Picard

Will Yield Barriers Limit Future Rice Production? J E Sheehy

New Crops for the Twenty-first Century, J Janick

Plant Biotechnology - Methods, Goals, and Achievements, U Sonnewald and K Herbers

Transgenic Plants for Sustainable Crop Production, B Keller and E Hütter Carabias

Part 5: Position Papers

Crop Science: Scientific and Ethical Challenges to Meet Human Needs, L O Fresco

Declaration of Hamburg, J H J Spiertz (ed)



About the Author

J Nösberger - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
H H Geiger - University of Hohenheim, Germany
P C Struik -  Wageningen University, The Netherlands


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9780851995304
Format: Hardback
Pages: 380
Language: English
Published: 2000

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