© 2012

Crop Stress and its Management: Perspectives and Strategies

  • B. Venkateswarlu
  • Arun K. Shanker
  • Chitra Shanker
  • M. Maheswari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. M. Maheswari, S. K. Yadav, Arun K. Shanker, M. Anil Kumar, B. Venkateswarlu
    Pages 1-18
  3. Bhinu V. S. Pillai, Sateesh Kagale, Sreekala Chellamma
    Pages 139-161
  4. Leonardo Ornella, Gerardo Cervigni, Elizabeth Tapia
    Pages 163-192
  5. Rajesh Kondamudi, Konduri Narasimha Swamy, Dhavala Venkata Narasimha Chakravarthy, Vinukonda Vishnuprasanth, Yadavalli Venkateswara Rao, Puskur Raghuveer Rao et al.
    Pages 193-224
  6. Anna Maria Mastrangelo, Elisabetta Mazzucotelli, Davide Guerra, Pasquale De Vita, Luigi Cattivelli
    Pages 225-259
  7. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Masayuki Fujita
    Pages 261-315
  8. Pasqualina Woodrow, Giovanni Pontecorvo, Loredana F. Ciarmiello, Maria Grazia Annunziata, Amodio Fuggi, Petronia Carillo
    Pages 317-357
  9. Lucia Guidi, Elena Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 359-398
  10. Baozhu Guo, Jiujiang Yu, Xinzhi Ni, R. Dewey Lee, Robert C. Kemerait, Brian T. Scully
    Pages 399-427
  11. Baby Shaharoona, Muhammad Arshad, Rashid Waqas, Azeem Khalid
    Pages 429-446
  12. Surekha Agarwal, Muthugounder Mohan, Satendra K. Mangrauthia
    Pages 447-469
  13. Chitra Shanker, Gururaj Katti, Ayyagari Phani Padmakumari, Chintalapati Padmavathi, Muthusamy Sampathkumar
    Pages 471-495
  14. Neeta Sharma, Swati Sharma, Basant Prabha
    Pages 497-515
  15. M. Prabhakar, Y. G. Prasad, Mahesh N. Rao
    Pages 517-545
  16. Nethi Somasekhar, Jonnalagadda Satyanarayana Prasad
    Pages 547-564
  17. K. Kareemulla, C. A. Rama Rao
    Pages 565-584

About this book


Crops experience an assortment of environmental stresses which include abiotic viz., drought, water logging, salinity, extremes of temperature, high variability in radiation, subtle but perceptible changes in atmospheric gases and biotic viz., insects, birds, other pests, weeds, pathogens (viruses and other microbes). The ability to tolerate or adapt and overwinter by effectively countering these stresses is a very multifaceted phenomenon. In addition, the inability to do so which renders the crops susceptible is again the result of various exogenous and endogenous interactions in the ecosystem. Both biotic and abiotic stresses occur at various stages of plant development and frequently more than one stress concurrently affects the crop. Stresses result in both universal and definite effects on plant growth and development. One of the imposing tasks for the crop researchers globally is to distinguish and to diminish effects of these stress factors on the performance of crop plants, especially with respect to yield and quality of harvested products. This is of special significance in view of the impending climate change, with complex consequences for economically profitable and ecologically and environmentally sound global agriculture. The challenge at the hands of the crop scientist in such a scenario is to promote a competitive and multifunctional agriculture, leading to the production of highly nourishing, healthy and secure food and animal feed as well as raw materials for a wide variety of industrial applications. In order to successfully meet this challenge researchers have to understand the various aspects of these stresses in view of the current development from molecules to ecosystems. The book will focus on broad research areas in relation to these stresses which are in the forefront in contemporary crop stress research.


Crop production Crop stress Food security Plant Breeding Transgenics

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Venkateswarlu
    • 1
  • Arun K. Shanker
    • 2
  • Chitra Shanker
    • 3
  • M. Maheswari
    • 4
  1. 1., Crop SciencesCentral Research Institute for Dryland AHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Dept. Crop SciencesCentral Research Institute forHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Indian Council of Agricultural ResearchHyderabadIndia
  4. 4., Crop SciencesCentral Research Institute for Dryland AHyderabadIndia

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