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Advances in Crop Environment Interaction

  • Presents comprehensive understanding of mechanism and various processes in soil-plant-environment dynamics

  • Addresses management and mitigation options for soil properties influence by climate change

  • Elucidates different approaches for assessing stress impacts in crops through latest protocols

  • Studies the impact of climate change on adaptation strategies of plants

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Understanding the Process of Interaction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Carbon Dynamics in Soil-Plant-Environment System on Climate Change Perspective: Special Reference to Rice

      • P. Bhattacharyya, P. K. Dash, C. K. Swain, A. K. Nayak, D. Chatterjee, S. R. Padhy et al.
      Pages 3-23
    3. Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agro-ecosystems

      • Sunayan Saha, Paramjit Singh Minhas, Ramlal Choudhary
      Pages 25-50
    4. Methane Emission from Wetland Rice Agriculture-Biogeochemistry and Environmental Controls in Projected Changing Environment

      • Saurav Saha, Dibyendu Chatterjee, Chinmaya Kumar Swain, Amaresh Kumar Nayak
      Pages 51-85
  3. Making Interaction Favourable Through Management Interventions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151
    2. Managing Photothermal Environment for Improving Crop Productivity

      • Santanu Kumar Bal, Kiran Pandurang Bhagat, Arnab Roy Chowdhury, Nilesh More, Shruti Suman, Harpreet Singh
      Pages 153-179
    3. Heat Stress in Field Crops: Impact and Management Approaches

      • S. S. Sandhu, Jagdish Singh, Prabhjyot Kaur, K. K. Gill
      Pages 181-204
    4. Identifying Suitable Soil Health Indicators Under Variable Climate Scenarios: A Ready Reckoner for Soil Management

      • Joydeep Mukherjee, Nilimesh Mridha, Surajit Mondal, Debasish Chakraborty, Amit Kumar
      Pages 205-227
    5. Organic Agriculture: Potentials in Managing Abiotic Stresses in Crop Production

      • K. A. Gopinath, V. Visha Kumari, G. Venkatesh, M. Jayalakshmi, P. S. Prabhamani, G. Ravindra Chary
      Pages 229-243
    6. Plant-Associated Microbial Interactions in the Soil Environment: Role of Endophytes in Imparting Abiotic Stress Tolerance to Crops

      • Venkadasamy Govindasamy, Priya George, Susheel Kumar Raina, Mahesh Kumar, Jagadish Rane, Kannepalli Annapurna
      Pages 245-284
  4. Scientific Approaches for Assessing Stress Impacts on Crops

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 285-285
    2. Field Crop Response to Water Deficit Stress: Assessment Through Crop Models

      • Rajkumar Dhakar, M. A. Sarath Chandran, Shivani Nagar, V. Visha Kumari, A. V. M. Subbarao, Santanu Kumar Bal et al.
      Pages 287-315
    3. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Use in Detecting Abiotic Stresses in Agriculture

      • Bappa Das, Gopal R. Mahajan, Ronald Singh
      Pages 317-335
    4. Canopy Temperature-Based Water Stress Indices: Potential and Limitations

      • Manoj Kumar Nanda, Utpal Giri, Nimai Bera
      Pages 365-385
  5. Stress Impacts on Agricultural Commodities: Few Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 387-387
    2. Shift in the Manifestations of Insect Pests Under Predicted Climatic Change Scenarios: Key Challenges and Adaptation Strategies

      • Babasaheb B. Fand, Henri E. Z. Tonnang, Santanu Kumar Bal, A. K. Dhawan
      Pages 389-404

About this book

Agriculture is currently facing multi-faceted threats in the form of unpredictable weather variability, frequent droughts and scarcity of irrigation water, together with the degradation of soil resources and declining environmental health. These stresses result in the modification of plant physiology to impart greater resilience to changing abiotic and biotic environments, but only at the cost of declining plant productivity. In light of these facts, assessing the status of natural resource bases, and understanding the mechanisms of soil-plant-environment interactions so as to devise adaptation and mitigation approaches, represent great and imminent challenges for all of us. In this context, it is essential to understand the potential applications of modern tools, existing coping mechanisms and their integration, as this will allow us to develop suitable advanced mitigation strategies. 

From a broader perspective, the book deals with crop-environment interaction in the context of changing climatic conditions. To do so, it addresses four major aspects: 

Understanding the mechanism of carbon dynamics in the soil-plant-environment continuum; greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems; and soil properties influenced by climate change and carbon sequestration processes.

Mitigation and management of the photo-thermal environment to improve crop productivity; soil health under variable climate; reducing agro-ecosystem evapotranspiration losses through biophysical controls; and heat stress in field crops and its management.

Studying the impact of climate change on biotic environments; insect-pest interactions; manifestations of disease; and adaptation strategies for island agro-ecosystems.

Innovative approaches to assess stress impacts in crops, such as crop modeling, remote sensing, spectral stress indices etc. 

The book presents a collection of contributions from authoritative experts in their respective fields. Offering young researchers new perspectives and future research directions, it represents a valuable guide for graduate students and academics alike.


  • Crop plants
  • Soil
  • Environment
  • Climate change
  • Plant Environment Interaction

Editors and Affiliations

  • ICAR - Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, India

    Santanu Kumar Bal

  • ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India

    Joydeep Mukherjee

  • ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, India

    Burhan Uddin Choudhury

  • Former Addl. Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India

    Ashok Kumar Dhawan

About the editors

Dr. Santanu Kumar Bal is a Principal Scientist at the ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad. He obtained his M.Sc. & Ph.D. degrees in Agrometeorology from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana. He has published 55 research articles, 110 other publications and received advanced training on database management in meteorology and hydrology in Israel. His current research interests include development of dynamic crop weather calendars & improvement in prediction of crop phenology.

Dr. Joydeep Mukherjee is a Principal Scientist at the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Physics from ICAR-IARI. He has published 73 research articles, 32 other publications and received advanced training on the application of GIS in agriculture at OSU, USA. His current research interests include micrometeorology using Las and eddy covariance tower and soil moisture estimation using microwave remote sensing.

Dr. Burhan Uddin Choudhury is a Principal Scientist at the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Meghalaya. He obtained his M.Sc. from PAU & Ph.D. in Agricultural Physics from ICAR-IARI. He has published 62 research articles, 55 other publications and he received the Rothamsted International Fellow 2016, prestigious IARI merit model and ICAR-biennial Team Research Award. His current research interests are NRM using hyperspectral remote sensing (RS), UAV and multispectral RS, crop & soil erosion studies in the fragile hilly ecosystems of NE India.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Dhawan is former Additional Director & Head of the Department of Entomology, PAU Ludhiana.  He is the President of the Indian Ecological Society and the Society for Sustainable Cotton Production. He has 71 recommendations, 16 books and 430 research articles to his credit. He is fellow of 7 professional societies and at present is involved in organizing conferences to develop awareness among policy planner and public/private sectors on issues related to ecology & environment by organizing conferences.

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  • ISBN: 978-981-13-1861-0
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Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)