Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Roxana Savin, Gustavo A. Slafer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Crop Yield and Quality Determination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gregory S. McMaster, Marc Moragues
      Pages 9-28
    3. Daniela Bustos-Korts, Ignacio Romagosa, Gisela Borràs-Gelonch, Ana Maria Casas, Gustavo A. Slafer, Fred van Eeuwijk
      Pages 29-71
    4. Erik H. Murchie, Alexandra Townsend, Matthew Reynolds
      Pages 73-106
    5. P. Carvalho, M. J. Foulkes
      Pages 107-130
    6. O. Zarrouk, A. Fortunato, M. M. Chaves
      Pages 131-157
    7. Gilles Lemaire, François Gastal
      Pages 159-184
    8. Patricio Sandaña, Daniel F. Calderini
      Pages 185-194
    9. Roberto L. Benech-Arnold, M. Verónica Rodriguez, Diego Batlla
      Pages 195-207
    10. P. M. Berry
      Pages 209-227
    11. Anthony E. Hall
      Pages 229-244
    12. Mashael Alqahtani, Stuart J. Roy, Mark Tester
      Pages 245-267
    13. Déborah P. Rondanini, Lucas Borrás, Roxana Savin
      Pages 269-285
  4. Crop Management and Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Claudio M. Ghersa, M. Alejandra Martínez-Ghersa
      Pages 289-308
    3. Ramon Albajes, Filipe Madeira
      Pages 309-344
    4. Elías Fereres, Margarita García-Vila
      Pages 345-360
    5. J. F. Angus
      Pages 361-382
    6. Emilio Horacio Satorre, Gustavo Angel Maddonni
      Pages 383-399
    7. Rafael J. Lopez-Bellido, Luis Lopez-Bellido
      Pages 401-424
    8. Herman van Keulen, Senthold Asseng
      Pages 433-452
    9. Roberto Tuberosa
      Pages 453-475
    10. M. Fernanda Dreccer, David Bonnett, Tanguy Lafarge
      Pages 477-492
    11. José Luis Araus, Shawn Carlisle Kefauver, Mainassara Zaman-Allah, Mike S. Olsen, Jill E. Cairns
      Pages 493-503
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 505-511

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive and state-of-the-art source reference for understanding the functions and mechanisms responsible for yield and quality determination under a range of conditions. By uncovering relationships and challenges of successful and scalable crop management and breeding, this volume addresses the challenges of environmentally sound production of bulk and quality food, fodder, fiber, and energy which are of ongoing international concern. Contemporary agriculture and crop management confronts the challenge of increasing demand in terms of quantitative and qualitative production targets. These targets have to be achieved against a background of climate change, including soil and water scarcity and higher temperatures, and the environmental and social aspects of agricultural sustainability. This book views crop production as an active source of methods, theories, ideas, and tools for application in genetic improvement and agronomy.


Crop physiology Crop Management Crop Breeding Grain Quality Agronomy and climate change Resource use efficiency agriculture crop yield genetics sustainable agriculture crops climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • Roxana Savin
    • 1
  • Gustavo A. Slafer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Crop and Forest SciencesUniversity of Lleida, Agrotecnio CenterLleidaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Crop and Forest Sciences; Catalonian Institution for Research and Advanced StudiesUniversity of Lleida, Agrotecnio Center; ICREALleida; BarcelonaSpain

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