1st Edition

Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity

Edited By Rakesh S. Sengar, Kalpana Sengar Copyright 2015
    548 Pages
    by CRC Press

    538 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate

    Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity explores this timely topic in-depth. Incorporating contributions by expert scientists, professors, and researchers from around the world, it emphasizes concerns about the current state of agriculture and of our environment. This text analyzes the global consequences to crop yields, production, and risk of hunger linking climate and socioeconomic scenarios.

    Addresses Biotechnology, Climate Change, and Plant Productivity

    The book contains 19 chapters covering issues such as CO2, ozone on plants, productivity fertilization effect, UV (ultraviolet) radiation, temperature, and stress on crop growth. The text discusses the impact of changing climate on agriculture, environment stress physiology, adaptation mechanism, climate change data of recent years, impact of global warming, and climate change on different crops. It explores the overall global picture in terms of the effect of crops to climate change during abiotic stress and considers strategies for offsetting and adapting to ongoing climate change.

    • Details how and why climate change occurs and how it effects crop productivity and agriculture
    • Considers what measures should be taken to mitigate the effect of climate change on agriculture
    • Highlights the effect of climate change on crop productivity, the invention of new technology, and strategies for agriculture practice to adapt to climate change
    • Provides an analysis of the global warming effect on crop productivity due to climate change and long-term agriculture technique development
    • Confirms the asymmetry between potentially severe agricultural damages such as the effect on crop yield due to variation in temperature
    • Reports on the results of experiments to assess the effects of global climate change on crop productivity

    An asset to agriculturists, environmentalists, climate change specialists, policy makers, and research scholars, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity provides relevant information and opportunities for productive engagement and discussion among government negotiators, experts, stakeholders, and others concerned about climate change and agriculture.

    Climate change vis-à-vis agriculture: Indian and global view—implications, abatement, adaptation and trade-off, Sumit Chakravarty, Anju Puri and Gopal Shukla

    Climate change and agromet advisory services in Indian agriculture, H.S. Bhadoria and Rakesh Singh Sengar

    Crop modelling for agriculture production and management, Padmakar Tripathi and Arvind Kumar

    Statistical techniques for studying effect ofclimate change on crop production, Seema Jaggi, Eldho Varghese and Arpan Bhowmik

    Nanotechnological interventions for mitigating global warming, Anjali Pande, Madhu Rawat, Rajeev Nayan, S.K.Guru and Sandeep Arora

    Role of biotechnology in climate resilient agriculture, Pradeep K. Jain, Pooja Choudhary and Dinesh K. Sharma

    Climate change effect on sugarcane productivity, Kalpana Sengar, Rakesh Singh Sengar, and Ashu Singh

    Global warming impact on rice crop productivity, D.P. Singh

    Unfolding the climate change impact on medicinal and aromatic plants, Manish Das

    Impact of climate change on Indian agriculture, Samarendra Mahapatra

    Crop adaptation to climate change: An insight, Ashu Singh, Rakesh Singh Sengar, Kalpana Sengar and R.S. Kureel

    Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on yield and quality of medicinal and aromatic plants, Amit Chauhan, Ram Swaroop Verma and Rajendra Chandra Padalia

    Understanding the patterns of gene expression during climate change: For enhancing crop productivity, Rakesh Srivastava, Rashmi Srivastava and Uma Maheshwar Singh

    Acclimation and adaptation of plants to different environmental abiotic stresses, Amit Kumar, Rakesh Singh Sengar and Shivendra Vikram Sahi

    Global warming impact on crop productivity, S.C. Santra, Anusaya Mallick and A.C. Samal

    Climate change and sustainability of biodiversity, M.K. Sarma, Sangeeta Baruah and A.K. Sharma

    Marker-assisted breeding approaches for enhancing stress tolerance in crops in changing climate scenarios, Uma Maheswar Singh, Gunjan Tiwari,B. Kalyana Babu, and Rakesh Srivastava

    Global climate change with reference to microorganisms in soil–agriculture ecosystem, Vivek Kumar

    Climate change impacts on agricultural productivity in Norway, Asbjørn Torvanger, Michelle Twena and Bård Romstad



    Dr. Rakesh Singh Sengar is the associate professor, Department of Agriculture Biotechnology, College of Agriculture in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut. Dr. Sengar has 19 years of teaching, research, and extension experience to his credit. He has published more than 48 research papers, contributed 105 abstracts/papers to different conferences/symposiums/workshops organised at national and internationalforums, published 780 popular articles in Hindi and English languages in important journals and magazines, and four books. Dr. Sengar is the recipient of the ‘Best writer’ award from Vishwa Agro Marketing and Communication, as well as a number of other awards.

    Kalpana Sengar, is the youngest recipient of the Women Scientist Fellowship award given by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She has eight years of research experience to her credit in biotechnology. She completed her MSc in biotechnology at the CCS University and her PhD from MJP Roheilkhand University and is working as a women scientist at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture andTechnology. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed national and international journals and presented papers in several conferences. Her research interests are in agriculture, human nutrition, biotechnology, and plant tissue culture.

    "This book, comprised of contributions by leading scientists and professors, explores the state of current agriculture production and the potential ways that climate change will affect yield. The authors link climate change to socioeconomics by considering the effect of decreased crop production on hunger. They take a global perspective and this book will be a valuable opportunity to stimulate discussion between governments, stakeholders and scientists."
    Ringgold, Inc. Book News, February 2015