Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation:Physiological and Molecular Advances presents an abundance of research on important and new production technologies for the successful sustainable production of major crops. The volume covers most of the major crops used the production of food, sugar, and commercial fiber. With the focus on sustainability and conservation issues in crop production, the chapters present molecular and physiological research and innovations for increasing yield, quality, and safety while also taking into considering increasing demand, diminishing water and land resources, and the agricultural consequences of climate change on crop production.
The major crops discussed include wheat, mungbean, cotton, jute, sugarcane, eggplant, Solanum (such as potatoes and tomatoes), peppers, okra, fruits such as apples and pears, and more. The chapters report on new developments and research on production techniques related to various fertilizers, biosystematics and molecular biology of various crops, and building resistance to climatic change, including drought tolerance, salinity stresses, and more.
Table of Contents
Plant Genetic Resources of Major and Minor Crops: Origin, Sustainable Use, and Conservation
Mansoor Hameed et al.
Wheat Production Technology: A Preamble to Food Security in Pakistan
Ijaz Rasool Noorka and J. S. (Pat) Heslop-Harrison
Capsaicin Production in Cell Suspension Cultures of Capsicum annuum L
Benguturkyilmaz Unal and Cemil Isleki
Drought-Induced Changes in Growth, Photosynthesis, and Yield Traits in Mungbean: Role of Potassium and Sulfur Nutrition
Shahid Umar et al.
Cotton, White Gold of Pakistan: An Efficient Technique for Bumper Crop Production
Ijaz Rasool Noorka et al.
Corchorus Species: The Jute: An Over-Utilized Crop
M. Mahbubul Islam
Recent Developments in the Biosystematics and Molecular Biology of Sugarcane
Khushi Muhammad et al.
Comparative Study of Three Different Fertilizers on Yield and Quality of Capsicum
Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shahzadi, and Alvina Gul
Biology and Biotechnological Advances in Apple: Current and Future Scenario
Wajida Shafi et al.
Pears (Pyrus) of Northern Pakistan
Mohammad Islam and Habib Ahmad
Enhancing the Drought Tolerance in Eggplant by Exogenous Application of Osmolytes in Water Deficit Environments
Maham Saddique and Muhammad Shahbaz
Sugar Beet: An Overutilized Ancient Crop
Kadriye Taşpinar, Munir Ozturk, Volkan Altay, and Halil Polat
An Overutilized Industrial Crop Tobacco: Nicotiana tabacum L. Case Study from Turkey
H. Vakıf Mercimek et al
Wild Relatives and Their Role in Building Resistance in Bread Wheat: At a Glance
Sameen Ruqia Imadi and Alvina Gul
Structural and Functional Genomics of Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
Aqsa Abbasi, Ayesha Sajid, and Alvina Gul Kazi
Münir Öztürk, PhD, has served at the Ege University Izmir, Turkey for 50 years in various positions. He is currently a Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.
Muhammad Ashraf, PhD, DSc, is currently working Chairman of the Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.