1st Edition

Environment and Crop Production

Edited By R Dris, Iqrar A. Khan, Raina Niskanen Copyright 2002

    The book is a compilation of articles on various issues, presented at the workshop on the Influence of Environment on Growth, Production, Physiology and Disease of Crops that was held at the University of Helsinki, Finland, December 2000. The main focus of the book is a review of the environmental factors influencing the growth, development and production of food crops grown under various conditions. The book will be useful to scientists, researchers, students or experts dealing with agronomy, plant physiology, plant nutrition, plant pathology and crop cultivation.

    Influence of orchard management on growth and production of fruits
    Abscisic acid content of grape during storage
    Influence of environmental conditions at sowing on quality of broad-bean seeds production
    Influence of calcium and glycinebetaine on yield and storage of pome fruit
    Viscosity behaviour of some enzymatically extracted tropical fruit juices
    Sustainable production and plant growth: Interaction between crop yield and quality of winter wheat
    Apple flower and fruit thinning
    Effects of chemical thinners on apple
    Evaluation of flowering crab-apples as pollinizers of commercial apple cultivars
    Responses of crop plants to low, non-freezing temperatures
    Pollination-Food crop and bees
    Effect of manure doses and growth media on productivity and mineral composition of rocket leaves (Eruca sativa)
    Influence of a biofungicide, Trichodermin-BL, on growth and development of plants
    Effect of sowing scheme and seed rate on yield and quality of onion sets
    Phytophagous mites and their natural enemies in strawberry plantings in Latvia
    'Fitorodents RF'-a new environment-friendly repellent of animals in gardens and agrobiocenoses
    Diaporthe/ Phomopsis helianthi, the sunflower pathogen: Twenty years of research
    Advanced technology for fixation and cultivation of sandy soils and other unproductive lands
    Analysis of devices for planting seedlings
    New transplanting machines for seedlings grown in nutritive plant-pots
    Theoretical considerations and some experimental results concerning improvements in seedling transplanting machines
    Fruit production quality in Latvia
    Review and prospects of vegetable production in Shanghai
    Cabbage diseases during storage: Fiodor Popov o Field diseases of cucumber and tomato fruit
    The Varroa mite and crop quality
    Appropriate hydroponic systems for growing tropical leafy vegetables in greenhouses
    Current situation of greenhouse engineering in Shanghai
    Recuperation of 'BioCO2' to increase greenhouse production
    Mechanistic modelling predictions of sugar-cane yields in several Latin American countries
    Resource use efficiency of Cochorus, Celosia and Amaranthus among farmers in Oyo state, Nigeria
    Socio-economic survey of urban fringe vegetable farmers in Eti-Osa and Suru-lere local government areas of Lagos State, Nigeria; Cost and return of production ('UGU' of Telfairia occidentalis) in Lagos state, Nigeria; Information sources utilized by farmers for vegetable production in south-western Nigeria
    Spatial distribution of on-farm adaptive technologies for vegetable production in Nigeria
    Socio-economic factors affecting locust bean marketing in Oyo state, Nigeria
    Economics of production of Cochorus, Celosia and Amaranthus in Oyo state, Nigeria; Improving thinning strategy for sustainable apple production and quality
    Determination of saturated hydraulic conductivity of soils of the Kubani floodplains in Zaria, Nigeria, using shallow-well pump-out tests
    Effects of pesticide treatments on yield, quality and quantity of winter wheat varieties and tracing residues of their active agents
    Influence of varying light intensities on nodulation of soybean (Glycine Max (L.) Merrill
    Relationship between water-soluble and total calcium content and bitter-pit occurrence in 'Idared' apple fruit
    Preliminary results of florovit and prinivit application for controlling fruit set
    Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) cut flowers-past and future in horticulture
    Vegetable consumption and dietary lifestyle
    Influence of epigeal earthworms on quality of composts and their effect on crop yields, soil fertility and biological activities
    Interaction between crop yield and quality of winter wheat
    Application of original analogues of phytohormones for increasing productivity of hilled cultures (potatoes, sugar-beet)
    Red leaves can increase productivity of horticultural plants
    Influence of organic substrata composition on development of tomato


    R Dris