Crop Yield: Physiology and Processes by R. K. M. Hay (auth.), Professor Donald L. Smith, Professor

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By R. K. M. Hay (auth.), Professor Donald L. Smith, Professor Chantal Hamel (eds.)

This publication summarizes contemporary learn at the body structure of yield of all of the world's significant box vegetation. The authors specialise in the improvement of crop yield, the body structure underlying this technique and the interactions among this body structure and the surroundings within which the plants develop.
the necessity for the mixing of the information to be had for every of those plants hasn't ever been higher. In view of the expanding call for for nutrients offers of the world's becoming inhabitants, the improvement and development of crop yield will play an important function sooner or later.

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In: Symposium on Potential Productivity of Field Crops under Different Conditions. International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, pp 129-154 Fischer RA (1993) Irrigated spring wheat and timing and amount of nitrogen fertilizer. 2. Physiology of grain yield response. Field Crops Res 33:57-80 Flood RG, Halloran GM (1986) Genetics and physiology of vernalization response in wheat. Adv Agron 39:87-125 Frank AB, Bauer A (1995) Phyllochron differences in wheat, barley and forage grasses. Crop Sci 35:19-23 Gales K (1983) Yield variation of wheat and barley in Britain in relation to crop growth and soil conditions - a review.

By using a modification of Beer's Law: 1= 10 exp{-kL}, (4) where 10 is the irradiance above crop canopy; I is the irradiance at a point within the canopy above which there is aLAI (GAl) of L; and k is the extinction coefficient of the canopy. k, a dimensionless constant, is a composite expression of all the factors affecting penetration of PAR into the canopy (leaf angle, size, shape and thickness; the vertical stratification of leaf area; and leaf surface properties; Hay and Walker 1989). (More advanced treatments take account of the fact that PAR does not enter the canopy vertically throughout the day in the form of direct radiation).

Hay matter production via canopy development and radiation interception rather than via radiation-use efficiency. Several widely applied simulation models of wheat are founded upon this principle, although CROPSIM-WHEAT (Hunt and Pararajasingham 1995) and CERES-Wheat allow for ontogenetic variation in E, and AFRCWHEAT2 employs a canopy photosynthesis PAR response curve, making allowance for respiratory losses (Weir et al. 1984; Hay and Walker 1989). Once crop biomass production has been determined, then grain yield can be estimated simply by the use of an appropriate harvest index (Gallagher and Biscoe 1978a; Hay et al.

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