Navigation Links
How to move agriculture forward with limited water
Date:1/26/2009

MADISON, WI, JANUARY 26, 2009 -- Across the globe, the demand for water is increasing with the rise in the world's population. Expanding urban areas are requiring more water for drinking, sanitation, and industry which is placing added stress on water supplies. In addition, depleting ground water, longer droughts, and the effects of climate change have led to an increased importance for the agricultural industry to optimize irrigation, prevent water pollution, and efficiently allocate water for crop production.

A new book, "Response of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modeling Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes," hopes to tackle these serious water issues. Published jointly by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, "Response of Crops to Limited Water" is a tool for scientists, researchers, modelers, and students who work in crop production with limited water resources.

Each chapter is peer-reviewed with an emphasis on originality, quality, and a synthesis of knowledge. Some of the book's topics include radiation-use and water-use efficiency for biomass production models, simulating the effects of limited water on photosynthesis and transpiration in field crops, as well as modeling the function of root traits for enhancing water acquisition in crops.

"A thoughtful book, with the indispensable synthesis that is missing from many similar titles," said the three past presidents of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Kenneth J. Moore, William J. Wiebold, and Gary A. Peterson.

The editors of the book are: Laj R. Ahuja and Saseendran S. Anapalli, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Fort Collins, CO; Vangimalla R. Reddy, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD; and Qiang Yu, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, China.

Response of Crops to Limited Water is the first in a new series of books presented by ASA-CSSA-SSSA. The series, "Advances in Agricultural Systems Modeling: A Series of Transdisciplinary Research, Synthesis, and Applications," will close the knowledge gap in different agricultural processes, typically separated by the various professional disciplines. The goals of the book series include:

  • Encourage and advance critical transdisciplinary research, and its synthesis and quantification, through publication of anonymously peer-reviewed papers by top researchers worldwide in a given knowledge gap area.
  • Encourage collaboration among the top researchers in new research, synthesis, and building and improvement of model components.
  • Encourage and advance the application of system models to solve practical problems through publishing case studies of such applications, along with illustrated instructions on how the models are used.
  • Encourage better instruction in these models and their application.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@crops.org
608-268-4948
Crop Science Society of America
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. UC Riverside rice geneticist receives high honor from US Department of Agriculture
2. Experiment demonstrates 110 years of sustainable agriculture
3. Meeting the challenges of teaching agriculture
4. Plants in forest emit aspirin chemical to deal with stress; discovery may help agriculture
5. New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities
6. Ancient sunflower fuels debate about agriculture in the Americas
7. Tomato pathogen genome may offer clues about bacterial evolution at dawn of agriculture
8. Agriculture is changing the chemistry of the Mississippi River
9. Agriculture experts meet in Beijing to examine impacts of food prices and climate change on farmers
10. Emphasizing the precision in precision agriculture
11. New technique is quantum leap forward in understanding proteins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How to move agriculture forward with limited water
(Date:4/13/2017)... India , April 13, 2017 According to ... Proofing, Identity Authentication, Identity Analytics, Identity Administration, and Authorization), Service, Authentication Type, ... MarketsandMarkets™, the IAM Market is expected to grow from USD 14.30 Billion ... Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.3%. ... MarketsandMarkets ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... , April 6, 2017 Forecasts ... ANPR, Document Readers, by End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government ... Oil, Gas & Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, ... Other) Are you looking for a definitive ... ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... April 3, 2017  Data captured by ... platform, detected a statistically significant association between ... to treatment and objective response of cancer ... to predict whether cancer patients will respond ... as well as to improve both pre-infusion potency ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... ... San Diego-based team building and cooking events company, Lajollacooks4u, has unveiled a ... new look is part of a transformation to increase awareness, appeal to new markets ... It will also expand its service offering from its signature gourmet cooking classes and ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017 SomaGenics announced the ... NIH to develop RealSeq®-SC (Single Cell), expected to be ... small RNAs (including microRNAs) from single cells using NGS ... the need to accelerate development of approaches to analyze ... "New techniques for measuring levels of mRNAs ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 09, 2017 , ... At its national board meeting in North Carolina, ... University’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for membership in ARCS ... for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental physics for the discovery of the accelerating ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017  The 2017 Nobel ... three scientists, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank ... in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) have helped ... the structural biology community. The winners worked with ... now routinely produce highly resolved, three-dimensional images of ...
Breaking Biology Technology: