Environment and Crop Production

Editors : Ramdane Dris PhD., Shri Mohan Jain PhD, Iqrar Khan PhD



The book contains a compilation of articles with a large amount of information addressing different issues related to environment, crop cultivation, growth, physiology and disease incidence. The main focus of this book is to review environmental factors influencing the physiological changes and quality of food crops and plant. Actually, there is still lack of recent information on the physiological changes and quality control strategies of various crops. The book can be useful for scientists, researchers, students or experts concerned with various fields such as agriculture, horticulture, plant physiology, plant pathology, plant nutrition, agriculture, food technology, food science and biotechnology. 


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  • 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 on broad-bean seed 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 crops 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;
  • 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 of ‘UGU’ (Telfairia occidentalis);
  • Information sources utilized by farmers for vegetable production;
  • Spatial distribution of on-farm adaptive technologies for vegetable production;
  • Socio-economic factors affecting locust bean marketing;
  • Economics of production of Cochorus, Celosia and Amaranthus;
  • Determination of saturated hydraulic conductivity of soils of the Kubani foodplains in Zaria, Nigeria, using shallow-well pump-out tests;
  • Effects of pesticide treatments on yield, quality and quantity of winter wheat variaties and tracing residues of their active agents;
  • Influence of varying light intensities on modulation of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill);
  • Preliminary results of florovit and pinivit 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;
  • 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 roots.