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Water Dynamics in Plant Production, 2E

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978 1780 643823
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This Second Edition of Water Dynamics in Plant Production focuses on the dynamics of water through the hydrologic cycle and the associated mechanisms that plants employ to optimize growth and development. It describes the basic scientific principles of water transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and explains the linkage between transpirational water use and dry matter production. Paying particular attention to the various agronomic strategies for adaptation to climate-driven limitations of water resources, the efficiency of water use in plant production and in achieving an economic yield is presented in detail. This book offers a multidisciplinary introduction to the fundamentals and applications of water dynamics in natural and managed ecosystems, providing an essential state-of-the-art resource for students and researchers of soil and plant science, hydrology and agronomy.

Contents:  Preface to the 2nd Edition, Preface to the 1st Edition, Abbreviations

1 - The Role of Water in Plant Life

2 - The Role of Water in Soil

3 - The Interdependence of Soil Water and Vegetation

4 - Properties and Energy State of Water

5 - Water Storage and Movement in Soil

6 - The Root -- the Plant's Organ for Water Uptake

7 - The Water Balance of the Plant

8 - The Plant as a Link between Soil and Atmosphere: an Overview

9 - Water Use by Crops

10 - Radiation and Dry Matter Production

11 - Water Use and Dry Matter Production

12 - Influence of Nutrient Supply on Water Use and Establishment of Yield

13 - Development of Economic Yield under Inadequate Water Supply

14 - Water Stress in Plants

15 - Climatic Factors Influencing Yield

16 - Breeding for Yield and Water Use

17 - Controlling the Soil's Water Balance by Soil Management

18 - Controlling Water Use by Crop Management

19 - Irrigation

20 - Epilogue

References, Index.

Wilfried Ehlers and Michael Goss, Editors, 2016, 375 p, illustrated, soft.   (List: $75.00)  $67.50


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