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Wheat Production in India: Technologies to Face Future Challenges

Rajbir Yadav, S S Singh, Neelu Jain, Gyanendra Pratap Singh, KV Prabhu
2010 Journal of Agricultural Science  
More investment on germplasm improvement, conservation agriculture including breeding for varieties adaptive to conservation agriculture, hybrid wheats, broadening the genetic base of the varieties at  ...  The factors responsible for first green revolution seem to be exhausting rapidly and there is immediate need to develop the technologies which can not only increase the wheat production but also sustain  ...  rice-wheat cropping system, increasing heat in north-eastern plain along with other associated problems, declining profit due to increase in cost of production and fear of epidemic out break due to increased  ... 
doi:10.5539/jas.v2n2p164 fatcat:5gno5w76ivblrfjsrvpyxpdqta

Ecological intensification of cereal production systems: Yield potential, soil quality, and precision agriculture

K. G. Cassman
1999 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Intensification of wheat, rice, and maize cropping systems was largely responsible for averting a shortfall in food supply during the past three decades-a 30-year period marking the advent of the so-called  ...  Yield per unit time and land has increased markedly during the past 30 years in these systems, a result of intensified crop management involving improved germplasm, greater inputs of fertilizer, production  ...  During the past 30 years, breeders have relied on empirical selection for yield as their primary selection criteria by using a brute-force numbers approach.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.96.11.5952 pmid:10339523 pmcid:PMC34211 fatcat:p4tgxj47urfmtmj2blhhqkafiy

Combined impacts of climate and air pollution on human health and agricultural productivity

Jana Sillmann, Kristin Aunan, Lisa Emberson, Patrick Büker, Bob Van Oort, Connie O'Neill, Noelia Otero, Divya Pandey, Anouk Brisebois
2021 Environmental Research Letters  
methods to more complex process-based models.  ...  To be able to achieve the SDG targets, closer integration of climate change and air pollution both in terms of impact assessment for human health and agricultural productivity and respective policy development  ...  Process-based modelling studies of combined climate and air pollution effects The two hybrid approaches described above have elements of process-based modelling, but also rely on empirical relationships  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac1df8 fatcat:yrrbgdlsfzf2td5glepaj7myeu

Adapting North American agriculture to climate change in review

William E Easterling
1996 Agricultural and Forest Meteorology  
The adaptability of North American agriculture to climate change is assessed through a review of current literature.  ...  introduction of new crops such as soybeans in the US and canola in Canada, and resource substitutions prompted by changes in prices of production inputs.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported in part by USDA-Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Research Agreement, 28-C3-731. Portions of this manuscript are  ... 
doi:10.1016/0168-1923(95)02315-1 fatcat:fbq37pjct5ghxmw5cc5jzuvsbq

Monsoon in history and present

A.P. Dimri, M. Roxy, A. Sharma, A.K. Pokharia, Ch.R. Gayathri, J. Sanwal, Aka Sharma, S.K. Tandon, D.B. Pattanaik, U.C. Mohanty
2022 Journal of Palaeosciences  
The evolution of the Himalayas has played a critical role in the evolution of the summer monsoon, which gave life to rivers, crops and human settlements.  ...  Furthermore, we have attempted to place the monsoon in a historical perspective using ancient literature, besides considering the present monsoon variability and forecasting systems available.  ...  The speleothem-based study from Sainji Cave in central Himalaya identified the start of cold climate between 4000 and 3000 years ago, with the lowest precipitation event occurring around 3200 years ago  ... 
doi:10.54991/jop.2022.463 fatcat:e6lmrsrcgze6ngld423yzmevve

An econometric analysis of major Chinese food crops: An empirical study

Abdul Rehman, Luan Jingdong, Xibin Zhang
2017 Cogent Economics & Finance  
including wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, corn, and tubers in China over the period of 35 years from 1980 to 2015.  ...  In order to highlight the actual performance of the agricultural production and the output of major food crops, this study explored the relationship between agricultural GDP and the major crops output  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to the School of Economics & Management, Anhui Agricultural University Hefei, China for its financial and moral support.  ... 
doi:10.1080/23322039.2017.1323372 fatcat:7ibmaxa2qvhrxpvvgmpelrjzvi

Prognosis for genetic improvement of yield potential and water-limited yield of major grain crops

Antonio J. Hall, Richard A. Richards
2013 Field crops research (Print)  
Intellectual property and regulatory requirements are taken as additional potential drags on the rates of adoption into the breeding process of useful traits and/or to the free flow of information between  ...  for focussed research and by identifying and eliminating or reducing drags at various stages of the idea to farmer-ready cultivar chain; (c) the time-scales required for major improvements in yield in  ...  Mariano Oyarzábal assisted in estimating likely future impacts of step changes in Yp in wheat and rice as a function of delays in obtaining farmer-ready cultivars and variations in the rate of adoption  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2012.05.014 fatcat:d5jbgrwge5djvaziunz4vmqnh4

Crop Yield Gaps: Their Importance, Magnitudes, and Causes

David B. Lobell, Kenneth G. Cassman, Christopher B. Field
2009 Annual Review Environment and Resources  
Because the maximum possible yields achieved in farmers' fields might level off or even decline in many regions over the next few decades, reducing the gap between average and potential yields is critical  ...  In most major irrigated wheat, rice, and maize systems, yields appear to be at or near 80% of yield potential, with no evidence for yields having exceeded this threshold to date.  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and Ken Sayre for providing the wheat yield potentials in Figure 2 , Jeff Kern for simulated rice yield potentials used in Figure 4a , Navin Ramankutty  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev.environ.041008.093740 fatcat:s36yj6tn2je2nhf3hh5wqk6vqi

Biological Globalization: The Other Grain Invasion

Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
2006 Social Science Research Network  
This paper documents that over the 1866-1930 the average distance of world wheat production from the core consumer markets doubled, as the wheat frontier moved on much harsher (colder and more arid) climates  ...  Contemporary accounts of the history of globalization place the grain trade in a leading role.  ...  harsher continental climates. 9 These findings are in keeping with our earlier results for the United States, where grain production moved from the humid East to the dry and harsh Great Plains.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.932056 fatcat:7wc32t5vrjamplynvubytcxf5u

Agriculture in the Global Economy

Julian M. Alston, Philip G. Pardey
2014 Journal of Economic Perspectives  
In 2012, of the world's 7.1 billion to the lives of a great many people.  ...  A A griculture is diverse and full of contradictions. The sector accounts for a griculture is diverse and full of contradictions.  ...  The work for this project was partly supported by the University of California; the University of Minnesota; the HarvestChoice initiative, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and the Giannini  ... 
doi:10.1257/jep.28.1.121 fatcat:73dvlr3bxncrrd3jxbhs4m62xy

Fifth International Poplar Symposium: 'Poplars and willows: from research models to multipurpose trees for a bio-based society'

R. Tognetti, A. Massacci, G. S. Mugnozza
2011 Tree Physiology  
Acknowledgements Organizers We greatly appreciate the significant contribution of Gabriele Bucci ( Sponsors We also gratefully acknowledge and thank the following organizations who have provided  ...  generously for the support of IPS-V.  ...  The growth and biomass production of willow in the north of China is much lower than that of willow in the middle of China.  ... 
doi:10.1093/treephys/tpr117 pmid:22158009 fatcat:jx4k6kx2ircafkzp6c5pmc6y6e

Targeting perennial vegetation in agricultural landscapes for enhancing ecosystem services

H. Asbjornsen, V. Hernandez-Santana, M. Liebman, J. Bayala, J. Chen, M. Helmers, C.K. Ong, L.A. Schulte
2013 Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems  
products, and greater resilience to climate change and extreme disturbances, while at the same time improving the sustainability of food production.  ...  Particular emphasis is given to identifying promising opportunities for advancement and critical gaps in our knowledge related to purposefully integrating perennial vegetation into agroecosystems as a  ...  and Land Stewardship, USDA North Central Region SARE program, USDA AFRI Managed Ecosystems, and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), for providing funding to support their research activities  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1742170512000385 fatcat:o2rhjpputvbvpljpwktopeey5m

Source apportionment of urban fine particle number concentration during summertime in Beijing

Z.R. Liu, B. Hu, Q. Liu, Y. Sun, Y.S. Wang
2014 Atmospheric Environment  
The SLCP Research Digest is a bi-monthly publication aimed at compiling the top research in fields related to short-lived climate pollutants.  ...  Note -To jump directly to a particular article or section, simply hold ctrl and left click on the title of the article or section you wish to read.  ...  As in North China, soil is a significant contributor to snow particulate light absorption in the Great Plains.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.06.055 fatcat:nxxjugmqrjb37lx6jtn3s4ltyy

Impacts of Present and Future Climate Variability and Change on Agriculture and Forestry in the Arid and Semi-Arid Tropics

M. V. K. Sivakumar, H. P. Das, O. Brunini
2005 Climatic Change  
Issues of present and future climate variability and change on agriculture and forestry in the arid and semi-arid tropics of the world were examined and discussion under each of these issues had been presented  ...  The arid and semi-arid regions account for approximately 30% of the world total area and are inhabited by approximately 20% of the total world population.  ...  Most of the wheat production in India comes from the northern plains mostly belonging to semi-arid zone. In this tract it is almost impossible to increase the present area of wheat under irrigation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10584-005-5937-9 fatcat:sruuy5hj2bcmxlzmwx7bqfkcwi

Landsat-Based Land Cover Change in the Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan Urban Agglomeration in 1990, 2000 and 2010

Aqiang Yang, Guoqing Sun
2017 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
To achieve this goal, we adopted a hybrid classification approach that integrated the advantages of both pixel-based and object-based  ...  BTT is the largest urban agglomeration in North China [14] .  ...  The main portion of the study area is arable land and is located in the northeastern area of the North China plain.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi6030059 fatcat:4rriqs4rnnhadol3r52b24g5mi
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