Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation
Physiological and Molecular Advances

Editors: Münir Öztürk, PhD
Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD
Muhammad Ashraf, PhD, DSc

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation

In production
Pub Date: Oct 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887267
Pages: Approx 541p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 8 color and 38 b/w illustrations

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation: Physiological and Molecular Advances presents an abundance of research on important and new production technologies for the successful sustainable production of major crops. The volume covers most of the major crops used the production of food, sugar, and commercial fiber. With the focus on sustainability and conservation issues in crop production, the chapters present molecular and physiological research and innovations for increasing yield, quality, and safety while also taking into considering increasing demand, diminishing water and land resources, and the agricultural consequences of climate change on crop production.

The major crops discussed include wheat, mungbean, cotton, jute, sugarcane, eggplant, Solanum (such as potatoes and tomatoes), peppers, okra, fruits such as apples and pears, and more. The chapters report on new developments and research on production techniques related to various fertilizers, biosystematics and molecular biology of various crops, and building resistance to climatic change, including drought tolerance, salinity stresses, and more.

The volume will be an important resource for students, researchers, agricultural policymakers, agronomic engineers, and agricultural faculties of universities and government agricultural research institutions in different parts of the world involved in the ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of plants.

Key features:

  • focuses on sustainability and conservation issues in crop production looks at wheat production technology
  • examines plant genetic resources of major and minor crops
  • considers drought-induced changes in growth, photosynthesis, and yield traits


1. Plant Genetic Resources of Major and Minor Crops: Origin, Sustainable Use, and Conservation
Mansoor Hameed, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad, Muhammad Ashraf, Munir Ozturk, and Sana Fatima

2. Wheat Production Technology: A Preamble to Food Security in Pakistan
Ijaz Rasool Noorka and J. S. (Pat) Heslop-Harrison

3. Capsaicin Production in Cell Suspension Cultures of Capsicum annuum L.
Benguturkyilmaz Unal and Cemil Islek

4. Drought-Induced Changes in Growth, Photosynthesis, and Yield Traits in Mungbean: Role of Potassium and Sulfur Nutrition
Shahid Umar, Naser A. Anjum, Parvaiz Ahmad, and Muhammad Iqbal

5. Cotton, White Gold of Pakistan: An Efficient Technique for Bumper Crop Production
Ijaz Rasool Noorka, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Munir Ozturk, Muhammad Rafiq Shahid, and Ihsan Khaliq

6. Corchorus Species: The Jute: An Over-Utilized Crop
M. Mahbubul Islam

7. Recent Developments in the Biosystematics and Molecular Biology of Sugarcane
Khushi Muhammad, Waqar Ahmad, Habib Ahmad, Ezed Ali, Javed Iqbal, and Yong-Bao Pan

8. Comparative Study of Three Different Fertilizers on Yield and Quality of Capsicum
Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shahzadi, and Alvina Gul

9. Comparative Study of Three Different Fertilizers on Yield and Quality of Solanum
Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shahzadi, and Alvina Gul

10. Biology and Biotechnological Advances in Apple: Current and Future Scenario
Wajida Shafi, Sumira Jan, Shafia Zaffar Faktoo, Javid Iqbal Mir, and Muneer, Sheikh

11. Pears (Pyrus) of Northern Pakistan
Mohammad Islam and Habib Ahmad

12. Enhancing the Drought Tolerance in Eggplant by Exogenous Application of Osmolytes in Water Deficit Environments
Maham Saddique and Muhammad Shahbaz

13. Enhancing Morpho-Physiological Responses and Yield Potential in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) under Salinity Stress
Maria Naqvea and Muhammad Shahbaz

14. Sugar Beet: An Overutilized Ancient Crop
Kadriye Taşpinar, Munir Ozturk, Volkan Altay, and Halil Polat

15. An Overutilized Industrial Crop Tobacco: Nicotiana tabacum L. Case Study from Turkey
H. Vakıf Mercimek, Volkan Altay, Munir Ozturk, Eren Akcicek, and Salih Gucel

16. Wild Relatives and Their Role in Building Resistance in Bread Wheat: At a Glance
Sameen Ruqia Imadi and Alvina Gul

17. Structural and Functional Genomics of Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
Aqsa Abbasi, Ayesha Sajid, and Alvina Gul Kazi


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Münir Öztürk, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Botany, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

Münir Öztürk, PhD, has served at the Ege University Izmir, Turkey for 50 years in various positions. He is currently a Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences. He has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, and the National Science Foundation (USA). Dr. Ozturk has served as Chairman of the Botany Department and Founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Sudies an Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. He was also a Consultant Fellow at the Faculty of Forestry at at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at Karachi University, Pakistan. His fields of scientific interest are plant eco-physiology; conservation of plant diversity; biosaline agriculture and crops; pollution; biomonitoring; and medicinal and aromatic plants. He has published 40 books, 50 book chapters, and 175 papers in journals with significant impact factors.

Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD
Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has completed his PhD (Botany) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, in 2011. Dr. Hakeem has worked as Post Doctorate Fellow and Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia. His speciality areas include plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, plant-microbe-soil interactions, and environmental sciences. To date, he has edited and authored more than 16 books with various international publishers. He has also to his credit more than 110 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals, including 40 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers.

Muhammad Ashraf, PhD, DSc
Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan; Visiting Professor

Muhammad Ashraf, PhD, DSc, is currently working Chairman of the Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is also a Visiting Professor at a number of international universities in such countries as the USA, UK, China, Korea, Egypt, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. In past, he has worked as a Vice Chancellor at the Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan. His primary area of research is plant stress physiology. His ISI citation index is now over 14,500, and his Google citations are over 30,000. He has more than 500 ISI-rated publications to his credit. He has also authored a number of books published by different international publishers, including Springer. He earned his PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK, and was a Fulbright scholar from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. In 2011, he was awarded a DSc degree by the University of Liverpool, UK.

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