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Book Detail: Crop Physiology
Language:  English
Pages: 260
Author: TNAU

 

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CONTENTS
  1. Introduction – Importance of crop physiology in agriculture.5-9

2. Role and significance of water – diffusion, imbibition, osmosis and its significance, plasmolysis. 10-20

3. Field capacity, Available soil water and permanent wilting21-27point

4. Absorption of water – mode of water absorption – active and Passive absorption and factors affecting absorption 28-40

5. Translocation of solutes – phloem and xylem transport.41-48

6. Transpiration – types – Steward’s theory of mechanism – significance, factors affecting transpiration and guttation -antitranspirants. 49-62

7. Mineral nutrition – introduction – criteria of essentiality of elements – macro, secondary and micronutrients – soil less culture – sand and hydroponics. 63-67

8. Mechanism of uptake – physiological role of nutrients. 68-78

9. Foliar diagnosis – nutritional and physiological disorders – foliar nutrition-fertigation 79-92

10. Photosynthesis – requirements of photosynthesis – light, CO2, pigments and H20. 93-110

11. Photosynthetic pathways – c3, c4 and cam 111-126

12. Respiration – Glycolysis, TCA and Pentose Phosphate Pathway. 127-131

13. Krebs’ cycle / citric acid cycle /tca cycle 132-144

14. Protein and fat synthesis 145-150

15. Photoperiodism – short day, long day and day neutral plants -phytochrome. Role of phytochrome in flowering and regulation of flowering. 151-156

16. Transmission of stimulus – theories of flowering.157-164

17. Source sink relationship – yield components – harvest index and its importance 165-168

18. Plant growth 169-173

19. Growth analysis 174-179

20. Plant growth regulators 180-194

21. Practical application of plant growth regulators in crop productivity 195-197

22. Environmental stresses 198-211

23. Seed germination 212-215

24. Abscission and senescence 216-219

25. Global warming – physiological effects on crop Productivity 220-229

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