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.


chapter Chapter 1|44 pages

Plant Genetic Resources of Major and Minor Crops: Origin, Sustainable Use, and Conservation

ByMansoor Hameed, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad, Muhammad Ashraf, Münir Öztürk, Sana Fatima

chapter Chapter 2|15 pages

Wheat Production Technology: A Preamble to Food Security in Pakistan

ByIjaz Rasool Noorka, J. S. Heslop-Harrison

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Capsaicin Production in Cell Suspension Cultures of Capsicum Annuum L

ByBengu Turkyilmaz Unal, Cemil Islek

chapter Chapter 4|12 pages

Drought-Induced Changes in Growth, Photosynthesis, and Yield Traits in Mungbean: Role of Potassium and Sulfur Nutrition

ByShahid Umar, Naser A. Anjum, Parvaiz Ahmad, Muhammad Iqbal

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

Cotton, White Gold of Pakistan: An Efficient Technique for Bumper Crop Production

ByIjaz Rasool Noorka, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Münir Öztürk, Muhammad Rafiq Shahid, Ihsan Khaliq

chapter Chapter 6|33 pages

Corchorus Species: Jute: An Overutilized Crop

ByM. Mahbubul Islam

chapter Chapter 7|24 pages

Recent Developments in the Biosystematics and Molecular Biology of Sugarcane

ByKhushi Muhammad, Waqar Ahmad, Habib Ahmad, Ezed Ali, Javed Iqbal, Yong-Bao Pan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem

chapter Chapter 8|19 pages

Comparative Study of Three Different Fertilizers on Yield and Quality of Capsicum

BySameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shahzadi, Alvina Gul

chapter Chapter 9|21 pages

Comparative Study of Three Different Fertilizers on Yield and Quality of Solanum

BySameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shahzadi, Alvina Gul

chapter Chapter 10|61 pages

Biology and Biotechnological Advances in Apple: Current and Future Scenario

ByWajida Shafi, Sumira Jan, Shafia Zaffar Faktoo, Javid Iqbal Mir, Muneer Sheikh

chapter Chapter 11|24 pages

Pears (Pyrus) of Northern Pakistan

ByMohammad Islam, Habib Ahmad

chapter Chapter 14|43 pages

Sugar Beet: An Overutilized Ancient Crop

ByKadriye Taťpinar, Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Halil Polat

chapter Chapter 15|30 pages

An Overutilized Industrial Crop: Tobacco: Nicotiana Tabacum L. Case Study from Turkey

ByH. Vakif Mercimek, Volkan Altay, Münir Öztürk, Eren Akcicek, Salih Gucel

chapter Chapter 16|22 pages

Wild Relatives and Their Role in Building Resistance in Bread Wheat: at a Glance

BySameen Ruqia Imadi, Alvina Gul

chapter Chapter 17|22 pages

Structural and Functional Genomics of Potato (Solanum Tuberosum)

ByAqsa Abbasi, Ayesha Sajid, Alvina Gul