Type: Book

Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2 Cultivation, pest and disease management

Editor

Dr Takuji Sasaki is Professor at the Nodai Research Institute, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. Professor Sasaki is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Rice, and played a leading role in the international rice genome sequencing project.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

22 May 2017

Length of book:

438 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786760289



£150.00

Description

Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. As the demand for rice continues to increase, there is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of rice at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research in improving cultivation in such areas as irrigation and nutrition as well as developments in disease and pest management.

Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2: Cultivation, pest and disease management will be a standard reference for rice scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in rice cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews research in breeding, nutritional and other aspects of rice quality.

Key features

  • Summarises advances in cultivation practices to close yield gaps, including more efficient irrigation and nutrition techniques; 
  • Discusses innovative methods of ‘climate-smart’ cultivation such as integrated crop management and the system of rice intensification (SRI); 
  • Reviews the latest research on insect pests, weeds and integrated pest management

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What others are saying...

"Rice feeds half the world population. Production of rice must continue to increase at the rate of one percent a year to maintain food security. This will require varieties with higher yield potential and better management practices. This collection summarizes the latest technologies for genetic improvement of rice and for its management under diverse environments. It will serve as standard reference for rice scientists."
Professor Gurdev Khush, University of California-Davis, USA; formerly the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), winner of the Japan Prize, the World Food Prize and the Wolf Prize

Table of contents

Part 1 Rice cultivation techniques
1.Advances in irrigation techniques for rice cultivation: D. S. Gaydon, CSIRO Agriculture, Australia;
2.Advances in nutrient management in rice cultivation: Bijay-Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, India and V.K. Singh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India;
3.Sustainable rice cultivation in coastal saline soils: a case study: Sukanta K. Sarangi and Buddheswar Maji, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, India;
4.Dry-seeded and aerobic rice cultivation: T. Parthasarathi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; M. Kokila, D. Selvakumar, V. Meenakshi and A. Kowsalya, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India; K. Vanitha, Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India; A. Tariq, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; A. Surendran, Rutgers University, USA; and Eli Vered, Netafim Irrigation Ltd, Israel;
5.Processing rice straw and husks as co-products: Nguyen Van Hung, Carlito Balingbing, James Quilty, Bjoern Ole Sander, Matty Demont and Martin Gummert, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines;

Part 2 Overall management of rice cultivation
6.Yield gap analysis towards meeting future rice demand: Kazuki Saito et al., Africa Rice Center, Benin;
7.Developments in the system of rice intensification (SRI): Norman Uphoff, Cornell University, USA;
8.Assessing the sustainability impacts of rice cultivation: Wyn Ellis, Sustainable Rice Platform, Thailand;

Part 3 Rice pests
9.Rice insect pests: biology and ecology: E. A. Heinrichs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA; F. Nwilene, The Africa Rice Center, Nigeria; M. Stout, Louisiana State University, USA; B. Hadi, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines; and T. Freitas, Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil;
10.Management of rice insect pests: E. A. Heinrichs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA; F. Nwilene, The Africa Rice Center, Nigeria; M. Stout, Louisiana State University, USA; B. Hadi, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines; and T. Freitas, Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil;
11.Plant protection products in rice cultivation: critical issues in risk assessment and management to promote sustainable use: Maura Calliera and Ettore Capri, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore di Piacenza, Italy;
12.Integrated pest management for sustainable rice cultivation: a holistic approach: F. G. Horgan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia;
13.Control of rodent pests in rice cultivation: P. R. Brown et al., CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia;
14.Integrated weed management techniques for rice: Simerjeet Kaur and Gulshan Mahajan, Punjab Agricultural University, India; and Bhagirath S. Chauhan, The University of Queensland, Australia;