Type: Book

Achieving sustainable cultivation of barley

Editors

Dr Glen P. Fox Professor Chengdao Li is Director of the Western Barley Genetics Alliance, linking Murdoch University with the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA). Professor Li is an internationally-renowned expert in barley breeding, having helped to develop new varieties such as Baudin which is widely seen as setting the benchmark in malting quality. Professor Li is a member of the International Barley Genetics Sequencing Consortium which has mapped the barley genome, and has published widely on barley genetics and breeding.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

Q1 2020

Length of book:

360 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786763082

Hardback
£170.00
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Description

This collection provides a comprehensive review of advances in improving barley cultivation across the value chain.

Chapters first summarise advances in understanding barley physiology in such areas as plant growth, grain development and plant response to abiotic stress. There is also a review of current developments in mapping the barley genome. Building on this foundation, the next group of chapters summarises advances in breeding with chapters on breeding trial design as well as advances in molecular breeding techniques such as genome wide association studies (GWAS) and targeted induced lesions in genomes (TILLING). Other chapters discuss good agricultural practices and post-harvest storage as well as fungal diseases and weeds together with integrated methods for their management. The final part of the book assesses current research on optimising barley for particular end uses such as malting, brewing and animal feed.

Key features

  • Strong focus on advances in understanding barley physiology which inform decisions about breeding and cultivation
  • Detailed coverage of molecular breeding techniques such as genome wide association studies (GWAS) and targeted induced lesions in genomes (TILLING)
  • Covers latest research on optimising barley for particular end uses such as malting, brewing and animal feed

Table of contents

Part 1 Plant physiology and genetics
1.Advances in understanding of barley plant physiology: plant development and architecture: Andrea Visioni, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Morocco;
2.Advances in understanding barley plant physiology: responses to abiotic stress: Alessandro Tondelli, Cristina Crosatti, Stefano Delbono and Luigi Cattivelli, CREA Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Italy;
3.Advances in the understanding of barley plant physiology: factors determining grain development, composition and chemistry: Ljudmilla Borisjuk, Hardy Rolletschek and Volodymyr Radchuk, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany;
4.Exploring barley germplasm for yield improvement under sulphur limiting environments: Tefera Tolera Angessa, Murdoch University, Australia; Kefei Chan, Curtin University, Australia; David Farleigh, Jenifer Bussanich and Lee-Anne McFawn, Industry and Economic Development Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Australia; Kevin Whitfield, CSBP Limited, Australia; Brandon Weir, Mullewa, Australia; Steve Cosh, Industry and Economic Development of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Australia; Achalu Chimdi, Gudeta Nepir Gurmu and Tadesse Kenea Amentae, Ambo University, Ethiopia; and Chengdao Li, Murdoch University and Industry and Economic Development Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Australia;
5.Mapping and exploiting the barley genome: techniques for mapping genes and relating them to desirable traits: Hélène Pidon and Nils Stein, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany;

Part 2 Advances in breeding
6.Improving ways of designing breeding trials for barley: Alison Kelly, University of Queensland and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia; and Clayton Forknall, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia;
7.Advances in molecular breeding techniques for barley: genome-wide association studies (GWAS): Bill Thomas, James Hutton Institute, UK;
8.Advances in molecular breeding techniques for barley: targeted induced local lesions in genomes (TILLING): Serena and Rosignoli and Silvio Salvi, University of Bologna, Italy;

Part 3 Cultivation techniques, pest and disease management
9.Advances in post-harvest storage and handling of barley with focus on methods to prevent or reduce mycotoxin contamination: Zhao Jin and Paul Schwarz, North Dakota State University, USA;
10.Fungal diseases affecting barley: Robert Brueggeman, Shyam Solanki, Gazala Ameen, Karl Effertz and Roshan Poudel Sharma, North Dakota State University, USA; and Aziz Karakaya, Ankara University, Turkey;
11.Integrated disease management of barley: Adrian C. Newton, James Hutton Institute and SRUC, UK; and Henry E. Creissen, Neil D. Havis and Fiona J. Burnett, SRUC, UK;
12.Integrated weed management in barley cultivation: Michael Widderick, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia;

Part 4 Quality
13.Developing barley crops for improved malt quality: Glen Fox, University of California–Davis, USA and The University of Queensland, Australia; and Reg Lance, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia;
14.Developing barley crops for improved brewing quality: Søren Knudsen, Finn Lok and Ilka Braumann, Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Denmark;
15.Optimising the use of barley as an animal feed: David Poulsen;
16.Nutritional and bioactive compounds in barley: Nancy Ames, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Manitoba, Canada; Joanne Storsley and Lovemore Malunga, University of Manitoba, Canada; and Sijo Joseph Thandapilly, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Manitoba, Canada;