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:

Q4 2019

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 of barley plant physiology: response to abiotic stress: Luigi Cattivelli, CRA-IECR, Italy;
3.Advances in understanding of barley plant physiology: factors determining grain development and composition/chemistry: Ljudmilla Borisjuk, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany;
4.Ensuring/exploiting the genetic diversity of barley: Tefera Angessa, Murdoch University, Australia;
5.Mapping and exploiting the barley genome: 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, 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): Silvio Salvi, University of Bologna, Italy;
9.Advances in developing abiotic stress-tolerant barley varieties: Guoping Zhang, Zhejiang University, China;

Part 3 Cultivation techniques, pest and disease management
10.Good planting and cultivation practices in barley cultivation: Aaron Mills, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada;
11.Advances in post-harvest storage and handling of barley: Paul Schwarz, North Dakota State University, USA;
12.Fungal diseases affecting barley: Robert Brueggeman, North Dakota State University, USA;
13.Integrated disease management of barley: Adrian Newton, The James Hutton Institute, UK;
14.Integrated weed management in barley cultivation: Michael Widderick, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Australia;

Part 4 Quality
15.Developing barley crops for improved malt quality: Glen Fox, University of Queensland, Australia;
16.Developing barley crops for improved brewing quality: Ilka Braumann, Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Denmark;
17.Optimising the use of barley as an animal feed: David Poulsen;
18.Nutritional/nutraceutical compounds in barley: Nancy Ames, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada;