Type: Book

Achieving sustainable cultivation of barley

Editors

Professor Glen Fox is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at the University of California, USA. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has many years experience working with barley breeding programmes, and malting and brewing industries in Australia and overseas. With these companies, his worked focused on the influence of barley quality on malting and brewing quality. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Professor Fox has over 250 book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations. He has also supervised over 50 post-graduates students mostly in the area of barley and malt quality. His current research interests include digger deeper into barley, malt, wort composition on beer quality. Professor Chengdao Li is Director of the Western Barley Genetics Alliance, linking Murdoch University with the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Department. 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:

21 January 2020

Length of book:

360 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786763082

Hardback - £170.00
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Description

This collection reviews advances in research on improving barley cultivation across the value chain. Part 1 reviews advances in understanding barley physiology in such areas as plant growth, grain development and plant response to abiotic stress.

Chapters also review of current developments in exploiting genetic diversity and mapping the barley genome. Building on this foundation, the second part of the book 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). Part 3 looks further along the value chain at ways of optimising cultivation practices. There are chapters on post-harvest storage as well as fungal diseases, weeds and integrated methods for their management. The final part of the book assesses current developments in optimising barley for particular end uses such as malting, brewing and animal feed as well as current research on the nutraceutical properties of barley.

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;