Advances in Maize Science : Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement
Author(s): Ratikanta Maiti, Humberto González Rodríguez, Ch. Aruna Kumari, Sameena Begum, Dasari Rajkumar
Offering a multi-pronged perspective on maize science, this book brings together important recent research advances from several disciplines. It covers maize from origin to biotechnology. It provides an overview of recent world maize production along with technological advancements and green strategies in maize science. The authors cover the background of maize, its origin and domestication, ideotypes, botany, taxonomy, physiology of crop growth, methods of cultivation, production, nutritional functions, biotic and abiotic stress impacts, postharvest management and technology, maize grain quality, and advances in breeding and biotechnology, filling a gap in the literature of maize.
The authors consider that productivity of maize is affected by several biotic and abiotic stresses that require a concerted interdisciplinary research. This book aims to be a comprehensive guide for maize scientists, agronomists, breeders, researchers, academicians, and students. It will guide researchers working in maize science and maize scientists to understand the relation between the disciplines and implementation of new methods and technology for crop improvement.