Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 30


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 30 provides a detailed update on the production of salt-tolerant plants through molecular breeding and genetic engineering. Future prospects and concerns, along with the importance of novel techniques elucidating the genetic basis of salt-tolerance are also discussed.
Next, a holistic framework for understanding and assessing the governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture is presented. This new approach is tested through a large-scale study for assessing the governance sustainability of a country’s agriculture at national, sectoral, regional, eco-system and farm levels.
The authors go on to study the influence of abiotic factors such as temperature and water potential on the growth of E. turcicum on different crop residues used in rotations with maize under no-till system cultivation.
In addition, strategies for minimizing food waste proposed by different organizations and countries that face the common challenge of achieving the participation of all sectors of society are analyzed.
Later, male organ development in Brassica oleracea contributing the embryology of the Brassicaceae family is investigated, along with the beginning, advanced and final stages of programmed cell death in anther cell walls by cytochemical, biochemical and molecular processes.
Two investigations were carried out in northwest Italy in an effort to highlight the importance of tannin quantity and quality on pastures, particularly focusing on the way this can affect milk quality during the grazing season due to changes in nutritional composition.
The closing study focuses on Cannabis sativa L., or hemp, an annual, dioecious plants distributed especially in the northern hemisphere. Hemp plant contains at least 113 different phytocannabinoids and a diverse class of psychoactive compounds.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Molecular Breeding and Genetic Engineering of Salt Tolerance in Plants
(Faiçal Brini, Biotechnology and Plant Improvement Laboratory, Center of Biotechnology of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 2. Why and How to Assess the “Governance” Aspect of Agrarian Sustainability – The Case of Bulgaria
(Hrabrin Bachev, Bojidar Ivanov and Angel Sarov, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia)

Chapter 3. Epiphytic Bacteria to Prevent Maize Foliar Pathogens That Impact on Yield
(Melina Sartori, Paula Barra, Martín Bonacci, Miriam Etcheverry, Germán Barros and Andrea Nesci, Laboratorio de Ecología Microbiana Ambiental, Instituto IMICO, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físico Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina)

Chapter 4. Strategies for Reducing Food Waste and Valorize Discarded Food
(Dolores Hidalgo, PhD, and Jesús M. Martín-Marroquín, PhD, CARTIF Technology Center, Boecillo, Valladolid, Spain)

Chapter 5. Anther Development and Programmed Cell Death in Brassica Oleracea L. (Cabbage)
(Hasan Can Küçükali, Aslıhan Çetinbaş-Genç and Filiz Vardar, Marmara University, Science and Arts Faculty, Department of Biology, Göztepe Campus, İstanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 6. Total Phenols, Total and Condensed Tannin Contents and Their Relationship With Nutritive Value of Alpine Pastures
(P. G. Peiretti, N. Vahdani and F. Gai, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council, Grugliasco, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Cannabis sativa L.- Properties, Uses and Effects
(Divya Sharma and Mayur Vispute, Central Avian Research institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, India, and others)


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