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Yields of Farmed Species
Constraints and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Edited by R Sylvester-Bradley

Yields of Farmed Species starts by taking an overview of progress in agricultural productivity world-wide.

Yields of Farmed Species prospects for crops and livestock are assessed in detail.

Contents

  1. Do we need higher farm yields during the first half of the 21st century?
  2. Impact of liberalization of food and land markets on agrarian land use in the EU
  3. Crop improvement technologies for the 21st century
  4. Reproductive rate in farm animals
  5. Allying genetic and physiological innovations to improve productivity of wheat and other crops
  6. Limits to yield of farm species
  7. Global warming and agriculture
  8. Limits to efficiencies of primary production
  9. The future of chemical crop protection
  10. Plant breeding in the 21st century
  11. Future wheat yields: evidence, theory and conjecture
  12. The rise and fall of grain legumes and their predicted yields in UK agriculture
  13. Physiological and technological limits to yield improvement of potatoes
  14. Yield of UK oilseed rape
  15. Productivity, biodiversity and sustainability
  16. Physiological limitations, nutrient partitioning
  17. Livestock yield trends
  18. Epidemiology of livestock diseases
  19. Livestock - genomics and productivity
  20. Yield trends in UK dairy and beef cattle
  21. Yield of sheep
  22. Livestock yields now and to come: pigs
  23. Limits to the performance of poultry
  24. Nutritional value and yield of forages for livestock
  25. Possible futures for agriculture in Northern Europe during a policy of reform
  26. Future directions for productivity in UK agriculture

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Constraints and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Edited by R Sylvester-Bradly

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