Physiology and Ecology of Yield (CSS 613)
36 Presentations. This course is a study of environmental constraints on crop-plant productivity from the perspective of key biological processes. Acclimation responses and genetic adaptation are examined for temperature, light, water, compacted soil, and mineral nutrient environments. Topics include photosynthesis and nitrogen assimilation, translocation, and partitioning; canopy-scale influences on solar radiation use efficiency; regulation of growth processes in leaf, root, and floral sinks in response to environment; seed set; water transport and stomatal regulation; root growth in flooded and compacted soils; and drought responses. Emphasis is on growth processes of vegetative plant organs.