crop production


Summary: The science and practice of cultivating PLANTS that have economic value to man. It includes plant breeding, seed production, weeding, use of fertilizers, harvesting, storage, transportation, and marketing.

Top Publications

  1. Varadharajan V, Vadivel S, Ramaswamy A, Sundharamurthy V, Chandrasekar P. Modeling and verification of process parameters for the production of tannase by Aspergillus oryzae under submerged fermentation using agro-wastes. Biotechnol Appl Biochem. 2017;64:100-109 pubmed publisher
    ..22 IU/mL. Hence, RSM-GA pair was successfully used in this study to optimize the process parameters required for the production of tannase using pomegranate rind. ..
  2. Zhang Z, Gao Z, Wang Y, Yuan Y, Dong J, Yue T. Transformation products elucidation of forchlorfenuron in postharvest kiwifruit by time-of-flight mass spectrometry. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184021 pubmed publisher
    ..The major transformation pathways of FCF in kiwifruit were biochemical and photochemical cleavage pathway. The experimental results indicate that LCMS-IT-TOF is powerful and effective tool for identification of FCF TPs. ..
  3. Colbach N, Darmency H, Fernier A, Granger S, Le Corre V, Messéan A. Simulating changes in cropping practices in conventional and glyphosate-resistant maize. II. Weed impacts on crop production and biodiversity. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017;24:13121-13135 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, the objective was to quantify, with simulations, the impact of glyphosate-resistant (GR) weeds on crop production and weed-related wild biodiversity in HT maize-based cropping systems differing in terms of management ..
  4. Ray D, Mueller N, West P, Foley J. Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e66428 pubmed publisher
    Several studies have shown that global crop production needs to double by 2050 to meet the projected demands from rising population, diet shifts, and increasing biofuels consumption...
  5. He J, Shao G, Wei X, Huang F, Sheng Z, Tang S, et al. Fine mapping and candidate gene analysis of qTAC8, a major quantitative trait locus controlling tiller angle in rice (Oryza sativa L.). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178177 pubmed publisher
    Rice tiller angle is an important agronomic trait that contributes to crop production and plays a vital role in high yield breeding...
  6. Machado B, Nogueira A, Hamawaki O, Rezende G, Jorge G, Silveira I, et al. Phenotypic and genotypic correlations between soybean agronomic traits and path analysis. Genet Mol Res. 2017;16: pubmed publisher
    ..Also, the path analysis determined the number of pods with three seeds as having the highest favorable effect on grain yield, and thus, being useful for indirect selection toward productive soybean genotypes. ..
  7. Hasan M, Hasan M, Teixeira da Silva J, Li X. Regulation of phosphorus uptake and utilization: transitioning from current knowledge to practical strategies. Cell Mol Biol Lett. 2016;21:7 pubmed publisher
    ..More effort is required to further dissect the mechanisms controlling phosphorus uptake and utilization within plants and provide new insight into the means to efficiently improve PUE. ..
  8. Tu H, Qin Y. Repellent Effects of Different Celery Varieties in Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Biotype Q. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1307-1316 pubmed publisher
    ..tabaci; however, the two Chinese celery varieties that showed repellent effects had relatively higher volatilization quantities of β-myrcene than of D-limonene. ..
  9. Qin S, Yeboah S, Cao L, Zhang J, Shi S, Liu Y. Breaking continuous potato cropping with legumes improves soil microbial communities, enzyme activities and tuber yield. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175934 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that adopting potato-legume rotation system has the potential to improve soil biology environment, alleviate continuous cropping obstacle and increase potato tuber yield in semi-arid region. ..

More Information


  1. Adewumi A, Chetty S. Investigating the enhanced Best Performance Algorithm for Annual Crop Planning problem based on economic factors. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180813 pubmed publisher
    ..eBPA's results are compared against two well-known local search metaheuristic algorithms; these include Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing. The results show the potential of the eBPA for continuous optimization problems. ..
  2. Bevan M, Uauy C, Wulff B, Zhou J, Krasileva K, Clark M. Genomic innovation for crop improvement. Nature. 2017;543:346-354 pubmed publisher
    b>Crop production needs to increase to secure future food supplies, while reducing its impact on ecosystems. Detailed characterization of plant genomes and genetic diversity is crucial for meeting these challenges...
  3. Sharma Poudyal D, Schlatter D, Yin C, Hulbert S, Paulitz T. Long-term no-till: A major driver of fungal communities in dryland wheat cropping systems. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184611 pubmed publisher
    ..But a larger proportion of the fungal community is not affected by tillage and may be niche generalists. ..
  4. Zhang Y, Huang H, Gong B, Duan L, Sun L, He T, et al. Do Environmental Fluoride Exposure and ESR? Genetic Variation Modulate Methylation Modification on Bone Changes in Chinese Farmers?. Chem Res Toxicol. 2017;30:1302-1308 pubmed publisher
    ..Methylation status and bone changes were not modified by ESR? gene rs2941740 polymorphism in the promoter region. ..
  5. Soriano J, Malosetti M, Roselló M, Sorrells M, Royo C. Dissecting the old Mediterranean durum wheat genetic architecture for phenology, biomass and yield formation by association mapping and QTL meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178290 pubmed publisher
    ..Sixty-one percent of QTLs explained less than 10% of the phenotypic variance confirming the high genetic complexity of the traits analysed. ..
  6. Borba M, Maciel G, Fraga Júnior E, Machado Júnior C, Marquez G, Silva I, et al. Gas exchanges and water use efficiency in the selection of tomato genotypes tolerant to water stress. Genet Mol Res. 2017;16: pubmed publisher
    ..Because of that, these physiological characteristics are promising in the selection of tomato genotypes tolerant to water stress. ..
  7. Tembrock L, Simmons M, Richards C, Reeves P, Reilley A, Curto M, et al. Phylogeography of the wild and cultivated stimulant plant qat (Catha edulis, Celastraceae) in areas of historical cultivation. Am J Bot. 2017;104:538-549 pubmed publisher
    ..This pattern of divergence could be caused by the extinction of the wild-source qat populations in Ethiopia due to deforestation, undersampling, and/or artificial selection for agronomically important traits. ..
  8. Tang J, Chu C. MicroRNAs in crop improvement: fine-tuners for complex traits. Nat Plants. 2017;3:17077 pubmed publisher
    ..The integration of current miRNA knowledge with conventional and modern crop improvement strategies is also discussed. ..
  9. Carvalho M, Oliveira E, Souza A, Pereira J, Diamantino M, Oliveira S. Cleaning cassava genotypes infected with cassava frogskin disease via in vitro shoot tip culture. Genet Mol Res. 2017;16: pubmed publisher
    ..From accessions that were also infected with CsVMV, only 2% of the plants remained infected, also demonstrating the cleaning efficiency of this protocol for this disease. ..
  10. Adams P, Orr D, Arellano C, Cardoza Y. Soil and Foliar Arthropod Abundance and Diversity in Five Cropping Systems in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:771-783 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, our results suggest agricultural systems lower in management intensity, whether due to organic practices or reduced levels of disturbance, foster greater arthropod diversity. ..