The OpenFields library holds resources about cereal crops- their varieties, cultivation, diseases and post-harvest management. Cereals, grains or cereal grains, are grasses, (being members of the monocot families Poaceae or Gramineae), and are cultivated for the edible components of their fruit seeds, i.e. the endocarp, germ and bran.
Cereal grains provide more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop; they are therefore staple crops. In their natural form (i.e. as whole grain), they are a rich dietary source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and oils, and protein. As all cereals are annual plants, one planting yields one harvest, and although each individual species has its own peculiarities, the cultivation of all cereal crops follows an essentially similar pattern.
A sample of Items held in the Cereal crops category
- 2090: Insights from a 171 year experiment
- A review of the biology, ecology and control of saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) with a focus on phenological forecasting
- An ancient relative of wheat is a rich source of resistance to septoria tritici blotch disease
- 2154: Using old wheat landraces to combat climate change
- 1462: Wheat: A model for academic & industrial collaboration
- Producing quality enzymes: releasing more nutrients from conventional & novel feeds?
- Effects of strobilurin fungicide programmes and fertiliser N rates on winter wheat: Leaf area, dry matter yield and nitrogen yield.
- Improving water use efficiency and drought tolerance in UK winter wheats.
- Reappraisal of film antitranspirants for wheat
- The environmental impact of production of biofuels from biomass.
There are currently no subcategories in the Cereal crops section.
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The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.