Special Issue "Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture"

Quicklinks

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kevin Murphy
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, 257W Johnson Hall, PO Box 646420, Pullman WA 99164, USA
Website: http://css.wsu.edu/people/faculty/crops/Murphy.htm
E-Mail: kmurphy2@wsu.edu
Interests: farmer participatory research of organic hop cropping systems in the Yakima Valley; organic wheat breeding; perennial wheat breeding and agronomy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The science of plant breeding has played a profound role in defining and improving agricultural systems productivity worldwide. The earliest plant breeders
- farmers - domesticated countless wild species and improved these crops through recurrent selection. In the 1960's and 70's, the 'Green Revolution' increased global grain yields of cereal crops to unprecedented levels, primarily through the innovations contributed through the complementary synergistic interactions of plant breeding and agronomy. Though increases in productivity remain paramount, the challenges we face today as an agricultural community reach far beyond improvements in yield.  These challenges include developing varieties with the capacity to achieve high yields in reduced chemical-input systems and with the genetic diversity needed to maintain yield stability in fluctuating climatic conditions. Relatively novel traits that should be targeted to benefit a truly sustainable agriculture include improving weed suppression ability, enhancement of nutritional value, and optimization of plant interactions with microbial communities in the soil, among others.  Farmer participatory breeding strategies in de-centralized and diverse selection environments also have the potential to encourage more renewable and resilient agricultural systems.  This special issue will focus on the contribution of plant breeding to a more sustainable global agriculture through the collaborative lens of a diverse group of economists, sociologists and plant breeders worldwide.

Dr. Kevin Murphy
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • renewable agriculture
  • farming
  • plant breeding
  • participatory breeding
  • nutritional value
  • climate change
  • genetic diversity
  • soil
  • ecology
  • yield stability
  • organic agriculture

Published Papers (12 papers)

Download All Papers
Sort by:
Display options:
Select articles Export citation of selected articles as:
Select/unselect all
Displaying article 1-12
p. 543-560
by ,  and
Sustainability 2012, 4(4), 543-560; doi:10.3390/su4040543
Received: 27 February 2012; Accepted: 21 March 2012 / Published: 30 March 2012
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (222 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 2470-2495
by  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2470-2495; doi:10.3390/su3122470
Received: 24 October 2011; in revised form: 16 November 2011 / Accepted: 18 November 2011 / Published: 14 December 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | PDF Full-text (370 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1944-1971
by , , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1944-1971; doi:10.3390/su3101944
Received: 23 August 2011; in revised form: 30 September 2011 / Accepted: 9 October 2011 / Published: 17 October 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 11 | PDF Full-text (277 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1742-1772
by ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1742-1772; doi:10.3390/su3101742
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 26 August 2011 / Accepted: 9 September 2011 / Published: 6 October 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (337 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
abstract graphic
p. 1616-1636
by , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(9), 1616-1636; doi:10.3390/su3091616
Received: 9 June 2011; in revised form: 17 August 2011 / Accepted: 24 August 2011 / Published: 23 September 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (1855 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1531-1554
by
Sustainability 2011, 3(9), 1531-1554; doi:10.3390/su3091531
Received: 30 May 2011; in revised form: 25 August 2011 / Accepted: 30 August 2011 / Published: 22 September 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (990 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1452-1485
by , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(9), 1452-1485; doi:10.3390/su3091452
Received: 4 May 2011; in revised form: 5 August 2011 / Accepted: 17 August 2011 / Published: 7 September 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 18 | PDF Full-text (797 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1381-1398
by , , , , , , , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(9), 1381-1398; doi:10.3390/su3091381
Received: 31 July 2011; Accepted: 17 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | PDF Full-text (392 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
abstract graphic
p. 1206-1223
by , , , , , , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(8), 1206-1223; doi:10.3390/su3081206
Received: 31 May 2011; in revised form: 19 July 2011 / Accepted: 27 July 2011 / Published: 10 August 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (2648 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1224-1233
by ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(8), 1224-1233; doi:10.3390/su3081224
Received: 12 July 2011; in revised form: 3 August 2011 / Accepted: 3 August 2011 / Published: 10 August 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 4 | PDF Full-text (252 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 1190-1205
by , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(8), 1190-1205; doi:10.3390/su3081190
Received: 8 June 2011; in revised form: 26 July 2011 / Accepted: 2 August 2011 / Published: 5 August 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (2335 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
p. 500-517
by , , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(3), 500-517; doi:10.3390/su3030500
Received: 6 January 2011; in revised form: 26 February 2011 / Accepted: 2 March 2011 / Published: 4 March 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (314 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture)
Select/unselect all
Displaying article 1-12
Select articles Export citation of selected articles as:

Last update: 4 March 2014

Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert