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dc.contributorJoshi, A Len_US
dc.contributorArun, Seetharamanen_US
dc.contributorOosting, Simonen_US
dc.contributorGoodchild, A.en_US
dc.contributorDEINUM, B.en_US
dc.contributorKEULEN, H. VANen_US
dc.creatorSchiere, Johannesen_US
dc.identifier.citationJohannes Schiere, A L Joshi, Seetharaman Arun, Simon Oosting, A. Goodchild, B. DEINUM, H. VAN KEULEN. (1/7/2004). Grain and straw for whole plant value: Implications for crop management and genetic improvement strategies. Experimental Agriculture, 40 (3), pp. 277-294.en_US
dc.description.abstractStraws and stovers are often called of grain production even though they are increasingly important, e.g. for animal feed, thatching, soil improvement, mushroom production and industrial use. As a result, plant breeders, agronomists, economists and animal nutritionists have to pay more attention than before to the total value of crops, i.e. whole plant value in which straws and grain both play a part. This paper reviews literature about the technical potential of breeding and/or management for more or better straw. It then discusses issues of the economic value (EV) and nutritional value (NV) of straw and stovers for livestock feed to guide research and development in cereal breeding and management. It is mainly based on experiences from the Indian subcontinent and semi-arid regions of the Near and Middle East. The paper shows that the quantity and quality of straw produced has changed considerably over recent decades as a result of breeding policies, new cultivation patterns and choice of cultivars. Both EV and NV depend on type of grain, animal production system and access to other feeds. A classification of these factors is provided and suggests that the EV of straw is particularly important in low-input systems with stovers from coarse grains.en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.sourceExperimental Agriculture;40,(2004) Pagination 277-294en_US
dc.titleGrain and straw for whole plant value: Implications for crop management and genetic improvement strategiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop managementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic improvementen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.centerBAIF Development Research Foundation - BAIFen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Council of Agricultural Research, All India Coordinated Small Millets Improvement Project - ICAR - AICRP-Small Milletsen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journalExperimental Agricultureen_US

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