The effects of growth environment and agronomy on grain quality
Gooding, M. J. (2010) The effects of growth environment and agronomy on grain quality. In: Wrigley, C. W. and Batey, I.L. (eds.) Cereal grains: assessing and managing quality. Woodhead Publishing series in food science, technology and nutrition (190). Woodhead, Oxford, pp. 393-412. ISBN 9781845695637
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Achieving quality requires the selection of varieties suited to prevailing environments and cropping systems. For well-adapted varieties, yield and quality can still be affected strongly by the weather and by agronomic interventions. Some of the strongest influences are heat and drought during grain filling, the availability of nitrogen and sulphur, the control of leaf and ear diseases, and the control of lodging. The effects of these and other factors are described, particularly in relation to the ‘point of sale measures’ for wheat grain.