Crop growth and development

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These manuals describe the growth and development of wheat, barley, canola, lupin and maize plants from germination to grain filling. The environmental factors and management actions that influence each growth stage are provided as a practical reference for managing crops.

The aim of these manuals is to link plant physiology and crop management. It will help agronomists and farmers to understand the life cycle of the plant, and the factors that influence growth and development, and to identify the key growth stages of plants. This knowledge can then be applied to crop management to maximise yield and profit.

There are four chapters in the manuals covering the progression of key stages in the life cycle of the plant, its growth and management. Included in each chapter are practical exercises to demonstrate how knowledge of plant physiology can be applied in the paddock.