Akbar Hossain

Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute

Dr. Hossain is a senior plant physiologist, presently working at Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Ecology and Biological Sciences (particularly stress physiology of wheat), Astrakhan State University, Russia in 2013. The major research interests of Dr. Hossain are: plant physiology (especially stress physiology), crop management, weed biology and ecology, weed management, conservation agriculture, weed management and crop management based on conservation agriculture, climate change impact assessment on agriculture, and modeling of climate change impact assessment on crops (DSSAT, APSIM, Farming System Model). Previously, Dr. Hossain was a teaching assistant at Caspian Arid Agricultural Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Russia (January 15th 2010 - April 25th 2013). Dr. Hossain was also engaged with six international projects related to stress physiology and conservation agricultural practices. Dr. Hossain authored more than 110 journal articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is also an editorial board member for more than 27 international journals. The detailed publication list is available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akbar_Hossain2.

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Maize is a staple cereal after wheat and rice. It is an important source of carbohydrate, protein, iron, vitamin B and minerals for many poor people in the world. In developing countries maize is a major source of income in resource-poor farmers. As maize is used both as silage and as crop residue and the grains of maize are usually used for food, starch and oil extraction industrially, the demand for maize is rising day by day. Therefore, it is imperative for improvement of maize to meet the increasing demand. This book entitled "Maize - Production and Use" highlights the importance of maize and the improved management approaches for improving the productivity of maize in the era of changing climate.

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