Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Min Huang

Hunan Agricultural University

Dr. Huang is a professor in crop science at the Hunan Agricultural University, a committee member of the Council of the International Forum on Rice Development, and a first and/or corresponding author of more than 70 publications in international journals.


Yield Potential Grain Quality Biotic Stress Resistance Climatic Adaptation Soil Management Straw Management Mechanical Transplanting Direct Seeding Nutrient Management Water Management Pest Management Abiotic Stress Management

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Rice is the staple food for about half of the world population. Since the 1960s, rice yields have doubled in most parts of the world and even tripled in certain countries due to considerable progress in the development of high-yielding rice varieties and the improvement of crop management practices. In the next decade, rice yield must increase by more than 1% annually to meet the growing demand for food that will result from population growth and economic development. This is not an easy task because several new challenges have been brought by changes in socioeconomic and physical environments related to rice production. In particular, the rapid urban expansion has resulted in a labor shortage and an increase in wages for agricultural production; over-use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides have caused substantially soil degradation; and the global climatic change has led to increase in the appearance of abiotic stress events such as heat, chilling, drought, and flooding.

This book aims to collect recent information about advances on meeting these challenges in the aspects of crop improvement, establishment, and management.

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Date completed: February 26th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 12th 2021

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Min Huang

Hunan Agricultural University

Dr. Min Huang received his PhD in the major of Crop Cultivation and Farming System from the Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China in 2011. He successively held the positions of Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy at the Guangxi University, China from 2012 to 2014. He joined the faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy at the HAU in 2015 and was promoted to the position of Professor in 2017. He worked as a visiting fellow at the International Programs-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, USA in 2017 and 2018. He serves as a committee member of the Crop Cultivation Professional Council of the Crop Science Society of China and a committee member of the Council of the International Forum on Rice Development. He obtained 5 research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He is a first and/or corresponding author of more than 70 publications in international journals and an editor of 2 books. He won the Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award of Hunan Province in 2014, and the Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education of China in 2016.

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