Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Cereal Grains

Aakash Goyal

Palm Gardens Inc. Canada

Elected fellow member of the International College of Nutrition (FICN) and Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB) with research experience at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer Crop Science, ICARDA, InnoTech Alberta, and Palm Gardens Inc.


GWAS Cereals Breeding Disease Resistance Wheat Rice Maize Drought Tolerance Genetics Production Quality Yield

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This book will be about cereal grains which are an important source for human and animal nutrition. To achieve global food security by 2050 primary cereal production must almost be doubled, at least to 80 % by increasing production per unit of land. The challenge to cereal breeding is tremendous. The book will take a systems approach and provide the means to share the latest developments and advances about the cereal grains as well as their genetics, breeding, agronomy, including their traditional uses, recent development, research advancement and designing of strategies to harness their potential.

Chapters will be written by active researchers but presented in a way accessible to public beyond those who are specialists in the topic dealt. There will be several illustrations so that the scholars are able to grasp the flow of the content and the transition to the next topic. Book will also be about future prospects of cereals research, in view of cereals adaptation by human society, climate changes, and the economy.

This book will cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate level students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral research fellows, research associates, research technicians, and plant researchers working on cereal research.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 21st 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 4th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: February 2nd 2021

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Review results due: April 23rd 2021

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Expected publication date: June 22nd 2021

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About the editor

Aakash Goyal

Palm Gardens Inc. Canada

Aakash Goyal was born in India, and graduated from MDU, Ajmer (Biology) in 1999, then obtained Master’s in Biotechnology in 2002 from GJU, Hissar specialization in Plant biotechnology & molecular breeding, and PhD. in Genetics and Plant Breeding in 2007 from CCSU, Meerut India, specialization in Wheat Breeding. After completion of PhD, he obtained NSREC Visiting Fellowship (in 2008) and thus, joined the wheat and triticale breeding program at Lethbridge Research Center, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada (AAFC), Lethbridge, AB., Canada. In 2012, he achieved a position as a Wheat Breeder for Bayer Crop Science, Saskatoon, Canada. In 2014 he had the honor to obtain Senior Research Scientist position with International Center of Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). In 2017, he moved back to Canada and joined as Native Plant Research Scientist with InnoTech Alberta. In November 2019 he joined as an Agriculture Specialist with Palm Gardens Inc. to help in breeding and cultivation of Cannabis. In this time (2002-2020), he has published nine Books and 50 research papers, reviewed articles, book chapters and book reviews. He is also an elected fellow member of International College of Nutrition (FICN) and Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB).

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