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By Donald L. Sparks (Eds.)

Advances in Agronomy remains to be well-known as a number one reference and a primary resource for the most recent learn in agronomy. As continuously, the themes coated are different and exemplary of the myriad of subject material handled by means of this long-running serial. * keeps the top effect issue between serial courses in agriculture * provides well timed experiences on very important agronomy concerns * Enjoys a long-standing attractiveness for excellence within the box

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The environments relevant to this review are the areas in Africa and Asia covered by the international centers ICRISAT and ICARDA, the Great Plains of north America, the mixed farming areas of Australia, western China, the steppe of south-west Europe and west Asia, the drier parts of the pampas of Argentina and the Mediterranean basin of Europe. In some of the subhumid parts of these regions, crops are increasingly being grown continuously, but in semiarid environments many crops grow as phases of a rotation with fallow, pastures, or forages.

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The solid line depicts the upper bound of reported yields across a range of studies in southern Australia. 0 kg mÀ 3). Adapted from Angus and van Herwaarden (2001) with permission. (B) Reported wheat yield for Wagga Wagga shire, showing markedly increased yield since the 1980s. 42 J. B. Passioura and J. F. Angus to that of Rockstro¨m and Falkenmark (2000) for Sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, the main limiter seems to have been risk management. The collective experience of the farmers was that crops that grew too fast during their vegetative phase tended to produce low yields.

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