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Breeding and Crop Production

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ISBN: 9788189729714    Publisher: Genetech Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 286        Language: English
Domestication of plants is done in order to increase yield, improve diseases resistance and drought tolerance, ease harvest and to improve the taste and nutritional value and many other characteristics....Read more
Domestication of plants is done in order to increase yield, improve diseases resistance and drought tolerance, ease harvest and to improve the taste and nutritional value and many other characteristics. Centuries of careful selection and breeding have had enormous effects on the characteristics of crop plants. Plant breeders use greenhouses and other techniques to get as many as three generations of plants per year so that they can make improvements all the more quickly. This book explores innovative methods for breeding new varieties of major crops with resistance to environmental stresses that limit crop production worldwide. It provides the basic principles and techniques of agricultural breeding and examine work that has been done in relation to improving resistance in specific important world food crops. The contents of the book will help scientists and academics to examine, modify and improve breeding and crop production programmes. Chapter 1: Habits of Crop Production; Chapter 2: Breeding and Seed Production; Chapter 3: Breeding for Growth and Yield; Chapter 4: Breeding for Stem Quality; Chapter 5: Breeding to Improve Quality; Chapter 6: Seed Production of Organic Vegetables; Chapter 7: Reproductive Plant Breeding; Chapter 8: Plant Pollination; Chapter 9: Genetic Engineering of Crops; Chapter 10: Hybrid Seed Production; Chapter 11: Cultivar Development; Chapter 12: Intercropping Production Practices; Chapter 13: Crop Breeding for Market Orientation.
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