PRINCIPLES OF CROP IMPROVEMENT, 2ND ED

Author : NW SIMMONDS, J SMARTT
ISBN 13 : 9788126544653
ISBN 10 : 8126544651
Pages : 426
Type : H
Exclusive : EXCLUSIVE TO STAR


PRINCIPLES OF CROP IMPROVEMENT, 2ND ED

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The first edition of this highly regarded text was published in 1979 to provide a general introduction to the principles of plant breeding. It has been out of print since late 1993 and a new edition is long overdue as there are no up to date and comprehensive single volumes on the subject in print.

•    The evolution of crops
•    Basic plant breeding methodology
•    Plant breeding objectives
•    Genetic aspects; Breeding plans
•    Trials and multiplication
•    Disease and pest resistance
•    Special techniques including biotechnology
•    New crops and genetic conservation
•    The social context

Norman Simmonds and Joseph Smartt, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK