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Sorghun: Origin, History, Technology and Production

Edited By: C Wayne Smith and Richard A Frederiksen

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 2001 | #113282 | ISBN: 0471242373
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The newest addition to the Wiley Series in Crop Science, this book is an all-in-one guide to sorghum, one of the eight major grain crops grown worldwide. While presenting information in adequate detail for scientists, it is also an invaluable reference for growers, processors, and grain merchants.


Preface. Contributors. ORIGIN AND HISTORY. Origins of Domesticated Sorghum and Its Early Diffusion to India and China (C. Kimber). Classification and Characterization of Sorghum (J. Dahlberg). Development of Some Agricultural Industries in Several African and Asian Countries (L. House, et al.). History of Cultivar Development in the United States: From "Memoirs of A. B. Maunder--Sorghum Breeder" (C. Smith & R. Frederiksen). THE SORGHUM PLANT. Physiology and Genetics of Maturity and Height (P. Morgan & S. Finlayson). Genetics and Cytogenetics (W. Rooney). Collection, Conversion, and Utilization of Sorghum (D. Rosenow & J. Dahlberg). Techniques in Developing New Cultivars (W. Rooney & C. Smith). New Horizons in Biotechnology (P. Subudhi & H. Nguyen). PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION HAZARDS. Sorghum Production Statistics (C. Smith). Integrated Crop Management for Sorghum (J. Cothren, et al.). Insect Pests of Sorghum (G. Teetes & B. Pendleton). Diseases and Disease Management in Sorghum (R. Frederiksen). Weeds and Their Control in Grain Sorghum (P. Stahlman & G. Wicks). Marketing (T. Lust, et al.). PROCESSING AND PRODUCTS. Structure and Chemistry of the Sorghum Caryopsis (R. Waniska & L. Rooney). Sorghum Food and Industrial Utilization (L. Rooney & R. Waniska). Value of Sorghum and Sorghum Coproducts in Diets for Livestock (J. Hancock). Fermentated Products: Beverages and Porridges (J. Taylor & J. Dewar). Forages and Fodder (J. Pedersen & J. Fritz). Index.

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