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Speciality Rices of the World: Breeding, Production, and Marketing

Edited By: FAO

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #127328 | ISBN: 1578081955
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Introduction to speciality rices - speciality rices of the world - a prologue. Part 1 Breeding and production of aromatic rices: developing Basmati rices with high yield potential; current status of aromatic and glutinous rice varieties in Cambodia -their breeding, production and future; breeding for superior quality aromatic rice varieties in China; breeding strategy for aromatic rice in Egypt; current status and future prospects for improvement of aromatic rices in India; current status and future prospects of improving traditional aromatic rice varieties in India; insect pests of Basmati and other quality rice and their management in India; package of practices to cultivate Basmati type aromatic rices in Uttar Pradesh, India; cultivation practices for aromatic rice in India; breeding and cultivation of superior quality rices in Myanmar; improvement of Basmati and its production practices in Pakistan; integrated insect pest management of Basmati rice in Pakistan; current status and future of the famous aromatic rice variety Khao Dawk Mali in Thailand; speciality rice in Vietnam - breeding, production and marketing; improvement of aromatic rice in Vietnam; agronomic practices used in producing aromatic rice in Vietnam; non-conventional tools in the improvement of aromatic rices. Part 2 Breeding and production of other rices: glutinous rice varieties of Laos - their improvement, cultivation, processing and consumption; breeding, production, physiology and quality of the famous Japanese rice variety, Koshihikari; improvement and production of superior quality "japonica" rice in Taiwan; rice grain quality aspects in Egypt; rice quality breeding efforts in the United States of America; breeding for speciality rice in Latin America - status and perspectives; high grain quality rice breeding in Russia; breeding and production of superior quality "indica" and "japonica" rice in China. Part 3 Economic aspects of speciality rices: economics of the production and marketing of speciality rices - recent trends and implications for technology development.

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