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Rice: Evolution, History, Production and Technology

Edited By: C Wayne Smith and Robert H Dilday

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 2002 | #133521 | ISBN: 0471345164
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The third book in this four-volume series, Rice is a single-source reference covering all aspects of rice, including its origins and history, the plants and genetics, production data and practices, and commercial practices. Chapters are written by leading international experts in the field.


Preface.Contributors.SECTION I: ORIGIN AND HISTORY.Chapter 1.1: Origin, Domestication, and Diversification (Te-Tzu Chang).Chapter 1.2: Biosystematics of the Genus Oryza (Duncan A. Vaughan and Hiroko Morishima).Chapter 1.3: American Rice Industry: Historical Overview of Production and Marketing (Henry C. Dethloff).Chapter 1.4: Origin and Characteristics of U.S. Rice Cultivars (David J. Mackill and Kent S. McKenzie).SECTION II: THE RICE PLANT.Chapter 2.1: Rice Morphology and Development (Karen A. K. Moldenhauer and Julia H. Gibbons).Chapter 2.2: Rice Physiology (Paul A. Counce, David R. Gealy, and Shi-Jean Susana Sung).Chapter 2.3: Genetics, Cytogenetics, Mutation, and Beyond (Georgia C. Eizenga and J. Neil Rutger).Chapter 2.4: Techniques for Development of New Cultivars (Anna Myers McClung).Chapter 2.5: Rice Biotechnology (Thomas H. Tai).Chapter 2.6: Studies on Rice Allelochemicals (Agnes M. Rimando and Stephen O. Duke).SECTION III: PRODUCTION.Chapter 3.1: Global Rice Production (Bobby Coats).Chapter 3.2: Rice Production (Joseph E. Street and Patrick K. Bollich).Chapter 3.3: Rice Soils: Physical and Chemical Characteristics and Behavior (H. Don Scott, David M. Miller, and Fabrice G. Renaud).Chapter 3.4: Soil Fertilization and Mineral Nutrition in U.S. Mechanized Rice Culture (Richard J. Norman, Charles E. Wilson, Jr., and Nathan A. Slaton).Chapter 3.5: Rice Diseases (Don Groth and Fleet Lee).Chapter 3.6: Rice Arthropod Pests and Their Management in the United States (M. O. Way).Chapter 3.7: Rice Weed Control (Andy Kendig, Bill Williams, and C. Wayne Smith).Chapter 3.8: Rice Marketing (Gail L. Cramer, Kenneth B. Young, and Eric J. Wailes).SECTION IV: PRODUCTS AND PRODUCT PROCESSING.Chapter 4.1: Rice Harvesting (Graeme R. Quick).Chapter 4.2: Rice Storage (Terry A. Howell, Jr.).Chapter 4.3: Rough Rice Drying and Milling Quality (Terry J. Siebenmorgan, Wade Yang, Rustico Bautista, and Auke Cnossen).SECTION V: GERMPLASM RESOURCES.Chapter 5.1: Germplasm Collection, Preservation, and Utilization (Harold E. Bockelman, Robert H. Dilday, Wengui Yan, and Darrell M. Wesenberg).Index.

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