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Cereals and Pseudocereals

Series: Underutilized Crops

Edited By: Jack Dongarra

304 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32649 | ISBN: 0412465701
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NHBS Price: £206.00 $268/€239 approx

About this book

The world continues to depend heavily upon a relatively small range of crops for food, fuel, fibre and industrial use, while many potentially good, economically acceptable alternatives exist. This book, which is the second in a series looking at underutilized crops, provides thorough details of those underutilized cereals and pseudocereals which are currently benefitting from research and others which have been neglected and deserve more research attention. "Cereals and Pseudocereals" considers in detail the potential for the following crops: quinoa, buckwheat, grain amaranth, triticale, fonio, intermediate wheatgrass and wild rice. Under the guidance of the International Centre for Underutilized Crops, the contents of this book have been drawn together by Professor Williams, who has wide research experience in the exploitation of new crops. The contents of this book should be of great interest and use to a wide range of people involved in work on the greater exploitation of currently underutilized crops, including upper level students in agricultural, plant and food sciences, researchers in development agencies and scientists working directly on improvement and exploitation of this group of crops.

The book Cereals and Pseudocereals, edited by J.T. Williams, is an outcome of this recent trend in agriculture development. It offers an in-depth survey of the information accumulated for underutilized crops...forgotten crops...artificial cereals...promising cereals...and intermediate wheatgrass...and for neglected cereals. Well-informed sections on the taxonomy, morphology and physiology, biochemical composition and nutritive value, genetics and breeding, agronomy, post-harvest technology, and market development are provided for each crop. - Israel Journal of Plant Sciences


Contents

Development of underutilized cereals and pseudocereals. Part 1 Crops benefitting from major research: Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa); buckwheat (Fagopyrum sp); grain amaranth (Amaranthus sp); triticale. Part 2 A neglected cereal: Fonio (Digitaria sp). Part 3 Promising crops deserving more research attention: Intermediate Wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium); Wild Rice (Zizania palustris); postcript.

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