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Crop Evolution, Adaptation and Yield

By: LT Evans

500 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 1996 | #50869 | ISBN: 0521295580
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Hardback | Mar 1993 | #20363 | ISBN: 052122571X
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About this book

Review of domestication, adaptation and improvement of crop plants, focusing primarily on yield.

'! an important contribution to our understanding of both developed and third world agricultural systems and to logical assessment of the future direction required for development planning and research in this field ! the book is relaxed reading ! accompanying graphs and diagrams greatly enhance the text and some are quite fascinating!' P. Tuley, Tropical Agriculture Association UK Newsletter 'Professor Evans has presented in this extraordinaty book an excellent synthesis of the subject ! The availability of a paperback edition within three years of its first publication, should ensure its use by ecologists, plant physiologists, and agricultural scientists in all developing countries.' J. P. S. Chauhan, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences '! impressive volume.' Jim Dunwell, Chemistry and Industry


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Crop yields and world food supply; 3. The domestication of crop plants; 4. Adaptation and the ecology of yield; 5. Physiological aspects of crop improvement; 6. Increases in yield: trends and limits; 7. Inputs and the efficient use of resources; 8. The future of yield.

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