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Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production

Edited By: C Wayne Smith and Javier Betran

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 2004 | #145812 | ISBN: 0471411841
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Provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing, and worldwide utilization.


Preface.Contributors.SECTION I: ORIGIN, DOMESTICATION, AND HISTORY.Chapter 1.1:Corn, Strange and Marvelous: But Is a Definitive Origin Known? (Garrison Wilkes).Chapter 1.2: Changes in Performance, Parentage, and Genetic Diversity of Successful Corn Hybrids, 1930-2000 (Donald N. Duvick, J. S. C. Smith, and M. Cooper).Chapter 1.3: Germplasm Resources (Suketoshi Taba, Steve A. Eberhart, and Linda M. Pollak).Chapter 1.4: Persistent and Popular Germplasm in Seventy Centuries of Corn Evolution (A. Forrest Troyer).SECTION II: THE CORN PLANT.Chapter 2.1: Physiology of the Corn Plant (Mark E. Westgate, Maria E. Otegui, and Fernando H. Andrade).Chapter 2.2: The Corn Kernel (L. W. Rooney, C. M. McDonough, and R. D. Waniska).Chapter 2.3: Corn Breeding (F. Javier Betr-an, Marianne B anziger, and Monica Menz).Chapter 2.4: Biotechnology: New Horizons (Shawn Kaeppler).Chapter 2.5: Cytogenetics of Corn (James A. Birchler, Donald L. Auger, and Akio Kato).SECTION III: PRODUCTION.Chapter 3.1: Production Statistics (Penelope J. Bebeli and C. Wayne Smith).Chapter 3.2 Corn Management (Dale R. Hicks and P. R. Thomison).Chapter 3.3 World Corn Production Practices (Joel K. Ransom, Robert J. Carsky, and A. F. E. Palmer).Chapter 3.4: Hybrid Corn Seed Production (David L. Beck).Chapter 3.5 Insect Control (TomA. Royer, Phillip E. Sloderbeck, Noel Troxclair, Jr., and Robert J. Wright).Chapter 3.6: Disease Control (Daniel P. Jeffers).Chapter 3.7: Weed Control (Robert J. Kremer).Chapter 3.8: Corn Marketing (Robert N. Wisner and E. Dean Baldwin).SECTION IV: PRODUCT PROCESSING.Chapter 4.1: Harvest and Harvest Equipment (Graeme R. Quick).Chapter 4.2: On-Farm Handling, Storage, and Quality (Dirk E. Maier).Chapter 4.3 Corn Processing and Products (Frank T. Orthoefer and J. Eastman).Chapter 4.4 Specialty Corns (Arnel R. Hallauer).Index.

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