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About this book
Scientists have indicated that crop improvement will become progressively important over the next few decades as the world's population is expected to top 10 billion people, with more than eight billion in developing countries alone. "Genetic and Production Innovations in Field Crop Technology" tackles this enormous challenge by detailing the latest available research and innovations for crop breeders and physiologists for the twenty-first century. Respected multi-disciplinary scientists comprehensively discuss cutting-edge advances in field crop technology and genetic production as they keep an eye on the goal of providing nutrition to an ever-increasing populace. The text is extensively referenced and includes illustrative graphs and tables to clearly present data.
Preface Is Crop Improvement Still Needed? (L. T. Evans) Crop Breeding in the Twenty-First Century (Donald N. Duvick) Scientific Breakthroughs and Plant Breeding (Gurdev S. Khush) Designing for and Analyzing Results from Field Experiments (Walter T. Federer and Jose Crossa) Physiological Determinants of Crop Growth and Yield in Maize, Sunflower, and Soybean: Their Application to Crop Management, Modeling, and Breeding (F. H. Andrade, V. O. Sadras, C. R. C. Vega, and L. Echarte) Genetic Diversity in Crop Improvement: The Soybean Experience (Clay H. Sneller, Randall L. Nelson, T. E. Carter, Jr., and Zhanglin Cui) Advances in Breeding of Seed-Quality Traits in Soybean (Istvan Rajcan, Guangyun Hou, and Aron D. Weir) At Last, Another Record Corn Crop (A. Forrest Troyer and Darrel Good) Breeding Cassava for Underprivileged: Institutional, Socio-Economic, and Biological Factors for Success (Kazuo Kawano and James H. Cock) Yielding Potential of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in Sub-Optimal Environments (P. M. Priyadarshan, T. T. T. Hoa, H. Huasun, and P. de S. Gon alves) Characterization of Environments and Genotypes for Analyzing Genotype Environment Interaction: Some Recent Advances in Winter Wheat and Prospects for QTL Detection (M. Leflon, C. Lecomte, A. Barbottin, M. H. Jeuffroy, N. Robert, and M. Brancourt-Hulmel) QTL Identification, Mega-Environment Classification, and Strategy Development for Marker-Based Selection Using Biplots (Weikai Yan, Nicholas A. Tinker, and Duane E. Falk) Scheff -Calinski and Shukla Models: Their Interpretation and Usefulness in Stability and Adaptation Analyses (Wieslaw Madry and Manjit S. Kang) Index Reference Notes Included