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Technological Innovations in Major World Oil Crops, Volume 1: Breeding

Series: Technological Innovations in Major World Oil Crops Volume: 1

By: Surinder Kumpar Gupta(Editor)

514 pages, 6 colour & 45 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Oct 2014 | #221808 | ISBN-13: 9781489987075
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Major world oil crops and their products are among the most valuable commodity in today's world trade. Over the past couple of decades, oilseed production has increased to become the most important world sources of vegetable oils, in response to the rising world population and living standard. Recent technological advances made in breeding major world oil crops have led to higher production and improved product quality. This comprehensive volume encompasses recent innovations and practice in the production and use of different oil crops, including Brassica, Sunflower, Safflower, Cottonseed, Castor, Olive, Coconut, Oilpalm, Sesame, Groundnut, and Soybean. The contributors are leading specialists from different countries of the world. Much of the literature available on these crops is not up-to-date; hence Technological Innovations in Major World Oil Crops, Volume 1 is a ready reference for researchers, breeders, biotechnologists, industrialists, and nutritionists.

"This book, edited by Dr S. K. Gupta, covers important topics by expert scientists on breeding major oil crops. [...] The book presents detailed chapters on the 11 most important oil crops, including brassicas, sunflower, sesame, safflower, oil palm, coconut, cotton, castor, olive, soybean and groundnut. [...] the book [...] is timely and will prove useful for researchers, scholars and teachers in their chosen subject areas."
- Rajeev K. Varshney, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 48 (3), 2012



1. Production and Trade of Major World Oil Crops
Manmohan Sharma, S.K. Gupta, and A.K. Mondal

2. Breeding Major Oil Crops: Present Status and Future Research Needs
D.K. Yadava, Sujata Vasudev, Neveen Singh, T. Mohapatra, and K.V. Prabhu

3. Brassicas
S.K. Gupta

4. Sunflower
Yalcin Kaya, Sinisa Jocic, and Dragana Miladinovic

5. Sesame
U. Najeeb, M.Y. Mirza, G. Jilani, A.K. Mubashir, and W.J. Zhou

6. Safflower
Theodore J. Kisha and Richard C. Johnson

7. Oil Palm
G.F. Ngando Ebongue1, W.N. Ajambang, P. Koona1, B. Lalu Firman, and V. Arondel

8. Coconuts
S. A. C. N. Perera

9. Cotton
Lori Hinze and Russell Kohel

10. Castor
José M. Fernández-Martínez and Leonardo Velasco

11. Olive
Aurora Díaz

12. Soybean
Aditya Pratap, S.K. Gupta, Jitendra Kumar, and R.K. Solanki

13. Groundnut
A. Mothilal

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Dr. Surinder Kumpar Gupta, born in 1959, is currently working as Professor/Chief Scientist (Oilseeds) Plant Breeding & Genetics and Nodal officer in the School of Biotechnology, S K University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology. He holds a brilliant academic and service record and has been devoted to research on Oilseed Brassicas for nearly two decades. He obtained his post-graduate degree and PhD from Punjab Agricultural University. He is a recipient of a post-doctoral Fellowship in Plant Biotechnology and has published more than 100 research papers in esteemed national and international journals, mostly on Brassicas. He has already developed five varieties of rapeseed-mustard, and has written two books and edited three volumes on rapeseed & mustard breeding. For his excellent scientific endeavors, he has been conferred the 'Young Scientists Award: 1993-1994' by the State Department of Science & Technology.

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