Breeding Major Food Staples.
Manit S. Kang & P.M. Priyadarshan, editors
350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
9780813818351, $169.99 www.blackwellpublishing.com 1-800-216-2522
The collaborative work of Manit S. Kang (Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University) & P.M. Priyadarshan (a plant breeder at the Rubber Research Institute of India), "Breeding Major Food Staples" is comprised of a number of informed and informative essays by agricultural scholars and researchers offering state-of-the-art technical information on improving yield and quality of key crops through combining traditional and cutting-edge plant breeding techniques. "Breeding Major Food Staples" is organized into three major sections. The first section provides basic information applicable to all crops. The second section focuses upon cereal and oil/protein crops. The third section addresses carbohydrate suppliers in the form of root crops and the banana. Of special note are the individual chapters 'Crop Breeding Methodologies: Classic and Modern'; 'Soybean Breeding Achievements and Challenges'; and 'Breeding Potato as a Major Staple Crop'. An impressive body of scholarship, "Breeding Major Food Staples" should be considered a fundamental cornerstone acquisition for all academic library Agriculture Studies reference collections.
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