Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses

Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses

by Steven E. Ullrich
     
 

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Barley is one of the world’s oldest and most important domesticated crops. Grown globally, barley is a key crop in world agriculture with end uses that range from animal feed, malting and brewing, to a source of vital nutrients in the human diet. Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses brings together a wealth of information from leading researchersSee more details below

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Barley is one of the world’s oldest and most important domesticated crops. Grown globally, barley is a key crop in world agriculture with end uses that range from animal feed, malting and brewing, to a source of vital nutrients in the human diet. Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses brings together a wealth of information from leading researchers providing a comprehensive single volume source of information on the biology, production, and end use of this globally relevant grain.

Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses consists of eighteen chapters ranging from the basic physiology and genetics of the barley plant to global methods of crop improvement via breeding and production, including management of biotic and abiotic stresses. The final chapters look at the various end uses of barley around the world. Each chapter provides an historical context of each topic alongside a review of the latest advances in the field and a look forward to future directions of barley research and utilization.

A definitive source of information on all key aspects of the crop, Barley: Production, Improvements, and Uses will be an essential purchase for anyone working with this world agricultural staple.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of one of the world’s oldest and most important domesticated crops
  • Chapters from more than 50 contributors in 15 countries providing a truly global view of barley production, improvement, and use
  • Topics covered range from basic biological make up of barley to production of the crop to its multitude of end uses

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Editorial Reviews

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"Overall, therefore, the book is not without flaws, but it remains a comprehensive source of information and a valuable addition to the literature on a hugely important crop species." (The Journal of Language in Society, 2011)

"The book is aimed at an academic rather than a general readership and should achieve wide approval amongst barley scientists, although familiarity with techniques and terminology may be necessary for some specialist areas." (Experimental Agriculture, 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470958629
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/30/2010
Series:
World Agriculture Series , #12
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
500
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven E. Ullrich is a Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University.

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