Plant Breeding Reviews / Edition 1

Plant Breeding Reviews / Edition 1

by Jules Janick
     
 

Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and… See more details below

Overview

Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Contains the latest information on all areas of plant breeding including major horticultural and field crops and such specialties as nuts, mushrooms and trees grown for timber and pulp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471573449
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/1994
Series:
Plant Breeding Reviews Series, #3
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication : Margaret Sedgley
1Analyzing fruit tree architecture : implications for tree management and fruit production1
2Peach orchard systems63
3Irrigation scheduling and evaluation of tree water status in deciduous orchards111
4Leucadendron : a major proteaceous floricultural crop167
5Chinese Jujube : botany and horticulture229
6Taxus spp. : botany, horticulture, and source of anti-cancer compounds299
7The genus Allium : a developmental and horticultural analysis329
8The invasive plant debate : a horticultural perspective379

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