Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production / Edition 1

Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0471411841
ISBN-13:
9780471411840
Pub. Date:
02/20/2004
Publisher:
Wiley

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Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production / Edition 1

Your all-in-one guide to corn. This book providespractical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production,treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting,processing, and worldwide utilization. This is the fourth, andfinal, volume in the series of comprehensive references on themajor crops of the world.

  • Covers new biotechnology techniques for plant breeding and pestmanagement
  • Provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates,seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation andweeds, harvesting, processing and worldwide utilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471411840
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/20/2004
Series: Wiley Series in Crop Science Series , #4
Pages: 976
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributors.

SECTION I: ORIGIN, DOMESTICATION, AND HISTORY.

Chapter 1.1:Corn, Strange and Marvelous: But Is a DefinitiveOrigin Known? (Garrison Wilkes).

Chapter 1.2: Changes in Performance, Parentage, and GeneticDiversity of Successful Corn Hybrids, 1930–2000 (Donald N.Duvick, J. S. C. Smith, and M. Cooper).

Chapter 1.3: Germplasm Resources (Suketoshi Taba, Steve A.Eberhart, and Linda M. Pollak).

Chapter 1.4: Persistent and Popular Germplasm in SeventyCenturies of Corn Evolution (A. Forrest Troyer).

SECTION II: THE CORN PLANT.

Chapter 2.1: Physiology of the Corn Plant (Mark E. Westgate,María E. Otegui, and Fernando H. Andrade).

Chapter 2.2: The Corn Kernel (L. W. Rooney, C. M. McDonough, andR. D. Waniska).

Chapter 2.3: Corn Breeding (F. Javier Betràn, MarianneBánziger, and Mónica Menz).

Chapter 2.4: Biotechnology: New Horizons (Shawn Kaeppler).

Chapter 2.5: Cytogenetics of Corn (James A. Birchler, Donald L.Auger, and Akio Kato).

SECTION III: PRODUCTION.

Chapter 3.1: Production Statistics (Penelope J. Bebeli and C.Wayne Smith).

Chapter 3.2 Corn Management (Dale R. Hicks and P. R.Thomison).

Chapter 3.3 World Corn Production Practices (Joel K. Ransom,Robert J. Carsky, and A. F. E. Palmer).

Chapter 3.4: Hybrid Corn Seed Production (David L. Beck).

Chapter 3.5 Insect Control (TomA. Royer, Phillip E. Sloderbeck,Noel Troxclair, Jr., and Robert J. Wright).

Chapter 3.6: Disease Control (Daniel P. Jeffers).

Chapter 3.7: Weed Control (Robert J. Kremer).

Chapter 3.8: Corn Marketing (Robert N. Wisner and E. DeanBaldwin).

SECTION IV: PRODUCT PROCESSING.

Chapter 4.1: Harvest and Harvest Equipment (Graeme R.Quick).

Chapter 4.2: On-Farm Handling, Storage, and Quality (Dirk E.Maier).

Chapter 4.3 Corn Processing and Products (Frank T. Orthoefer andJ. Eastman).

Chapter 4.4 Specialty Corns (Arnel R. Hallauer).

Index.

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