Linking Research and Marketing Opportunities for Pulses in the 21st Century: Proceedings of the Third International Food Legumes Research Conference / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
The cool season food legumes are important in the nutrition of populations and livesk in many countries and play a valuable role in agricultural rotations improving the yields of other succeeding crops. This volume contains papers presented at the Third International Food Legume Conference which review the most recent research on these legumes and directly link this research to utilisation and marketing. Rapid changes are occurring in the production of the legumes in different countries and the contributors have considered the factors which are affecting the continuing success of these crops. The volume will be of interest to all persons seeking a comprehensive coverage of the grain legume industry, from researchers wishing to know of the most recent developments through to commodity traders wishing to follow changes in pulse marketing.
Topics reviewed include international and regional production, improving yields and quality by breeding and cultural practices, prospects for improvement using gene technology, the status and use of the germplasm of the species, overcoming biotic and abiotic stresses, the value of the legumes in the nutrition of humans and animals, alternative uses following processing, and important considerations in trade and marketing.
|Series:||Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture , #34|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)|
Table of Contents
The Global Picture. Regional Reviews. Research to Meet Quality Demands of the Market. Enhancing Yield Potential and Quality. Marketing Opportunities - Regional Trends in the Supply and Demand for Pulses. Adaptation to the Environment. Marketing Opportunities - Regional Trends in the Supply and Demand for Pulses. Farming Systems and Management. Biotechnological Interventions. Integrated Pest Management. Marketing Opportunities - New Market Uses for Pulses. Lessons from Lupins. Germplasm and Biodiversity. Nutritional Value in Food and Feed. Conference Summaries.