The World Wheat Book: A History of Wheat Breeding  Volume 2
1285 Pages
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The World Wheat Book: A History of Wheat Breeding Volume 2

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1285 Pages
English

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It is ten years since Volume 1 of The World Wheat Book was completed and
the intervening years have seen many changes in the world economy, in
agriculture in the countries where wheat is grown, and major developments
in the techniques of wheat breeding.
This second volume therefore
updates – but does not replace – the first volume by adding to the
countries discussed, giving an update on agronomy and cropping practices,
and reviewing the technological advances in wheat breeding techniques. The
opening chapters summarise the history of wheat growing, the development
of wheat breeding, and the current status of breeding in the countries
covered. The next set of chapters looks at agronomy and cropping practices
in a wide range of wheat growing regions across the world. The third set
of chapters records the latest advances in wheat breeding, looking at
concepts and strategies as well as current and developing techniques. The
fourth set reviews the developing end uses. The final group of chapters
examines specifi c biotic and abiotic threats from viruses, insect pests
and diseases. This book is subtitled A History of Wheat Breeding. It would
be even more accurate to say that it records and discusses the continuing
history of wheat breeding. As stated by Pierre Pagesse, Chairman of Groupe
Limagrain, in his Preface: “The future of wheat rests in our hands and in
those who succeed us. Let us try to do this together in a visionary and
determined manner”.
Part 1. Wheat breeding: Country perspectives. Wheat breeding in
Belgium. Wheat breeding in the Netherlands. Wheat breeding in Norway.
Wheat breeding in Finland. Wheat in the Republic of Ireland. Wheat
breeding in Spain. Wheat breeding in Bulgaria. Wheat breeding in
Lithuania. History of wheat breeding in the Czech Republic. The history of
wheat breeding in Latvia. The history of wheat breeding in Greece. The
history of wheat breeding in Mexico. Wheat improvement in Pakistan. The
history of wheat breeding in Bangladesh. Wheat in Israel: history and
present status. Wheat breeding in Morocco: a historical perspective. Wheat
breeding in Tunisia. History of wheat breeding in Paraguay. Part 2.
Agronomy and cropping practices.
Intensive wheat agronomy: UK example.
Semi-intensive wheat: Hungarian example. Irrigated wheat in China.
Agronomy and cropping practices in semiarid conditions in Australia. Wheat
production in northern high latitudes: Canadian example. Increases in
cereal and oilseeds productivity and profitability through conservation
agriculture: Argentine experience. Part 3. Advances in wheat breeding.
Linking the genome to phenotypes in wheat: advances in technologies and
concepts. Modelling conventional and marker-assisted inbred line
development strategies. New technologies for wheat improvement and their
integration into wheat breeding programmes. Molecular characterisation of
major genes controlling photoperiod response and vernalisation requirement
in wheat. Modelling wheat production. Development, management and
utilization of synthetic hexaploids in wheat improvement. Wheat
bioinformatics. Application of plant physiology in wheat breeding. An
overview of hybrid wheat production in South Africa and review of current
worldwide wheat hybrid developments. Breeding, transformation, and
physiological strategies for the development of wheat with high zinc and
iron grain concentration. Part 4. Biotic and abiotic threats.

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Published 20 July 2011
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EAN13 9782743019624
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Language English

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It is ten years since Volume 1 of The World Wheat Book was completed and the intervening years have seen many changes in the world economy, in agriculture in the countries where wheat is grown, and major developments in the techniques of wheat breeding.
This second volume therefore updates – but does not replace – the first volume by adding to the countries discussed, giving an update on agronomy and cropping practices, and reviewing the technological advances in wheat breeding techniques. The opening chapters summarise the history of wheat growing, the development of wheat breeding, and the current status of breeding in the countries covered. The next set of chapters looks at agronomy and cropping practices in a wide range of wheat growing regions across the world. The third set of chapters records the latest advances in wheat breeding, looking at concepts and strategies as well as current and developing techniques. The fourth set reviews the developing end uses. The final group of chapters examines specifi c biotic and abiotic threats from viruses, insect pests and diseases. This book is subtitled A History of Wheat Breeding. It would be even more accurate to say that it records and discusses the continuing history of wheat breeding. As stated by Pierre Pagesse, Chairman of Groupe Limagrain, in his Preface: “The future of wheat rests in our hands and in those who succeed us. Let us try to do this together in a visionary and determined manner”.