Lentil: An Ancient Crop for Modern Times

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Shyam S. Yadav, David L. McNeil, Philip C. Stevenson
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 8, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 486 pages
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The lentil is one of the first foods to have been cultivated and has maintained excellent socio-economic value for over 8,000 years. The ancient crop is now a crop for modern times in both developing and developed countries today. The international market in recent years has increased significantly and this crop is gaining an important place in cropping systems under different ecologies. It is grown in over 35 countries, has a broad range of uses around the world, and the different seed and plant types adapted to an increasingly wide range of ecologies makes this comprehensive volume even more important today. This book covers all aspects of diversity, breeding and production technologies, and the contents include: Origin, adaptation, ecology and diversity; Utilization, nutrition and production technologies; Genetic enhancement, mutation and wild relatives; Breeding methods and lensomics achievements; Productivity, profitability and world trade. This book presents the most comprehensive and up to date review of research on lentil production systems, biotic and abiotic stresses management, quality seed production, storage techniques and lentil growing around the world.
 

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Contents

HISTORY AND ORIGIN
1
LENS BIODIVERSITY
10
ADAPTATION AND ECOLOGY
23
USES AND CONSUMPTION
33
NUTRITIONAL VALUE
47
GLOBAL PRODUCTION AND WORLD TRADE
95
LENTILBASED CROPPING SYSTEMS
106
RHIZOBIUM MANAGEMENT AND NITROGEN FIXATION
127
WILD RELATIVES AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES
225
BREEDING METHODS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
241
VARIETAL ADAPTATION PARTICIPATORY BREEDING AND PLANT TYPE
254
LENSOMICS ADVANCES IN GENOMICS AND MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES FOR LENTIL BREEDING AND MANAGEMENT
275
CHAPTER 18 LENTIL DISEASES
291
CHAPTER 19 ABIOTIC STRESSES
314
INSECT PESTS OF LENTIL AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
331
QUALITY SEED PRODUCTION
349

NUTRIENT AND IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT
145
WEED MANAGEMENT
159
COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION AND PROFITABILITY
173
GENETICS AND CYTOGENETICS OF LENTIL
187
CHAPTER 13 MUTATION BREEDIN
209
DRYING AND STORING LENTILS ENGINEERING AND ENTOMOLOGICAL ASPECTS
384
LENTIL GROWERS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD
415
Index
443
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