Principles of Plant Breeding

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 264 pages
As ancient as agriculture itself, plant breeding is one of civilization\'s oldest activities. Today, world food production is more dependent than ever on the successful cultivation of only a handful of major crops, while continuing advances in agriculture rely on successfully breeding new varieties that are well-adapted to their human-influenced ecological circumstances. Plant breeding involves elements of both natural and cultural selection-a process which operates on individual plants and on plant populations. This book offers the most recent detailed knowledge of plant reproduction and their environmental interaction, which can help guide new breeding programs and help insure continuing progress in providing more food for growing populations produced with better care of the environment.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

good book

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Best book for plant breeders

Contents

II
3
IV
12
VI
24
VIII
36
X
48
XII
69
XIII
71
XIV
84
XIX
121
XXI
136
XXIII
155
XXIV
157
XXV
175
XXVI
198
XXVIII
216
XXIX
221

XVI
95
XVII
116
XXX
225
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

Robert Wayne Allard was an American Plant Breeder and Plant Population Geneticist who is widely regarded as one of the leading plant population geneticists of the 20th century.

Bibliographic information