Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production

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C. Wayne Smith, Javier Betrán, E. C. A. Runge
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 968 pages
Your all-in-one guide to corn. This book provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing, and worldwide utilization. This is the fourth, and final, volume in the series of comprehensive references on the major crops of the world.
  • Covers new biotechnology techniques for plant breeding and pest management
  • Provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing and worldwide utilization.
 

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Contents

2 Changes in Performance Parentage and Genetic
65
3 Germplasm Resources
99
4 Persistent and Popular Germplasm in Seventy
133
1 Physiology of the Corn Plant
235
2 The Corn Kernel
273
3 Corn Breeding
305
New Horizons
399
5 Cytogenetics of Corn
427
4 Hybrid Corn Seed Production
565
5 Insect Control
631
6 Disease Control
669
7 Weed Control
717
8 Corn Marketing
753
1 Harvest and Harvest Equipment
801
2 OnFarm Handling Storage and Quality
827
3 Corn Processing and Products
867

1 Production Statistics
463
2 Corn Management
481
3 World Corn Production Practices
523
4 Specialty Corns
897
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About the author (2004)

C. Wayne Smith is an associate professor and director of the Archaeological Preservation Research Laboratory - APRL . He holds the INA Faculty Fellowship. Working as a conservator, he specializes in the preservation of organic artifacts using silicone oils, resins, and other polymers. Archaeological Conservation Using Polymers, his most recent work published by Texas A&M University Press, discusses practical applications for the stabilization of organic artifacts. Since 1981, he has participated in survey and shipwreck assessment in the Great Lakes and participated as a student and research assistant in excavations at Port Royal, Jamaica. Working in conjunction with Donny L. Hamilton of Texas A&M University and Dow Corning Corporation of Midland, Michigan, he has developed and patented new conservation strategies and industrial applications. He also participates in numerous joint international research projects.

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