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Title Root and tuber crops / edited by J.E. Bradshaw
Published New York ; London : Springer, 2010

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Description 1 online resource
Series Handbook of plant breeding ; v. 7
Handbook of plant breeding ; v. 7.
Contents Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Potatoes; 2 Cassava; 3 Sweet Potato; 4 Yams; 5 Taro and Cocoyam; 6 Sugar Beet; 7 Fodder Beet; 8 Swedes and Turnips; Index
Summary It is important to include "Tuber and Root Crops" in the "Handbook of Plant Breeding". They include starchy staple crops that are of increasing importance for global food security and relief of poverty, important millennium goals for the United Nations. Indeed, 2008 was the UN International Year of the Potato in recognition of this role of the potato as the world's third most important food crop after wheat and rice. The other major staples are cassava, sweet potato and yam. Together they occupy about 50 million hectares, with production at 640 million metric tons, of which
Analysis wortelgewassen
root crops
knollen
tubers
plantenveredeling
plant breeding
biotechnologie
biotechnology
plantenanatomie
plant anatomy
genomica
genomics
plantengenetica
plant genetics
Plant Breeding and Genetics (General)
Root and Tuber Crops
Plantenveredeling en -genetica (algemeen)
Wortel- en knolgewassen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
In Springer eBooks
Subject Root crops.
Tuber crops.
Root crops -- Breeding
Tuber crops -- Breeding
Plants.
Botany.
Plants
Breeding
vegetation.
GARDENING -- Techniques.
Tuber crops.
Root crops -- Breeding.
Tuber crops -- Breeding.
Agriculture.
Root crops.
Biom├ędecine.
Sciences de la vie.
Root crops.
Tuber crops.
Form Electronic book
Author Bradshaw, J. E.
ISBN 9780387927657
0387927654
0387927646
9780387927640
1282979426
9781282979420