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Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Bill Rooney

Volume 2 in this sequence summarises key research on the wide range of uses of sorghum as food, animal feed and for biofuel. It also assesses the challenges of growing sorghum in different parts of the world and how these are being addressed.

About the Editor

Dr Rooney is Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Science at Texas A&M University, USA. He has written widely on sorghum breeding and released a number of new varieties for use both in the US and Central America. He is a member and current Chair of the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America which brings together experts from a number of universities to improve sorghum cultivation.
Publication date: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 240
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£130.00

Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Bill Rooney

Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop (after rice, maize, wheat and barley). The first volume in this two-volume collection reviews advances in understanding sorghum physiology and genetics as well as developments in breeding new varieties and their more efficient cultivation.

About the Editor

Dr Rooney is Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Science at Texas A&M University, USA. He has written widely on sorghum breeding and released a number of new varieties for use both in the US and Central America. He is a member and current Chair of the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America which brings together experts from a number of universities to improve sorghum cultivation.
Publication date: 16 February 2018 Number of pages: 380
Hardback
£180.00

Rice insect pests and their management

By Prof. E. A. Heinrichs

This book uses the unique expertise of leading rice entomologists from Africa, Asia and the Americas to provide the first global coverage of rice insect pests. The groups of insects discussed are : Root and stem feeders, Stem borers, Rice gall midges, Leafhoppers and planthoppers, Foliage feeders and, finally, Panicle feeders. The book concludes with a discussion of integrated management of insect pests.

About the Author

Professor E. A. “Short” Heinrichs is Research Professor in Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Publication date: 16 June 2017 Number of pages: 292



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Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2

Edited by Dr Dave Watson

Volume 2 covers methods for improving maize cultivation, from seed selection to nutrition, irrigation and techniques such as intercropping. It also reviews research on key pests and diseases and methods for their control in making cultivation more efficient and sustainable.

About the Editor

Dr Watson is Programme Manager for the CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE, based at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Dave has worked for nearly 30 years in the transformation and sustainable intensification of agrarian systems, in both developed countries and developing countries. During the last decade, he worked as manager of the Innovative Partnership Programme for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and as the Director for Project Development and Management at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
Publication date: 31 July 2017 Number of pages: 470



£190.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Takuji Sasaki

This collection reviews advances in breeding techniques as well as improving traits such as flood or drought resistance. It also discusses advances in understanding the nutritional role of rice and ways this can be enhanced to feed a growing population.

About the Editor

Dr Takuji Sasaki is Professor at the Nodai Research Institute, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. Professor Sasaki is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Rice, and played a leading role in the international rice genome sequencing project.
Publication date: 22 May 2017 Number of pages: 298



£140.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 1

Edited by Dr Dave Watson

This volume focuses on breeding new varieties with desirable traits such as drought tolerance and improved nutritional value as well as how such innovations can be successfully deployed in the developing world.

About the Editor

Dr Watson is Programme Manager for the CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE, based at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Dave has worked for nearly 30 years in the transformation and sustainable intensification of agrarian systems, in both developed countries and developing countries. During the last decade, he worked as manager of the Innovative Partnership Programme for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and as the Director for Project Development and Management at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
Publication date: 09 June 2017 Number of pages: 348



£150.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Takuji Sasaki

Volume 2 reviews ways of improving cultivation of rice, from planting to soil management, nutrition and irrigation as well as techniques such as integrated crop management. It also discusses key pests and diseases and methods for their control in making cultivation more productive and sustainable.

About the Editor

Dr Takuji Sasaki is Professor at the Nodai Research Institute, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. Professor Sasaki is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Rice, and played a leading role in the international rice genome sequencing project.
Publication date: 22 May 2017 Number of pages: 438



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Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Peter Langridge

This book reviews advances in breeding techniques as well as their application to produce drought-resistant and other improved varieties. It also discusses wheat nutritional quality. Finally it reviews developments such as disease-resistant varieties and other techniques to combat pests and diseases.

About the Editor

Dr Peter Langridge is Emeritus Professor of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and former CEO of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFC). Professor Langridge is also Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative set up to coordinate international research in wheat.
Publication date: 30 June 2017 Number of pages: 686



£210.00
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Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Peter Langridge

Volume 2 discusses ways of improving cultivation from variety selection to post-harvest storage. It reviews trends in integrated crop management, sustainable intensification and organic cultivation before concluding by looking at ways of supporting smallholders in the developing world.

About the Editor

Dr Peter Langridge is Emeritus Professor of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and former CEO of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFC). Professor Langridge is also Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative set up to coordinate international research in wheat.
Publication date: 31 July 2017 Number of pages: 350



£130.00
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