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Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Soybeans Volume 1: Breeding and Cultivation Techniques (Hardcover)


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By Henry T. Nguyen (Contribution by), M. B. Zhang (Contribution by), X. T. Chu (Contribution by)
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This is book number 29 in the Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science series.


Soybeans are one of the most widely-grown crops in the world. As the world's main source of vegetable protein, they have a wide range of food and non-food uses. Current yields need to increase significantly to meet growing demand but in a way that reduces input use, does not damage the environment and is resilient to climate change. This collection reviews the wealth of research addressing this challenge.

Volume 1 focuses on breeding and cultivation techniques. Part 1 starts by reviewing our understanding of soybean physiology and genetic diversity. It then discusses advances in conventional and marker-assisted breeding, as well as transgenic techniques, and their use to produce more stress-resistant varieties. Part 2 reviews key advances in cultivation techniques to make the most of these new varieties.

With its distinguished editor and international team of authors, this will be a standard reference for sorghum scientists, growers, government and non-government agencies supporting sorghum cultivation. It is accompanied by a companion volume that looks at diseases and pests as well as the crops range of uses.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786761125
ISBN-10: 1786761122
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: May 31st, 2018
Pages: 342
Language: English
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science