Month: July 2009

New book in the library: Breeding major food staples

As the world’s population increases the need to produce greater quantities of major staple crops such as wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, sweet potato, barley, and banana in order to sufficiently feed the people of the world continues to grow. Breeding Major Food Staples covers improving...

New book in the library: Wheat Science and Trade

Wheat: Science and Trade is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference work designed to expand the current body of knowledge on this staple crop, incorporating new information made available by genetic advances, improvements in the understanding of wheat's biology, and changes in the wheat trade industry....

New CIMMYT publication: Wheat Facts and Futures 2009

Dixon, John ; Braun, Hans-Joachim ; Kosina, Petr ; Crouch, Jonathan (2009). Wheat Facts and Futures 2009. CIMMYT. Mexico. For nearly half a century, the international wheat breeding system has delivered improved high yielding varieties of wheat that created (along with rice) the Green Revolution...
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