Organic crop breeding

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Abstract

This book provides readers with a thorough review of the latest efforts by crop breeders and geneticists to develop improved varieties for organic production. The book opens with chapters looking at breeding efforts that focus on specific valuable traits such as quality, pest and disease resistance as well as the impacts improved breeding efforts can have on organic production. The second part of the book is a series of crop specific case studies that look at breeding efforts currently underway from around the world in crops ranging from carrots to corn. Organic Crop Breeding includes chapters from leading researchers in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester [etc.]
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Number of pages282
ISBN (Print)9780470958582
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • plant breeding
  • organic farming
  • crop quality
  • disease resistance
  • pest resistance

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