1. This publication serves as a reference on the principles and procedures used to obtain hybrid seed of self and cross-pollination crop plants. For many crops, descriptions of these procedures are passed orally from experienced to inexperienced persons and are not available in the literature. This...
  2. This book provides a broad, general introduction to the principles of plant breeding, and has been written primarily for senior undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture, horticulture and applied biology. Only a familiarity with basic botany, cytogenetics and some statistics is assumed....
  3. 1977-01-19 This book is designed as a text to be used in an introductory course in plant breeding for advanced undergraduate students. Every attempt has been made to relate plant breeding to underlying genetic principles.
  4. As ancient as agriculture itself, plant breeding is one of civilization's oldest activities. Today, world food production is more dependent than ever on the successful cultivation of only a handful of major crops, while continuing advances in agriculture rely on successfully breeding new...
  5. The papers in this volume were originally presented at a workshop on participatory plant breeding which was held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on 26-29 July 1995. The workshop was convened to crystallize a novel approach that plant breeders genetic resource conservationists and social...
  6. Abstract, PSU Ag Science Magazine, 2019 Scientists are trying to unlock the secrets of stress response. If they succeed, crops may be designed to deal with a warming planet. Understanding how plants react to environmental stress and how we humans can enhance or direct their responses is a key...
  7. 2003-01-01 This book integrates many fields to help students understand the complexity of the basic science that underlies crop and food production.
  8. 2011-07-20 In her book, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties (reviewed in EDN 87), Carol Deppe mentions an open-pollinated, orange-fleshed tomato variety called ‘Caro Rich.’ The book states that ‘Caro Rich’ is second only to carrot as a source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A). It is an indeterminate variety, so...
  9. 1999-07-19 In Honduras, after Hurricane Mitch, several NGO's working with small farmers were concerned that cross-pollination occurring between the hybrid maize variety and existing open-pollinated varieties would reduce yields of both traditional varieties and the new, improved open-pollinated varieties in...
  10. 1998-02-19 Dr. Phil Rowe, with the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research (FHIA), has developed two robust hybrid bananas that are resistant to Black Sigatoka. These new hybrids are also resistant to Panama disease and tolerant of nematodes.