Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes - Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science

Hardback (12 Mar 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Grain legumes are characterised by their nutritional value, an ability to grow rapidly and improve soil health by fixing nitrogen. This makes them a key rotation crop in promoting food security amongst smallholders in particular. However, yields are constrained by factors such as pests and diseases as well as vulnerability to poor soils, drought and other effects of climate change.

This collection reviews the wealth of research addressing these challenges. Volume 1 focusses on breeding and cultivation. Part 1 summarises advances in understanding crop physiology and genetic diversity, and how this understanding has informed the development of new varieties. Part 2 reviews improvements in cultivation techniques to make the most of these new varieties, from variety selection and seed quality management, through pest and disease management to storage and quality assessment.

With its distinguished editorial team and international range of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for the grain legume research community and farmers of these important crops as well as government and other agencies responsible for agricultural development. It is accompanied by a companion volume which reviews particular grain legumes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786761361
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Imprint: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 633.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 802g
Height: 237mm
Width: 208mm
Spine width: 31mm