Series: Horticultural Reviews (Book 11)
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Wiley; Volume 11 edition (September 27, 1993)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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Activities surrounding plant germplasm have increased in recent years, and changes in federal programs have prompted questions from people within and outside the government. The present volume addresses the many facets of the NPGS including acquisition through preservation; and evaluation to enhancement. Acidic paper. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Contains the latest information on all areas of plant breeding including major horticultural and field crops and such specialties as nuts, mushrooms and trees grown for timber and pulp. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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