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© 1987

Breeding Field Crops

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 1-15
  3. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 16-37
  4. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 38-63
  5. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 64-86
  6. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 87-108
  7. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 109-128
  8. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 129-147
  9. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 171-186
  10. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 187-213
  11. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 214-236
  12. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 237-254
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  14. John Milton Poehlman
    Pages 290-339
  15. John Milton Poehlman
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  16. John Milton Poehlman
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  17. John Milton Poehlman
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  18. John Milton Poehlman
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  19. John Milton Poehlman
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About this book

Introduction

While preparing the first edition of this textbook I attended an extension short course on writing agricultural publications. The message I remember was "select your audience and write to it. " There has never been any doubt about the audience for which this textbook was written, the introductory course in crop breeding. In addition, it has become a widely used reference for the graduate plant-breeding student and the practicing plant breeder. In its prepa­ ration, particular attention has been given to advances in plant-breeding theo­ ry and their utility in plant-breeding practice. The blend of the theoretical with the practical has set this book apart from other plant-breeding textbooks. The basic structure and the objectives of the earlier editions remain un­ changed. These objectives are (1) to review essential features of plant re­ production, Mendelian genetic principles, and related genetic developments applicable in plant-breeding practice; (2) to describe and evaluate established and new plant-breeding procedures and techniques, and (3) to discuss plant­ breeding objectives with emphasis on the importance of proper choice of objec­ tive for achieving success in variety development. Because plant-breeding activities are normally organized around specific crops, there are chapters describing breeding procedures and objectives for the major crop plants; the crops were chosen for their economic importance or diversity in breeding sys­ tems. These chapters provide a broad overview of the kinds of problems with which the breeder must cope.

Keywords

Heterosis Mutation Triticale agriculture breeding corn crop plants crops development fungi genetic engineering plant breeding plants quality resistance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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