Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Volume 1: From Improved Varieties to Local Applications (Hardcover)

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Volume 1: From Improved Varieties to Local Applications By Dave Watson (Editor), Denise E. Costich (Contribution by), J. Stephen Smith (Contribution by) Cover Image

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Volume 1: From Improved Varieties to Local Applications (Hardcover)

By Dave Watson (Editor), Denise E. Costich (Contribution by), J. Stephen Smith (Contribution by)

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This is book number 1 in the Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science series.

Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 1 reviews research on breeding and its use in improving nutritional quality and agronomic performance. It then goes on to discuss the challenges in translating these advances into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world.

Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 1: From improved varieties to local applications will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 2 which reviews improvements in cultivation techniques as well as the management of pests and diseases.

Product Details ISBN: 9781786760081
ISBN-10: 1786760088
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: June 9th, 2017
Pages: 350
Language: English
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science