Biology, Production and Utilization

March 2002
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    7th March 2002
  • ISBN 9780851995243
  • Language English
  • Pages 352 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Cassava is a major tropical tuber crop found throughout the tropics (India, Oceania, Africa and Latin America). Hitherto, there has been no single text covering all aspects of cassava biology, production and utilization. This book fills that gap, representing the first comprehensive research level overview of this main staple crop. Chapters are written by leading experts in this field from all continents. The book is suitable for those working and researching in cassava, in both developed and developing countries, as well as advanced students.

Part 1: Origin, Distribution and Economic Importance
1.1: Origin and Taxonomy of Cassava, A C Allem, EMBRAPA, Brasilia
1.2: Cassava in South America and the Caribbean, G Henry, CIRAD, Brazil and C Hershey, Manheim, PA, USA
1.3: Cassava in Africa, R J Hillocks, Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, Maritime, Kent, UK
1.4: Cassava in Asia and the Pacific, I Onwueme, University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
Part 2: Botany, Crop Physiology and Agronomy
2.1: Botany and Crop Physiology, A A Alvez, EMBRAPA-CNPMF, Cruz das Almas, Brazil
2.2: Agronomy and Cropping Systems, D Leihner, FAO, Rome, Italy
2.3: Mineral Nutrition and Fertilisation, R H Howeler, CIAT, Bangkok, Thailand
Part 3: Genetics and Crop Improvement
3.1: Breeding for Crop Improvement, D L Jennings, Kent, UK and C Iglesias, Weaver Popcorn Co, New Richmond, Indiana, USA
3.2: Genetic Resources and Conservation, N Q Ng and S C Ng, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria
3.3: Cassava Biotechnology, M Fregene, CIAT, Cali, Colombia and J Puonti-Kaerlas, ETH Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland
Part 4: Crop Protection
4.1: Arthropod Pests and IPM, A Bellotti, CIAT, Cali, Colombia
4.2: The Origins and Taxonomy of Cassava, L A Calvert, CIAT, Cali, Colombia and J M Thresh, Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, Maritime, Kent, UK
4.3: Bacterial, Fungal and Nematode Diseases, R J Hillocks, Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, Maritime, Kent, UK and K Wydra, Georg August Universitat, Gottingen, Germany
Part 5: Crop Utilisation
5.1: Cassava Utilization, Storage and Small-scale Processing, A Westby, Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, Maritime, Kent, UK
5.2: Cassava in Food, Feed and Industry, C Balagopalan, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Kerala, India

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