The Lentil

Botany, Production and Uses

Hardback
June 2009
9781845934873
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    19th June 2009
  • ISBN 9781845934873
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 4 illus
$231.25

In the last three decades, the global production of lentils has almost tripled due to larger harvest areas but also more importantly from progress in research and productivity. Chapters outline improvements in production, such as water and soil nutrient management, agronomy, mechanization and weed management. Developments in genetics and breeding are discussed alongside improved knowledge of the lentil's origin, domestication, morphology and adaptation. The implementation and impact of this new research at the farm level is also addressed as well as the crop's post-harvest processing and nutritional value.

Part 1. Genetic Resources and their Utilization
1. Genetic resources: collection, characterization, conservation and documentation, 2. Genetics of economic traits, 3. Genetic enhancement for yield and yield stability, 4. Breeding for short-season environments, 5.Improvement in developed countries, 6. Advances in molecular research

Part 2. Diseases, Pests and Weeds
7. Diseases and their management, 8.Insect pests and their management, 9. Viral diseases and their control, 10. Weed management, 11.Parasitic weed management,

Part 4. Crop and Nutrient Management, Drought physiology and management for water use efficiency, Soil nutrient management, Cropping systems and production agronomy, Biological nitrogen fixation and soil health improvement, Mechanization, Human Nutrition and Uses, Nutritional value and quality, Post-harvest processing and value addition, Food preparations and use, Seed production and quality, Adoption and impact in the developing world

William Erskine

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Fred J. Muehlbauer

Fred J. Muehlbauer

Ashutosh Sarker

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Balram Sharma

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