ISBN 9788123908175,Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops

Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops






Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9788123908175

ISBN-10 8123908172

Hard Back

Number of Pages 269 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops discusses how heterosis or hybrid vigor has played a major role in improving crop productivity and quality in order to feed the ever- increasing human population particularly in developing countries. Plant breeders agronomists seed producers and farmers will discover why the development of hybrids in the worlds major food crops and why the methods of hybrid seed production are critical for achieving this goal. This landmark book deals with heterosis and hybrid seed production of major agronomic crops such as wheat rice maize sorghum cotton sunflower and rapeseed. Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops gives you a global perspective on essential food crops in all parts of the world. This informative guide will help you use hybrid seed production methods with important agricultural crops and increase the quality of these vital and essential food sources.

About the Author
Amarjit S.Basra PhD is a Botanist (Associate Professor) at Punjab Agricultural University. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Physiology at Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands. The author of numerous research and professional publications Dr. Basra has received coveted scientific awards and honors in recognition of his original and outstanding contributions to crop science. He has made scientific trips to several countries and provides leadership in organizing and fostering
cooperation in crop research at the international level