Plant Breeding in New Zealand

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Jun 2, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 309 pages
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Plant Breeding in New Zealand is a collection of papers that covers selecting and breeding of crops, pastures, fruits, timbers, and soil conservation plants in New Zealand. The book is divided into four parts, which are dealing with cropping, horticulture, forestry and soil conservation, and pasture.
The text first covers crop plants such as wheat, barley, and potatoes. The next part deals with horticulture produce, such as apples, berries, and citrus. Next, the book discusses forestry, soil conservation, and genetic techniques in plant improvement. The last part talks about the plants used in pastures, which include white and red clover, lucerne, and lotus and other legumes.
The book will be of great use to botanists, agriculturists, and horticulturists who wish to be aware of the plant selection and breeding methods used in New Zealand.
 

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Contents

Foreword
8
Introduction
9
CROPPING
11
HORTICULTURE
71
FORESTRY and SOIL CONSERVATION
179
PASTURE
213
GLOSSARY
295
INDEX OF CULTIVAR NAMES
301
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