Organic Crop Breeding

Organic Crop Breeding

Editor(s): Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren, James R. Myers

Published Online: 16 DEC 2011 12:29PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470958582

Online ISBN: 9781119945932

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945932

About this Book

Organic Crop Breeding provides readers with a thorough review of the latest efforts by crop breeders and geneticists to develop improved varieties for organic production. The book opens with chapters looking at breeding efforts that focus on specific valuable traits such as quality, pest and disease resistance as well as the impacts improved breeding efforts can have on organic production. The second part of the book is a series of crop specific case studies that look at breeding efforts currently underway from around the world in crops ranging from carrots to corn. Organic Crop Breeding includes chapters from leading researchers in the field and is carefully edited by two pioneers in the field.

Organic Crop Breeding provides valuable insight for crop breeders, geneticist, crop science professionals, researchers, and advanced students in this quickly emerging field.

Table of contents

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  1. Section 1: General Topics Related to Organic Plant Breeding

    1. Chapter 6

      Centralized or Decentralized Breeding: The Potentials of Participatory Approaches for Low-Input and Organic Agriculture (pages 99–123)

      Dominique Desclaux, Salvatore Ceccarelli, John Navazio, Micaela Coley, Gilles Trouche, Silvio Aguirre, Eva Weltzien and Jacques Lançon

  2. Section 2: Organic Plant Breeding in Specific Crops

    1. Chapter 10

      Maize: Breeding and Field Testing for Organic Farmers (pages 175–189)

      Walter A. Goldstein, Walter Schmidt, Henriette Burger, Monika Messmer, Linda M. Pollak, Margaret E. Smith, Major M. Goodman, Frank J. Kutka and Richard C. Pratt

    2. Chapter 14

      Potato: Perspectives to Breed for an Organic Crop Ideotype (pages 227–237)

      Marjolein Tiemens-Hulscher, Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren and Ronald C. B. Hutten

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