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Title Root and tuber crops / edited by J.E. Bradshaw.
Imprint New York ; London : Springer, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Handbook of plant breeding ; v. 7
Handbook of plant breeding ; v. 7.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Root crops.
Tuber crops.
Root crops -- Breeding.
Tuber crops -- Breeding.
Plants.
Breeding.
wortelgewassen
root crops
knollen
tubers
plantenveredeling
plant breeding
biotechnologie
biotechnology
plantenanatomie
plant anatomy
genomica
genomics
plantengenetica
plant genetics
Plant Breeding and Genetics (General)
Root and Tuber Crops
Plantenveredeling en -genetica (algemeen)
Wortel- en knolgewassen
Contents Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Potatoes; 2 Cassava; 3 Sweet Potato; 4 Yams; 5 Taro and Cocoyam; 6 Sugar Beet; 7 Fodder Beet; 8 Swedes and Turnips; Index.
Summary It is important to include "Tuber and Root Crops" in the "Handbook of Plant Breeding". They include starchy staple crops that are of increasing importance for global food security and relief of poverty, important millennium goals for the United Nations. Indeed, 2008 was the UN International Year of the Potato in recognition of this role of the potato as the world's third most important food crop after wheat and rice. The other major staples are cassava, sweet potato and yam. Together they occupy about 50 million hectares, with production at 640 million metric tons, of which.
Other Author Bradshaw, J. E.
Other Title Print version: Root and tuber crops. New York ; London : Springer, 2010 9780387927640