Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production

Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production : Opportunities and Constraints

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Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production: Opportunities and Constraints presents key insights into accelerating the breeding of sustainable and superior varieties.

The book explores the genetic engineering/biotechnology that has played a vital role in transforming economically important traits from distant/wild species to cultivated varieties, enhancing the quality and quantity of oil and seed yield production. Integrated nutrient management, efficient water management, and forecasting models for pests diseases outbreaks and integrated pest and pest management have also added new dimensions in breeding for sustainable production. With the rise in demand, the scientific community has responded positively by directing a greater amount of research towards sustainable production both for edible and industrial uses.

Covering the latest information on various major world oil crops including rapeseed mustard, sunflower, groundnut, sesame, oilpalm, cotton, linseed/flax, castor and olive, this book brings the latest advances together in a single volume for researchers and advanced level students.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 582 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 33.02mm | 1,380g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128013095
  • 9780128013090

Table of contents

1. Strategies for increasing production of oilseeds on sustainable basis

2. Breeding oil crops for sustainable production: heavy metal tolerance

3. Brassicas

4. Sunflower

5. Groundnut

6. Sesame

7. Safflower

8. Niger

9. Coconut

10. Oil palm

11. Olive

12. Soybean

13. OMICS: A new approach for sustainable production

14. Forecasting of diseases and insect-pests for value-added agro-advisory

15. Designer oil crops for sustainable production

16. Genetic improvement of rapeseed-mustard through induced mutations

17. Pollination intervention in oilseed crops

18. Breeding oilseed for climate change

19. Possibilities of sustainable oil processing

20. Integrated pest management
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