The World Wheat Book
A History of Wheat Breeding, volume 2

Coordonnateurs : BONJEAN Alain P., ANGUS William J., VAN GINKEL Maarten

Langue : Anglais
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It is ten years since Volume 1 of The World Wheat Book was completed and the intervening years have seen many changes in the world economy, in agriculture in the countries where wheat is grown, and major developments in the techniques of wheat breeding.
This second volume therefore updates – but does not replace – the first volume by adding to the countries discussed, giving an update on agronomy and cropping practices, and reviewing the technological advances in wheat breeding techniques. The opening chapters summarise the history of wheat growing, the development of wheat breeding, and the current status of breeding in the countries covered. The next set of chapters looks at agronomy and cropping practices in a wide range of wheat growing regions across the world. The third set of chapters records the latest advances in wheat breeding, looking at concepts and strategies as well as current and developing techniques. The fourth set reviews the developing end uses. The final group of chapters examines specifi c biotic and abiotic threats from viruses, insect pests and diseases. This book is subtitled A History of Wheat Breeding. It would be even more accurate to say that it records and discusses the continuing history of wheat breeding. As stated by Pierre Pagesse, Chairman of Groupe Limagrain, in his Preface: “The future of wheat rests in our hands and in those who succeed us. Let us try to do this together in a visionary and determined manner”.
Part 1. Wheat breeding: Country perspectives. Wheat breeding in Belgium. Wheat breeding in the Netherlands. Wheat breeding in Norway. Wheat breeding in Finland. Wheat in the Republic of Ireland. Wheat breeding in Spain. Wheat breeding in Bulgaria. Wheat breeding in Lithuania. History of wheat breeding in the Czech Republic. The history of wheat breeding in Latvia. The history of wheat breeding in Greece. The history of wheat breeding in Mexico. Wheat improvement in Pakistan. The history of wheat breeding in Bangladesh. Wheat in Israel: history and present status. Wheat breeding in Morocco: a historical perspective. Wheat breeding in Tunisia. History of wheat breeding in Paraguay. Part 2. Agronomy and cropping practices. Intensive wheat agronomy: UK example. Semi-intensive wheat: Hungarian example. Irrigated wheat in China. Agronomy and cropping practices in semiarid conditions in Australia. Wheat production in northern high latitudes: Canadian example. Increases in cereal and oilseeds productivity and profitability through conservation agriculture: Argentine experience. Part 3. Advances in wheat breeding. Linking the genome to phenotypes in wheat: advances in technologies and concepts. Modelling conventional and marker-assisted inbred line development strategies. New technologies for wheat improvement and their integration into wheat breeding programmes. Molecular characterisation of major genes controlling photoperiod response and vernalisation requirement in wheat. Modelling wheat production. Development, management and utilization of synthetic hexaploids in wheat improvement. Wheat bioinformatics. Application of plant physiology in wheat breeding. An overview of hybrid wheat production in South Africa and review of current worldwide wheat hybrid developments. Breeding, transformation, and physiological strategies for the development of wheat with high zinc and iron grain concentration. Part 4. Biotic and abiotic threats.