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Advances in Agronomy, Vol. 64 by Donald L. Sparks

By Donald L. Sparks

Quantity sixty four includes six accomplished reports masking key modern subject matters on crop and soil sciences. As continually, the subjects are assorted and exemplary of the array of subject material coated via this long-running serial. With this most recent quantity, Advances in Agronomy is still well-known as a number one reference and as a main resource of the newest examine in agronomy, crop technology, and soil technology. Key good points * Cytogenics and genetics of pearl millet * finished examine advances in ICP emission and ICP spectrometry * Cotton progress and nitrogen provide * assets and behaviour of arsenic within the soil surroundings * Dryland cropping intensification tools * How plant roots gather mineral food

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J. (1993). Genetics of qualitative traits in pearl millet: A review. Crop Sci. 33, 1-20. Andrews, D. J. (1987). Breeding pearl millet grain hybrids. In “Hybrid Seed Production of Selected Cereal Oil and Vegetable Crops” (W. A. Feistzer and A. F. ), pp. 83-109. FA0 Plant Production and Protection, Paper 82, Rome. Andrews, D. , King, S. , Witcomb, J. , Singh, S. , Rai, K. , Thakur, R. , Talukdar, B. , Chavan, S. , and Singh, P. (1985). Breeding for disease resistance and yield in pearl millet. Field Crops Res.

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GENETICS OF QUANTITATIVE TRAITS Burton (195 1, 1959) conducted some of the first quantitative genetic studies on various plant characters and yields of pearl millet. Virk (1988) published a comprehensive review on quantitative studies conducted on pearl millet. Both additive and nonadditive genetic variances are important in pearl millet. However, the nonadditive component tends to be more important, indicating the opportunity to successfully take advantage of hybrid vigor for both grain and forage production.

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