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The lentil: botany, production and uses.

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This book provides a comprehensive review of current lentil research. It contains 26 chapters covering topics on lentil global production, supply and demand; origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread; plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit; agroecology and adaptation; genetic resources collection, characterization, conservation and documentation; genetic enhancement for yield and yield stability; breeding for short season environments; improvement in Developed Countries; advances in molecular research; breeding and management to minimize the effects of drought and improve water use efficiency; soil nutrient management; cropping systems; biological nitrogen fixation and soil health improvement; mechanization; disease, pest and weed management; seed quality; postharvest processing and value addition; and food preparation and use. The last chapter presents field-based evidence of adoption of improved lentil cultivars from two cases: Bangladesh and Ethiopia.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Erskine, W. Muehlbauer, F. J. Sarker, A. Sharma, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 4) Global production, supply and demand. Author(s): Erskine, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 13) Origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread. Author(s): Cubero, J. I. Pérez de la Vega, M. Fratini, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 34) Plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit. Author(s): Saxena, M. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Agroecology and crop adaptation. Author(s): Materne, M. Siddique, K. H. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 64) Genetic resources: collection, characterization, conservation and documentation. Author(s): Furman, B. J. Coyne, C. Redden, B. Sharma, S. K. Vishnyakova, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 76) Genetics of economic traits. Author(s): Sharma, B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 102) Genetic enhancement for yield and yield stability. Author(s): Sarker, A. Aydogan, A. Chandra, S. Kharrat, M. Sabaghpour, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 121) Breeding for short season environments. Author(s): Rahman, M. M. Ashutosh Sarker Shiv Kumar Asghar Ali Yadav, N. K. Rahman, M. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 137) Improvement in developed countries. Author(s): Muehlbauer, F. J. Mihov, M. Vandenberg, A. Tullu, A. Materne, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Advances in molecular research. Author(s): Ford, R. Mustafa, B. Baum, M. Rajesh, P. N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 172) Breeding and management to minimize the effects of drought and improve water use efficiency. Author(s): Shrestha, R. Siddique, K. H. M. Turner, D. W. Turner, N. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 194) Soil nutrient management. Author(s): Yadav, S. S. McNeil, D. L. Andrews, M. Chen ChengCi Brand, J. Guriqbal Singh Shivakumar, B. G. Gangaiah, B.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 213) Cropping systems and production agronomy. Author(s): Masood Ali Singh, K. K. Pramanik, S. C. Ali, M. O.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 229) Biological nitrogen fixation and soil health improvement. Author(s): Quinn, M. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 248) Mechanization. Author(s): Diekmann, J. Al-Saleh, Y.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 262) Diseases and their management. Author(s): Chen, W. D. Basandrai, A. K. Daisy Basandrai Banniza, S. Bayaa, B. Buchwaldt, L. Davidson, J. Larsen, R. Rubiales, D. Taylor, P. W. J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 282) Insect pests and their management. Author(s): Ram Ujagir Byrne, O. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 306) Virus diseases and their control. Author(s): Kumari, S. G. Larsen, R. Makkouk, K. M. Muhammad Bashir
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 326) Weed management. Author(s): Yenish, J. P. Brand, J. Pala, M. Haddad, A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 343) Parasitic weeds. Author(s): Rubiales, D. Fernández-Aparicio, M. Haddad, A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 350) Seed quality and alternative seed delivery systems. Author(s): Bishaw, Z. Makkawi, M. Niane, A. A.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 368) Nutritional and health-beneficial quality. Author(s): Grusak, M. A.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 391) Postharvest processing and value addition. Author(s): Vandenberg, A.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 408) Food preparation and use. Author(s): Raghuvanshi, R. S. Singh, D. P.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 425) The impact of improvement research: the case of Bangladesh and Ethiopia. Author(s): Aw-Hassan, A. A. Senait Regassa Islam, Q. M. S. Ashutosh Sarker