Cassava: Biology, Production and Utilization

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R. J. Hillocks, J. M. Thresh, Anthony Bellotti
CABI, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 332 pages
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Cassava is a major tropical tuber crop found throughout the tropics (India, Oceania, Africa and Latin America). Hitherto, there has been no single text covering all aspects of cassava biology, production and utilization. This book fills that gap, representing the first comprehensive research level overview of this main staple crop. Chapters are written by leading experts in this field from all continents. The book is suitable for those working and researching in cassava, in both developed and developing countries, as well as advanced students.
 

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Contents

The Origins and Taxonomy of Cassava
1
Cassava in South America and the Caribbean
17
Cassava in Africa
41
Cassava in Asia and the Pacific
55
Cassava Botany and Physiology
67
Agronomy and Cropping Systems
91
Cassava Mineral Nutrition and Fertilization
115
Breeding for Crop Improvement
149
Cassava Biotechnology
179
Arthropod Pests
209
The Viruses and Virus Diseases of Cassava
237
Bacterial Fungal and Nematode Diseases
261
Cassava Utilization Storage and Smallscale Processing
281
Cassava Utilization in Food Feed and Industry
301
Index
319
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Genetic Resources and Conservation
167

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