Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Crops I

Crops I (Hardback)

£475.50
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Production of food to meet the demands of an ever-increasing human population in the world is the major task and challenge to agriculture today. The conventional methods of plant breeding alone can no longer cope with the situation. The success of any crop improvement program depends on the extent of genetic variability in the base population, but due to denuding of forests and agricultural land, the naturally occurring pool of germplasm is being depleted. An urgent need is therefore ap- parent to create new variability and increase the genetic base of agricul- tural crops. Agricultural biotechnology has progressed to a stage in the produc- tion of plants where specific characteristics to improve their yield, ap- pearance, disease-resistance, nutritional quality and adaptation to ad- verse soil conditions can be built into the seed. This concept of built-in quality implies a continuous scientific endeavour to improve plant char- acters using a wide range of possibilities, and it also implies a scrutiny of the materials and methods available in the world today.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural scienceNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingForestry & silviculture: practice & techniquesScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciencesScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciences Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Publication Date: 01/04/1986 ISBN-13: 9783540158424  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

More books by Y. P. S. Bajaj

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Advancing Food Integrity: GMO...
(Hardback)
Gabriela Steier
 
 
£53.99
 
Laboratory Techniques in Plant...
(Hardback)
Suresh G. Borkar
 
 
£125.00
 
Practical Manual on Plant Cytogenetics
(Hardback)
Ram J. Singh
 
 
£115.00
 
Sustainable Management of Arthropod...
(Paperback)
Waqas Wakil; Gerald E. Brust; Thomas...
 
 
£98.95
 
Latest Blog
Why Little Women is the Perfect Christmas Read
15/12/2017

Publisher of the Macmillan Collectors Library, Harriet Sanders, celebrates the arrival on tv this Christmas of Little Women

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd