The book contains the proceedings of the Fifth International Wheat Conference at which leading international scientists reviewed current research issues and developments in wheat improvement. The debated topics cover breeding and genetics, genetic resources and importance of free germplasm exchange, breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses, physiology, agronomy and mineral nutrition, grain quality and biotechnology. A significant number of presentations were made by participants from the former USSR and Eastern and Central Europe, making this book also a prime reference for current wheat research and production status in these countries.
This book provides an opportunity for wheat scientists interested in global wheat improvement issues to obtain an insight into the research that is currently being conducted worldwide and the prospects of further improvement to meet the increasing demands for this food commodity.
0. Agricultural Development and Wheat Breeding in the 20th Century; W.E. Kronstad. 1. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program Using Enhanced Wheat Germplasm; W. Kronstad. 2. Wheat Research in Turkey; N. Zencirci, et al. 3. Strategies for Improving Wheat Grain Yield; R.G. Sears. 4. Yield and Stability Factors Associated with Hybrid Wheat; R. Bruns, et al. 5. Breeding Intensive Winter Bread Wheat Varieties for Southern Ukraine; N.A. Litvinenko. 6. Traditional and Novel Wheat Breeding Methods Used in Hungary; Z. Kertesz, et al. 7. Progress of Wheat Breeding Research in China; Z.H. He. 8. Breeding Wheat for Resistance to Biotic Stresses; R.A. McIntosh. 9. Breeding Wheat for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in Romania; M. Ittu, et al. 10. Comparison of Two Crossing and Four Selection Schemes for Yield, Yield Traits, and Slow Rusting Resistance to Leaf Rust in Wheat; R.P. Sing, et ah. 11. Bunts and Smuts of Wheat in North Africa and the Near East; O.F. Mamluk. 12. Improving Wheat Grain Filling under Stress by Stem Reserve Mobilisation; A. Blum. 13. Evaluating Physiological Traits to Complement Empirical Selection for Wheat in Warm Environments; M.P. Reynolds, et al. 14. A Concept of Selection for `Low Input' Wheat Varieties; N. El Bassam. 15. System Analysis of Frost Resistance in Winter Wheat and Its Use in Breeding; Y.P. Fedulov. 16. Plant Traits Related to Yield of Wheat in Early, Late, or Continuous Drought Conditions; M. van Ginkel, et al. 17. Breeding for Yield and Quality in Durum Wheat; S.R. Verma, et al. 18. Durum Wheat Breeding at the Cereal Research Institute, Szeged, Hungary; B. Beke, et al. 19. Variation in Endosperm Protein Composition and Technological Quality Properties in Durum Wheat; E. Porceddu, et al. 20. Network for Integrated Research to Improve Durum Wheat Productivity in the Mediterranean Region; M.M. Nachit. 21. Direct and Indirect Selection for Drought Tolerance in Alien Tetraploid Wheat x Durum Wheat Crosses; A. Al. Hakimi, et al. 22. Grain Yield and Quality: Does There Have To Be a Trade-Off?; W.K. Anderson, et al. 23. Reduced and Zero-Tillage Options for Establishment of Wheat After Rice in South Asia; P.R. Hobbs, et al. 24. Response of Bread and Durum Wheat Varieties to Supplemental Irrigation, Nitrogen Application and Planting Date; M. Pala, et al. 25. Screening for Zinc Efficiency among Wheat Relatives and Their Utilisation for Alien Gene Transfer; R. Schlegel, et al. 26. Continuous Spring Wheat Grown under Semi-Arid Conditions of Northern Kazakhstan; M. Suleimenov, et al. 27. Studies on Differential Response of Wheat Cultivars to Boron Toxicity; M. Kalaci, et al. 28. Method of Screening Bread Wheat for Tolerance to Boron; T.A. Campbell, et al. 29. Genetic Systems Regulating Flowering Response in Wheat; A.F. Stelmak. 30. Genetic Resources of Wheat Related Species: The Vrn Genes Controlling Growth Habit (Spring vs. Winter); N.P. Goncharov. 31. Photoperiod and Vernalisation Response of Mediterranean Wheats, and Implications for Adaptation; G. Ortiz Ferrara, et al.<