The lentil is one of the first foods to have been cultivated and has maintained excellent socio-economic value for over 8,000 years. The ancient crop is now a crop for modern times in both developing and eveloped countries today.
The international market in recent years has increased significantly and this crop is gaining an important place in cropping systems under different ecologies. It is grown in over 35 countries, has a broad range of uses around the world, and the different seed and plant types adapted to an increasingly wide range of ecologies makes this comprehensive volume even more important today.
This book covers all aspects of diversity, breeding and production technologies, and the contents include;
- Origin, adaptation, ecology and diversity
- Utilization, nutrition and production technologies.
- Genetic enhancement, mutation and wild relatives
- Breeding methods and lensomics achievements
- Productivity, profitability and world trade
This book presents the most comprehensive and up to date review of research on lentil production systems, biotic and abiotic stresses management, quality seed production, storage techniques and lentil growing around the world. This book will be of great value to legume breeders, scientists, nutritionists, academic
researchers, graduate students, farmers, traders and consumers in the developed and the developing world.
Contents: About the Editors: List of Contributors: Preface: 1. History and Origin; J. S. Sandhu and S. Singh.- 2. Biodiversity Management; B. Redden, N. Maxted, B. Furman and C. Coyne.- 3. Adaptation and Ecology; M. Andrews and B. A. McKenzie.- 4. Uses and Consumption; S. S. Yadav, A. H. Rizvi, M. Manohar, S. Gailing, G. Mateljan, R. Shrestha, M. Yadav, P. N. Bahl and G. Bejiga.- 5. Nutritional Value; G. Urbano, J. M. Porres, J. Frías, and C. Vidal-Valverde.- 6. Global Production and World Trade; D. McNeil, G. D. Hill, M. Materne, B. A. McKenzie.- 7. Lentil-Based Cropping Systems.- H. S. Sekhon, G. Singh and H. Ram.- 8. Rhizobium Management and Nitrogen fixation; D. McNeil and M. Materne.- 9. Nutrient Management; B.A. McKenzie, M. Andrews and G. D. Hill.- 10. Weed Management; J. Brand, N.T. Yaduraju, B. G. Shivakumar and L. McMurray.- 11. Irrigation Management; B.A. McKenzie, G.D. Hill and M. Andrews.- 12. Commercial Cultivation and Profitability; M. Materne and A. R. Reddy.- 13. Genetics and Cytogenetics; S. K. Mishra, B. Sharma and S. K. Sharma.- 14. Mutation Breeding; C. Toker, S. S. Yadav and I. S. Solanki.- 15. Wild relatives and biotechnological approaches; P. A. Davies, M. M. Lülsdorf and M. Ahmad.- 16. Breeding Methods and Achievements; M. Materne and D. McNeil.- 17. Varietal adaptation and Plant Type; I. S. Solanki , P. N. Bahl and S. S. Yadav.- 18. Lensomics: Advances in genomics and molecular techniques; R. Ford, B. Mustafa, P. Inder, R. Shaikh, M. Materne and P. Taylor.- 19. Quality Seed Production; Z. Bishaw, A. A. Niane and Y. Gan.- 20. Abiotic Stresses; M. Materne, D. McNeil, K. Hobson and R. Ford.- 21. Diseases Management; P. Taylor, K. Lindbeck, W. Chen and R. Ford.- 22. Insect Pests and Their Management; P. C. Stevenson, M. K. Dhillon, H. C. Sharma, and M. El Bouhssini.- 23. Drying and Storage; P. K. Ghosh, D. S. Jayas, C. Srivastava, A. N. Jha.- 24. Lentil Growers; S. S. Yadav, A. H. Rizvi, M. Manohar, R. Shrestha, C. Chen, G. Bejiga, W.Chen, M. Yadav and P. N. Bahl.- Index.