Developments in Plant Breeding

Wheat in a Global Environment

Proceedings of the 6th International Wheat Conference, 5–9 June 2000, Budapest, Hungary

Editors: Bedo, Z., Láng, L. (Eds.)

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Wheat breeders have achieved significant results over the last fifty years in research on mankind's one of the most important crops. Classical genetic and breeding methods, far broader international cooperation than was experienced in earlier periods, and improvements in agronomic techniques have led to previously unimaginable development in the utilisation of wheat for human consumption. The contribution of wheat researchers is particularly noteworthy since these results have been achieved at a time when the world population has grown extremely dynamically. Despite this demographic explosion, of a proportion never previously experienced, thousands of millions of people have been saved from starvation, thus avoiding unpredictable social consequences and situations irreconcilable with human dignity. Despite these developments in many regions of the world food supplies are still uncertain and the increase in the world's wheat production has not kept pace with the population increase during the last decade. Due to the evils of civilisation and the pollution of the environment there is a constant decline in the per capita area of land suitable for agricultural production. Based on population estimates for 2030, the present wheat yield of around 600 million tonnes will have to be increased to almost 1000 million tonnes if food supplies are to be maintained at the present level.

Table of contents (104 chapters)

  • The 6th International Wheat Conference: Origin and History

    Johnson, V. A.

    Pages 1-3

  • A Century of Mendelian Breeding: Impact on Wheat

    Swaminathan, M. S.

    Pages 5-21

  • Crop and Natural Resource Management Strategies to Foster Sustainable Wheat Production in Developing Countries

    Reeves, T. G. (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • Prospects and Promise of Wheat Breeding in the 21ST Century

    Rajaram, S.

    Pages 37-52

  • Improving the End Use Properties of Wheat by Manipulating the Grain Protein Composition

    Shewry, P. R (et al.)

    Pages 53-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wheat in a Global Environment
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 6th International Wheat Conference, 5–9 June 2000, Budapest, Hungary
Editors
  • Z. Bedo
  • L. Láng
Series Title
Developments in Plant Breeding
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3674-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3674-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6722-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5618-4
Series ISSN
1381-673X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 788
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