Grain Legume Crops: the latest information
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CTA. 1987. Grain Legume Crops: the latest information. Spore 7. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Grain Legume Crops [reference book]
Grain legumes such as soya beans, groundnuts and common beans are major world crops. Others, such as cow peas lentils and mung beans are regionally important, especially in hot areas, where they are rapidly increasing in economic significance. There is considerable scope for improving and stabilising the yields of all these crops and international research on them has expanded dramatically over the past few years. An 880-page reference book, entitled Grain Legume Crops brings together the results of national and international research on the subject. It has been compiled from the work of forty-nine leading experts in the field and aims to present the latest information in one volume. The first part of the book covers the following topics: general relations, taxonomy of grain legumes, domestication and evaluation, biochemical and nutritional attributes, rhizobium, nodulation and nitrogen fixation. The second part deals with thirteen individual species of grain legume: pea, faba bean, lentil, chick pea, soya bean, common bean, lima bean, cowpea, mung bean, winged bean, pigeon pea, lupin and groundnut. The book also contains an appendix on recent trends in internationally-orientated research on grain legumes. Available (price: 40) from: Collins Professional and Technical Books Department 44 8 Grafton Street London W1X 3LA UNITED KINGDOM