Agricultural Plants

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Cambridge University Press, 14 nov. 1991 - 387 pages
The future of mankind depends on ever-increasing agricultural production to provide food, fibre, fuel and other essential commodities. This can only be achieved through a sound knowledge of the plants which feature prominently in agriculture. This book describes these plants in detail, together with the products which are obtained from them. The opening chapter on world population and food supply is followed by a general introduction to plant structure. The major part of the book then considers economically important field crops and pasture plants of temperate and subtropical regions on a family-by-family basis. Fruit crops, flowers and trees are not considered. The book concludes with a discussion of physiological principles of crop growth and yield. This is an introductory text, suitable for the teaching of agricultural botany to undergraduate students, and is intended to bridge the gap between classical botany and agronomy.
 

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World population and crop production
1
Plant structure
10
22 Plant tissues
12
23 Plant morphology
18
Liliaceae
33
32 Asparagus
38
Poaceae
40
41 General characteristics
41
92 Other Chenopodiaceae
207
Cucurbitaceae
209
101 Citrullus
210
102 Cucumis
211
103 Cucurbita
214
Fabaceae
217
112 Trifolium
221
113 Medicago
235

42 Triticum
53
43 Hordeum
62
44 Avena
70
45 Rye
75
46 Triticale
78
47 Agropyron
81
48 Agrostis
83
49 Alopecurus
86
410 Ammophila
87
411 Anthoxanthum
88
412 Arrhenatherum
89
413 Briza
91
415 Cynosurus
94
416 Dactylis
95
417 Deschampsia
97
418 Festuca
98
419 Glyceria
101
421 Lolium
103
422 Molinia
110
423 Nardus
111
425 Phleum
113
426 Poa
115
427 Trisetum
117
429 Maize
118
430 Sorghum
123
431 Sugar cane
125
432 Other Andropogoneae
126
433 Axonopus
128
436 Echinochloa
129
439 Paspalum
132
440 Pennisetum
133
441 Setaria
135
442 Bouteloua
137
444 Cynodon
139
Apiaceae
146
51 Apium
147
52 Daucus
148
53 Pastinaca
150
Asteraceae
154
61 Helianthus
155
62 Carthamus
159
63 Chrysanthemum
161
64 Lactuca
163
65 Cichorium
164
Brassicaceae
168
72 Other crop plants
186
Cannabinaceae
190
82 Hemp
193
Chenopodiaceae
197
114 Lotus
241
115 Melilotus
244
116 Onobrychis
245
117 Ornithopus
246
1110 Lespedeza
247
1112 Lotononis
248
1114 Macrotyloma
249
1116 Stylosanthes
250
1117 Arachis
251
1118 Cajanus
253
1119 Cicer
255
1120 Glycine
256
1121 Lens
260
1122 Lupinus
261
1123 Phaseolus
264
1124 Pisum
269
1125 Psophocarpus
271
1126 Vicia
272
1127 Vigna
275
1128 Other legumes
279
Lamiaceae
283
122 Mentha
285
123 Ocimum
287
124 Origanum
288
125 Rosmarinus
289
127 Thymus
290
128 Other Lamiaceae
291
Linaceae
293
Malvaceae
299
Papaveraceae
304
Solanaceae
308
161 Capsicum
309
162 Tomato
311
163 Nicotiana
313
164 Solanum
320
165 Other Solanaceae
325
Physiological basis of yield
328
171 Plant and environment
329
172 Yield and yield components
330
173 Plant development
332
174 Crop photosynthesis
335
175 Harvest index
339
176 Towards higher yield
341
177 Manipulating the leaf area index
342
178 Energy balance
346
Index of specific names
350
Subject index
356
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