Tomatoes are the second most important vegetable crop in the world after potatoes. Originating in South America, they are now grown widely around the world. As the population continues to grow, there is a need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.
Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of tomatoes at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. The book begins by looking at improvements in cultivation techniques, before moving on to review advances in ensuring genetic diversity, understanding of tomato physiology and breeding techniques. The collection concludes by discussing developments in understanding and managing pests and diseases.
Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes will be a standard reference for horticultural scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in tomato cultivation.
" ...provides a very effective background to genetic tools to control viral and other diseases, thus complementing the earlier parts of the book which draw attention to the strategic importance of exploiting genetic diversity to develop crops with greater resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses...The book will certainly benefit plant breeders and those involved with genetic engineering technology to develop new crop varieties."
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Part 1 Cultivation techniques 1.Modelling crop growth and yield in tomato cultivation: Kenneth J. Boote, University of Florida, USA; 2.Defining and implementing good agricultural practices/integrated crop management in tomato cultivation: Derly da Silva, University Federal de Vicosa, Brazil; 3.Improving water and nutrient management in tomato cultivation: Eric Simonne, University of Florida, USA; 4.Developments in mechanisation in tomato cultivation and harvesting: James Glancey, University of Delaware, USA; 5.Advances in greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes: Xiuming Hao, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada; 6.Sustainable and organic greenhouse production of tomatoes: Martine Dorais, University of Laval, Canada; Part 2 Plant physiology and breeding 7.Advances in understanding of tomato plant physiology: Agustin Zsogon, University Fedefrale de Vicosa, Brazil; 8.Ensuring the genetic diversity of tomatoes: Andreas W. Ebert and Lawrence Kenyon, AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan; 9.Advances in understanding of tomato plant response to biotic and abiotic stress: Carlos Avila, Texas A&M University, USA; 10.Developments in conventional tomato breeding techniques: Yuling Bai, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; 11.Advances in marker-assisted breeding of tomatoes: Junming Li, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers - Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China; 12.Advances in genetic modification of tomatoes: Autar Mattoo, USDA-ARS, USA; 13.Understanding and improving drought tolerance in tomatoes: Avinash Rai, Banaras Hindu University, USA; 14.Developing tomato varieties with improved flavour: Mathilde Causse, INRA, France; 15.Developing tomato varieties with improved shelf-life: Avtar Handa, Purdue University, USA; Part 3 Diseases, pests and weeds 16.Insect-transmitted viral diseases of tomato: Henryk Czosnek, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israel; 17.Genetic resistance to viruses in tomato: Moshe Lapidot, ARO-Volcani Centre, Israel; 18.Insect pests affecting tomatoes: Ramaswamy Srinivasan, World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Taiwan; 19.Integrated pest management/biological pest control strategies in tomato cultivation: Rangaswamy Muniappan, Virginia Tech, USA; 20.Advances in pathogen and virus-resistant tomato varieties: Dilip Panthee, North Carolina State University, USA; 21.Advances in insect-resistant tomato varieties: Barbara Liedl, West Virginia State University, USA; 22.Integrated weed management in tomato cultivation: Francesco Tei and Euro Pannacci, University of Perugia, Italy;
Series: Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Science
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 31st March 2017
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.92