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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The cover has several short creases, surface rubbing, and surface wear to the edges in places. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 210 x 299 mm
Pages: 309
Publisher: Butterworths
Publication date: 1983 first edition


Plant Breeding in New Zealand
Edited by G.S. Wratt & H.C. Smith

Agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the foundations of New Zealand's economy, depend on one vital resource - plants - plants suited to this country's climate, and its cultivation and production practices. Every year the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Forest Service, the Ministry of Works and Development, enthusiastic growers and, more recently, private firms put considerable resources of finance and manpower into ensuring that New Zealand continues to be supplied with improved plant cultivars on which to base its primary production industries.

This comprehensive book sets down in print, for the first time, the history of plant breeding and selection in New Zealand. For the general reader, the scientist and the student, it outlines the rich resource of the past and the present.

The book outlines the selection and breeding history of New Zealand's major crop, pasture, horticultural, ornamental, forestry and soil conservation plants. In addition, a chapter on the use of novel genetic techniques in plant breeding gives a hint of things to come.

Plant Breeding in New Zealand is an invaluable reference for those concerned with New Zealand's primary production.


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