Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane. Volume 2: Breeding, pests and diseases

Rott Philippe. 2018. Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane. Volume 2: Breeding, pests and diseases. Cambridge : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, 468 p. (Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science, 38) ISBN 978-1-78676-148-4

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Abstract : Sugarcane is the source of over three quarters of the world's sugar, and is grown widely in the tropics and sub-tropics. Despite rising demand, average yields have not increased significantly, partly because of continued vulnerability to pests and diseases. In addition, cultivation has been seen as damaging biodiversity and soil health with a negative effect on both yields and the environment. This volume summarises the wealth of research addressing these challenges. Volume 1 reviews cultivation techniques and sustainability issues. Part 1 summarises current best practice in sugarcane cultivation across the value chain, from planting through to post-harvest operations. Part 2 looks at ways of measuring the environmental impact of sugarcane cultivation as well as ways of supporting smallholders. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for sugarcane scientists, growers, government and non-governmental agencies responsible for supporting and monitoring the impact of sugarcane cultivation. It is accompanied by a companion volume reviewing breeding, pest and disease management.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Canne à sucre, agroécologie, Amélioration des plantes, Maladie des plantes, Ravageur des plantes, Biodiversité

Classification Agris : A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
H10 - Pests of plants
H20 - Plant diseases
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

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