The Sugar Beet Crop by D.a. CookeThe Sugar Beet Crop by D.a. Cooke

The Sugar Beet Crop

byD.a. Cooke, J.e. Scott

Paperback | September 28, 2011

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D.A. Cooke and R.K. Scott Sugar beet is one of just two crops (the other being sugar cane) which constitute the only important sources of sucrose - a product with sweeten­ ing and preserving properties that make it a major component of, or additive to, a vast range of foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Sugar, as sucrose is almost invariably called, has been a valued compo­ nent of the human diet for thousands of years. For the great majority of that time the only source of pure sucrose was the sugar-cane plant, varieties of which are all species or hybrids within the genus Saccharum. The sugar-cane crop was, and is, restricted to tropical and subtropical regions, and until the eighteenth century the sugar produced from it was available in Europe only to the privileged few. However, the expansion of cane production, particularly in the Caribbean area, in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, and the new sugar-beet crop in Europe in the nineteenth century, meant that sugar became available to an increasing proportion of the world's population.
Title:The Sugar Beet CropFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 28, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940106654X

ISBN - 13:9789401066549

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Table of Contents

History of the crop. Biology and physiology of the sugar beet plant. Breeding and genetics. Seed production and quality. Soil management and crop establishment. Agronomy and crop physiology. Nutrition. Water use and irrigation. ExpeRhizomania. Other diseases. Pests. Opportunities for growth regulators. Weeds and weed control. Storage. Root quality and processing. Economics. By-products.

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The book clearly presents a very comprehensive account of the crop. The book clearly provides a broad and considered outline of this major crop...it should be available widely in the libraries of colleges, universities and research institutes wherever crop science is studied - Journal of Agricultural Science