Copyright Year: 2023
Contributors: Suza and Lamkey
Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press
License: CC BY-NC
This textbook covers basic principles in the genetic improvement of crop plants. Emphasis is placed on methods of cultivar development in self-pollinating, cross-pollinating, and asexually propagating crops. Relevant examples of crop improvement research in Africa are utilized to cover factors affecting cultivar release, multiplication, and distribution of high-quality seed.