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dc.contributor.author de la Pena, Ramon S en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-27T21:34:40Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-10-27T21:34:40Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1990-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation de la Pena RS. 1990. Development of new taro varieties through breeding. In: Hollyer JR, Sato DM, editors. Proceedings of Taking Taro into the 1990s: A Taro Conference. Taking Taro into the 1990s: A Taro Conference; 1989 Aug 17; Hilo, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 32-36. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3114 en_US
dc.description.abstract The production of new crop varieties through hybridization is the only stable method of crop improvement. As a program, crop improvement through breeding has been a major project of most research centers and institutes. An example of the value of plant breeding was demonstrated by the release of IR-8 or "miracle rice" by the International Rice Research Institute in the mid-1960's. Other crops like corn and wheat had similar dramatic and valuable contributions. In Hawaii, new variety development has been and continues to be an important and well supported program of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association. Although taro is considered to be one of the oldest cultivated crops, there has virtually been no research program aimed at improving the varieties existing throughout the world. Because of the importance of taro as a commercial and staple crop in Hawaii and many countries in Asia and the Pacific area, an organized crop improvement program through breeding should be established and supported. Some of the advantages, problems, and general method of hybridizing taro are discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 5 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Extension Series en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 114 en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject hybridization en_US
dc.subject plant breeding en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.title Development of New Taro Varieties through Breeding en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Hawaii en_US

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