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This publication presents a complete account of the botany, creation and makes use of of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). The e-book is split into 4 sections unfold over 14 chapters. half I (chapters 1-3) introduces the readers to the crop, its background and distribution. half II (chapters 4-5) discusses the taxonomic place in keeping with morphological, cytological and molecular information. half III (chapters 6-11) is devoted to agrotechnology and comprises chapters on botany, crop creation and administration, pathology and breeding methods. half IV (chapters 12-14) describes the dietary value of the crop, and in addition comprises special dialogue of the antinutritional parts. The publication goals to stimulate curiosity within the crop between lecturers and researchers, either newbies and specialists, and between people who are more and more interested in exploiting this underutilized crop. to be had In Print

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And Dembele, D. (2008) Utilisation de la diversité variétale du sorgho pour valoriser la diversité des sols au Mali. Cahiers Agricultures 17, 86–94. , Peredo, P. and Negrete Sepulveda, J. (2010) Differenciación territorial asociada a la quinua en el secano costero de la sexta región, Chile: consideraciones sobre las práticas y representaciones sociales para un desarrollo sostenible. Anales de la Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias Geograficas 103–109. , Vidal, A. and Negrete Sepulveda, J. (2011) Modélisation des dynamiques spatiales liées à la culture du quinoa dans le Nord chilien.

Rainfall averages 350 mm on the north part of the Salar, but rarely exceeds 150 mm on the south shore, with over 200 days of frost per year. Quinoa plots are frequently observed on the flanks of the volcanoes (Tunupa, for example) in this region. Quinoa is traditionally cultivated in the middle of lava blocks, to which different local varieties are adapted. Another traditional agricultural landscape of quinoa is plots scattered on the slopes, where frosts are less frequent than on the plains and lowlands, which are left to pasture.

38 Chapter 3 In fact, quinoa cultivation occurred in areas where it is absent today. Most notable of these are northern Colombia near Bogota, and Cordoba Province in eastern Argentina. The major areas of current quinoa cultivation (Fig.

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