In the last three decades, the global production of lentils has almost tripled due to larger harvest areas but also more importantly from progress in research and productivity. Chapters outline improvements in production, such as water and soil nutrient management, agronomy, mechanization and weed management. Developments in genetics and breeding are discussed alongside improved knowledge of the lentil's origin, domestication, morphology and adaptation. The implementation and impact of this new research at the farm level is also addressed as well as the crop's post-harvest processing and nutritional value.
1: Genetic Resources and their Utilization 2: Genetic resources: collection, characterization, conservation and documentation 3: Genetics of economic traits 4: Genetic enhancement for yield and yield stability 5: Breeding for short-season environments 6: Improvement in developed countries 7: Advances in molecular research 8: Diseases, Pests and Weeds 9: Diseases and their management 10: Insect pests and their management 11: Viral diseases and their control 12: Weed management 13: Parasitic weed management 14: Crop and Nutrient Management 15: Drought physiology and management for water use efficiency 16: Soil nutrient management 17: Cropping systems and production agronomy 18: Biological nitrogen fixation and soil health improvement 19: Mechanization 20: Human Nutrition and Uses 21: Nutritional value and quality 22: Post-harvest processing and value addition 23: Food preparations and use 24: Seed production and quality 25: Adoption and impact in the developing world