tropical legume. Describes current knowledge of winged bean and its promise. ISBN 0–309–04162–7.
47. Amaranth: Modern Prospects for an Ancient Crop. 1983, 81pp. Before the time of Cortez, grain amaranths were staple foods of the Aztec and Inca. Today this nutritious food has a bright future. The report discusses vegetable amaranths also. ISBN 0–309–04171–6.
53. Jojoba: New Crop for Arid Lands. 1985, 102pp. In the last 10 years, the domestication of jojoba, a little-known North American desert shrub, has been all but completed. This report describes the plant and its promise to provide a unique vegetable oil and many likely industrial uses. ISBN 0–309–04251–8.
63. Quality-Protein Maize. 1988, 100pp. Identifies the promise of a nutritious new form of the planet's third largest food crop. Includes chapters on the importance of maize, malnutrition and protein quality, experiences with quality-protein maize (QPM), QPM's potential uses in feed and food, nutritional qualities, genetics, research needs, and limitations. ISBN 0–309–04262–3.
64. Triticale: A Promising Addition to the World's Cereal Grains. 1989, 105pp. Outlines the recent transformation of triticale, a hybrid between wheat and rye, into a food crop with much potential for many marginal lands. Includes chapters on triticale's history, nutritional quality, breeding, agronomy, food and feed uses, research needs, and limitations. ISBN 0–309–04263–1.
67. Lost Crops of the Incas. 1989, approx. 415pp. The Andes is one of the seven major centers of plant domestication, but the world is largely unfamiliar with its native food crops. When the Conquistadores brought the potato to Europe, they ignored the other domesticated Andean crops — fruits, legumes, tubers, and grains that had been cultivated for centuries by the Incas. This book focuses on 30 of the “forgotten” Incan crops that show promise not only for the Andes, but for warm-temperate, subtropical, and upland tropical regions in many parts of the world. ISBN 0–309–04264-X
69. Saline Agriculture: Salt-Tolerant Plants for Developing Countries. 1989, approx. 150pp. The purpose of this report is to create greater awareness of salt-tolerant plants and the special needs they may fill in