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Agricultural Seed Production

Agricultural Seed Production

By R A T George

October 2011 / Hardback / 216 Pages / 9781845938192 £70.00 / €90.00 / $130.00
With 10% online discount: £63.00 / €81.00 / $117.00
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Main Description

A practical coverage of the principles of producing seeds for the main agricultural crops, this book emphasises producing optimal quality seed, and applies to small and large scale farms worldwide. Cereals such as wheats, rice, barley, rye and maize are covered along with pulses, legumes, oil seed rape and soybean. Coverage includes principles of production such as pollination, agronomy issues such as site selection and cultivar purity, seed processing, drying and storage. A focus on global food security is maintained throughout.


1. From Landrace to Modern Plant Breeding

2. Pollination, Types of Cultivar

3. Agronomy, Maintenance of Cultivar Purity and Organic Crops

4. Harvesting and Processing

5. Seed Storage

6. Seed Quality Control, Handling and Distribution


7. Gramineae - Self-fertilized Cereals

8. Gramineae - Cross-Fertilized Cereals

9. Gramineae - Temperate, Prairie and Tropical Grasses

10. Leguminosae - Temperate and Tropical Forage Legumes

11. Leguminosae - Pulse Crops

12. Edible Oilseed Crops

13. Forage Crops of Cruciferae and Chenopodiaceae

14. Amaranthaceae

Appendix: UPOV test guidelines


General Index

Index of Species

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