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 wheat, rice, barley, rye and maize are covered along with pulses, legumes, oil seed rape and soybean. The 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. It is suitable for researchers and students in agriculture and plant sciences.
PART 1 Principles; 1. From Landrace to Modern Plant Breeding; 2. Principles of Seed Production; 3. Agronomy; 4. Harvesting and Processing; 5. Seed Storage; 6. Seed Quality Control; PART 2 Seed Production of Specific Crops; 7. Gramineae, Self-Pollinated Cereals; 8. Gramineae, Cross-Pollinate Cereals; 9. Gramineae, Temperate, Prairie and Tropical Grass species; 10. Forage Crops of Leguminosae, Temperate and Tropical species; 11. Pulse Crops of Leguminosae; 12. Edible Oilseed Crops; 13. Forage Crops of Cruciferae and Chenopodiaceae; 14. Amaranthaceae.
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