Agricultural Seed Production

March 2012
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    1st March 2012
  • ISBN 9781845938192
  • Language English
  • Pages 248 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images illus

A practical coverage of the principles of producing seeds for the main agricultural crops, this book emphasizes 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.

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

Raymond A.T. George

Raymond A.T. George is a Seed Technology Consultant and Vegetable Research Consultant, formerly of FAO, Rome, Italy.