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Flower Seeds: Biology and Technology

Edited By: MB McDonald and FY Kwong

372 pages, 48 col plates

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #148207 | ISBN: 0851999069
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About this book

The diversity of flower seeds, as well as their form, function and biology, has hitherto daunted the production of a comprehensive treatment of the topic. However, in this volume international authorities from academia and industry have been brought together to provide a comprehensive reference resource for both practitioners and students of seed science and technology and of ornamental horticulture.


Contents

History of the flower seed industry; Ornamental bedding plant industry and plug production; The uses and potential of wildflower seed; Factors affecting flowering; Seed development and structure; Flower seed physiology and plug germination; Seed dormancy in wild flowers; Flower seed longevity and deterioration; Flower seed production; Flower seed cleaning and grading; Flower seed priming, pregermination, pelleting and coating; Laboratory germination testing of flower seed; Tetrazolium testing for flower seeds; Vigor testing in flower seeds; Conserving herbaceous ornamental plant germplasm

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