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Seed Production: Principles and Practices

By: Lawrence Copeland and Miller B McDonald

749 pages, B/w photos, 50 line illus, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #52833 | ISBN: 0412075512
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NHBS Price: £207.50 $254/€233 approx

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Integrates seed technology and the production of agronomic species. It covers the principles and practices involved in producing, conditioning, evaluating and marketing high quality seeds.


Part 1 Seed production and the seed industry: flowering processes in plants; seed formation and development; fundamentals of seed production; planting practices; harvesting; conditioning; drying and storage; seed quality and performance; seed certification; evolution of the seed industry; seed marketing; seed legislation and law enforcement. Part 2 Seed production of specific groups of species: cereal grains; oil seeds; forage legumes; grain legumes; cool-season grasses; warm-season grasses; sugarbeets; vegetable seed production; wildflowers and native species; flower seed production.

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