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Forage Seed Production, Volume 2: Tropical and Subtropical Species

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Series: Forage Seed Production Series Volume: 2

By: DS Loch (Editor), JE Ferguson (Editor)

479 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95602 | ISBN: 0851991912
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About this book

This book and its sister volume dealing with temperate species must be read by all seed scientists involved in the breeding and commercial production of grass and legume seed. These two volumes are also suitable for all commercial seed suppliers. Additionally the information presented within the book is appropriate for all students and lecturers within departments of agriculture and plant breeding.


Contents

Part 1 Introduction: overview

Part 2 Crop growth and development: grasses, legumes
- flowering physiology
- reproduction

Part 3 Location of production: location of tropical and subtropical grass seed crops
- location of tropical and subtropical legume seed crops
- seed supply systems

Part 4 Seed crop husbandry: establishment
- management of grass seed crops
- management of legume seed crops

Part 5 Harvesting and processing: harvesting and drying of grass seed crops
- harvesting and drying of legume seed crops
- seed cleaning and processing
- overcoming hardseededness in legumes

Part 6 Seed quality: seed testing
- seed quality assurance
- seed storage

Part 7 Marketing: marketing and trade
- exploring new horizons

Part 8 Individual species profiles and case histories: grasses and legumes


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