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Principles of Seed Science and Technology

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By: Lawrence O Copeland and Miller F McDonald
488 pages, 44 b/w photos, 70 line illus, 28 tabs
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Principles of Seed Science and Technology
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  • Principles of Seed Science and Technology ISBN: 9780792373223 Edition: 4 Hardback Dec 2001 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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About this book

This fourth edition of the successful textbook provides an updated introduction to the science and technology of seeds. It presents a straightforward exploration of the seed as a biological system, from its origin and examines the fundamentals of how seeds are produced, conditioned, evaluated, and distributed in modern agriculture. This edition has been thoroughly revised and contains new chapters on seed ecology and seed drying. Special care has been taken to incorporate new genetic testing procedures made possible by the biotechnology revolution that is occurring throughout agriculture. Principles of Seed Science and Technology, Fourth edition gives advanced undergraduate students the current state of the art and future trends in seed technology. Newcomers to the field will also benefit from this volume's straightforward style and in-depth treatment of the subject.

Contents

Reproductive processes in plants; Seed formation and development; The chemistry of seeds; Seed germination; Seed viability testing; Seed dormancy; Seed vigour and vigour tests; Seed longevity and deterioration; Seed production; Seed conditioning and handling; Seed enhancements; Seed certification; Seed testing; Seed pathology and pathological testing; Seed marketing; Seed legislation and law enforcement.

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Textbook
By: Lawrence O Copeland and Miller F McDonald
488 pages, 44 b/w photos, 70 line illus, 28 tabs
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
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