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Udai R. Bishnoi and R.P.S. Kharb

Published by Oxford Book Company (2012)

ISBN 10: 9350300974 ISBN 13: 9789350300978

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About this Item: Oxford Book Company, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Contents: Preface. 1. Seed: its significance. 2. Seed development and maturation. 3. Cultivar development and maintenance. 4. Seed production factors. 5. Agronomy of seed production. 6. Seed legislation. 7. Seed certification. 8. Seed production practices. 9. Hybrid seed production technology. 10. Seed production in vegetable crops. 11. Tree seed production. 12. Seed conditioning and preparing for market. 13. Seed storage, deterioration and vigor. 14. Seed testing. 15. Settling of comprehensive seed production program. Appendices. Index. Seed is the basic input and is carrier as well as the catalyst of agro-technologies for crop and food production and thus the future of agriculture. The benefits of new or improved crop varieties and of hybrids can only be achieved if their seed tested for quality are made available to crop producers. Therefore, this book deals with a practical approach and knowledge related to seed development, seed production and testing. Principles underlying the development of new varieties of hybrids and production of their high quality seed for various agronomic, vegetables, and trees have been comprehensively discussed. Seed conditioning and testing technology of produced seed has been explained to the point. Knowledge regarding seed legislation with example of seed laws and rulers of two major crop producing countries have been narrated. Bibliography at end of each chapter to pursue a particular subject further and glossaries related to seed production and testing have been provided. With basic crop production knowledge the use of the book to seed producers, seed analysts, agricultural administrators and extension workers is easy. (jacket). Seller Inventory # 109610

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