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Seeds Handbook : Processing And Storage - Babasaheb B. Desai

Seeds Handbook

Processing And Storage

Hardcover Published: 22nd April 2004
ISBN: 9780824748005
Number Of Pages: 800

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Revised and expanded throughout, this latest edition of the bestselling Seeds Handbook: Biology, Production, Processing, and Storage includes valuable information on all areas of seed biology, production, and processing. The author, one of the most respected and prolific scientists in the field, identifies current developments in seed testing and certification, storage, transportation, and distribution. Tracking the evolution and advancement of seed industries and technologies, he fully covers the development and supply of high-quality seeds for every key agronomic and horticulture crop.
Contains methods to enhance the genetic and physiological characteristics of more than 80 major and minor crops
With an abundance of current research and additional figures and illustrations, this edition of the Seeds Handbook offers chapters on modern biotechnological issues such as the production of synthetic seeds, loss-reduction biotechnologies, and new strategies in the seed production industry. It provides in-depth information on burgeoning areas of seed science including tissue culture and cellular totipotency, induction and regeneration protocols, development and maturation, hormone requirements, drying and storage of somatic embryos, protective encapsulation, and crop applications. With an eye to the future, it looks at challenges in the provision and enhancement of seeds for crop plants, practical methods of seed production and micropropagation, genetically modified seeds, and world food security.

"A few other books can be compared to Desai's Seeds Handbook, but none seems to provide broad information about seed science and technology. Considering its wide coverage, this book will be helpful to seed breeders and seed farmers. a good reference resource for agriculture students in general, and for seed technology scholars in particular. a useful addition for academic and public libraries." - E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 12, December 2004 "recommended.offersuseful informationto practical questions within the broad area of seeds in a compact form." Journal of Plant Physiology

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
Seed Biology
Seed Morphology and Developmentp. 7
Seed Dormancyp. 31
Seed Germinationp. 51
Seed Viability and Longevityp. 89
Seed Production
Basic Principles of Seed Productionp. 111
Cereal Cropsp. 127
Pulse Cropsp. 167
Oilseed Cropsp. 199
Vegetable Cropsp. 233
Flowers and Ornamental Cropsp. 361
Sugar and Fiber Cropsp. 399
Grasses and Forage Legumesp. 427
Seed Processing and Storage Technology
Drying, Cleaning, and Upgradingp. 477
Seed Treatmentp. 513
Seed Packaging and Handlingp. 537
Seed Transportation and Storagep. 549
Seed Testingp. 569
Seed Marketing and Distributionp. 595
Seed Certification and Legislationp. 605
Newer Seed Biotechnologies
Seed-Production Industryp. 621
Micropropagationp. 633
Synthetic Seed Biotechnologyp. 669
Transgenic Seeds, Plants, and Cropsp. 705
Loss Reduction Biotechnology of Seedsp. 735
World Food Security: Future Challenges and Research Needsp. 753
Indexp. 771
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ISBN: 9780824748005
ISBN-10: 082474800X
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 22nd April 2004
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.71 x 18.39  x 4.22
Weight (kg): 1.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition