Seeds Handbook: Processing And Storage

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CRC Press, Apr 22, 2004 - Science - 800 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Preface v
2
Seed Biology
4
Seed Morphology and Development
7
Seed Dormancy
31
Seed Germination
51
Seed Viability and Longevity
89
Seed Production 6 Basic Principles of Seed Production
111
Cereal Crops
127
Seed Processing and Storage Technology 14 Drying Cleaning and Upgrading
477
Seed Treatment
513
Seed Packaging and Handling
537
Seed Transportation and Storage
549
Seed Testing
569
Seed Marketing and Distribution
595
Seed Certification and Legislation
605
SeedProduction Industry
621

Pulse Crops
167
Oilseed Crops
199
Vegetable Crops
233
Flowers and Ornamental Crops
361
Sugar and Fiber Crops
399
Grasses and Forage Legumes
427
Synthetic Seed Biotechnology
669
Transgenic Seeds Plants and Crops
705
Loss Reduction Biotechnology of Seeds
735
Future Challenges and Research Needs
753
Index
771
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Babasaheb B. Desai is former Professor and Head of the Development of Biochemistry, Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri, India.

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