Seeds

Seeds

Author by : Carol C. Baskin
Language : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : The evolution of seeds has contributed to one of the most astonishing explosions of biodiversity in history. Indeed, most plants employ seeds as reproductively crucial structures. Everything about seeds involves timing. Seeds result from fertilization occurring when conditions are favorable, i.e., after sufficient resources have been devoted to reproductive tissues. Furthermore, seeds help ensure that there are the necessary stored materials for the early growth and development of the next generation of plants. And finally, seeds allow the next generation to wait in a form of suspended animation until conditions for the next generation are once again favorable. This book about seeds focuses upon their two most important functions-dormancy and germination. The topics covered include the types of dormancy, theories of the relationship between dormancy and germination, the timing of germination, the various factors that control germination, and the general aspects of germination in different sorts of habitats. Ecologists, plant scientists, agriculturists, foresters-indeed, anyone interested in plants and their life cycles will want to add this title to his or her library.


Seeds Handbook

Seeds Handbook

Author by : Babasaheb B. Desai
Language : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : 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.


Seed Fate

Seed Fate

Author by : J. E. Lambert
Language : en
Publisher by : CABI
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Description : This book presents current knowledge of seed fate in both natural and human-disturbed landscapes, from various regions of the world. Habitats considered range from mountain and arid deserts in the temperate zone, to savanna and lowland rainforests in tropical regions of the world. Particular attention is paid to plant diversity conservation when seed removal is affected by factors such as hunting, habitat fragmentation or intensive logging. Contributors include leading scientists involved in research on seed ecology and on animal-plant relationships from the perspective of both primary and secondary seed dispersal, and predation.


Seed Potato Systems In The Philippines

Seed Potato Systems In The Philippines

Author by : Charles C. Crissman
Language : en
Publisher by : International Potato Center
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Description : Potatoes in the Philippines; Breeding and variety selection for seed production; Inital seed multiplication; Building seed supplies; Other organized potato production schemes; Crop protection and storage; Issues.


Principles Of Seed Science And Technology

Principles Of Seed Science And Technology

Author by : Larry O. Copeland
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 96
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Description : Reproductive processes in plants; Seed formation and development; The chemistry of seeds; Seed germination; Seed viability testing; Seed dormancy; Seed vigor and vigor 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.


Principles Of Seed Pathology Second Edition

Principles Of Seed Pathology Second Edition

Author by : V. K. Agarwal
Language : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
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Description : Seed testing centers exist in almost every country in every corner of the globe. More and more students are enrolling in programs that require knowledge of the complex and fascinating science of seed pathology. The implications of seed pathology for human health remains an important issue. For all of these reasons and more, this book is a necessary and timely reference that covers the full range of related topics, including techniques for detecting and studying microorganisms associated with seeds, their epidemiology, and control. No other book like this exists. Until now, the information has been widely scattered in journals and other sources. This is an excellent new edition - ideal for students and teachers in the agricultural and life sciences; individuals involved in seed certification; members of plant quarantine laboratories; plant pathologists doing research in seed pathology; and producers of planting seeds for the next season's crops. Features


Seeds

Seeds

Author by : J. Derek Bewley
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 83
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Description : In response to enormous recent advances, particularly in molecular biology, the authors have revised their warmly received work. This new edition includes updates on seed development, gene expression, dormancy, and other subjects. It will serve as the field's standard textbook and reference source for many years to come.


Seed Development And Germination

Seed Development And Germination

Author by : Jaime Kigel
Language : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
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Description : This text is intended for plant physiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, geneticists, horticulturalists, agromnomists and botanists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. It integrates advances in the diverse and rapidly-expanding field of seed science, from ecological and demographic aspects of seed production, dispersal and germination, to the molecular biology of seed development. The book offers a broad, multidisciplinary approach that covers both theoretical and applied knowledge.


The New Seed Starter S Handbook

The New Seed Starter S Handbook

Author by : Nancy Bubel
Language : en
Publisher by : Rodale
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
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Description : Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden


Tree Seed Management

Tree Seed Management

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Language : en
Publisher by : World Agroforestry Centre
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Total Read : 75
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Seed Systems In Sub Saharan Africa

Seed Systems In Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Venkatachalam Venkatesan
Language : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : World Bank Discussion Paper No. 266. Seed production and distribution are important factors in determining the pace of agricultural development. For a seed system to be effective, it must satisfy the different requirements of each crop. Presently


Forage Seed Production Tropical And Subtropical Species

Forage Seed Production Tropical And Subtropical Species

Author by : Daphne T. Fairey
Language : en
Publisher by : CABI
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Description : Published in association with the International Herbage Seed Production Research Group, this volume and its companion provide the definitive resource for anyone involved in the breeding and commercial production of grass and legume seeds, whether for grazing systems, horticulture or recreation.


Seed Multiplication By Resource Limited Farmers

Seed Multiplication By Resource Limited Farmers

Author by : FAO.
Language : en
Publisher by : Food & Agriculture Org.
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Total Read : 48
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Description : FAO, through its Seed and Plant Genetics Resources Service, is conducting a series of expert consultations, workshops and conferences to generate ideas, develop methodoligies and facilitate initiatives aimed at strengthening on-farm seed multiplication (the informal seed system) thereby adressing the seed security needs of smallhoder farmers ...


Seed Identification Manual

Seed Identification Manual

Author by : Alexander Campbell Martin
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Total Read : 64
Total Download : 900
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Description : First published in 1961, this text deals exclusively with seed identification to help agriculturalists, foresters, wildlife biologists, and others interested in land-use programs identify the seeds in their particular fields of interest.


Seed Policy And Programmes In Latin America And The Caribbean

Seed Policy And Programmes In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author by : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Language : en
Publisher by : Food & Agriculture Org.
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Description : The meeting recognised the need for the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural development of the region. Discussions focused on the appropriate mechanisms required to ensure capacity for the maintenance, production and equitable distribution of good quality seeds from a wide range of plant varieties. The meeting agreed to establish the Seed Consultative Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean.


Rice Seed Health

Rice Seed Health

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Language : en
Publisher by : Int. Rice Res. Inst.
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Total Read : 52
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Towards Effective And Sustainable Seed Relief Activities

Towards Effective And Sustainable Seed Relief Activities

Author by : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Language : en
Publisher by : Food & Agriculture Org.
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Total Read : 35
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Description : This report contains papers given to a FAO workshop meeting, held in Rome in May 2003, organised to consider how to improve the effectiveness of seed relief schemes to promote sustainable development and food security, to identify gaps in the development of tools, guidance and methodologies, and to make recommendations for further collaborative work. It includes case studies of seed relief activities in several African countries.


Starting From Seed

Starting From Seed

Author by : Karan Davis Cutler
Language : en
Publisher by : Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Total Read : 46
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Description : Offers advice on growing vegetables, ornamental plants, and wildflowers from seeds