Seed Production Of Horticulture Crops: Principles and Practices

By: M. Jayanthi, S. Sumathi & B. Venudevan (Authors)

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The readers will get knowledge about seeds, science and technology involved in this subject. Seeds are fertilised mature ovules shaped through sexual reproduction in plants. It is the cheapest and key input in agriculture. It is estimated that good quality seeds of improved varieties can contribute about 20-25% increase in yield. Seed technology is an interdisciplinary science, involves such activities as variety development, evaluation and release seed development, seed processing, seed storage, seed testing, seed certification, seed quality control and seed marketing etc., through which the genetic and physical characteristic of seeds could be improved. Each topic was discussed in separate chapter and this book will prove extremely useful to its readers. 1. Introduction to Seed and Seed Quality 2. History of Seed Industry in India 3. Generation System of Seed Multiplication 4. Varietal Deterioration: Causes and Maintenance 5. Methods and Tools for Variety and Hybrid Seed Production 6. Seed Development and Maturation 7. Seed Crop Management Techniques 8. Physiological Maturation and Harvesting Techniques in Seed Crops 9. Threshing/Seed Extraction and Drying Methods 10. Seed Processing and Seed Treatment 11. Seed Packing and Storage 12. Seed Certification 13. Seed Sampling and Testing 14. Purity Analysis and Moisture Estimation 15. Seed Germination Test 16. Seed Viability and Vigour Tests 17. Seed Health Test 18. The Seeds Act, 1966 19. The Seeds Rules, 1968 20. The Seeds (Control) Order, 1983 21. National Seeds Policy, 2002 22. The Seeds Bill, 2004 23. Seed Marketing-Marketing Structure and Organization 24. References. Printed Pages: 216

Title: Seed Production Of Horticulture Crops: Principles and Practices

Author Name: M. Jayanthi, S. Sumathi & B. Venudevan (Authors)

Categories: India, Agriculture,

Publisher: New Delhi, New India Publishing Agency: 2019

ISBN: 9789387973329

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1203916

Keywords: Seed Production Of Horticulture Crops: Principles and Practices M. Jayanthi, S. Sumathi & B. Venudevan (Authors)