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Vegetable seed production.

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This third edition includes summaries at salient points within the first six chapters, dealing with the principles and practice of vegetable seed production. A suggested further reading list is provided at the conclusion of each of the 16 chapters. The general updating of this third edition has included more detail on 'organic' seed and its production, and also considerations on genetically modifi...

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Chapter 14 (Page no: 251)

Alliaceae.

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, crop husbandry, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, hybrid and basic seed production, harvesting, threshing, seed extraction and processing, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, and seed-borne pathogens of Allium cepa (onion, shallot), A. porrum syn. A. ampeloprasum var. porrum (leek), A. fistulosum (Japanese bunching onion, Welsh onion), A. sativum (garlic), A. schoenoprasum (chives), A. tuberosum (Chinese chives), and A. chinense (rakko).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Organization. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 37) Principles of seed production. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 50) Agronomy. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Harvesting and processing. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 91) Storage. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 104) Seed handling, quality control and distribution. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 116) Chenopodiaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 129) Asteraceae (formerly Compositae). Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 140) Cruciferae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 162) Cucurbitaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 181) Leguminosae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 202) Solanaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 226) Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae). Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 264) Gramineae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 270) Amaranthaceae and Malvaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.