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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 16 (Page no: 270)

Amaranthaceae and Malvaceae.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, seed extraction, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, and seed-borne pathogens of some species belonging to Amaranthaceae, namely Amaranthus cruentus, A. tricolor, A. dubius and Celosia argentea, and Malvaceae, i.e. Hibiscus esculentus syn. Abelmoschus esculentus.

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: 14 (Page no: 251) Alliaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 264) Gramineae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.