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Agricultural seed production.

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 52)

Seed storage.

This chapter focuses on the seed storage period, reasons for storage, preharvest field factors influencing the storage potential and the importance of seed moisture content and viability prior to storage. The importance of the storage environment, seed storage facility, storage in vapour-proof containers and seed-store management are also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) From landrace to modern plant breeding. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Pollination, types of cultivar. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 22) Agronomy, maintenance of cultivar purity and organic crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Harvesting and processing. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Seed quality control, handling and distribution. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 65) Gramineae - self-fertilized cereals. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 76) Gramineae - cross-fertilized cereals. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 88) Gramineae - temperate, prairie and tropical grasses. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 102) Leguminosae - temperate and tropical forage legumes. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 123) Leguminosae - pulse crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 144) Edible oilseed crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 160) Forage crops of Cruciferae and Chenopodiaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 173) Amaranthaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.

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