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Agricultural seed production.

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 61)

Seed quality control, handling and distribution.

This chapter focuses on the importance of seed quality and its determination using procedures specified by the International Seed Testing Association or the Association of Official Seed Analysts. The usefulness of seed legislation in ensuring that seeds which are offered for sale to farmers conforms to minimum required standards of quality, i.e. cultivar purity, health, vigour, germination and freedom from adulterating materials including weed or other crop seeds, is 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: 5 (Page no: 52) Seed storage. 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.