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Cover for Agronomy, maintenance of cultivar purity and organic crops.

This chapter focuses on the different seed production areas and their selection based on agroclimatic factors and soil requirements. The seed producer's commitment to seed production in order to achieve a high quality seed lot coupled with high yield without unnecessary inputs or expenditure are...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harvesting and processing.

This chapter focuses on the successive seed development, lodging, harvesting stage and accelerated drying of seed crops prior to seed harvest with the use of desiccants, defoliants and soil fumigants. The various harvesting systems and equipment, seed processing systems and equipment and drying...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i> - self-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of self-fertilized Poaceae. The important pests and diseases of these cereals are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i> - cross-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, cultivar classification, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of cross pollinated Poaceae crops. The important pests and diseases of these cereals are also...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i> - temperate, prairie and tropical grasses.

This chapter deals with three groups of grasses, namely: temperate grasses (Lolium, Festuca, Dactylis, Phleum and Bromus); prairie grasses (Agropyron, Andropogon, Phalaris and Elymus), which are mainly produced for areas with a continental climate of predominantly cold winters followed by hot...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leguminosae</i> - temperate and tropical forage legumes.

This chapter documents the origins and cultivar types, crop establishment and management, harvesting, roguing, seed production, processing and storage, as well as pathogens and pests of temperate and tropical forage legumes. The clover species suitable for temperate regions include: Trifolium...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leguminosae</i> - pulse crops.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping sites, pollination and isolation, crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of pulse crops. The various Fabaceae pests and diseases are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Edible oilseed crops.

This paper focuses on the origin and types, cropping sites, pollination and isolation, crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of various oilseed crops from the Brassicaceae, Asteraceae, fabaceae and Pedaliaceae families. The important pests and diseases of these oilseed ...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter

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