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Cover for Forage crops of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cruciferae</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chenopodiaceae</i>.

This chapter focuses on the origin and type, choice of cropping site, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment and management, hybrid seed production, roguing stages, harvesting, drying and seed processing of forage Brassicaceae and Chenopodiaceae. The main pests and pathogens of these...

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">Amaranthaceae</i>.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cultivar classification, cropping sites, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of grain amaranths. The important pests and diseases of the Amaranthaceae family are also presented.

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

This chapter presents figures that illustrate examples of the macroscopic symptoms caused by some of the viruses which infect ornamental plant species: Tomato spotted wilt virus on begonia; Carnation necrotic fleck virus (formerly known as Carnation streak virus); Arabis mosaic virus on elder (...

Author(s)
Fox, R. T. V.; George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Vegetable seed production.

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...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Organization.

This chapter discusses the role, classification (botanical or taxonomic), morphological types, importance and cultivar identification of vegetables. The seed supply, seed industry development, seed policies for 'countries in transmission' (countries that are re-emerging as independent nations...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Principles of seed production.

This chapter discusses pollination and fertilization in vegetable seed crops; the use of insects (with Hymenoptera and Diptera as the two most important insect orders concerned with the pollination of vegetable seed crops) to increase seed yield; the problems identified with the very important and...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harvesting and processing.

This chapter discusses the machines for special purposes: harvesting and processing. It is found that the more processing operations, the greater the cost of the finished seed lot. There are also many machines that have a narrow crop range and are specialized. There should also be an organization...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Storage.

This chapter discusses the storage of vegetable crop seeds under the best possible conditions to ensure that the maximum potential germination and other seed quality factors are maintained. The reasons for seed storage are mentioned, i.e. storage for contingencies, fluctuating demand and seasonal...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed handling, quality control and distribution.

This chapter describes the recording of the successive stages from field production to assembly and distribution of the final product by the seed organization or seed company; monitoring of seed quality (germination, vigour, genetic and mechanical purity, health, and moisture content); packaging;...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chenopodiaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, seed production methods, flowering and pollination, isolation requirements, harvesting, threshing, seed yield and 1000-grain weight, seed-borne pests and pathogens of Beta vulgaris subsp. esculenta (beetroot, red beet), B....

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter

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