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Cover for Fruit and seed production.

This chapter deals with some aspects of fruit and seed production of cucurbit crops, such as cucumber, melon, squash and watermelon. The control of sex expression, pollination, harvesting, postharvest handling and storage (fruits and seeds) are discussed.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Seed production in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) production and the health and safety in the seed processing facility, then describes the isolation of the female inflorescence, pollination, harvesting, seed preparation, seed viability testing, seed moisture testing, seed...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Anatomical adaptation for better reproduction efficiency.

This chapter describes anatomical adaptations in crops for improved pollination, and reduction in the amount of energy used for pollination, fertilization, seed production, seed maturity and ovule abortion.

Author(s)
Maiti, R.; Satya, P.; Rajkumar, D.; Ramaswamy, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640198)
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 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 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 <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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cucurbitaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the origins, types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, spacing, plant establishment, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, seed extraction and drying, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, stock seed production and seed-borne...

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

This paper reviews how commercial flower seed production is carried out in general practice. The general methods used (parental plant culture, genetic quality control, pollination management, seed harvest and extraction, and seed cleaning and conditioning) in the greenhouse production of hybrid...

Author(s)
Kwong, F. Y.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999067)
Type
Book chapter

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