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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