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Cover for Site management, seeds and types of cultivars.

This chapter describes the impact of environment modifications on individual farm sites in enhancing crop production, with emphasis on the effects of windbreaks and temporary shelter. It discusses the role of "seeds" (seed as well as plantlet or propagules produced by vegetative propagation) in...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Agricultural seed production.

This book has 14 chapters focusing on the principles and practice of agricultural seed production of the main agricultural crop species of importance as sources of food and feed. The taxonomy of these major crop species, either as single or groups of families, and their specific seed production...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From landrace to modern plant breeding.

This chapter focuses on the role of seeds in agriculture and cultivar development, early development of crop domestication, cultivar nomenclature and importance of the subspecies. The role of plant breeders in cultivar development, formulation of breeding policy and its implementation,...

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

This chapter focuses on the importance of pollination and the use of insects, such as bees, as pollinators to increase seed yield. The various cultivar types (open-pollinated and hybrid cultivars) and the usefulness of transgenic technology and genetically modified organisms are discussed and the...

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