Principles of Seed Science and Technology

  • Lawrence O. Copeland
  • Miller B. McDonald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lawrence O. Copeland, Miller B. McDonald
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  3. Lawrence O. Copeland, Miller B. McDonald
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  4. Lawrence O. Copeland, Miller B. McDonald
    Pages 39-57
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  19. Lawrence O. Copeland, Miller B. McDonald
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  20. Back Matter
    Pages 403-467

About this book

Introduction

This Fourth Edition of Principles of Seed Science and Technology, like the fIrst three editions, is written for the advanced undergraduate student or lay person who desires an introduction to the science and technology of seeds. The fIrst nine chapters present the seed as a biological system and cover its origin, development, composition, function (and sometimes nonfunction), performance and ultimate deterioration. The last nine chapters present the fundamentals of how seeds are produced, conditioned, evaluated and distributed in our modern agricultural society. Two new chapters have been added in this fourth edition, one on seed ecology and the second on seed drying. Finally, revisions have been made throughout to reflect changes that have occurred in the seed industry since publication of the Third Edition. Because of the fundamental importance of seeds to both agriculture and to all of society, we have taken great care to present the science and technology of seeds with the respect and feeling this study deserves. We hope that this feeling will be communicated to our readers. Furthermore, we have attempted to present information in a straight-forward, easy-ta-read manner that will be easily understood by students and lay persons alike. Special care has been taken to address both current state-of-the-art as well as future trends in seed technology.

Keywords

agriculture amines biotechnology chemistry ecology evolution plants seed

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence O. Copeland
    • 1
  • Miller B. McDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Crop & Soil SciencesMichigan State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Horticulture & Crop ScienceOhio State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1619-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5644-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1619-4
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