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Seed Production

Principles and Practices

  • Miller B. McDonald
  • Lawrence O. Copeland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Principles of Seed Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 3-18
    3. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 19-28
    4. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 29-36
    5. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 37-58
    6. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 59-77
    7. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 78-103
    8. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 104-126
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      Pages 127-135
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      Pages 136-147
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      Pages 148-170
    12. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 171-179
    13. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 180-190
  3. Seed Production of Specific Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 193-252
    3. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 253-301
    4. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 302-405
    5. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 406-489
    6. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 490-553
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      Pages 554-589
    8. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 590-643
    9. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 644-685
    10. Miller B. McDonald, Lawrence O. Copeland
      Pages 686-717
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 719-749

About this book

Introduction

Plant breeders continue to make significant advances in developing high yield­ ing, adaptable, disease-free crops. These advances, however, are not realized until an efficient seed production system is in place that rapidly increases geneti­ cally superior crops and makes them available to the consumer in large quantities at a reasonable cost. Successful seed production requires seed to be genetically pure, free of admixtures, and able to establish rapidly a uniform stand. Seed production is a complex process. Rigorous production criteria are followed by both seed producer and seed companies to ensure that high-quality seed is produced and marketed. These criteria become even more stringent in hybrid seed production. This volume identifies the factors most critical in a successful seed production operation. The fundamental considerations common to all seed crops are established in Part I, Principles of Seed Production. From this founda­ tion, the practices of seed production are provided in detail in Part II, Seed Production of Specific Crops.

Keywords

Savanna development evolution quality

Authors and affiliations

  • Miller B. McDonald
    • 1
  • Lawrence O. Copeland
    • 2
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4074-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6825-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4074-8
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