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Insects, and Seed Collection, Storage, Testing, and Certification - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956057, 9780323150446

Insects, and Seed Collection, Storage, Testing, and Certification

1st Edition

Editor: T.T. Kozlowski
eBook ISBN: 9780323150446
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 434
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Seed Biology: Insects, and Seed Collection, Storage, Testing, and Certification, Volume III brings together a large body of important information on seed biology. The book describes seed collection, identification, storage, testing, and certification. It also considers insects that directly affect seeds, seed-producing organs, or seed-bearing structures of plants. Organized into six chapters, this volume begins by outlining man’s dependency on seeds as source of food, fiber, spices, beverages, oils, vitamins, and drugs. Harmful effects of seeds are also mentioned. Separate chapters focus on seed development, dissemination, germination (including metabolism, environmental control, internal control, dormancy, and seed and seedling vigor), protection from diseases and insects, longevity, and deterioration. The book concludes with a discussion on the certification of field and tree seeds, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development certification schemes, and trends in seed certification. This book is a valuable source of information for seed producers and users as well as various groups of research biologists and teachers, including agronomists, plant anatomists, biochemists, ecologists, entomologists, foresters, horticulturists, plant pathologists, and plant physiologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

1 Insects and Seed Production

I. Introduction

II. Insect Pollination

III. Harmful Impact of Insects on Seeds and Seed Production


2 Seed Collecting and Identification

I. Seed Collecting by Man

II. Seed Collecting by Agents Other Than Man

III. Seed Identification


3 Seed Storage and Longevity

I. Historical Background

II. Collection of Seeds for Storage

III. Seed Physiology and Storage

IV. Storage of Seed

V. Overview of Seed Storage in Relation to Needs of Storer


4 Insects Attacking Seeds During Storage

I. Introduction

II. Damage Caused by Insects

III. Factors Influencing Insect Infestation

IV. Prevention and Control of Insect Infestation in Stores

V. Insect Pests of Seeds

VI. Conclusion


5 Essentials of Seed Testing

I. Introduction

II. Origin and Development of Seed Testing

III. Development of Standard Procedures for Determining Seed Quality

IV. Botanical Aspects

V. The All-Important Sample

VI. Testing for Seed Purity and Noxious-Weed Seeds

VII. Testing for Germination and Viability

VIII. Special Tests

IX. Seed Identification

X. Tolerances for Testing Seeds


6 Seed Certification

I. Field Seeds

II. Tree Seeds

III. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Certification Schemes

IV. Future Trends in Seed Certification


Author Index

Subject Index


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1st January 1972
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