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

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: T.T. Kozlowski
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150446

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150446

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T.T. Kozlowski

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