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1 online resource (13 files) : digital, PDF file.
This research focused on accelerating solar photovoltaic (PV) diffusion by collecting new market data and developing predictive modeling frameworks to test and refine understandings of household level motivations for adopting solar. Three different household-level surveys were fielded: one for households who had installed PV on their current home or had signed a contract to do so (the Adopter survey), one for households that had seriously considered PV but had not installed it (the Considerer survey), and one for the general population who did not have PV on their current home (the general population survey or GPS). Survey respondents were from four U.S. states: New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California. Details of recruiting and sampling are documented below. Research projects on residential PV adoption often collect data only from PV adopters or from the general population. One of the innovations of this project was the three-pronged household survey data collection. By collecting similar data from three fairly different "statuses" with respect to adoption, the surveys provide a basis for understanding how those who do not have rooftop PV differ from those who have, for how and why people do (or don't) transition from not having to having rooftop PV on their home, and for understanding the characteristics and viewpoints of households who have scarcely, or not at all, entered the "PV consideration" track. All three surveys covered single-family owner-occupied households in each of the four target states used in the project -- Arizona, California, New Jersey, and New York - allowing a comparative approach to understanding how the factors that affect PV adoption vary by geography and policy conditions. The General Population and Considerer surveys provide a basis for understanding opinions about and interest in solar, and how these relate to household demographics and other conditions. Paired with the Adopter survey, they also provide data for understanding how those who do not have rooftop PV differ from those who have, and for how and why people do (or don't) transition from not having to having rooftop PV on their home. The Adopter survey questions were designed to capture a broad range of information on what motivates and impedes households to install rooftop PV, as well as the details and timing of the decision and installation. Survey instrument development drew from existing PV adoption survey instruments, PV adoption literature, and research team experience, as well as from past work on household interest in energy efficiency, environmental attitudes, purchasing tendencies, and related knowledge. Early interviews and discussions with installers and others in the PV industry were also taken into consideration.
Book
x, 243 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Biotechnology and the Corporate Pursuit of Seeds Chapter Three: Multinational Corporations Chapter Four: Seed Corporations: History, Activities, and Impact Chapter Five: India Chapter Six: China Chapter Seven: Brazil and Argentina Chapter Eight: Conclusion Appendix: GMO-Free Shopping Guide.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739190807 20160618
Throughout world history, what human beings ate was determined by what local producers cultivated, and what they planted was determined by seasonal cycles. After the harvest, farmers reclaimed the seeds so that they could replant them the following season. Today, however, these age-old practices that guided countless generations are becoming extinct. What we eat, the quality of our food, and even the tastes that we develop are dictated by powerful corporations who are driven by the profit motive. This book investigates the corporate dominance of the world's seed supply. The seed is nature's gift and the first link in the food chain. This life form is becoming the exclusive intellectual property of the corporation. The advent of genetically modified seeds and strict patent protection accorded to them enable companies to own the seed even after the farmer has bought, planted, and harvested the seed. Multinational corporations have a monopoly control over seeds and the accompanying pesticides which is leading to monocultures in the food system and the disappearance of traditional methods of farming. Local producers are forced to buy seeds each year, thereby fostering a feudalistic relationship of perpetual dependence. An imbalance of power has emerged and farmers are transformed from producers to consumers by these new arrangements. The leap to embrace biotechnology and genetically modified foods has been quite swift and conducted without the public's knowledge. The food that our stomachs ingest may be increasingly bad for us. Case studies from four developing countries are presented for consideration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739190807 20160618
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (255 pages)
  • Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Biotechnology and the Corporate Pursuit of Seeds Chapter Three: Multinational Corporations Chapter Four: Seed Corporations: History, Activities, and Impact Chapter Five: India Chapter Six: China Chapter Seven: Brazil and Argentina Chapter Eight: Conclusion Appendix: GMO-Free Shopping Guide.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739190807 20180611
Throughout world history, what human beings ate was determined by what local producers cultivated, and what they planted was determined by seasonal cycles. After the harvest, farmers reclaimed the seeds so that they could replant them the following season. Today, however, these age-old practices that guided countless generations are becoming extinct. What we eat, the quality of our food, and even the tastes that we develop are dictated by powerful corporations who are driven by the profit motive. This book investigates the corporate dominance of the world's seed supply. The seed is nature's gift and the first link in the food chain. This life form is becoming the exclusive intellectual property of the corporation. The advent of genetically modified seeds and strict patent protection accorded to them enable companies to own the seed even after the farmer has bought, planted, and harvested the seed. Multinational corporations have a monopoly control over seeds and the accompanying pesticides which is leading to monocultures in the food system and the disappearance of traditional methods of farming. Local producers are forced to buy seeds each year, thereby fostering a feudalistic relationship of perpetual dependence. An imbalance of power has emerged and farmers are transformed from producers to consumers by these new arrangements. The leap to embrace biotechnology and genetically modified foods has been quite swift and conducted without the public's knowledge. The food that our stomachs ingest may be increasingly bad for us. Case studies from four developing countries are presented for consideration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739190807 20180611
Book
vii, 304 pages : ill., maps ; 22 cm
World-wide, the degradation and destruction of both natural and traditionally used semi-natural ecosystems is drastically increasing. Unfortunately, commercial seed mixtures, consisting of non-native species and genetically uniform cultivars, are widely used in grassland restoration, often with negative effects on biodiversity. Therefore, native species should be used in the ecological restoration of natural and semi-natural vegetation. This book compiles results from recent studies presented at a Special Session "Native seed production and use in restoration projects", which was organised during the 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. The authors review the ecological and genetic aspects of seed propagation and species introduction both from a European and an American perspective, and discuss implications for the development of seed zones and for native seed production. Examples from different countries focus on native seed production in practice, and suggest different approaches for the certification of seed provenance. Best practice examples from Europe and the United States are used to indicate the advantages of using native seeds for ecological restoration of grasslands, field margins and sagebrush steppe. Finally, this volume also provides guidelines for the successful implementation of restoration projects for local authorities, landscape planners and NGOs in order to bridge gaps between research and practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443859004 20180530
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (53 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Heterosis
  • Hybrid vigor of heterozygous off-spring relative to parents
  • Dominance and over-dominance theories of heterosis
  • Lessons from heterosis phenotypes
  • Genomic variation and heterosis
  • Practical implications of heterosis
  • Breeding and seed production practices.
Book
1 online resource (342 p.)
  • Introduction
  • Identification and taxonomic groups
  • Economic significance of seed-transmitted plant virus diseases
  • Virus transmission
  • Mechanism of seed transmission
  • Detective of plant viruses in seeds
  • Ecology and epidemiology of seed-transmitted viruses
  • Methods of combating seed-transmitted virus diseases
  • Plant virus transmission through vegetative propagules (Asexual reproduction)
  • Future strategies and conclusions.
Seeds provide an efficient means in disseminating plant virus and viroid diseases. The success of modern agriculture depends on pathogen free seed with high yielding character and in turn disease management. There is a serious scientific concern about the transmission of plant viruses sexually through seed and asexually through plant propagules. The present book provides the latest information along with the total list of seed transmitted virus and viroid diseases at global level including, the yield losses, diagnostic techniques, mechanism of seed transmission, epidemiology and virus disease management aspects. Additional information is also provided on the transmission of plant virus and virus-like diseases through vegetative propagules. It is also well known that seed transmitted viruses are introduced into new countries and continents during large-scale traffic movements through infected germplasm and plant propogules. The latest diagnostic molecular techniques in different virus-host combinations along with disease management measures have been included. The book shall be a good reference source and also a text book to the research scientists, teachers, students of plant pathology, agriculture, horticulture, life sciences, green house managers, professional entrepreneurs, persons involved in quarantines and seed companies. This book has several important features of seed transmitted virus diseases and is a good informative source and thus deserves a place in almost all university libraries, seed companies and research organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788132208129 20160610
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
ix, 204 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • PART 1 Principles-- 1. From Landrace to Modern Plant Breeding-- 2. Principles of Seed Production-- 3. Agronomy-- 4. Harvesting and Processing-- 5. Seed Storage-- 6. Seed Quality Control-- PART 2 Seed Production of Specific Crops-- 7. Gramineae, Self-Pollinated Cereals-- 8. Gramineae, Cross-Pollinate Cereals-- 9. Gramineae, Temperate, Prairie and Tropical Grass species-- 10. Forage Crops of Leguminosae, Temperate and Tropical species-- 11. Pulse Crops of Leguminosae-- 12. Edible Oilseed Crops-- 13. Forage Crops of Cruciferae and Chenopodiaceae-- 14. Amaranthaceae.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845938192 20160608
A practical coverage of the principles of producing seeds for the main agricultural crops, this book emphasises producing optimal quality seed, and applies to small and large scale farms worldwide. Cereals such as wheat, rice, barley, rye and maize are covered along with pulses, legumes, oil seed rape and soybean. The coverage includes principles of production such as pollination, agronomy issues such as site selection and cultivar purity, seed processing, drying and storage. A focus on global food security is maintained throughout. It is suitable for researchers and students in agriculture and plant sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845938192 20160608
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8. Chinese seed [2010 - ]

Book
272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 24 cm.
  • The roots of agriculture
  • The genie released
  • The making of seeds
  • Strategies for survival
  • Travellers in time and space
  • Seeds in the garden
  • The pursuit of plenty
  • Banking on seeds
  • Future prospects.
In this absorbing history, Peter Thompson explores how mankind has gradually learned what seeds are, where they come from and their role in the survival of the productivity of crops and wildflowers. Thompson brings to life the eccentrics, explorers, amateurs and highly dedicated professionals who have accumulated our knowledge. Some are well known, such as Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel; others, like the Russian geneticist Nikolai Vivilov, are less so. The book concludes with a chapter by Stephen Harris on current debates about genetically modified crops, seed conservation and plant ownership in the contemporary world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500251706 20160605
Green Library

10. Gardens of destiny [2009]

Video
1 online resource (64 min.) Digital: data file.
Has North America taken too many risks with its agriculture? In Gardens of Destiny we meet Dan Jason, an organic gardener on Salt Spring Island, on the Canadian west coast. Jason is the head of the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, a network of gardeners from around the world working to preserve as much plant diversity as possible. This film explores Dan's garden and seed world and investigates with several sustainable development specialists such issues as genetic engineering, terminator seeds and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture in North America.

11. Seed conditioning [2009 - ]

Book
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. Management : a practical advanced-level guide
  • v. 2. Technology : advanced-level information for managers, technical specialists, professionals
  • v. 3 Crop seed conditioning
Seed conditioning removes undesirable material including debris and stray seeds from selected raw harvested seed, so as to create planting seed that delivers high yielding crops. This two-volume set provides a major up-date of previously published work. It describes the essential information needed to understand this process and the machinery involved. It describes the machines available to seed conditioners and explains how they can be installed, operated, adjusted, and maintained to give complete and precise separations for many years. All the machines are described in sufficient detail, sometimes with the help of models to enable the conditioner to get good results. The book also details the operating sequence used to properly prepare seed before going into each machine. Organized in a logical sequence, it catalogs all the entire field of seed conditioning, to help seed managers, specialists, and conditioning operators reduce loss of good seed while improving seed quality and honing the efficiency of their operations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578086085 20160604
A compendium on physical properties and conditioning requirements of some seed kinds Little public information exists on the physical properties and conditioning requirements of seed. For many crop seeds, the only information that exists is in companies who produce, clean, and handle seed. This manual provides as much available information as possible, assisting those already in the business as well as newcomers to the field. The book presents the physical characteristics and conditioning needs of seed. Readers can use the record formats provided to build their own records of what worked so as to remove specific contaminants from their crop seed. This information will enable them to save time, shrink conditioning costs, and reduce seed losses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578086092 20160604
Seed conditioning turns raw harvested seed into pure seed that is free of undesirable materials, safe from pests and diseases, and that which can be planted for a good stand of healthy plants of the desired crop. The cost of conditioning is a major component of the capital investment. Conditioning is the most significant process in the seed industry. It involves machines, engineering, operations, biology, physics, plant physiology and pathology, science, and business. It must be accurate, economic and practical. To make seed conditioners more efficient, this Seed Conditioning compendium was prepared. Based on real-life experiences, trials and efforts of many conditioners were compiled and distilled into a brief, easy-to-understand form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578085729 20160604
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Book
vi, 188 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • session 1. Opening session
  • session 2. Project implementation and results
  • session 3. Technical papers
  • session 4. Stakeholders' interventions
  • session 5. Experiences from non-participating countries
  • session 6. Sustainability issues.
Green Library
Book
xviii, 795 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • About the Editor Contributors SECTION I: SEED DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY Chapter 1. Molecular Control of Ovule Development (Sureshkumar Balasubramanian and Kay Schneitz) Introduction What Are Ovules? Emergence of the Ovule As a Model to Study Organogenesis Ovule Specification Initiation/Outgrowth of the Ovule Primordia Pattern Formation Cell-Cell Communication During Ovule Development Morphogenesis Perspectives Chapter 2. Female Gametophyte Development (Wei-Cai Yang) Introduction Organization of the Female Gametophyte Archesporial Cell Formation Megasporogenesis Formation of the Functional Megaspore Megagametogenesis The Female Germ Unit Genetic Control of Megagametophyte Development Conclusions and Perspectives Chapter 3. Cytokinins and Seed Development (Neil Emery and Craig Atkins) Introduction Cytokinin Biosynthesis in Plants Discovery and Characterization of CKs in Developing Seeds Sources of Cytokinin in Seeds Developing Seeds: A Rich Mine of Cytokinin Enzymes Biological Activity of Cytokinin in Developing Seeds Can CK Content Be Manipulated to Alter Grain Development? Molecular Basis of a Signaling Role for Cytokinins Future Prospects Chapter 4. Grain Number Determination in Major Grain Crops (Gustavo A. Slafer, Fernanda G. Gonz lez, Adriana G. Kantolic, Elena M. Whitechurch, L. Gabriela Abeledo, Daniel J. Miralles, and Roxana Savin) Introduction Grain Number Determination Extrapolations to Other Major Crops Concluding Remarks Chapter 5. Carbon Partitioning in Developing Seed (Yong-Ling Ruan and Prem S. Chourey) Introduction Seed Anatomy and Cellular Pathway of Sugar Transport Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Carbon Partitioning Key Genes Controlling Carbon Partitioning in Seeds Conclusions and Future Perspectives Chapter 6. Metabolic Engineering of Carbohydrate Supply in Plant Reproductive Development (Marc Goetz and Thomas Roitsch) The Impact of Plant Reproduction Events on Agriculture The Role of the Tapetum in Male Gametophyte Development Strategies to Generate Male Sterility in Plants Importance of Carbohydrates in Plant Growth and Development Carbohydrate Supply and Male Sterility Future Perspectives Chapter 7. Enhancing the Nutritive Value of Seeds by Genetic Engineering (N. D. Hagan and T. J. V. Higgins) Enhancing the Nutritive Value of Seed Protein Enhancing the Fatty Acid Content of Seeds Enhancing the Vitamin and Mineral Content of Seeds Current Limitations Conclusions Chapter 8. The Process of Accumulation of Seed Proteins and the Prospects for Using Biotechnology to Improve Crops (Eliot M. Herman) Introduction Synthesis and Accumulation of Seed Proteins The Protein Storage Vacuole Protein Bodies Biotechnology to Study and Change Seed Proteins Identifying and Altering Molecular-Based Traits in Seeds Chapter 9. Synthetic Seeds Technology (P. Suprasanna, T. R. Ganapathi, and V. A. Bapat) Introduction Encapsulation Methods Different Propagules Used for Synthetic Seeds Applications Case Studies Critical Considerations Limitations and Prospects SECTION II: SEED DORMANCY AND GERMINATION Chapter 10. Dormancy and Germination (Henk W. M. Hilhorst, Leonie Bentsink, and Maarten Koornneef) Introduction The Regulation of Dormancy and Germination: A Mutant Approach Dormancy and Germination: Mechanisms Prospects and Challenges Chapter 11. Hormonal Interactions During Seed Dormancy Release and Germination (Gerhard Leubner-Metzger) Introduction Abscisic Acid (ABA): A Positive Regulator of Dormancy Induction and Maintenance, a Negative Regulator of Germination Gibberellins Release Dormancy, Promote Germination, and Counteract ABA Effects Ethylene Promotes Seed Germination and Counteracts ABA Effects on Seeds Brassinosteroids Promote Seed Germination Cytokinins and Auxins Conclusions and Perspectives Chapter 12. Photoregulation of Seed Germination (Chizuko Shichijo, Osamu Tanaka, and Tohru Hashimoto) Introduction Short Research History of Seed Germination Photoregulation: Recognition of Phytochromes As Photoreceptors Phytochromes Action Modes (LFR, VLFR, and HIR) of Phytochromes in Seed Germination Multiple Modes of Seed Germination and Explanation by Action Modes of Phytochromes SECTION III: SEED ECOLOGY Chapter 13. Competition for Pollination and Seed Set (Beverly J. Brown) Introduction Pollen Quantity Pollen Quality Chapter 14. Seed Size (Jorge Castro, Jos A. H dar, and Jos M. G mez) Introduction Setting Terminology Seed Mass Variability Seed-Size Determination Dispersal Depredation Germination Seedling Performance Habitat Type and Plant Traits Seed-Size Evolution Seed Size and Global Change Man and Seed Size Chapter 15. Seed Predation (Jose M. Serrano and Juan A. Delgado) Introduction Defending Seeds A Hierarchical Perspective The Case of Cistus ladanifer L. Chapter 16. Natural Defense Mechanisms in Seeds (Gregory E. Welbaum) Introduction Seed Defense Mechanisms Summary Chapter 17. Seed Protease Inhibitors (A. M. Harsulkar, A. P. Giri, V. V. Deshpande, V. S. Gupta, M. N. Sainani, and P. K. Ranjekar) Introduction Protease Inhibitors Expression of Protease Inhibitors in Seeds Biological Role of Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitor Transgenic Plants for Pest Control Conclusions Chapter 18. Soil Seed Banks (A. J. Murdoch) What Is the Soil Seed Bank? Functions of Soil Seed Banks Prerequisites for a Seed Bank How Many Seeds Are in the Soil? What Types of Seeds Are in the Soil? Where Does the Seed Bank Come From? What Happens to the Soil Seed Bank? Impacts on Weed Management Chapter 19. The Ecophysiological Basis of Weed Seed Longevity in the Soil (R. S. Gallagher and E. P. Fuerst) Introduction Conceptual Model for Seed Longevity Resource Allocation to Seed Seed Dormancy Role of Seed Vigor Microbial Seed Decay Implications for Seed Bank Management Implications for Future Research SECTION IV: SEED TECHNOLOGY Chapter 20. Seed Quality Testing (Sabry Elias) Introduction What Is Seed Quality? Is Testing the Quality of Seed Really Important? Seed Purity Testing Seed Vitality Testing Testing for Special Seed Attributes Seed Vigor Testing Pathological Testing of Seed Testing Genetically Modified Seeds Quality Assurance in Seed Testing Seed Quality Testing and Seed Certification Seed Testing Organizations Chapter 21. Seed Vigor and Its Assessment (Alison A. Powell) Concept of Seed Vigor Causes of Differences in Seed Vigor Assessment of Seed Vigor Standardization of Vigor Test Procedures Current Status of Vigor Testing Presentation and Interpretation of Vigor Tests Application of Vigor Tests Conclusions Chapter 22. Diagnosis of Seedborne Pathogens (Emily Taylor, Jayne Bates, and David Jaccoud) Introduction Conventional Seed Health Diagnostic Methods Molecular Methods for Seed Health Testing Conclusions Chapter 23. Seed Quality in Vegetable Crops (S. D. Doijode) Introduction Factors Affecting Seed Quality Improvement of Seed Quality Maintenance of Seed Quality Revival of Seed Quality Conclusion Chapter 24. Vegetable Hybrid Seed Production in the World (David Tay) Introduction The Gene-Control Pollination F1 Vegetable Seed Production System The Hand-Pollinated F1 Vegetable Seed Production System Distribution of F1 Vegetable Seed Production in the World Development of Hand-Pollinated Hybrid Vegetable Seed Production in the World F1 Hybrid Vegetable Seed Production: A Case Study on Tomato in Taiwan Future of the Hand-Pollinated F1 Vegetable Hybrid Seed Population Chapter 25. Practical Hydration of Seeds of Tropical Crops: On-Farm Seed Priming (D. Harris and A. Mottram) Chapter 26. Seed Technology in Plant Germplasm Conservation (David Tay) Introduction Seed Science and Technology in Gene Banks Gene-Bank Management System Basic Gene-Bank Design Gene-Bank Research Program Index Reference Notes Included.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560223153 20160528
Provides the latest available research from noted experts pointing out the likely directions of future developments as it presents a wealth of seed biology and technological information. Presents an integrative perspective from fundamentals to the detailed applications of seed science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560223153 20160528
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x, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Much of life on earth begins and ends with seeds. From the practical concerns of seed savers and collectors to the ancient lore, history, and biology of seeds, this is a must read for anyone interested in preserving seed biodiversity. Detailed advice on buying, storing and germinating, sterilizing soil, indoor to outdoor transplanting - even building cold frames, is included. Blending science and hands-on experience, "Seeds" is fascinating, practical, and useful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780881926828 20160528
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Book
1 online resource (502 pages) : illustrations
  • About the Editor Contributors Preface SECTION I: GERMINATION IN THE SOIL AND STAND ESTABLISHMENT Chapter 1. Seedbed Preparation The Soil Physical Environment of Germinating Seeds (Amos Hadas) Introduction Environmental Requirements of Germinating Seed Soil Environment Physical Aspects Seedbed Preparation, Characterization of Seedbed Attributes, and Seedbed Environment Conditions and Seed Germination Water Uptake by Seeds and Seedlings Seed-Soil Water Relationships Modeling Seed Germination and Seedbed Physical Attributes Concluding Remarks Chapter 2. The Use of Population-Based Threshold Models to Describe and Predict the Effects of Seedbed Environment on Germination and Seedling Emergence of Crops (William E. Finch-Savage) Introduction Imbibition Germination Other Germination Models Postgermination Seedling Growth Threshold Models: Prediction of Germination and Emergence Patterns in the Field Summary and Conclusions Appendix Chapter 3. Seed and Agronomic Factors Associated with Germination Under Temperature and Water Stress (Mark A. Bennett) Introduction Seed Coats Seed Size Seed Water Uptake Radicle Emergence and Root System Development Genetic Links to Germination Temperature Limits Seed Production and Seed Vigor Sowing Depths and Planter Technology Tillage Systems and Soil Structure Effects Interactions with Seed Treatments and Other Crop Protection Chemicals Screening Protocols for Germination Tolerance to Low Temperature and Water Stress Concluding Remarks Chapter 4. Methods to Improve Seed Performance in the Field (Peter Halmer) Introduction Changing Seed Form and Lot Composition Physiological Enhancement Physiological Responses to Enhancement Ecological Aspects of Seed Hydration Conclusions and Future Directions SECTION II: DORMANCY AND THE BEHAVIOR OF CROP AND WEED SEEDS Chapter 5. Inception, Maintenance, and Termination of Dormancy in Grain Crops: Physiology, Genetics, and Environmental Control (Roberto L. Benech-Arnold) Introduction Physiology of Dormancy in the Cereal Grain Physiology of Dormancy in the Sunflower Seed The Expression of Dormancy in Grain Crops Removing Dormancy at an Industrial Scale Genetics and Molecular Biology of Dormancy in Grain Crops Environmental Control of Dormancy in Grain Crops Concluding Remarks Chapter 6. Preharvest Sprouting of Cereals (Gary M. Paulsen and Andrew S. Auld) Introduction The Preharvest Sprouting Process Physiological Control of Preharvest Sprouting Quality of Products from Sprouted Cereals Measurement of Preharvest Sprouting Controlling Sprouting by Breeding Controlling Sprouting in the Field Chapter 7. The Exit from Dormancy and the Induction of Germination: Physiological and Molecular Aspects (Rodolfo A. Sanchez and R. Alejandra Mella) Introduction The Effects of Light Photoreceptors Embryo Growth Potential Endosperm Weakening Termination of Dormancy: Its Relationship with the Synthesis and Signaling of Gibberellins and ABA Concluding Remarks Chapter 8. Modeling Changes in Dormancy in Weed Soil Seed Banks: Implications for the Prediction of Weed Emergence (Diego Batlla, Betina Claudia Kruk, and Roberto L. Benech-Arnold) Introduction Dormancy: Definitions and Classification How Is Dormancy Level Expressed? Environmental Factors Affecting Dormancy Level of Seed Populations Factors That Terminate Dormancy Conceptualizing the System with Modeling Purposes Modeling Dormancy Changes in Weed Seed Banks As Affected by the Environment Concluding Remarks SECTION III: SEED LONGEVITY AND STORAGE Chapter 9. Orthodox Seed Deterioration and Its Repair (Miller B. McDonald) Introduction The First Seed Seed Deterioration Mechanisms of Orthodox Seed Deterioration Free Radical Production Free Radicals and Their Effects on Lipids How Do Free Radicals Cause Lipid Peroxidation? What Is the Influence of Seed Moisture Content on Free Radical Assault? Do Free Radicals Attack Only Lipids? Why Suspect Free Radical Attack on Mitochondria? How Are Seeds Protected Against Free Radical Attack? Raffinose Oligosaccharides and Their Protective Role Repair of Seed Damage Model of Seed Deterioration and Repair During Priming/Hydration Conclusions Chapter 10. Recalcitrant Seeds (Patricia Berjak and Norman W. Pammenter) Seed Characteristics The Broad Picture Seed Behavior The Suite of Interacting Processes and Mechanisms Involved in Desiccation Tolerance Drying Rate and Causes of Damage in Recalcitrant Seeds SECTION IV: INDUSTRIAL QUALITY OF SEEDS Chapter 11. Processing Quality Requirements for Wheat and Other Cereal Grains (Colin W. Wrigley and Ferenc Bekes) Introduction The Range of Grain Species Used Industrially Cereal Grains and Our Diet Uses of Cereal Grains Wheat-Grain Quality Traits: A Molecular Basis Grain Hardness Starch Properties Conclusion Chapter 12. Grain Quality in Oil Crops (Leonardo Velasco, Begona Perez-Vich, and Jose M. Fernandez-Martinez) Introduction Components of Grain Quality in Oil Crops and Factors Influencing Them Oil Quality Meal Quality Breeding and Production Strategies Chapter 13. The Malting Quality of Barley (Roxana Savin, Valeria S. Passarella, and Jose Luis Molino-Cano) Introduction Grain Structural Components That Affect Malting Quality Genotypic and Environmental Factors Affecting Malting Quality Achieving Barley-Grain Quality Targets Conclusions Index Reference Notes Included.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560229292 20180530
The latest findings in seed physiology discussed as they relate to agricultural problems! Presenting the latest findings in the area of seed physiology as well as the practical applications of that knowledge in the field, the Handbook of Seed Physiology: Applications to Agriculture provides a comprehensive view of seed biology and its role in crop performance. Key topics include seed germination, crop emergence, crop establishment, dormancy, preharvest sprouting, plant hormones, abscisic and giberellic acids, weeds, grain quality, oil crops, and malting quality. Abundant case studies provide information of value to researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of seed science, field crop research, crop science, agronomy, and seed technology. The Handbook of Seed Physiology discusses vital topics which serve as the basis for the development of techniques and processes to improve seed performance and crop yield. In this text, you will explore: the effect of the soil physical environment on seed germination the roles of physiology, genetics, and environment in the inception, maintenance, and termination of dormancy the relationship between the termination of dormancy and the synthesis and signaling of gibberellins and abscisic acid mechanisms of orthodox seed deterioration and approaches for repair of seed damage characteristics, behavior, and mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in recalcitrant seeds the role of seed moisture in free radical assaults on seeds and the protective function of raffinose oligosaccharides the production of free radicals and their effect on lipids and lipid peroxidation components of grain quality in oil crops and factors influencing them structural components and genotypic and environmental factors affecting barley malting quality In addition to the latest scientific information in the area of seed physiology, this text provides insights into practical applications of that knowledge through the description of: screening protocols for germination tolerance to temperature and water stress methods for improving seed performance in the field techniques for controlling preharvest sprouting of cereals breeding and production strategies for improving grain quality population-based threshold models in the prediction of germination and emergence patterns modeling changes in dormancy to predict weed emergence Extensive reference sections accompanying each chapter include both foundation texts and current research. Principles and concepts discussed in the text are elaborated upon through equations, figures, and tables covering such topics as water and soil thermal regimes; seed water potential; temperature and water effects on germination; free radical attack; and molecular structures. Exploring concepts, techniques, and processes related to seed germination and crop establishment, this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind reference is an indispensable tool for seed scientists and agricultural professionals. Add it to your library today and put seed physiology research to work in establishing high-quality "next crops"!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560229292 20180530
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viii, 787 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • SEED BIOLOGY Seed Morphology and Development Seed Dormancy Seed Germination Seed Viability and Longevity SEED PRODUCTION Basic Principles of Seed Production Cereal Crops Pulse Crops Oilseed Crops Vegetable Crops Flowers and Ornamental Crops Sugar and Fiber Crops Grasses and Forage Legumes SEED PROCESSING AND STORAGE TECHNOLOGY Drying, Cleaning, and Upgrading Seed Treatment Seed Packaging and Handling Seed Transportation and Storage Seed Testing Seed Marketing and Distribution Seed Certification and Legislation NEWER SEED BIOTECHNOLOGIES Seed-Production Industry Micropropagation Synthetic Seed Biotechnology Transgenic Seeds, Plants, and Crops Loss Reduction Biotechnology of Seeds World Food Security: Future Challenges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824748005 20160528
Revised and expanded throughout, this latest edition of the bestselling "Seeds Handbook: Biology, Production, Processing, and Storage" includes valuable information on all areas of seed biology, production, and processing. The author, one of the most respected and prolific scientists in the field, identifies current developments in seed testing and certification, storage, transportation and distribution. Tracking the evolution and advancement of seed industries and technologies, he fully covers the development and supply of high-quality seeds for every key agronomic and horticulture crop. This work contains methods to enhance the genetic and physiological characteristics of more than 80 major and minor crops.With an abundance of current research and additional figures and illustrations, this edition of the "Seeds Handbook" offers chapters on modern biotechnological issues such as the production of synthetic seeds, loss-reduction biotechnologies, and new strategies in the seed production industry. It provides in-depth information on burgeoning areas of seed science including tissue culture and cellular totipotency, induction and regeneration protocols, development and maturation, hormone requirements, drying and storage of somatic embryos, protective encapsulation and crop applications. With an eye to the future, it looks at challenges in the provision and enhancement of seeds for crop plants, practical methods of seed production and micropropagation, genetically modified seeds and world food security.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824748005 20160528
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18 p. ; 28 cm.
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This fourth edition of the successful textbook provides an updated introduction to the science and technology of seeds. It presents a straightforward exploration of the seed as a biological system, from its origin and examines the fundamentals of how seeds are produced, conditioned, evaluated, and distributed in modern agriculture. This edition has been thoroughly revised and contains new chapters on seed ecology and seed drying. Special care has been taken to incorporate new genetic testing procedures made possible by the biotechnology revolution that is occurring throughout agriculture. Principles of Seed Science and Technology, Fourth edition gives advanced undergraduate students the current state of the art and future trends in seed technology. Newcomers to the field will also benefit from this volume's straightforward style and in-depth treatment of the subject.

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