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Language: EnglishCover Seed Production of Vegetable

Pages: 405

Author: P. Geetha Rani

Price: Free

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Outlines of Seed Production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops

  1. Introduction to seed and seed quality
  2. History and Development of Vegetable Seed Industry in India
  3. Scope for vegetable seed production in India
  4. Principles and practices of vegetable seed production
  5. Factors affecting quality seed production
  6. Varietal and hybrids seed production in solanaceous vegetables
  7. Varietal and hybrid seed production in bhendi and onion
  8. Varietal and hybrid seed production in gourds
  9. Varietal and hybrid seed production in amaranthus and moringa
  10. Varietal and hybrid seed production in leguminous and exotic vegetables
  11. Seed production in Cabbage and Cauliflower
  12. Seed production in carrot, radish and beetroot
  13. Seed production in coriander, fennel and fenugreek
  14. Seed production in pepper (Piper nigrum)
  15. Seed production in potato
  16. Seed production in tapioca
  17. Mid-term examination
  18. Seed production technology in turmeric and ginger
  19. Physiological and harvestable maturity for seeds
  20. Threshing and seed extraction methods
  21. Drying principles and methods
  22. Seed processing
  23. Grading and upgrading equipments
  24. Seed certification
  25. Seed testing
  26. Purity analysis and germination test for seeds
  27. Seed treatment
  28. Seed storage
  29. Seed packing and godown storage
  30. Seeds act and rules
  31. Central seed committee, central seed certification board, state seed certification agency, central and state seed testing laboratories
  32. Seed law enforcement
  33. Seed control order (1983) and new seed policy (2002)
  34. Seed village concept


  1. Study of seed structure, colour,size, shape and texture of vegetable and spice crop seeds
  2. Study of varietal characters in different vegetable crops
  3. Identification of off-types, rogues in different vegetables
  4. Practicing field counting procedures in broadcast and row crop of open pollinated and hybrid seed field.
  5. Visit to varietal and hybrid seed production field
  6. Study of harvest indices, fruit grading and seed extraction techniques
  7. Seed production planning – calculation of area requirement for different classes of seed and seed production economics
  8. Visit to seed processing unit
  9. Seed sampling – equipments – mixing and dividing methods
  10. Moisture estimation – equipments used – reporting results
  11. Purity analysis – equipments used – reporting results
  12. Seed germination testing – tetrazolium test – evaluation
  13. Seedling evaluation – seed health test – testing and identification of pathogen / insects
  14. Visit to seed testing – laboratory
  15. Seed invigouration techniques – hardening – pelleting
  16. Seed enhancement techniques – colour and gravity separation
  17. Practical examination

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