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  1. Conny Almekinders & Niels Louwaars This handbook covers a whole range of issues relating to local seed supply systems, including participatory plant breeding, and both technical and practical information on seed production and variety maintenance. It suggests new approaches and methods to support on-farm seed production by...
    631.521 ALM | PG.005,PG.010
  2. S. D. Doijode Maintain viability with these techniques for proper seed storage! Healthy, viable seeds are the foundation for sustainable crop production, while poorly kept seeds can result in low germination and crop loss. Seed Storage of Horticultural Crops suggests appropriate strategies to help farmers and...
    635.042 DOI
  3. Harry van den Burg 2 Copies Seed production and the maintenance of crop cultivars by small farmers is a subject that has attracted increasing attention over the past decade. The increasing dominance of large multinationals in the seed trade, the controversy over genetic engineering, and the recognition of farmersí...
    631.521 AGR
  4. Brian A. Connolly Part of the NOFAguides. Includes information on: Strengths and limitations of hybrid varieties Before you grow the seed (selecting varieties, saving seed and improving crops, intellectual property rights) Growing seed (pollination biology, harvesting, cleaning, storage, germination testing)...
    631.521 CON
  5. FAO Seed technology comprises the methods of improving the genetic and physical characteristics of seed. It involves such activities as variety development, evaluation, and release and seed production, processing, storage, and quality control. These are the main components of a healthy seed industry,...
    633.104 FAO
  6. Jeffrey H. McCormack This is a collection of separate papers: Seed Processing & Storage, Isolation Distance for Seed Crops, Bean Seed Production, Brassica Seed Production, Cucumber Seed Production, Pepper Seed Production, and Tomato Seed Production. papers vary 17-35pages, illustrations
    631.521 MCC
  7. N.K.Rao et al Seeds conserved in genebanks are a vital and irreplaceable resource for safeguarding future agricultural options. The capacity of genebank staff to apply good standards for seed handling is hence of critical importance. This is the standard reference for genebank work and one of the few sources...
    631.52 RAO
  8. Douglas Johnson This book provides advice to relief workers considering a distribution of seeds and tools to refugees or displaced people. It covers preliminary assessment, project design, and implementation, including the choice of seeds and tools to distribute, and methods of distribution. It emphasizes the...
    631.068 JOH | PG.009
  9. The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Focuses on the processing of four cereals - maize (or corn), rice, sorghum, and wheat. A useful guide for those intending to set up a cereal-processing enterprise. Topics include harvesting, threshing, storage, milling, hulling, baking and fermenting. (Food cycle Technology Source Books)
    664.72 UNI
  10. Ronnie Vernooy et al Despite 25 years of history and the rapid growth in number, organizational diversity and geographical coverage of community seed banks, recognition of their roles and contributions has remained scanty. This book reviews their history, evolution, experiences, successes and failures, challenges and...
    631.521 VER