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Flower seeds [electronic resource] : biology and technology / edited by Miller B. McDonald and Francis Y. Kwong.

Publication:
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (429 p.)
Series:
Cabi Publishing
Cabi Publishing
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Subjects:
Seeds.
Flowers -- Seeds.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Provides information on the biology and technology of flower seeds. This book presents in-depth information on the history and evolution of the ornamental and wild flower seed industries followed by recommendations for successful breeding, production, and testing programs.
Contents:
Contributors; 1 Introduction to Flower Seeds and the Flower Seed Industry; 2 History of the Flower Seed Industry; 3 Ornamental Bedding Plant Industry and Plug Production; 4 The Uses and Potential of Wildflower Seed in Landscaping; 5 Breeding Flower Seed Crops; 6 Factors Affecting Flowering in Ornamental Plants; 7 Seed Development and Structure in Floral Crops; 8 Flower Seed Physiology and Plug Germination; 9 Seed Dormancy in Wild Flowers; 10 Flower Seed Longevity and Deterioration; 11 Flower Seed Production; 12 Flower Seed Cleaning and Grading
13 Flower Seed Priming, Pregermination, Pelleting and Coating14 Laboratory Germination Testing of Flower Seed; 15 Tetrazolium Testing for Flower Seeds; 16 Vigour Testing in Flower Seeds; 17 Conserving Herbaceous Ornamental Plant Germplasm; 18 Conclusions; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
McDonald, M. B.
Kwong, Francis Y.
ISBN:
1-281-00433-2
9786611004330
0-85199-073-8
OCLC:
476113699