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Seed Hardening, Pelleting and Coating: Principles and Practices

K Vanangamudi (Editor) R. Umarani (Editor) N. Natarajan (Editor) K. Natarajan (Editor) T. Saravanan (Editor) A. Bharathi (Editor)
Synopsis To meet the challenges posed by agriculture and to fill the gap in our knowledge on seed technology, this book is a special contribution. The book contains a wealth of information on seed hardening, pelleting and coating. The subject material is presented in seven parts. The first part of this book deals with seed, soil, water and nutrient management technologies for sustainable production in rainfed and gardenland systems. The second part is highlighted with seed hardening techniques for drought techniques for drought resistance with special reference to horticultural and forestry crops. Brief description on current scenario of seed pelleting which comprises its principles, practices in agricultural, horticultural and forestry crops is compiled in the third part. Part four contains subject matter dealing with seed coating and colouring in cereals, pulses, oilseeds and in horticultural crops. Fifth part of this book explores the information about seed storage, testing and certification procedures for pelleted seeds. An expanded discussion about the network experiments in seed hardening and pelleting in various crops has been presented in part six. Part seven deals with the special topics on economics of seed hardening and pelleting and crop management strategies to salvage agriculture under drought. This book is compiled for researchers, seed producers and students especially those who are studying seed science and technology.
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About the authors

K Vanangamudi

He is the Professor and Head of Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. His experience in teaching research and extension is over 21 years. He has guided 10 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 17 Ph.D. students. He is a recognized guide of Bharathlar University, Coimbatore. He has undergone one year training in Tree Seed Technology at Mississippi State University, USA. He has published 278 research schemes as Principal Investigator funded by various National agencies. In recognition of his outstanding contribution, he has been awarded with 'Best Post-graduate Teacher Award' in 1998. 'Best Scientist Award in Agro-Forestry' in 1999 and 'Madras Agricultural Students in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Gandhi Gram Rural Instt., Deemed University. He is also consultant to Kerala Forestry Project. He has traveled to several countries in connection with Forestry research and education viz., USA, Japan and Canada.

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R. Umarani

The author is an Assistant professor in Seed Science and Technology at Department of Seed Science and Technology. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She is the recipient of Prize for Best M.Sc. (Ag) student in Seed Technology. She is involved in teaching Seed Science and Technology courses for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students for the past five years. She indulged in tree seed technological research papers, one review article and 20 popular articles in National and International journals. She has presented many research papers in National and International seminars and conferences. Three books and one chapter of another book are already in her credit.

N. Natarajan

Dr. N. Natarajan, Professor of Seed Science and Technology working as Deputy Director of Research in the Directorate of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, coimbatore. He has 20 years of experience in the field of teaching, research and extension service. He has published 2 books, 35 research papers in International and National Journals and 20 popular articles both in Tamil and English. He has also presented papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars.

K. Natarajan

Dr. K. Natarajan, Assistant Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published 9 research papears, 9 popular articles in International and National Journals. He has also presented 43 research papers in National Seminars and Conferences. He has specialized in flower seed production areas.

T. Saravanan

Dr. T. Saravanan born at T. Mettupatty, Thevaram, P.O. Theni Dt., (Tamil Nadu), completed his (Hr. Sec) at St. Aloysius. Hr. Sec. School, Royappanpatti. During the period he won the school Ist Prize in Botony. He completed his B.Sc. Degree (Chemistry) at Madurai Kamaraj University and obtained B.Ed., M.L.I.S., DCPA., Ph.D. from Annamalai University. He won the University II Rank in MLIS. He worked as a Librarian in Thiruthangal Nadar College of Arts and Science. Chennail for 6 years. Since 2002, he has been in service as Lecturer in Library and information Science, Annamalai University. He contributed many articles at national/ international level. He organized various workshop on Library Automation for Tamil Nadu District Public Librarians and DLIS Students of Annamalai University.

A. Bharathi

Dr. A. Bharathi, Associate Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He has 10 years of experience in research, teaching and extension. He has published 2 books, 16 research in National and International Journals and 25 popular articles. He has also presented many research papears in National and International Seminars and Conferences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Seed Hardening, Pelleting and Coating: Principles and Practices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189304208
length xvi+418p., Tables.