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Organic Seed: Traditional Varieties and Technologies

K Vanangamudi (Editor) V Manonmani (Editor)
The production and supply of organic seed is the need of the hour to facilitate the organic Agriculture which ensures the production of the organic food products free from the toxic substances for better human health. But also to conserve the soil and environmental health for well beings of the human life including the flora and fauna.

Keeping the importance of the organic agriculture the book on Organic Seed has been compiled which is first of its kind in India. This book consists of four major parts. Part I deals with the documentation of the indigenous varieties in cereals pulses oilseeds and vegetables. In part II an overview of organic agriculture requirements and technologies for organic seed production with special reference to rice and cotton seed quality treatments certification marketing and storage of organic seed are discussed. Part III includes the technologies for production processing and storage of seed. Role of community seed bank seed fairs and farmers participatory plant breeding are included in the Part IV.
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About the author

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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Bibliographic information

Title Organic Seed: Traditional Varieties and Technologies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.07.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172337001
length vi+350p., 24cm.