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Seed Health Testing: Principles and Protocols

 
Mahesh Kumar (Author)
Synopsis

The seed industry has a twofold responsibility in the area of seed health: to deliver sufficiently healthy seed to farmers and seed producers, and to respect international phytosanitary regulations. Seeds are the foundation to crop production and seed health is related to food production in various ways. Of particular concern to the seed industry is seed used for sowing. Seed health standard is the maximum acceptable limit of the presence of a given parthogen in a given seed lot. This is also refered to as "Pathogen tolerance level" or "Seed standard" for the pathogen. Seed health testing should be done when pathogens are suspected for crop or seed damage. It should also be conducted when local, regional, national or international rules apply to seed and crop shipping. The book details procedures of routine seed testing methods and recent approaches in seed health testing.

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About the author

Mahesh Kumar

Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Ph.D, M.Sc. in Botany from CCS University with good academic record. He got lots of awards in the field of education. He has presented a number of papers in National and International Conference and has also attended a no of Workshops and FDPs. Presently he is working as chair of I.T.S College, Ghaziabad.

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Title Seed Health Testing: Principles and Protocols
Author Mahesh Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351112037
length 286p., Illustrations; 24cm.