The Encyclopedia of Seeds

The Encyclopedia of Seeds

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This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds. It outlines the latest fundamental biological knowledge about seeds, together with the principles of agricultural seed processing, storage and sowing, the food and industrial uses of seeds, and the roles of seeds in history, economies and cultures. With contributions from 110 expert authors worldwide, the editors have created 560 authoritative articles, illustrated with plentiful tables, figures, black-and-white and color photographs, suggested further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions. The contents are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced to connect related entries.After that stage, plants are lifted from the ground into the combine harvester, where the peanuts are then stripped from the vines, ... typically an extremely labour-intensive process, whether by age-old manual or animal-power assisted processes or mechanically powered systems. ... Nautiyal, P.C. Groundnut Research Centre for Groundnut inpho/compend/text/Ch21sec1.htm Pattee, H.E. and Stalker, H.T.anbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Seeds
Author: J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer
Publisher:CABI - 2006

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