The Organic Seed Grower: A Farmer's Guide to Vegetable Seed Production (Hardcover)
The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farme...
ITEM#: 13622484The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically.Detailed profiles for each of the major vegetables provide users with practical, in-depth knowledge about growing, harvesting, and processing seed for a wide range of common and specialty vegetable crops, from Asian greens to zucchini.In addition, readers will find extensive and critical information on topics including:
- The reproductive biology of crop plants
- Annual vs. biennial seed crops
- Isolation distances needed to ensure varietal purity
- Maintaining adequate population size for genetic integrity
- Seed crop climates
- Seed-borne diseases
- Seed cleaning basics
- Seed storage for farmers
- and more...
|Genre||TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Organic|
|Publisher Date||2012-12-17 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Chelsea Green Pub Co|
|Unit weight||3.04 lb|
|Subtitle||A Farmer's Guide to Vegetable Seed Production|
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