Principles and Practices
Publication Date: June 2012
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An essential reference for students, seed technologists, researchers, and seed industry personnel, this comprehensive guide outlines the most widely performed modern seed quality tests, explores the principles behind them, the history of seed testing, why seeds are tested and when, and sampling, sub-sampling, seed laboratory management, accreditation, and seed quality assurance programs.
Sabry G. Elias is Associate Professor of seed science and technology at Oregon State University.
Lawrence O. Copeland is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University.
Miller B. McDonald is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University.
Riad Z. Baalbaki is Senior Seed Botanist for the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch and editor-in-chief of Seed Technology.
A long overdue comprehensive update of seed technology . . . This book promises to be an essential volume for training and reference by seed technologists and an important resource that should be in the library of everyone concerned with seed quality management.—Wayne Guerke, Consultant in seed testing, regulation, and quality assurance; Formerly Director of Seed Quality Testing and Regulatory Program for the Georgia Department of Agriculture (retired)
Seed Testing: Principles and Practices fills a long-standing need for a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of seed testing. Anyone involved in seed germination research or seed testing will want a copy of this book. —Gregory E. Welbaum, Professor and Associate Head, Department of Horticulture, Virginia Tech