Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops

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Amarjit Basra
CRC Press, 7 de out. de 1999 - 269 páginas
Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops discusses how heterosis or “hybrid vigor” has played a major role in improving crop productivity and quality in order to feed the ever-increasing human population, particularly in developing countries. Plant breeders, agronomists, seed producers, and farmers will discover why the development of hybrids in the world's major food crops and why the methods of hybrid seed production are critical for achieving this goal. This landmark book deals with heterosis and hybrid seed production of major agronomic crops such as wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, cotton, sunflower, and rapeseed.

Through Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops, you will discover valuable information on hybrid seed production methods that is not available in any other single volume. This unique book contains relevant and essential information about important procedures to help increase crop yield, including:
  • methods for deriving second cycle inbred lines for hybrid maize
  • possibilities for hybrid seed production in wheat
  • techniques of hybrid sorghum seed production
  • production of hybrid seeds using male sterile lines of cotton
  • agronomic management in seed production plots of sunflower
  • seed production technology of hybrid rapeseed
  • advances in hybrid seed production technology of rice in China
Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production in Agronomic Crops gives you a global perspective on essential food crops in all parts of the world. This informative guide will help you use hybrid seed production methods with important agricultural crops and increase the quality of these vital and essential food sources.
 

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Hybrid Seed Production in Maize
25
Advances in Hybrid Rice Seed
65
Possibilities for Hybrid Seed Production
81
Selecting the Pollinator Line
91
Producing Hybrid Seeds
97
Conclusion
108
Hybrid Seed Production in Sorghum
119
Different Classes of Seed
132
Production of Hybrid Seeds Using MaleSterile
163
Other Approaches
175
Heterosis and Hybrid Seed Production
185
Development of Hybrid Sunflower in India
193
Agronomic Management in Seed Production Plots
204
Chapters Hybrid Seed Production in Rapeseed
217
The Purification and Reproduction Technology
228
Seed Production Technology of Hybrid Rapeseed
242

Harvesting and Threshing Processing and Storage
142
Hybrid Seed Production in Cotton
149
Genetic Basis of Heterosis Expression
155

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