This five volume set, Encyclopaedia of Seed Technology is indispensable for the students of agricultural sciences. The first volume titled Introduction to Seed and Seed Control Technologies comprises in depth account of the seed: its structure and function, parental effects in seed development and developmental traits and plant architecture.
The second and third volumes are specifically devoted to Seed Engineering in Food and Non-food crops where Commercial Seed Production for Market is focused on via exemplifying all possible variety of crops. When talking of seed modification in these crops, chapters focus on advanced genomic that how crops are made resistant to insects pests, viruses, mildews, pathogens and herbicides. Moreover the discussion further moves and closes with engineering ornamental crops and engineered forestry and its societal benefits.
Fourth volume of the set is related to Traditional Seed Technology in Sustainable Agriculture where traditional technique of seed preparation, harvesting to preservation are discussed with specific reference to popular Indian crops.
The final and fifth volume exclusively provides a listing of about 400 forefront research abstracts particularly referable by the students and researchers and is appropriately titled: The Reference Book of Seed and Genetic Technology Research. This provides a window to the world of research and technological advancement taking place in the world today.
Thus, the encyclopaedia becomes a valuable reference for all students and teachers of agricultural sciences and allied areas.