The book provides wide range of information on seed storage. In the beginning the biology of seeds and factors which influence seed viability and storage is explained. How the seed storage can be made more effective from the initial selection and dryingof seeds to protective measures, packaging and transportation is explanied. All type of illustrations are provided in respect of machinery and facilities commonly used in the treatment and storage of seeds. Among many other, short accounts are given of varietal variation in viability of seeds variation in tolerance of mechanical injury sustained during handling, and cytological changes which take place during storage, including the spontaneous appearance of mutations and occurrence of chromosomal abnormalities.
A Well produced and thorough book likely to be valued by all PG, researchers, seed societies botanist and Agriculturists and all those who are interested about seed storage.