Seed is common fundamental to the production of all crops. Though many books have been written about the importance of using seed which is viable and free from weed seeds and diseases. The necessity is felt for the need to preserve the generic quality of seed during multiplications. Wigh the production of ever more sophisticated cultivars the work of the seed producer becomes of increasing importance. High seed yields are not enough in temselves and we need to arrange production in such a way that the qualities which give each cultivar a special place in agricultural production are preserved from one generation to the next. The book mainly emphasis on the precutions which the seed producer should take to ensure the production of good quality seed in the widest sense. The author studied the various problems, beginning with the definition of a cultivar and ending with stored seed ready for planting.
This book is essentially practical, contins enough basic information to enable reader to understand the reasons behind the management practices which are descibed.
It is hoped that the book will be useful to those who are involved in agricultural education, crop production into seed production, to extnesion workers and administration in seed programmers and to the practical seed producers.