Tropical Forestry

Tropical Forest Seed

Authors: Schmidt, Lars H.

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date overview on tropical forest seed handling
  • Contains practical information on each step of tree procurement
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The book aims at dealing with all practical issues in connection with practical tree seed procurement and supply in tropical countries, with necessary background information and documentation of applied methods. It starts with seed collection and follows the processes of the standard fates of seeds, from extraction, cleaning, drying, testing and storing to distribution and sowing in the field or in the nursery. The text covers simple hands-on methods and more advanced methods, and emphasises the balance between using available technology, equipment and other facilities, and a sound view of what is needed. Although the essence of seed handling is necessarily linked to maintaining physiological quality, genetic aspects and the issue of collecting and maintaining genetic quality are elaborated throughout the book. A synthesis and discussion of recent findings in seed research and their application to practical seed handling is given.

About the authors

The author has a M.Sc. in Biology with specialisation in tropical forest ecosystems and seed physiology. He has worked for more than 10 years as long term consultant and supervisor in Africa and Asia. In Denmark he has been working as consultant, textbook author and technical seed expert for the former Danida Forest Seed Centre, now part of Danish Agricultural University. Apart from seed issues, Lars Schmidt is university lecturer in Agroforestry.

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eBook $229.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-49028-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tropical Forest Seed
Authors
Series Title
Tropical Forestry
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68864-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68864-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-49028-9
Series ISSN
1614-9785
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 409
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