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Gopal Shukla

Nazir A. Pala

Sumit Chakravarty

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Seed is the primary input for productive forestry and for any afforestation program. In propagation and conservation of a species, seeds play a vital role. In recent years owing to greater emphasis on community forestry, wasteland development and to support the National, Mission for a Green India as a part of the “National Action Plan on Climate Change” the requirement of seed has multiplied manifold. Large quantities of seed are needed every year to raise the nursery stock for propagating the desired plant species. A plentiful supply of quality seed i.e., high in viability and vigour, is therefore one of the prerequisites to make such activities successful. Presently requirement of forest seeds has not been properly documented though some estimation has been arrived at quantifying the seed demand of various forestry species based on utilization of seed in the past. Seeds are the most suitable form to conserve and also a means to distribute the plant germplasm. The quality of seed depends on choice of seed collection stand, seed crop abundance, time of collection, handling and storage. The duration of the viability of the seeds in nature vary widely among species due to their varied maturation time and storage physiology. In view of the increasing importance of seed quality in forestry and the numerous challenges in handling, testing and storage of forest seed, present book is very important for the benefit of forest seed industry. In the significant advances that India made in forest science in the last four decades, the role of the seed sector has been substantial. The present volume ‘Forest Seed Science and Management’ deals with various aspects of seeds and is comprised of 14 chapters highlighting aspects on historical perspective, recent research trends, insect, pest and disease management, physiological, biotechnological and molecular aspects, collection to processing and storage, testing, industrial approach, seed policy & legislation, IPRs and rural extension.

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  2. Forest Seed Science- Necessity for the Present Day Forestry

    Gopal Shukla, Nazir A Pala, Vineeta and Sumit Chakravarty
    1 - 12 (12 Pages)
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  3. Forest Seed Technology and its Overview

    M.M. Rather, M.A. Dar, Kalpana Kukreja, Reyaz A. Bhat and Monika Panwar
    13 - 28 (16 Pages)
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  4. Seed Orchards and Seed Stand

    Afaq Majid Wani, S. B. Lal, Sheshan Shrivastava and Gunjan Kumari
    29 - 40 (12 Pages)
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  5. Physiology of Forest Seeds

    Lakshmi Hijam and Tulsi Saran Ghimiray
    41 - 56 (16 Pages)
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  6. Seed Storage and Testing of Forest Seeds

    Bobbymoore Konsam
    57 - 78 (22 Pages)
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  7. Sources, Testing and Management of  Forest Seed Pathogens

    Natalya Krishnambika
    79 - 84 (6 Pages)
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  8. Insect Pests of Forest Seeds and Their Management in Natural and Storage Environment

    Suprakash Pal, Supriyo Biswas, Gopal Shukla, Nazir A. Pala and Sumit Chakravarty
    85 - 102 (18 Pages)
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  9. Forest Seed, Trade and its Certification

    Dhiman Mukherjee
    103 - 128 (26 Pages)
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  10. Trends in Forest Tree Seed Germination Research

    Sanjeev K. Chauhan, H.V. Srinidhi, R. Sharma, Jagdish Chander and H.S. Saralch
    129 - 154 (26 Pages)
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    Exploring Biotechnology for Quality Forest Planting Material

    Hossain Ali Mondal and Puspendu Dutta
    155 - 168 (14 Pages)
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    Molecular Markers in Forest Seeds

    Sandip Debnath
    169 - 176 (8 Pages)
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    Forest Reproductive Material Legislation

    Manmohan J R Dobriyal
    177 - 208 (32 Pages)
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    Intellectual Property Rights with Particular Orientation to Forestry

    Bidhan Roy, Dinesh Tulsiram Surje, Swarnajit Debbarma
    209 - 240 (32 Pages)
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    Entrepreneurship Development Through Forest Seed Marketing

    Litan Das, P. K. Pal and Pampi Paul
    241 - 254 (14 Pages)
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