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Crossing in Oil Palm

A Manual

By Umi Setiawati, Baihaqi Sitepu, Fazrin Nur, Brian Forster

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Oil palm is the world's most important oil crop and crossing is used extensively in the production of commercial seed, breeding and genetic studies. This book illustrates crossing techniques to maximise success and safeguard purity, enabling the production of high quality seeds to grow-on as planting material and in breeding superior cultivars. Presenting sound practices based on scientific innovation in plant breeding, this guide provides techniques integrated with expertise and application of sustainable aspects of agronomy and crop protection, alongside information and imaging technology. Promoting green, eco-friendly agriculture, this book covers: biology and genetics, germplasm, target traits and commercial crossing; health and safety considerations in the field and laboratory; pollen collection and storage, pollen viability testing, and pollination; isolation of the female inflorescence; and commercial tenera production. Based on experience and protocols, this is an invaluable manual for students and researchers in agriculture, plant breeders, growers and end users interested in the practicalities of oil palm crossing for breeding and commercial seed production

Product code: 9781786395917

ISBN 9781786395917
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
On Sale Date 11/09/2018
Series Techniques in Plantation Science
No. Of Pages 96
Publisher CABI Publishing
Oil palm is the world's most important oil crop. Crossing is essential in commercial seed production, breeding and genetic studies. This book, written by experts, illustrates crossing techniques to maximise success and safeguard purity, enabling the production of high quality seeds to grow-on as planting material and in breeding superior cultivars.