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Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage

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Publisher Comments:

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:
  • Strengths and limitations of hybrid varieties
  • Before you grow the seed (selecting varieties, saving seed and improving crops, intellectual property rights)
  • Growing seed (pollination biology, harvesting, cleaning, storage, germination testing)
  • Details on individual crops (amaranth, crucifers, beets and chard, lettuce, cucurbits, corn and small grains, nightshades, root veggies)
Plus detailed appendices including more info on seed cleaning, seed companies, and more.

Book News Annotation:

This guide to organic seed saving and production, first published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 2004 and originally titled The Wisdom of Plant Heritage: Organic Seed Production and Saving is part of a series of eight handbooks (available individually and as a set) aimed at homesteaders, farmers, and experienced gardeners. Coverage includes the critical importance of seed saving, consequences of genetic erosion, strengths and limitations of hybrid varieties, selecting varieties, growing seed, and details on growing individual crops. Appendices provide a list of seed saving devices currently in use in the Northeast, seed cleaning resources, and a list of Northeastern seed companies and organizations involved in heirloom crop preservation. Connolly is a Connecticut-based organic farmer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Bryan Connolly farms organically at his small homestead in northeastern Connecticut where he buys and grows seeds from far and wide to satisfy his fascination with plant genetics. When not "swamping the world with with plant propagules," Bryan raises goats, chickens, and turkeys on the farm and assists customers at the Willimantic Food Coop. He has a master's degree in pollination biology from the University of Connecticut and has worked for the University of Mississippi's Medicinal Plant Garden, New England Wild Flower Society, and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603583534
Author:
Connolly, Brian
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Organic Gardening
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Organic
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sustainable Living

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