The present book entitled “Commercial Plant Breeding-1 Vegetable Crops” contains 32 chapters bifurcated into two parts, part I “Commercial Plant Breeding and Regulatory Affairs” having initial 14 chapters deals with commercial plant breeding, the vegetable seed business, vegetable seed supply chain management, all India coordinated research project (vegetable crops), world vegetable centre (AVRDC), and seed and IPR related acts. The part II “Commercial Breeding of Vegetable Crops” having remaining 18 chapters is devoted to commercial breeding of individual major vegetable crops relevant to seed industry.
The book is intended for undergraduate and post graduate students of state agricultural universities and agricultural colleges for the courses on vegetable breeding in general and commercial vegetable breeding in particular and the professionals across ICAR Institutes, SAUs and Seed Industry. First of its kind, the present book aims to bring academic and vegetable seed business worlds both on a common platform
Part 01: Commercial Plant Breeding and Regulatory Afairs: 1. Commercial Plant Breeding, 2. Vegetable Seed Business in India, 3. Multi-Location Testing and Product Development,4. Grow Out Test ,5. Seed Supply Chain Management , 6. Seed Import and Export ,7. Release and Notification of Vegetable Varieties in India, 8. The Seed Act 1966, 9. New Seed Policy 1988 10. Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001, 11. Biological Diversity Act 2002,12. DUS Testing and Registration of Varieties ,13. All India Coordinated Research Project (Vegetable Crops),14. World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC)
Part 02: Commercial Breeding of Vegetable Crops: 15. Tomato ,16. Chili,17. Eggplant ,18. Okra, 19. Cabbage, 20. Cauliflower ,21. Bottle Gourd, 22. Bitter Gourd,23. Sponge Gourd ,24. Ridge Gourd ,25. Cucumber26. Pumpkin, 27. Watermelon,28. Muskmelon, 29. Onion,30. Radish 31. Carrot,32. Vegetable Pea
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