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Seed improvement, production and quality of vegetable crops in Peninsular Malaysia


Thai, Teng Yeew and Chin, Hoong Fong (1981) Seed improvement, production and quality of vegetable crops in Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Horticulturae, 111. pp. 265-270. ISSN 0567-7572


Seed improvement of vegetable crops in Peninsular Malaysia is mainly geared towards introduction, selection and evaluation of existing local cultivars and introduced varieties. Some effort is also presently devoted to systematic breeding to improve vegetable crop yield. The vegetable industry relies mainly on imported seeds. More than one million ringgit worth of seeds are imported annually. The highland temperate vegetable industry relies almost entirely on imported seeds. However, some lowland vegetable seeds are produced locally by farmers and government agencies. Some farmers also save their own seeds for the next crop. In general, vegetable seed quality in Peninsular Malaysia is poor. Seeds produced by government agencies are however, of better quality than those on sale in the market. Proposals for improvement of vegetable seed quality is also discussed

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Publisher: International Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords: Seeds; Seed improvement; Vegetable crops; Peninsular Malaysia
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 00:47
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 00:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34043
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