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Ocimum

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Books about plant breeding
« on: 2018-10-25, 04:46:43 PM »
Return to Resistance, Raoul Robinson
Mainly about breeding for resistance to diseases. PDF online and free for a personal use
http://www.sharebooks.com/system/files/Return-to-Resistance.pdf

A great introduction AND resource book about breeding, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, Carol Deppe
https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/breed-your-own-vegetable-varieties/

And Joseph's series on landrace gardening on Mother Earth News. Most people will know this series, as he is the admin here, but it is important to put it in my opinion.
https://www.motherearthnews.com/search?tags=landrace+gardening

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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #1 on: 2018-10-25, 08:23:56 PM »
The Lost Art of Potato Breeding (Garden Alchemy) by Rebsie Fairholm
From the Pea Breeding Guru Rebsie Fairholm. It can be bought from Skylight Press or Amazon, perhaps others. A real gem in my opinion.
https://skylightpress.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/the-lost-art-of-potato-breeding-by-rebsie-fairholm/
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Potato-Breeding-Garden-Alchemy/dp/190801119X

Breeding and the Mendelian discovery
by Darbishire, A. D. (Arthur Dukinfield), 1911
Has an excellent photo and information about pea breeding and the three standard colors of pea flowers (Pisum sativum). Also interesting information about mice breeding. PDF's free online from Archive.org and others.
https://archive.org/details/b28068695/page/n5

Proceedings, International conference on plant breeding and hybridization, 1902,). The full PDF can be downloaded for free from archive.org (https://archive.org/details/proceedingsinter00interich/page/n7).

Advanced book on Wide Hybridization from the former Soviet Union, 1962:
Title: Wide hybridization of plants : (Otdalennaya gibridizatsiya rastenii) Proceedings of the Conference on Wide Hybridization of Plants and Animals; collection of reports
Author: Soveshchanie po otdalennoĬ gibridizat︠s︡ii rasteniĬ i zhivotnykh ((1956 : Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich T︠S︡it︠s︡in 1898-; National Science Foundation (U.S.); Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR.; Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ selʹskokhozi︠a︡ĭstvennykh nauk imeni V.I. Lenina.
Subjects: Plant hybridization
Publisher: Jerusalem, Published for the National Science Foundation, Washington, by the Israel Program for Scientific Translations; available from Office of Technical Services, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington
Creation Date: 1962

https://keen101.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wide_hybridization_in_plants_tsitsin1.pdf

https://keen101.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/wide_hybridization_in_plants_tsitsin2.pdf

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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #2 on: 2018-10-26, 02:49:27 AM »
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener by Joseph Tychonievish - a good introductory book before going on to Carol Deppes book in my opinion.
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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #3 on: 2018-10-26, 05:23:11 AM »
Tsitsin's book "wide hybridisation of plants" looks great. Sad that not all of it is scanned. Do you know of anyone having a book scanner?
https://www.diybookscanner.org/
https://www.amazon.com/CZUR-ET16-Document-Scanner-Windows/dp/B01H2YCN24?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1

Otherwise, I would chip in to help paying for a scan with a commercial scanner like this
https://boundbookscanning.com/paid-order-form/

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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #4 on: 2018-10-26, 07:27:56 AM »
Tsitsin's book "wide hybridisation of plants" looks great. Sad that not all of it is scanned. Do you know of anyone having a book scanner?
https://www.diybookscanner.org/
https://www.amazon.com/CZUR-ET16-Document-Scanner-Windows/dp/B01H2YCN24?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1

Otherwise, I would chip in to help paying for a scan with a commercial scanner like this
https://boundbookscanning.com/paid-order-form/

It took me forever to scan that much. No i don't,  but that book scanning service sounds interesting, i also might be willing to chip in to that.

Another option i will look into is i think all the articles are out there separately on the internet, so it might be possible to track them down and collect them into one pdf. I will try to look into that.

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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #5 on: 2018-10-26, 08:35:56 AM »
It isn't intended for that but Suzanne Ashworth's "Seed to Seed" is great for beginners such as myself in that it has lots of information on classifications, species, flower structure and the like. I use it a lot, although often opposite it's intention of preserving varietal purity. It is just a great reference of crops and their seeding habits.  I also like it's descriptions of how to gather, clean and process seeds of particular things.

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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #6 on: 2018-10-26, 12:30:07 PM »
Not books but the CGC gene lists for cucurbits has been a handy resource for me :http://cuke.hort.ncsu.edu/cgc/cgcgenes/genelists.html
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« Reply #7 on: 2018-10-27, 05:22:14 PM »
Luther Burbanks 12 volume set "Methods and discoveries , their practical application"
I have an original complete set printed in 1914, with the amazing new technology of "direct color prints" these are glued onto the pages!
written for the lay man, this is a great series on how he created alot of his famous breeding marvels
Very practical insights and procedures here. and still very relevant.
I think you can buy the reprint somewhere?
 
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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #8 on: 2018-11-02, 03:37:38 AM »
Ive found Hybridization of Crop Plants by Fehr and Hadley a useful how to for the process of hand pollination.
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Re: Books about plant breeding
« Reply #9 on: 2018-11-02, 06:56:50 AM »
It isn't intended for that but Suzanne Ashworth's "Seed to Seed" is great for beginners such as myself in that it has lots of information on classifications, species, flower structure and the like. I use it a lot, although often opposite it's intention of preserving varietal purity. It is just a great reference of crops and their seeding habits.  I also like it's descriptions of how to gather, clean and process seeds of particular things.
I have that and I got the similar "The Seed Garden" which is a beautiful reference of rules to break.
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