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AE 543/SST 543 SEED PROCESSING                                                                               (2L+IP) III

Objective
To acquaint and equip with processing of seeds and the design features of the equipment used for their processing.

Theory

UNIT I
Introduction to seed processing; preparing seed for processing.

UNIT II
Seed drying; cleaning and grading; seed treatment; seed handling; weighing and bagging.

UNIT III
Seed storage; construction, layout and installation of seed processing plant.

UNIT IV
Economics of seed processing; management of seed processing plant.

Practicals
Study of various seed processing equipment such as pre-cleaners, scalpers, air screen cleaners, graders, spiral and pneumatic separators, seed treating equipment, and their performance evaluation, design and layout of seed processing plant; effect of drying temperature and duration of seed germination and storability.

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