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AGR 012 BASICS OF SEED TECHNOLOGY                                                                               (1L+1P) II

Objective
To provide basic knowledge of seed science & technology required for understanding the techniques of seed production in crops and seed quality measurement.

Theory

UNIT I
Seed as a basic input in agriculture, seed development in cultivated plants; classification of crop plants in relation to mode of reproduction; concept and importance of genetic purity in seed production; seed production in self- and cross- pollinated crops.

UNIT II
Seed certification principles, purpose and procedure and identification of crop varieties.

UNIT III
Seed testing, seed sampling, physical and genetic purity, seed germination and vigour, moisture testing and use of tolerance test in seed testing. Seed storage behavior and desiccation tolerance.

Practicals
Visit of seed production plots of field crops and vegetables. Seed quality measurement viz. physical and genetic purity testing, identification of weed seeds, germination and vigour testing, moisture testing and seed health testing.

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