PBS 501 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PBS 501

COURSE TITLE: Principles of Seed Technology

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Two hours of lecture and 1hr of practical per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. M. A. Adebisi

Email: mayoadebisi@yahoo.co.uk

Office Location: Room 253, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. I. O. Daniel, Dr. (Mrs.) Dupe C. Akintobi and  Mr. O.O. Ajani

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Elements of seed industry. Climatic and other requirements for seed multiplication. pollination- F1 hybrid seeds. Controlled multiplication. Determination of seed stocks. Protection against foreign pollen, isolation distances. Contract growing-Philosophy, principles and applications. Seed packaging principles, types and coat implications. seed marketing principles and objectives. Marketing organization and management. Sampling of agricultural seeds-types and techniques. seed blending- procedures and calculations. Seed laws. Plant Breeder’s rights. Seed programme development-implication and evaluation.

Practicals: Purity analysis, seed viability and vigour. Sampling techniques-primary samples, composite-submitted and working samples. Seed health testing. Seed packaging. Types and differential permeability to moisture.

PBS 501 Lecture Note

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