PBS 502 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PBS 502

COURSE TITLE: Seed Production

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Prof. M. A. Ajala

Email: wole_mike@yahoo.com

Office Location: Room 208, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. I. O. Daniel and Mr. O. O. Ajani

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Environment and other factors affecting seed multiplication. Pollination – wind and insect. Pollination of F1 hybrid seed production. Controlled multiplication. Cultural practices: plant protection, chemical application. Crop maturity and time of harvest. Seed certification. Protection against foreign pollen. Isolation distance. Deterioration of seed stocks. Contract growing philosophy, principles and applications.

Practicals: Dormancy breaking techniques. Application of pesticides and visit to commercial seed processing companies: National Seed Service and MANR, Asero to familiarize students with seed processing, packaging and storage principles.

PBS 502 Lecture Note

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