NPLB14024U Seed Science and Technology
Morphology, anatomy and identification of seeds of common crops,
trees and important weeds of the world.
- Development and maturation of seeds
- Dormancy and germination and the environmental and hormonal regulation mechanisms
- Seed tests and technology such as the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) rules
- Vigour and viability
- Seed testing equipment, seed cleaning equipment, coating of seeds and seed certification and quality
- Maintenance of genetic purity and identity using biotechnology methods to identify gene manipulated crop (GMO) seeds will also be introduced
- Commercial aspects concerning import and export of seeds, seed health and phytosanitation
- Storage and longevity of seed are also included as are future directions in seed biology and technology
After completing the course the students will be able to:
- show overview of seed morphology, anatomy, biology and ecology
- describe the seed chain from production to marketing
- list national and international organisations working with seeds and seed relevant legislation
- Identify seeds and morphological structures
- Apply seed testing methods and methods to break dormancy.
- Apply seed cleaning techniques and modern technology to identify varieties and investigate seeds.
- Be able to produce artificial seeds.
- communicate knowledge about seed science and technology.
- Evaluate results from various seed testing methods(e.g ISTA tests, vigor tests, biotechnological methods).
- Discuss the application of various seed science and technology methods to new situations
Chapters in textbooks and research papers
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examinationIndividual oral examination of course curriculum and reports on experimental work.
Weight: Oral examination 100%
- Exam registration requirements
- Submitted reports of the experimental work
- Only certain aids allowed
Folder with seed collection
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning goals
- Practical exercises
- Theory exercises
- Project work