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Training Manual for Professional Staff on Seed Quality Evaluation

Training Manual for Professional Staff on Seed Quality Evaluation

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Training Manual for Professional Staff on Seed Quality Evaluation with detailed procedures for vegetable seed testing, seed health testing and quality evaluation.
Training Manual for Professional Staff on Seed Quality Evaluation with detailed procedures for vegetable seed testing, seed health testing and quality evaluation.

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Published by: Muhammad Boota Sarwar on Mar 21, 2013
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Training ManualTraining Manual
For professional staff 
Seed Quality Evaluation
(Vegetable Crops)By
Muhammad Boota Sarwar
Published by
 
Facilitation Unit for Participatory Vegetable SeedAnd Nursery Production Program
Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Livestock,Islamabad
CONTENTS
Sr.No.Chapters PageNo.
1Introduction 62Objective of Seed Quality Evaluation
Accuracy of the Results of Seed AnalysisRecognized Standard MethodsReporting Results
6
677
3Seed Sampling
Definitions used in Seed SamplingSize of Seed LotPreconditions for Seed Sampling Table-1: Maximum Seed Lot Weight of Vegetable Crops Table-2: Submitted Sample Weight of Vegetable Crops
8
8991011
4Methods for Drawing Primary Seed Samples
A. Seeds in Bulk Table-3: Required Intensity of Primary Seed Samples forSeeds in BulkB. Seeds in SacksC. Seeds in Small Containers Table-4: Required Intensity of Primary Seed Samples forSeeds in Sacks or Multiple Containersof 15 kg to 100 kgcapacityD. Seeds in Processing or Conditioning Machines Table-5: Required Intensity of Primary Seed Samples forSeeds during Seed ProcessingE. GENERAL
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1212121313131414
5Preparation of Working Sample in the Laboratory
Minimum Weight of Working SampleObtaining the Working SampleStorage of Seed Samples Table-6: Working Sample Weight of Vegetable Crops
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15151516
2
 
6Mixing and Dividing Procedures
Mechanical Divider Methoda.Centrifugal Dividerb.Soil DividerHand Mixing or Spoon Method
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17171820
7Purity Analysis
1. Objectives2. Definitions:SeedPure SeedOther Crop SeedWeed SeedInert Matter3. General Principles4. Apparatus5. Procedure for Separation of Components Table-7: Minimum number of decimal places required forweighment of components6. Calculation and Expression of Results7. Reporting of Results Table-8. Tolerances for comparing percentage of purityanalysis components, to determine if two tests from samesubmitted sample are compatible
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8Determination of Other Seeds by Number
ObjectiveProcedureCalculation and Expression of ResultsReporting of Results
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34343434
9Verification of Species and Cultivars
ObjectivePreconditions for the TestGeneral PrinciplesApparatus and FacilitiesWeights of Submitted Sample Table-9A: Minimum weight of Submitted Samples forDetermination of Species / CultivarsExamination of seedsExamination of seedlingsExamination of plants in glasshouse or growth chamberExamination of plants in field plotsCalculating and expression of resultsReporting results
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353535363636373738383939
10Determination of Moisture Content
Definition
41
41
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