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Seed Production Basics

DESCRIPTION

This course covers all elements of rice seed production from land preparation to post-harvest processing. Participants will be given basic knowledge in seed varieties and the meaning of seed quality. There will be a large amount of hands-on experience in the seed production field.

OBJECTIVES
  • Basic understanding about quality seed and its importance
  • Learn basic information on rice plant and seed anatomy, seed classes and seed systems
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation for the knowledge and work it takes to produce quality rice seed
  • Hands-on experience in all stages of seed production
KEY MODULES
  • Morphology and characterization
  • Seed production
  • Post harvest management and seed health (storage, post harvest and health)
  • Seed processing and certification
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • NARES and other public sector entities
  • Private Sector agri-business employees (large and small)
DURATION
  • 5 days
PREREQUISITE
  • None
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Achu Arboleda
IRRI Education
E-mail: m.s.arboleda@irri.org

International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2538
Email: education@irri.org
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