CROP 427: Seed Science and Technology


Biology of seeds – ontogeny, structure, storage, germination and storage behaviour.  Principles and practices involved in the production, harvesting, processing, conditioning, storage, testing, quality management and use of agricultural seeds.  Seed improvement, national seed laws, international seed institutions and regulations, seed industry policy and germplasm policy for Ghana. Developments in the international seed arena including patenting. Establishment and management of seed production as a business.