You’ll study the principles and practices of crop management for agricultural and vegetable seed crops and be introduced to seed quality assurance and post-harvest seed technologies.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2023|
Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Recognise quality seed production, processing, storage and assessment, with emphasis on the management of seed supplies.
- Identify the different stages of seed development and understand the key physiological processes involved in germination and dormancy.
- Analyse the relationships among seed yield components, explain why potential and actual yields differ and critically review management of selected seed crops.
- Describe the processes through which seed passes from harvest to storage and evaluate the effects of these processes on seed quality.
- Explore current issues in the marketing, distribution and grower use of quality seed.
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