Seed Testing and Quality-Assurance

  title={Seed Testing and Quality-Assurance},
  author={Eric E. Roos and Loren E. Wiesner},
H igh-quality seed is the basis for profitable and productive agriculture, be it a large commercial field operation, a small familyowned farm, or a greenhouse-based operation producing bedding plants or specialty horticultural crops. Assessing seed quality and assuring the buyer of the validity of the seed label (Fig. 1) has been an important mission of the various seed regulatory agencies of state and federal governments and service-testing provided by commercial seed-testing laboratories… 
Ancient, Mid-Time, and Recent History of Seed Pathology
The institutional and technological developments in the science of seed pathology are being discussed in the present chapter, which focuses on seed quality and seed health.
Seed Production and Germinability of Cucurbit Crops
Cucurbit crops are mostly produced for their immature or mature fruits. However, a relatively high proportion of cucurbit fields are destined for seed production, either for seed consumption or for
Heritability and Genetic Advance Estimates from the Parental Lines of Hybrid Maize (Zea Mays L.)
Greater magnitude of heritability coupled with higher genetic advance in characters under study provided the evidence that these plant parameters were under the control of additive genetic effects.
Genetic Analysis of Maize (Zea mays L.) Hybrids Using Microsatellite Markers
It can be concluded that, molecular markers are efficient to study the genetic purity and diversity in maize hybrids and microsatellites are more accurate marker-type because of their co-dominancy.
Pollination by a Lizard on a Mediterranean Island
The role of the Balearic lizard, Podarcis lilfordi (Sauria, Lacertidae) in the pollination of a Mediterranean Umbelliferae, the sea fern, Crithmum maritimum on the islet of Nitge close to Menorca Island, Spain is shown.


Accelerated Aging Techniques for Predicting the Relative Storability of Seed Lots
The major portion of the research on which this report is based was supported under Cooperative Agreement No. 12-14-100-9010 (51) between the MAFES and MQRD, ARS, USDA (1966-70).
Long - term seed storage , p . 129 - 158
  • Plant breeding reviews
  • 1989