|Planning and management of seed production|
|Seed certification system awareness|
|To become aware of the seed certification system of a country.|
|Introduction||The use of quality seed of superior varieties is essential for the success of food production programs in many countries of the world. Good seed is one fundamental requirement for good production. Within a country, there is a government legislation that is implemented through a Seed Certification Agency and regulating the seed production and marketing. The Seed Certification Agency is:
Farmers/seed growers should be aware about the standardized methods that are available to determine the physical and varietal purity, germination, vigor, seed-borne diseases, moisture content, and other attributes of quality seeds in a country.
There may be different schemes for the quality control of seeds in different countries. For example, in Bangladesh, these are followed through:
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|Seed certification is a legally sanctioned system for the quality control of seeds for sale.|
|Certification:||Certificate is granted by a seed certification agency after a seed dealer files an application.|
|Seed Dealer:||A seed dealer is a person, company, or organization involved in the production, importation, selling, bartering, or supplying seeds of any kind or variety for agricultural purpose.|
|The Seed Certification Agency (SCA) is a government organization authorized to certify rice seeds such as breeder, foundation, and certified seed.
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For the truthfully labeled seed class, the producer may provide label by first establishing an internal quality control system similar to a seed certification scheme before marketing the seeds.
||The next lesson will discuss seed legislation.|