Quality Rice Seed

Quality Rice Seed

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The importance and principles of quality seed


High production, high market price and low cost of inputs make rice farming profitable. When this is achieved, the farmer, the farmer's family and the farm workers are happy!

Seed is the starting point - the foundation of any rice crop. If rice farming is to be successful, plant breeders, government and private seed farms, and farmers themselves must produce quality seed.

By studying this module you will learn why quality seed is important. You will understand how rice seed is classified and the purpose of the different classes of seed.

You will also learn that quality seed is seed that is pure, clean and viable. You will learn how to assess the quality of seed, to distinguish one variety from another, and to check genetic purity. You will learn about the descriptors of a variety.

To begin, in lesson one, you will look at changes occurring in the lives of rice farmers in rural areas and from where farmers usually get their rice seed.

Objectives of  module 1

  1. Understanding changes in the village.
  2. Understanding from where farmers get their rice seed and new varieties.
  3. Understand the importance of  quality seed in rice production.
  4. Be able to explain the different classes of seed and their uses.
  5. Be able to assess the quality of seed.
  6. Know the science of quality seed production.
  7. Explain how characteristics are used to define a variety.
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Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 10:48  

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