QUALITY SEED AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AGRICULTURE

QUALITY SEED AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AGRICULTURE

What is seed?
In broad sense, seed is a material which is used for planting or regeneration purpose. However scientifically, Seed is a fertilized matured ovule together covered with seed coat is called seed or it is a propagating material i.e., part of agriculture, sericulture, silviculture and horticultural plants used for sowing or planting purpose.
Seed may be defined as “Structurally a true seed is a fertilized matured ovule, consisting of an embryonic plant, a store of food and a protective seed coat, a store of food consists of cotyledons and endosperm”
Definition of seed
However, from the seed technological point of view seed may be sexually produced matured ovule consisting of an intact embryo, endosperm and or cotyledon with protective covering (seed coat). It also refers to propagating materials of healthy seedlings, tuber, bulbs, rhizome, roots, cuttings, setts, slips, all types of grafts and vegetatively propagating materials used for production purpose.
Thus seed is the most vital and crucial input for crop production, one of the ways to increase the productivity without adding appreciably to the extent of land now under cultivation by planting quality seed.
IYA’s SEED CATALOGUE:
VARIETY
ACR 91 SUWAN
TZL COMM 4 (DTC 4)

COLOUR
YELLOW
WHITE

MATURING TIME
100-120 DAYS
100-120 DAYS

SOY BEAN SEEDS
VARIETY
TGX 1987 – 62F
TGX 1987 – 10F

CHARACTERISTICS
EARLY MATURING
HIGH YIELD
RUST RESISTANT
BETTER LODGING ABILITY

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4 thoughts on “QUALITY SEED AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AGRICULTURE”

  1. Talking about seeds, please could you help me give the various varieties of Sesame seeds and how to clearly identify them. Please you could send it to my e-mail. Thank you. HENRY, A.

    1. Mr Henry, thanks for your comment but we are not into sesame seeds. Nonetheless, we will be glad to forward to you any information we can help you find on the “Sesame seeds varieties”.
      Many thanks.

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