By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies. document.getElementById('cloak8f373fa7de259c9ff4d32a36ba4615a9').innerHTML = ''; Government policies and subsequent national legislation have to carefully balance the advantages and disadvantages of the different options. Ministry of Tourism & Environmental Affairs... Public Sector HIV/AIDS Coordinating Committee (PSHACC), 12 Months Performance Targeting Reporting Format, Ministries' Action Plans to 2018 and 2022, National Development Plan 2019/20-2021/2022, APPLICATION AND MONITORING GUIDELINES FOR RELIGIOUS GATHERING UNDER COVID-19 REGULATIONS, REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST EXPORT READINESS FACILITATOR, REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR TSC ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TSC –EDRMS), NOTIFICATION FOR TENDER AWARDS FOR ALL COMMONLY USED TENDERS 2020/2021. Voluntary seed quality control, truth-in labeling and branding are alternatives to full seed certification systems that suffer from under-investment and under-staffing in many countries. Governments can promote the development of a competitive seed industry through (compulsory or voluntary) seed quality control services while at the same time protecting their farmers. What is seed quality and how to measure it? This ASTA guide provides guidance for the development of quality management practices for use in the development and production of seed products. One of the ways in which seed quality is regulated is through adherence to a system of seed certification that is overseen by state seed certification agencies. The quality of seeds is considered as an important factor for increasing yield. The Act provides for the following:- • The recognition of certain varieties of plants;• Establishments of certification schemes for maintaining the quality of certain varieties;• Establishment of an official seed testing station;• Registration of establishments where seeds for the purposes of sowing may be cleaned and packaged or offered for sale;• Conditions under which seed may be sold;• Requirements relating to seed, packaging material, seals and labels; and• The control of importation and exportation of seeds. The balance between internal (in-company) and external (official or private) seed quality control has to be adequate for the level of the country's seed industry development and farmer seed usage. var addy_text8f373fa7de259c9ff4d32a36ba4615a9 = 'sqcs' + '@' + 'realnet' + '.' + 'co' + '.' + 'sz';document.getElementById('cloak8f373fa7de259c9ff4d32a36ba4615a9').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8f373fa7de259c9ff4d32a36ba4615a9+'<\/a>'; This email address is being protected from spambots. Contact:Christopher M. Mthethwa Seed Quality Control ServicesP. var addy8f373fa7de259c9ff4d32a36ba4615a9 = 'sqcs' + '@'; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; Box 9698, Accra, Ghana, Crops Research Institute , P.O. are based on seed samples taken from bulk quantities of seed or bagged seed organized into “seed lots”. Its operational guidelines are outlined in the “Seeds and plant Varieties Regulations of 2002”. Many factors, such as maturity level at harvest, age of the seed, mechanical injuries, disease infection, and storage environment, can influence seed vigor. Alison A Powell University of Aberdeen, UK Session 4 –The importance of quality seed in agriculture. Government policies and subsequent national legislation have to carefully balance the advantages and disadvantages of the different options. The use of quality seeds helps greatly in higher production per unit area to attain food security of the country. Thus, a primary task of the seed industry is achieving quality in production, maintaining quality in processing and handling, and establishing reproducible ways to measure quality and using these throughout the seed chain. Seed certification and seed testing systems are aimed at providing high quality seed to farmers, and also at stimulating the seed industry, farmer use of better seed, and the national economy. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Voluntary seed quality control, truth-in labeling and branding are alternatives to full seed certification systems that suffer from under-investment and under-staffing in many countries. Quality, in terms of purity and ability to establish a field stand of the desired plants, is the primary value factor of seed and a concern for every seed supplier. Box 3785, Kumasi, Ghana, /doi/pdf/10.1300/J153v04n01_09?needAccess=true. –What do we want from our seeds? You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Register to receive personalised research and resources by email, Seed Quality Control in Developing Countries, IITA/GTZ West Africa Seed Project , P.O.