Seed Quality Management Seminar & Workshop 2020

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Seed Quality Management Seminar Agenda

Day 1 (Monday): 17 February 2020

Seminar Session
Time Topic / Event Responsible person(s)
08:00 – 09:00 Registration & Opening seminar session APSA / Lecturers
09:00 – 09:30 Introduction to ISTA and the role of the Vigour Committee Dr Alison A. Powell (University of Aberdeen)
09:30 – 10:00 The Implementation of Vigor Test in Asia & Pacific APSA
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 The basis of seed vigour and vigour testing

  1. Outcome of vigour differences;
  2. Summary of characteristics of high and low vigour seeds;
  3. Seed ageing as the major cause of reduced vigour: influence of pre- and post-harvest conditions on seed quality
  4. Types of vigour tests
  5. What do vigour tests tell us for quality management
Dr Alison A. Powell (University of Aberdeen)
11:15 – 12:00 Seed vigour related to seed production and processing Mr Tim Loeffler (Bayer Crop Science)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 From seed longevity to vigour tests: Assessments of seed vigour based on aging tests

  • Accelerated aging (AA), Saturated Salt Accelerated Ageing (SSAA) and Controlled deterioration (CD)
Mrs Marie-Helene Wagner (GEVES-SNES)
13:45 – 14:30 Practical considerations of commercial seed storage

  • Includes inventory management, impact of storage on seed quality
Mr Tim Loeffler (Bayer Crop Science)
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15.00 – 15.30 Discussion / questions Lecturers
15.30 – 16.30 Slot for APSA SC Seed Technology  

 

Day 2 (Tuesday): 18 February 2020

Seminar Session
Time Topic / Event Responsible person(s)
08:15 – 09:00 Electrical conductivity and tetrazolium staining as vigour tests:

  1. Physiological basis and application
  2. Influence of seed processing on seed quality
Dr Alison A. Powell (University of Aberdeen)
09:00 – 09:45 The radicle emergence (RE) test

  1. The basis of the test in seed ageing and metabolic repair
  2. In relation to emergence, seed storage and other vigour tests
Dr Stan Matthews (University of Aberdeen)
09:45 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Quality Management

  • Handling product quality complaints
Mr Tim Loeffler (Bayer Crop Science)
11:00 – 11:30 Explanation of all vigour tests by the ageing / repair hypothesis Dr Alison A. Powell (University of Aberdeen)
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion / questions Lecturers
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Seed law & seed legislation: an update from India, Korea and Japan TBC
13:30 – 15:00 Group exercise Lecturers/staff
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:00 – 16:30 Break out for group discussion Lecturers / staffs
16:30 – 17:30 Group presentation on expectation and way forward regarding Seed Quality Management Lecturers / staffs