Department of Horticulture
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Course Title: Horticultural Seed Technology
Course Code: HRT 324, Credit: 2 (2+0)
Level- 3, Semester- 2
Introduction to Horticultural Seeds: Definition, importance, background, present status, problems, scope of growing horticultural seeds, seed policy, seed producing agencies and seed business in Bangladesh
Classification of Horticultural Seeds and Seedlings: Different types and classes
Seed Physiology: Seed structure, development, maturity, germination and its types
Seed Evaluation: Characteristics of good seeds, deterioration of seed quality and its factors, purity, vigor, invigoration, viability and factors affecting it, treatment and its method
Production of Plant Materials in Vegetatively Propagated Plants: Use of polyembryonic and apomictic seeds, specialized plant parts, cuttage, layerage, grftage, and buddage
Production Technology of Sexually Propagated Horticultural Seed Crops: Ecological aspects, gap filling, spacing, manures and fertilizers, irrigation, weeding, thinning, staking, artificial pollination, pest and disease control, rouging, isolation distance
Post harvest Biotechnology of Horticultural Seed Production: Harvesting, methods of harvesting, protection, extraction, threshing, cleaning, grading and drying of horticultural seeds
Processing, Handling, Packaging and Marketing of the Following Horticultural Seeds: Marigold, Zinnia, Cosmos, Cucurbits, Cruciferous and solaneceous crops and fruits
Storage of Horticultural seeds: Modern and traditional methods, advantages and disadvantages of seed storage for horticultural crops in Bangladesh and factors affecting seed storage.
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