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Syllabus-Horticultural Seed Technology

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

Course Content

Theory

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.

Books Recommended:

01. D. K. Salunkhe; Desai, B. B. and Dhat, N. R. 1987. Vegetable and Flower Seed Production. Agricole Publishing Academy. NewDelhi, India.

02. S. D. Doijode. 2002. Seed Storage of Horticultural Crops. CBS Publishing and Distributors, NewDelhi, India.

03. L. O. Copelland. 1988. Principles of Seed Science and Technology. Burgess Publishing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, India.

04. G. S. Randhawa and A. Mukhopadhyay. Floriculture in India. 2000. Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Calcutta, India.

05. S. Prasad and U. Kumer. 1998. Commercial Floriculture. Agro Botanica, India.

06. T. K. Bose and J. P. Yadav. 1998. Commercial Flowers. Naya Prokash, Calcutta, India.

07. S. P. Singh. 1997. Principles of Vegetable Production. Mrs. Geeta Somani. Agrotech. Publishing Academy, Udaypur, India.

08. K. G. Shanmugavelu. 1989. Production Technology of Vegetable Crops. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. NewDelhi, India.

09. T. K. Bose and M. G. Som. 1986. Vegetable Crops in India. Naya Prokash, Calcutta, India.

10. T. K. Bose and S. K. Mitra. 1990. Fruits: Tropical and Sub-Tropical, Naya Prokash, Calcutta, India.

11. Singh. 1999. Fruit Physiology and Production. Kalyani Publishers. NewDelhi, India.

12. S. P. Singh. 1995. Commercial Fruits. Kalyani Pubilishers, NewDelhi, India.