A wide range of seed biotechnologies are implemented at all stages of the life cycle of varieties:
|Germplasm refers to the genetic information comprising the plant’s hereditary makeup, a valuable natural resource of plant diversity and the basis for all crop improvements.
|Since the dawn of agriculture some 10,000 years ago, farmers have been developing varieties of plants to yield desired results.
|Seed production / QA
|The purity of any commercial product propagated by seed begins with the genetic purity of the seed planted.
|Storage & Conservation
|If seeds are stored properly, they can last from a few years to centuries, depending on the species
|Seed enhancements help seeds germinate and seedlings emerge quickly and uniformly throughout the field.
|Seed commercialization is the process of delivering top quality seed to the marketplace so farmers will have the best possible chance of economically producing high yielding, high-quality crops.