Purpose

Seed Health Testing refers primarily to inspection of testing for the presence or absence of disease causing organisms such as fungi, nematodes, bacteria and viruses.

Methods of Seed Health Testing

  1. Direct test (Naked eye, hand-lens)
  2. Washing test
  3. Blotter Method/Agar plate method
  4. Growing-on test (Natural)
  5. Growing-on test (Environment-controlled chamber)
  6. Serological test, PCR-test : Polymerase exchange reaction)

 

Number of seeds for Seed Health Testing

        At least 200 to maximum 400 seeds samples must be tested.

Seed Health Testing (Yearly)

 

Year

 

Activities Location Crop Samples
2014-2015

 

Seed Health Testing Training 5 7 121
2015-2016

 

Seed Health Testing Training 6 8 98
2016-2017 Seed Health Testing Training 7 17 121
2017-2018 Seed Health Testing Training 8 8 163