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
- Direct test (Naked eye, hand-lens)
- Washing test
- Blotter Method/Agar plate method
- Growing-on test (Natural)
- Growing-on test (Environment-controlled chamber)
- 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)
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