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UC-Davis to Host Seed Biology, Production and Quality Class

The University of California, Davis, will host a seed biology, production and quality class Feb. 10-12 for seed industry professionals, new employees, consultants and seed producers.
“Delivering improved varieties and crop protection through high quality seed is a vital component of modern agricultural production systems,” says Kent Bradford, a University of California, Davis, professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and director of the Seed Biotechnology Center. “It is critical that seed producers have an understanding of the biological factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of seed health, vigor and viability, and understand how those qualities are measured.”
Early-bird registration at the price of $750 per person ends Dec. 15. For more information or to get registered, visit the Seed Biotechnology Center’s website.
During this course, participants will hear updates in seed pathology and enhancement. The course will be taught by Bradford; Derek Bewley, a University of Guelph, Ontario, professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Henk Hilhorst, a Wageningen University professor in the Department of Plant Physiology; and Hiro Nonogaki, an Oregon State University professor in the Department of Horticulture.