This course is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of the underlying biology of seed production and the key roles of bees and other insect pollinators, how to manage seed crops from agronomic, quality control, and genetic integrity standpoints, and how to meet new challenges through seed production research.
Targeted participants include seed production professionals and others who would benefit by knowing more about how to grow, manage and process crops for seed and to attain and enhance seed quality. Participant interactions are fostered and reinforced by break-out group discussions addressing the key topics presented.
A team of widely respected instructors, including Mike Pereira from the seed industry and Jovan Djordjevic and Kent Bradford from the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center will be back to teach this course. In addition, a number of seed production professionals from both UC Davis and the industry will participate as guest presenters to add their insights on specific topics.
The course includes wet-seeded vegetable crops (cucurbits, tomatoes and peppers), dry-seeded vegetable crops (brassicas, carrots, onions, spinach and lettuce), and agronomic crops (sunflower, alfalfa and forages, canola, cereals and corn). Attention is also given to organic seed production.
The course format includes both plenary sessions and separate concurrent vegetable and agronomic crop sessions in order to focus more closely on topics that are specific to these crop groups.
Seed Production: February 15-17 & 22-24, 2022 (Online)
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON.
More information to follow.
• Flowering and pollination
• Hybrid seed production
• Genetic purity
• Production factors influencing seed quality
• Specific practices for each crop (vegetables, alfalfa, sunflower, canola)
Seed Production Instructors
This course is taught by experts from both industry and academia. This is a great chance to interact with experts in the field.