Affiliated to TamilNadu Agricultural University ( Affiliation No.E1/A.E.R.I/02711/2016 )
Shoolagiri to Berigai Road, Athimugam Village, Krishnagiri District 635105.
Seed is the basic and critical input in agriculture compared to other inputs like fertilizers, pesticides and water etc. For production of quality seed, processing, storage and marketing, the existing machinery in the state, need to be geared up for the scientific footing. Hence, in order to popularize the concept and uses of quality seed, the Department of Seed Science and Technology are coordinated in order to give growth and awareness among the students, to reach other communities like farmers. Major activities of seed science and technology are teaching about the overview of seed, seed anatomy, and importance of quality seed, quality seed production technology of cereals, millets pulses, oil seeds, fibre crops and vegetable crops. Overview of classes of seed and maintenance of genetic purity during seed production.
Not only quality seed production, after harvesting i.e., post harvesting operation like threshing, winnowing, processing, storage also much important, hence it registered 5 to 20 % yield losses in India. Hence, on behalf of the Department of Seed Science and Technology, briefly explain about seed processing and its principles, Sequence of processing for different crops and grading of seed and the importance of post harvesting losses and how we can avoid. Seed certification, certification procedure (how can register the seed form) and seed testing for quality assessment also taught. The importance of seed storage, conditions and packing materials used for safe storage of seeds are well explained to the students.
Research mainly focus on to study the effect of vermiwash seed treatments on physiological and biochemical parameters of seedlings and Studies on the rate of deterioration of seeds (Accelerated ageing)