Seed Quality

SeedResQ – October 17-28, 2016

Most seed companies destroy 30% of their seeds. Why?

How much seed do you destroy each year?
Would you like to save it? How?
Let’s find the answer with us.

Centor Thai, in coordination with the International Seed Academy (ISA) organizes a two-week Seed Captain Course.
“SeedResQ”
 
…will show you how the reasons why seed is damaged and how to save it.
This course will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 17 to 28 October, 2016.
Early registration is advised, since the number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 16 and a “first-come, first-served” basis will apply.
 

                
See: Agenda and Registration Form
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Registration can be done through an email to info@seedacademy.org or by fax + 66 2 531 2570.

By |August 5th, 2016|Seed Drying, Seed Quality, Treatments|Comments Off on SeedResQ – October 17-28, 2016|

SCP – Module Seed Longevity, Drying and Storage – November 2-7, 2015

International Seed Academy (ISA) is inviting seed industry professionals who are interested to join Seed Captain course on Seed Priming, Dormancy & Enhancements . This Seed Captain course will focus on all aspects related to seed priming, dormancy and enhancements. It will combine the basic theories as well as some advanced technologies; theoretical lectures with discussions and; demonstrations with hands-on trainings.

OVERVIEW AND AIM OF THE MODULE

The moisture level of seeds is very much influenced by the relative humidity of the surrounding environment. Less well known is that also the seed physiology and temperature also play a role. When harvesting seeds, drying, giving moist seed treatments and during storage; it is very important to keep track on all these factors.

This module will assess the existing technologies and introduce newer systems as well. Practical sessions will ensure the total understanding of drying systems and their relation to the physiology of the seeds.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

Any professional from the seed industry can apply, a minimum knowledge on seed is however a must and a minimum understanding on seed technology is an advantage. The course is given in English, a decent understanding in English is necessary in order to follow the course. Participants may be affiliated with industry, research institutes, seed quality laboratories, universities and other governmental institutions.

The program is offered in partnership with Centor Thai.
                
See: Flyer and Registration Form
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Registration Fee: The cost of the course is $2,600 (USD) for general registration. The fee includes tuition fee, Lodging 5 nights (1-6 November 2015), food costs, course materials and use of equipment and consumables during the course. The fee excludes board and travel to and from Bangkok, Thailand. The participants will be accommodated in a hotel which will be booked […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Seed Drying, Seed Quality, Treatments|Comments Off on SCP – Module Seed Longevity, Drying and Storage – November 2-7, 2015|

SCP – Module Seed Priming, Dormancy & Enhancements – November 2-7, 2015

International Seed Academy (ISA) is inviting seed industry professionals who are interested to join Seed Captain course on Seed Priming, Dormancy & Enhancements . This Seed Captain course will focus on all aspects related to seed priming, dormancy and enhancements. It will combine the basic theories as well as some advanced technologies; theoretical lectures with discussions and; demonstrations with hands-on trainings.

OVERVIEW AND AIM OF THE MODULE

Improvement of germination by conditioning (priming) of seeds in water or osmotics has been known of many years. Primed seeds can germinate faster, more uniform and under a broader range of environmental conditions than the non-primed ones, but shelf life may be reduced. Therefore skilled staff is needed to maximize the advantage of this technology.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

Any professional from the seed industry can apply, a minimum knowledge on seeds is however a must and a minimum understanding on seed technology is an advantage. The course is given in English, a decent understanding in English is necessary in order to follow the course. Participants may be affiliated with industry, research institutes, seed quality laboratories, universities and other governmental institutions.

The program is offered in partnership with Centor Thai.
                
See: Flyer and Registration Form
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Registration Fee: The cost of the course is $2,600 (USD) for general registration. The fee includes tuition fee, Lodging 5 nights (1-6 November 2015), food costs, course materials and use of equipment and consumables during the course. The fee excludes board and travel to and from Bangkok, Thailand. The participants will be accommodated in a hotel which will be booked by the organizer.

Early registration is advised since the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 16 and first come first served basis will be apply.

The registration fee […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Seed Applied Materials, Seed Quality, Treatments|Comments Off on SCP – Module Seed Priming, Dormancy & Enhancements – November 2-7, 2015|

SAW – Advanced Coating – Workshop 3 – April 8-10, 2015

International Seed Academy (ISA) is inviting seed industry professionals who are interested to join seed academy workshop on encrusting and coating. These Seed Academy workshops (SAW) will focus on all aspects related to seed treatments, coating and encrusting. It will combine the basic theories as well as some advanced technologies; theoretical lectures with discussions and; demonstrations with hands-on trainings.
Three (3) days workshop focusing on advance encrusting technologies. Studied in depth; recovery and distribution of the applied chemicals, the plantability of the end product, dust control as well as breakage will be covered. Hot water treatments, soaking and steeping systems will be briefly explained.

 

The program is offered in partnership with Centor Thai.
                
See: Flyer
Location: Phichit, Thailand

Registration Fee: The cost of the course is $650 (USD) for general registration. This course can be purchased in combination with other courses of this subject and discounted prices are applied. The cost for 2 courses is $1150 (USD) and for 3 courses is $1550 (USD).

The fee includes lodging (Phichit, Thailand) and all course materials. Travels from Bangkok are excluded.

There are domestic flights from Don Muang airport (Bangkok) to Phitsanulok airport several times a day. We will ensure organized transport service to and from the Phitsanulok airport.

Course will be restricted to 10 people maximum and 6 people minimum.

 

For registration and/or further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us: navalux@centorthai.com

 

By |December 29th, 2014|Seed Applied Materials, Seed Drying, Seed Quality, Seed Treatment Machinery|Comments Off on SAW – Advanced Coating – Workshop 3 – April 8-10, 2015|

SAW – Advanced Encrusting – Workshop 2 – April 6-8, 2015

International Seed Academy (ISA) is inviting seed industry professionals who are interested to join seed academy workshop on encrusting and coating. These Seed Academy workshops (SAW) will focus on all aspects related to seed treatments, coating and encrusting. It will combine the basic theories as well as some advanced technologies; theoretical lectures with discussions and; demonstrations with hands-on trainings.
Three (3) days workshop focusing on advance encrusting technologies. In depth training for encrusting and pelleting on different seed crops. Attention for powder choices and protocol development.

 

The program is offered in partnership with Centor Thai.
                
See: Flyer
Location: Phichit, Thailand

Registration Fee: The cost of the course is $650 (USD) for general registration. This course can be purchased in combination with other courses of this subject and discounted prices are applied. The cost for 2 courses is $1150 (USD) and for 3 courses is $1550 (USD).

The fee includes lodging (Phichit, Thailand) and all course materials. Travels from Bangkok are excluded.

There are domestic flights from Don Muang airport (Bangkok) to Phitsanulok airport several times a day. We will ensure organized transport service to and from the Phitsanulok airport.

Course will be restricted to 10 people maximum and 6 people minimum.

 

For registration and/or further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us: navalux@centorthai.com

 

By |December 29th, 2014|Seed Applied Materials, Seed Drying, Seed Quality, Seed Treatment Machinery|Comments Off on SAW – Advanced Encrusting – Workshop 2 – April 6-8, 2015|

SAW – Encrusting and Coating – Workshop 1 – April 6-8, 2015

International Seed Academy (ISA) is inviting seed industry professionals who are interested to join seed academy workshop on encrusting and coating. These Seed Academy workshops (SAW) will focus on all aspects related to seed treatments, coating and encrusting. It will combine the basic theories as well as some advanced technologies; theoretical lectures with discussions and; demonstrations with hands-on trainings.
This first workshop will explore seed encrusting and coating, attention will be given to the different systems for different crops that are available on the market, with their advantages and inconveniences. It will also highlight different solutions for the needed consumables such as polymers, pelleting & encrusting powders.

 

The program is offered in partnership with Centor Thai.
                
See: Flyer
Location: Phichit, Thailand

Registration Fee: The cost of the course is $650 (USD) for general registration. This course can be purchased in combination with other courses of this subject and discounted prices are applied. The cost for 2 courses is $1150 (USD) and for 3 courses is $1550 (USD).

The fee includes lodging (Phichit, Thailand) and all course materials. Travels from Bangkok are excluded.

There are domestic flights from Don Muang airport (Bangkok) to Phitsanulok airport several times a day. We will ensure organized transport service to and from the Phitsanulok airport.

Course will be restricted to 10 people maximum and 6 people minimum.

 

For registration and/or further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us: navalux@centorthai.com

 

By |December 29th, 2014|Seed Applied Materials, Seed Drying, Seed Quality, Seed Treatment Machinery|Comments Off on SAW – Encrusting and Coating – Workshop 1 – April 6-8, 2015|

Seed Analytics 2020 – Workshop – March 11-13, 2014

This workshop will provide an in-depth view of analytical equipment that is shaping the future of seed research and the industry.

The program will include theoretical and practical modules on the fundamentals of seed respiration and maturity, principles of the Q2 Scanner, CF-Mobile, Videometer, experimental setup, data analysis and applications.

The program is offered in partnership with the UC Davis – Seed Biotechnology Center and the Centor Group.

            

 

March 11, 8 am – 5 pm:Introduction to seed respiration/metabolism

Q2 equipment overview
Applications to research and seed industry
Hands-on: Q2 Scanner

March 12, 8 am – 5 pm:

Indtroduction to image analysis
Videometer/CF-Mobile equipment overview
Applications to research and seed industry
Hands-on: CF-Mobile/Videometer

March 13, 8 am – 4 pm:

Data collection and analysis
Seed Lab 2020 – Brainstorm

SEED CENTRAL FORUM 4:30 – 7 pm – Seed Central website for details

See: Flyer

Location: UC Davis Putah Creek Lodge
Daily parking and permits for $8.00 are available in lot VP PCL.

Registration Fee: The cost of the course is $1,100 for general registration and $750 for UC Davis affiliates.The fee includes light snacks, lunches and all course materials.

Register HERE

Directions from the:
San Francisco Airport to Davis, CA
Sacramento Airport to Davis, CA

For questions or additional information, please contact Susan DiTomaso at scditomaso@ucdavis.edu or at 530-754-7333.

By |January 19th, 2014|Analytical Equipment, Seed Quality|Comments Off on Seed Analytics 2020 – Workshop – March 11-13, 2014|