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.


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.


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.

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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 must be made before 1 October 2015. Minimum participants have to registered otherwise the course will be delayed.

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