The importance of using certified seed
- Publisher: Serbian Association of Plant Breedings and Seed Producers
Selekcija i Semenarstvo
(issn: 0354-5881, eissn: 2406-209X)
certified seed | farm saved seed | quality | Agriculture (General) | S1-972 | Biotechnology | TP248.13-248.65
Certified seed is produced from the seed of known genetic origin and genetic purity with controlled and tested production, processed and declared in accordance with the Law on Seeds. Production of certified seed is carried out under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, by seed producers formally listed in the Seed Register. Seed is processed in registered seed processing centres and quality is tested in laboratories accredited for seed testing. The organization authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection issues labels for packaging of certified seed. The utilization of the genetic potential of varieties for quality and yield is achieved using certified seed. High quality seed is a prerequisite for farmers seeking to achieve higher yields, and therefore higher profits.