Students complete the Seed Quality Testing Lab report comparing various seed testing methodologies to assess the quality of seed lots.
Preparing a comprehensive Seed Quality Testing Laboratory Report provides students the opportunity to learn about practices to test the quality of seed lots. Benefits include comparison of various testing methods, use of the Association of Official Seed Analysts Rules for Testing Seeds in conducting standard germination tests and a list of standardization problems associated with seed vigor tests.
Value of the Badge:
Earning the Seed Quality badge indicates a student has compiled a comprehensive laboratory report highlighting the outcomes of various seed testing methodologies to assess the quality of two seed lots. The student has interpreted or explained test result similarities or differences between tests and lots. The scientific laboratory report includes introduction, methodology, results, data summary and specific additional questions about Standard Germination Test, Tetrazolium Test, Accelerated Aging and Cold Germination Test.
Successfully complete the Seed Quality Testing Laboratory Report comparing various seed testing methodologies to assess the quality of two seed lots and to determine whether the tests present a consistent story about the lots in Ohio State University's HCS3420, Seed Science.