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Quality rice seed production manual

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Type of Publication:
Guidelines & Learning resources
Focus Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Asea, G.; Onaga, G.; Phiri, N.A.; Karanja, D.K.
National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) and CABI Africa

The objective of this rice seed production manual is, therefore, to contribute to improving the capacity to produce quality rice seed which meets the standards of USTA in order to increase the productivity of rice in Uganda. The manual is quick reference material for extension agents and farmers in the rice seed sector who are already involved in the production or are planning to produce certified seed of rice. Normally, cultural operations for conventional crop production are similar to those for seed production but additional operations, such as isolation, roguing to ensure the quality of seeds makes a great difference. Such seed quality control operations are conducted to make the seed true to type and to sustain the genetic potential of the intended variety.