Seed Science Research

Seed Science Research Overview

Seeds form the connecting ends of sustained food production cycle globally. They form part of the end product of harvested food and form the beginning of a new planting season. Seeds are most often the bearers of plant genetic and nutrient component which determines their characteristics and responsiveness to agronomic practices. This implies that the quality and quantity of food produced are dependent on good quality seeds, making them an essential component of building sustainable food systems that are able to meet growing food needs with minimal environmental trade-off.
Seed science research studies the structure and development of seeds from fertilization to the formation of new plants. It also considers innovative ways of improving seeds through microbiology. The manipulation of genes contained in seeds to produce plants that have higher germination rates, are highly nutritious, high yielding, early maturing, drought, flood, and disease resistant begin with seed science research. This is considering that the seed’s original must first be understood before making any beneficial alterations. Considering the dynamism of factors influencing food production, seed research is required for continued food production in line with changing trends. Our services at Tengrain Science enable collaborative research in fields directed at sustainable agricultural development including seed science research.