Seed technology research in Brazil: evolution and perspective

A pesquisa em tecnologia de sementes no Brasil: evolução e perspectivas

A brief review about the historical evolution of seed technology research in Brazil is presented, pointing out the most important facts that contributed to the development of our seed production complex and research system. The role of PLANASEM and AGIPLAN and their cooperative projects with UFPEL, ESALQ and Mississippi State University is mentioned. Major seed related publications and events, such as seminars and congresses, which contributed to the development of seed research are included and analyzed. A survey of the most important lines of seed technology research conducted in Brazil is presented. Additionally, the Brazilian universities and research institutions that significantly contributed to seed research in the past 30 years are identified. Possible tendencies and perspectives for seed research in the next five years are conjectured.

seed programs; seed publications; seed events; seed teaching

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