Seed and Sowing- Seed Testing Laboratories:
Seed Testing Laboratories: A Central Seed Testing Laboratory is established at IARI, New Delhi. There are 18 State Seed Testing Laboratories spread over states of India. In M.S, it is located at the College of Agriculture, Nagpur. These have been provided with modern seed testing equipments & they are required to help in the seed certification & seed control programme.
1. To analyze the seed samples for purity, moisture content, wed seeds (%) & germination, etc.
2. To assist the seed inspectors in determining whether correct labeling is being done as per requirements of the seed act.