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Seed technology short course and grass endophyte workshop: Uruguay

Seed technology short course and grass endophyte workshop: Uruguay

Both the short course and workshop are suitable for seed researchers, seed analysts and seed industry personnel. They will be delivered by Professor John Hampton and Mrs Maria Elena Duter from Lincoln University and Dr Phil Rolston from AgResearch Ltd, New Zealand, who collectively have many years of experience in providing training for international participants. Both the short course and workshop will be presented in English and Spanish.

Course description and dates

Short course

Producing High Quality Seed
Monday 21 – Friday 25 July 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm daily
The success of any seed industry depends on being able to produce high quality seed, and to have the seed quality assurance systems in place to ensure that quality. This course will provide participants with the knowledge required to do so. Topics range from production factors affecting seed quality to the significance of quality seeds and methods for testing them. The course will include lectures and practical work.

One day workshop

Grass Endophytes
Date: Monday 28 July 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
The association between Epichloe endophytes and their grass hosts can provide effective bio-control of pasture pests. These endophytes are vertically transmitted (from seed to seed), but transmission success and survival in seed can be affected by both seed production and seed storage factors. This workshop will examine these factors and also provide participants with practical experience in endophyte testing.


INASE, Camino Bertolotti s/n. Ruta 8,
km 29, Barros Blancos, Canelones, URUGUAY

Registration info

Registration Fees

Short Course $1,500 USD
Workshop $400 USD
Short course and workshop $1,800 USD

* These fees include comprehensive course/workshop material, all tuition, completion certificate, lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

Online registration is now open
Register now for the 2014 Seed Course Uruguay
Payment is online at the time of registration, by Visa or Mastercard.
Registrations close Friday 30 May.

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For enquiries or details on course content, contact:

John Hampton

Heather Stevenson
Phone: +64 3 423 0538

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