Seed processing includes seed extraction, cleaning, drying and weighing before packing for storage. Tree germplasm is received in the Genebank in form of fruits or seeds. For fleshy fruits, seeds are extracted by opening the fruits and washing off pulp with water. In dehiscent pods and dry fruits, are extracted by threshing.
Seed cleaning involves removal of debris, foreign material including seeds of other species, damaged and infected seeds.
Sesbania sesban seed cleaning
Determination of 1000 seed weight using the Marvin Seed Analyser
Sesbania sesban seeds placed on blotter paper for germination test
Moringa oleifera seeds placed on sand for germination test