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Title: The role of Seed Associations on crop production: how to globalize Brazil in the world seed market?
Authors: FRANÇA-NETO, J. de B.
Date Issued: 2012
Citation: In: INTERNATIONAL CROP SCIENCE CONGRESS, 6., 2012, Bento Gonçalves. [Proceedings...]. [S.l.]: International Crop Science Society, 2012. 1 CD-ROM.
Description: ABRATES (Brazilian Association of Seed Technology) is a scientific non-profit organization, founded in 1970. Its members consist of research scientists, professors, students and other professionals related to the seed sector, and seed producing companies. The major objectives of ABRATES are: support and stimulate scientific work and teaching on seed technology; disseminate results of scientific and technical papers of interest to the seed sector; cooperate with individuals or entities, public or private, on issues related to seed technology; suggest methods and uniform practices, aimed at improving seed technology in the country. These objectives are achieved by implementing various actions. Three Brazilian Seed Seminars and 17 editions of the Brazilian Seed Congress have been offered. In these events, 7,797 papers were delivered. Eleven editions of the Brazilian Symposium on Seed Pathology, five of the Brazilian Symposium of Forest Seeds, and three of the Brazilian Workshop on Seed Quality Control have been offered by ABRATES. The association edits the Brazilian Seed Journal (Revista Brasileira de Sementes), first published in 1979. A total of 1,722 research papers have been published so far. Since 1990, ABRATES has edited the ABRATES Newsletter (Informativo ABRATES), containing more practical technical articles, news and the abstracts of the Brazilian Seed Congress and other scientific events promoted by the association. In 2012, a new electronic publication was implemented: ABRATES in Focus (ABRATES em Foco), which is a monthly newsletter delivering technical news, interviews, and other information by e-mail. All these three publications can be accessed by the association site ( The association is also in the social network, using Facebook and Twitter. ABRATES edits books and handbooks related to the seed area, dealing with subjects such as seed vigor procedures, sampling, analysis, seed processing, seed pathology and forest seeds. Since 2011, it has been involved in offering training courses to the seed sector, dealing with the specialization of Seed Physiology, Seed Sampling, Seed Analysis, and Seed and Seedling Image Analysis. Basically, all this effort is devoted to the seed production sector, aiming the production of high quality seeds and seedlings of several species.
Thesagro: Semente
NAL Thesaurus: Seed quality
Type of Material: Resumo em anais e proceedings
Access: openAccess
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