A practical advanced-level guide Authors: Bill R Gregg: Seed Industry Development & Conditioning Specialist Gary L. Billups: Seed Conditioning Specialist & President Crippen International, Inc.,
About the Book
Seed conditioning turns raw harvested seed into pure seed that is free of undesirable materials, safe from pests and diseases, and that which can be planted for a good stand of healthy plants of the desired crop.
The cost of conditioning is a major component of the capital investment. Conditioning is the most significant process in the seed industry. It involves machines, engineering, operations, biology, physics, plant physiology and pathology, science, and business. It must be accurate, economic and practical.
To make seed conditioners more efficient, this Seed Conditioning compendium was prepared. Based on real-life experiences, the trials and efforts of many conditioners were compiled and distilled into a brief, easy-to-understand form.
Seed Conditioning is in four volumes:  Management, essential aspects of organizing and managing a seed conditioning operation;  Technology, the equipment and processes used in seed conditioning;  Crop Seed Conditioning, available information on experiences on conditioning different crop seed;  just released in 2017, Improving Seed Conditioning, the final process that establishes the quality of a seed lot and determines its value. The performance of seed conditioning depends entirely on how effectively the operator sets up and adjusts the machines. This book will guide the seed conditioner and help them improve their skills.
Basic topics are covered, plus "secrets of the trade" that are important for all seed industry participants need to know so they can fit their contributions into the entire seed supply program.
SEEDBURO Equipment Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of handling, testing, inspection and grading equipment for the grain, feed and seed industries.
SEEDBURO has been the leading supplier for over 95 years, priding itself on providing quality, state-of-the-art equipment. Seedburo strives for excellence in all facets of their manufacturing and distribution.
Founded in 1912, SEEDBURO quickly became one of the largest distributors of equipment for the inspection, grading and testing of grain in the United States. Seedburo also provides a wide range of seed germination, seed vigor and seed analysis equipment. Seedburo first began exporting equipment world-wide in 1940 through an extensive network of international sales personnel. Today, we annually reach over 90 countries with our seed and grain testing, inspection, grading and quality control equipment.
SEEDBURO has exclusive distribution of many lines of equipment to the agricultural industries. Some of these products are the numerous Brass Grain Probes, Boerner Grain Divider and Precision Dividers, Count-A-Pak Seed Counters, Burrows Moisture Testers, SEEDBURO Computer Grain Scales, Ohaus Grading Scales, Official USDA Grading and Inspection Visual Reference Images and Inspection Stations, SEEDBURO Germinators, Pollination bags, Paper toweling and Kimpak paper. We also handle the Capital Safety lanyards, harnesses, Lad Saf climbing systems and the Personal Fall Protection equipment lines.