Explain four factors that should be considered when selecting seeds for planting

  • Suitability to the ecological zone
    • Selected planting materials should be favourable to the prevailing ecological conditions.
  • Purity of the material.
    • planting material should be clean and free from foreign materials.
  • Germination percentage
    • This is a measure of germination percentage of seeds. Seeds should have a high percentage. Lower seed rates are used for crops with higher germination percentage.
  • Certified seeds
    • These are seeds which have been tested & proved to have 100% germination potential.
  • Free from diseases and pests.
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