874312 Seed identification course

Practical course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Introduction into the main seed species for revegetation and erosion control. Discussion of seed characteristics to determine seed species. Practical exercises to determine species in seed mixtures. Basics of germinability testing and unaided determination of germinative capacity.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

In the first part, students learn to identify the main seed types used in seed mixtures for vegetation engineering and soil bioengineering. The second part involves testing for germinability, to help students decide wether the seed is of a low- or high-grade type.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.