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SOCR 410 - Seed Processes: Storage and Deterioration

  • 1 credit

Environmental conditions and management factors influencing storage and deterioration of seeds, including physiological and biochemical changes.


BZ 104 (Basic Concepts of Plant Life) or BZ 105 (Basic Concepts of Plant Life Laboratory (GT-SC1)) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology)

Important Information

"Principles and Practices of Seed Storage" (1978) - USDA Agriculture Handbook #506, is available free of charge from the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. Contact Karen Allison by phone at (970) 491-6295 or by email at

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Principles and Practices of Seed Storage (1978)
    USDA Agriculture Handbook #506
  • SOCR 410 Study Guide (2009)
    Dr. Loren Wiesner
  • Principles of Seed Science and Technology, 4th Ed. (2001)
    Copeland and McDonald
    ISBN: 978-0792373223
    This text may be purchased from the CSU Bookstore, or an online venue.

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Roger Levy

Roger D. Levy earned his B.S. in Agronomy from Purdue University and then earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Genetics. He then worked as a corn breeder for Gutwein Seed and later for Beck’s Hybrids. His special interests included developing food grade hybrids for Frito-Lay and Cargill Dry Corn Ingredients and implementing the Dihaploid breeding procedure for high throughput breeding which is now used extensively in Beck’s corn breeding program. Some of the committees that he has served on include the Technical Steering Group for the USDA Germplasm Enhancement of Maize program, the Corn Committee for the Indiana Crop Improvement Association, the Planning Committee for the American Seed Trade Association’s Annual Corn and Sorghum Research Conference, and currently the Molecular Genetics Research Committee for Native Traits LLC.