Processing and Seed Conditioning
Seed processing is all about adding value to the seeds. It comprises all steps necessary for preparation of harvested seeds for marketing. Transforming of harvested seeds into marketable seeds involves drying, preconditioning, cleaning, size grading, treating and packing.
Maxseeds has a standardised manual of procedures for processing of various crop and vegetable seeds to enhance and ensure overall seed quality. Moisture content of the seed is critical for keeping quality. At Maxseeds, we take atmost care to dry the seeds and bring them to optimum and safe levels of moisture. Seeds are graded to remove various undesirable materials, including weed seeds, other crop seeds, deteriorated or damaged seeds, stones, chaff, straw, undersize and light seeds. Grading is done by using seed cleaners with the prescribed aperture-size screens as per the Indian Minimum Seed Certification Standards to ensure uniform size grading. seeds are treated with prescribed doses of fungicides and insecticides against disease-causing pathogens and pests and prescribed polymers to enhance the physical appearance of the seeds.
All these essential activities are handled at State-of-the-art Maxseeds processing facilities. The Maxseeds processing setup has a total processing capacity of 20000 Qtl/annum. The processing plants are located at Hyderabad and Kurnool. All the seed processing operations are carried out under strict vigil of technically qualified personnel. The final packed produce is stored in scientifically built godowns / cold storage for maintaining excellent seed quality.