Seed analysts must know the basic nature of seeds and the terminology associated with them before they can do analytical work effectively. It is the purpose of this course to give insights to the structures of seeds and the flowers from which they come. These structures will be used to identify seeds of the different species.
This course requires proctored exams. Details will be provided in the course syllabus.
BZ 104 (Basic Concepts of Plant Life) or BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology) or HORT 100 (Horticultural Science) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems) or SOCR 100 (General Crops).
This course must be completed within six months of egistration. No extension is available.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Photographs of Selected Crop and Weed Seeds
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
- Study Guide to the Seeds of Colorado
Larsen & Menne
Either the Photographs of Selected Crop and Weed Seeds by Larsen or the website of photographs from the Soil & Crop Science Department is required for this course.