Seed Industry

Seed Grower

Quality Seeds

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Quality Seed Grower (programme aligned to AGR/ Q7101 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Six months of previous experience in crop cultivation

The tasks a Quality Seed Grower is expected to perform include:

Procuring the materials required for seed cultivation

Preparing the field for sowing

Cultivating breeder seeds to produce foundation seeds

Cultivating foundation seeds to produce multiplication seeds


Maintaining the genetic purity of seeds

Maintaining the quality standards

Knowledge of different types of seeds and their characteristics

Familiar with different types of resources used to produce quality seeds

Knowledge of site selection and layout

Equipped to handle the different tools used for farming

Understanding of weed management

Knowledge of pest and disease management

Familiar with irrigation management Knowledge of harvesting and threshing methods

Familiar with effective storing ways

Knowledge of effective ways of sun drying the seeds

Not applicable

Physically fit

Detail-oriented Observant

Manual dexterity

Ability to work independently


Ability to follow instructions

It is a field job

May require supervising a team of other Workers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available in some farms

Work from home is not applicable

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms.Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals exposure to extreme weather conditions, exposure to considerable amount of dust and equipment noise

For daily wage workers ?`175 to`200 per day

Seed Industry in IndiaSeed is the basic and most critical input for sustainable agriculture.The response of all other inputs depends on the quality of seeds to a large extent.It is estimated that the direct contribution of quality seed alone to the total production is about 15 ? 20% depending upon the crop and it can be further raised upto 45% with efficient management of other inputs. The developments in the seed industry in India, particularly in the last 30 years, are very significant.Seed industry today is set to work with a ?farmer-centric? approach and is market driven.However, there is an urgent need for the State Seed Corporations also to transform themselves in tune with the industry in terms ofinfrastructure, technologies, approach and the management culture to be able to survive in the competitive market and to enhance their contribution in the national endeavour of increasing food production to attain food & nutritional security.1


Land owners

Agriculture co-operations

The job openings are in small towns and villages across the country2