Pingtung Seed and Seeding Research Center
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Pingtung Seed and Seeding Research Center

■Major programs:

  1. Improving of seeds/seedlings propagation and production techniques of tropical crops and related studies.
  2. Collection, preservation and exploitation of genetic resources for tropical crops.
  3. Study on Production Mode of Healthy Seedlings.
  4. Seeds/seedlings production of agricultural crops and horticultural crops.
  5. Developing DUS testing methods for tropical plants.
  6. Other seeds/seedlings related research.

♦Improving of seeds/seedlings propagation and production techniques of tropical crops and related studies

To produce quality cacao seedlings, selection of high yield cacao plants and establishment of grafting propagation models were conducted.
To produce quality cacao seedlings, selection of high yield cacao plants and establishment of grafting propagation models were conducted. Provide industry promotion and planting.

Cocoa fruit looks colorful
Cocoa fruit looks colorful

♦Development of tropical crop variety character verification technology and related businesses for variety verification

1.Test method and breed character table


The center has carried out the development of the new succulent plant genus Versicolor cultivar verification technology. It has collected and preserved 26 varieties of Graptopetalum, cultivated and observed its growth and morphological characteristics, and completed the first draft of a 35-character survey form.
The center has carried out the development of the new succulent plant genus Versicolor cultivar verification technology. It has collected and preserved 26 varieties of Graptopetalum, cultivated and observed its growth and morphological characteristics, and completed the first draft of a 35-character survey form.

2.Crown of thorns variety test
 

There are 2 new varieties of the unicorn flower 'Cuiyu' and 'Red Dragon' that have undergone substantial inspection.
There are 2 new varieties of the unicorn flower 'Cuiyu' and 'Red Dragon' that have undergone substantial inspection.

♦Breeding for gynoecious cucumber.

Selection of net house grown cucumber hybrid lines to breed the cultivars with characteristics of heattolerant, outstanding gynoecious and yearround production.
Selection of net house grown cucumber hybrid lines to breed the cultivars with characteristics of heat-tolerant, outstanding gynoecious and year-round production.

The outstanding gynoecious and parthenocarpic cucumber hybrid line.
The outstanding gynoecious and parthenocarpic cucumber hybrid line.

♦Breeding for disease resistance and high quality eggplant.

Field selection for long and straight fruit and for pest-tolerant hybrid lines of eggplant.
Field selection for long and straight fruit and for pest-tolerant hybrid lines of eggplant.

The high quality eggplant hybrid line with glossy and deep purple skin and elongated shape.
The high quality eggplant hybrid line with glossy and deep purple skin and elongated shape.

Evaluation and field selection of eggplant rootstock lines for bacterial  wilt resistance.
Evaluation and field selection of eggplant rootstock lines for bacterial wilt resistance.

Selection of high-quality papaya varieties

Seeds/seedlings of all hermaphrodite papaya lines need only one seed for each plant hole and obtain 100% hermaphrodite papaya trees. It could save seedling cost and do the cultivation management easily.
Seeds/seedlings of all hermaphrodite papaya lines need only one seed for each plant hole and obtain 100% ermaphrodite papaya trees.  It could save seedling cost and do the cultivation management easily.

♦Seeds/seedlings production of agricultural crops and horticultural crops

Field management, emasculation and pollination for producing high quality tomato hybrid seeds.
Field management, emasculation and pollination for producing high quality tomato hybrid seeds.

tomato hybrid seeds, we cut off partial sepals as pollination mark to avoiding harvesting of self-pollinated fruits.
In order to increase the genetic purity of tomato hybrid seeds, we cut off partial sepals as pollination mark to avoiding harvesting of self-pollinated fruits.

Tomato harvesting requires hybrid fruits with markings
Tomato harvesting requires hybrid fruits with markings

Produce superior maize hybrid seeds and conduct field management operations such as detasseling and pollination to provide excellent seeds for farmers to plant.
Produce superior maize hybrid seeds and conduct field management operations such as detasseling and pollination to provide excellent seeds for farmers to plant.

Hard corn ear
Hard corn ear

Healthy seeds (seedlings) production

To establish a fine nursery environment, the center to effectively isolate wimbledon, nurturing horticultural crops healthy seedlings.
To establish a fine nursery environment, the center to effectively isolate wimbledon, nurturing horticultural crops healthy seedlings.

Papaya healthy seedlings.
To establish the healthy seedlings production processes of no specific pests and diseases papaya and cucurbits.

Melon health seed production
Melon health seed production