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Seed Physiology and the Environment


Close up of a hand tending to tiny seedlings.

Learn about seed physiology—from anywhere.

Seed Physiology and the Environment is a course offered by Iowa State University that provides a learning opportunity for those with experience in the field. This opportunity to study with a renowned professor is presented in online environment using recorded lectures, discussion, and activities that reinforce the concepts of seed physiology. As an industry professional, you will be interacting with students seeking academic credit in a blended learning environment.

In this course, you will explore the metabolic processes during seed development, maturation, deterioration, dormancy, and germination, and the relationship between seed deterioration and seedling vigor. The learning and communication ability of the students is enhanced through team approaches to problem solving and class discussions. The class consists of lectures, critical evaluation of current literature, and class discussion.  A special emphasis is given to the effect of different environmental stresses on metabolic pathways during seed development and maturation.

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About the Instructor

Susana GoggiA. Susana Goggi
Department of Agronomy

Ph.D. Agronomy /Seed Science, Mississippi State University, 1990
M.S. Agronomy/Seed Science, Mississippi State University, 1987
B.S. Agronomic Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1983

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Course Summary

Non-Credit Total Cost: $200

Course Dates: August 22, 2022- December 16, 2022