# Minimum seed standard IBPS AFO Important Topic 4th

## Minimum seed standard

Hello friends, welcome again to our new session. Here we are going to cover one of the most important topics from seed science subject. We have also covered this topic under the Seed Science section. It related this topic to minimum seed standards where we will cover the germination percentage of different crops. So before starting the topic, let’s see what question IBPS AFO asked in the IBPS examination-

**Q} What is the Minimum seed germinate% of the wheat crop? (IBPS AFO Mains 2019-20)**

- 85
- 70
- 75
- 80
- 90

**The correct answer is 85%.**

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**Now, let’s see the explanation for the above question- starting with Cereals and Millets-**

- For Paddy, the minimum seed germination percentage is
**80%** - For pearl millet (Hybrid and variety) the minimum seed percentage is
**75%** - Finger millet(ragi) has the value of
**75%** - Sorghum (Hybrid and Variety) has a minimum seed germination percentage of
**75%** - Whereas for maize inbred its 80% and for maize others, it’s
**90%** - Minimum criteria for barley and oats both are
**85%** - The minimum germination percentage of wheat is
**85% (IBPS AFO 2019-20)**

**Coming to minimum germination percentage for pulses**

- The value for Red gram (Hybrid and Variety) is
**75%** - For Black gram, the value of minimum germination percentage is
**75%** - And for Green gram its
**75%** - For Bengal gram its
**85%** - For Horse gram, the minimum value is
**80%** - For peas its
**75%** - And for French bean and Field bean its
**75%**

**Now minimum germination percentage for Oilseeds-**

- For Groundnut, it is
**70%** - For sunflower (Hybrid and Variety) its
**70%** - For sesame, the minimum seed percentage is
**80%** - For castor, it’s
**70%** - And for soybean, it’s
**70%**

In the Case of Fire crops for hybrid cotton, its **65% and cotton variety is 65%**

** The minimum germination percentage for vegetables is as follows-**

- For Ash gourd, it’s
**60%** - For bitter gourd (Hybrid and Variety) it’s
**60%** - For Bottle gourd, it’s
**60%** - And for Ridge gourd (Hybrid and Variety) it’s
**60%** - For Snake gourd, it’s
**60%** - For watermelon (Hybrid and Variety) it’s
**60%** - For cucumber (Hybrid and Variety) its
**60%** - For pumpkin (Hybrid and Variety) its
**60%**

**Now, the minimum germination percentage for fruits and vegetables-**

- For Brinjal (Hybrid and Variety) it’s
**70%** - For Chilli its
**60%** - For okra, it’s
**65%** - For tomato (Hybrid and Variety) its
**70%** - For beans its
**70%**

**Now taking specifically the cole crops-**

- For Cabbage its 70%
- For Cauliflower its 65%
- For knol knol its 70%

**Minimum germination percentage for Bulb crops- Onion (Hybrid and Variety) its 70%**

**Minimum germination percentage for root crops-**

- For Carrot (Hybrid and Variety) it’s
**60%** - For Beetroot its
**60%** - For Radish (Hybrid and Variety) its
**70%** - For turnip (Hybrid and Variety) it’s
**70%** - For cluster beans its
**70%**

Now the minimum criteria for forage crops-

- For Sun hemp its
**80%** - For Daincha it’s
**70%** - For Lucerne, it’s
**80%**

**The minimum germination percentage for some miscellaneous crops-**

- For Palak, it’s
**60%** - For Spinach its
**70%** - For Papaya its
**60%** - For Moringa it’s
**70%** - And for coriander its
**65%**

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