Seed Industry Technology


General Profile

Seed Industry Technology Study Program


General Description​

The Seed Industrial Technology Study Program aims to produce middle experts with high integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and competent in the activities of the seed industry for tropical agricultural crops.

Why Should
This Study Program?

By studying at the Seed Industry Technology Study Program, job opportunities are wide open. Can be an intermediate-level seed technician who is able to do work in the field of seed technology in seed companies, certification bodies with methods that are in accordance with the basic principles of seed technology, seed laws and regulations, standards from international seed organizations, with the ability to analyze adequate data against field data to produce certified seeds.

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Number of credits


Academic Education Program

Diploma 3                                                     


Bahasa Indonesia


3 Years


Ahli Madya (A.Md)


Become a superior expertise program in producing middle experts with high integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and competent in the activities of the tropical agricultural plant seed industry.


  1. Organizing quality and professional expertise education in the field of seed industry technology.
  2. Carry out applied research in the field of seed technology to support the development of the seed industry.
  3. Conduct community service through the dissemination of applied technology in the seed industry.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Seed Industrial Technology Study Program are expected to have expertise in accordance with their field

  1. Able to become an intermediate-level seed technician who is able to carry out work in the field of seed technology at seed companies, seed certification and supervision institutions, seed technology assessment and development institutions, plant quarantine institutions, and agricultural extension institutions, with methods that are in accordance with the basic principles of seed technology , regulations on seed legislation, standards from international seed organizations, with the ability to analyze adequate data on field data, laboratory data, and marketing data on seed procurement units to produce certified seeds.
  2. Mastering the theoretical concepts of the basics of seed science and technology, seed physiology of plant breeding, plant ecology, plant physiology, basics of plant biotechnology, data analysis and production management to solve technical problems in seed procurement and technical improvement in the use of quality seeds in the unit area Procurement of certified seeds.
  3. Able to work together and communicate effectively in a working group in the seed procurement unit, as a leader or member to complete work in the field of seed technology including documenting work results in the form of a written report according to standards in the procurement of certified seeds.
  4. Able to evaluate and supervise the achievement of the results of the work in the field of seed technology in the seed procurement unit which is his responsibility


The Seed Industrial Technology Study Program consists of 114 credits which are divided into several courses including

1. Religious Education 2(2-0) ​

Studying the understanding, appreciation and practice of solid faith and religious concepts; religion and religion in scientific disciplines; religion, nation and state in supporting national development; mental attitude and the achievement of human life goals.

2. Introduction to Agroindustry 2(2-0)

This course is designed and structured to lead students to an understanding of the world of agro-industry in a broad sense by discussing various topics related to agro-industry, including the notion of post-harvest and product processing, understanding of added value of agricultural products, processed forms of agricultural products, and forms of agricultural products. forms of processing agricultural products.

3. English 3(1-2)

Learn a series of skills to read and understand texts in English and improve vocabulary mastery at the intermediate level with reading topics that are appropriate for each skill program.

4. Computer Applications 3(1-2) ​

Learn the types of software, namely system software (operating systems and utilities) and their applications, introduction to computer components including processing, input, output, and storage equipment, computer network basics, computer and internet security, use of system software and applications for problem solving as well as local content materials according to the needs of each skill program.

5. Agroclimatology 3(1-2) ​

Learn about the process of climate formation; climate determinants and their controlling factors; climate elements: determinants, distribution and position as controllers; plant response to weather elements (solar radiation, temperature, humidity, wind, and water balance); influence of weather and climate on plant growth, development and production.

6. General Agronomy 3(1-2) ​

Studying environmental factors for growing plants and good growing media; Land preparation, planting, calculating seed requirements, annual and annual plant fertilization, and application of growth regulators, as well as controlling plant-disturbing organisms; adaptation of plants and their environment as well as cropping patterns; hydroponic techniques and fertilization techniques.

7. Plant Protection 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of plant pests and diseases; introduction of plant-disturbing organisms as plant pests and causes of plant diseases; principles of plant pest and disease control; introduction of pesticides, pesticide application tools and their use; control of important plant pests and diseases.

8. Introduction to Seed Technology 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of seed and seed technology, seed formation and development, seed germination and dormancy, activities in production, processing, testing, certification to seed trading activities, and Sadjad’s parallelism theory, Steinbauer Sadjad’s conception, as well as the national seed system and seed philosophy.

9. Pancasila Education and Citizenship / State Defense 3(2-1)

Learn the meaning and importance of defending the country based on an understanding of Pancasila, the Preamble to the Constitution, the 1945 Constitution, Human Rights, Pancasila as an ethical system, Archipelago Insight, National Resilience, Regional Autonomy and Good Governance, in order to build the character of students who have awareness of defending the country in accordance with the goals of national education.

10. Entrepreneurship 3(1-2)

Learn knowledge about entrepreneurship starting from the understanding of entrepreneurship, the character of an entrepreneur, as well as insight into the behavior and abilities of an entrepreneur, and examples of its application according to the needs of the local content of each expertise program.

11. Plant Identification 3(1-2)

Learn about the various forms of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds of food plants, seeds and non-seeds of horticultural plants (vegetables and fruit), forestry plants, and industrial plants.

12. Plant Breeding Techniques 3(1-2)

Learn about the diversity of manipulation of several factors in plant breeding; mechanism and nature of degradation in quality and quantity of derivatives; the principle of crossing; cross-pollination methods/techniques on self-pollinated and cross-pollinated plants; crossbreeding plant selection technique.

13. Seed Production Techniques for Food Crops and Horticulture 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of seed quality; principles of seed production; factors that play a role in the production of seeds for food crops and horticulture; production of food plant seeds including rice and secondary crops, as well as other carbohydrate crops; production of horticultural plant seeds/seeds covering fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants; horticultural plant nursery and nursery techniques.

14. Seed Processing Techniques 3(1-2)

Learn about the seed processing process; the working mechanism of the tools/machines used in the process of receiving, pre-processing, drying, cleaning, sorting, treating and packaging in order to obtain quality seeds in accordance with seed regulatory standards.

15. Seed Saving Technique 3(1-2)

Learn about seed classification; seed storage concept; factors affecting seed storability and control methods; method of estimating seed storability.

16. Horticultural Plant Nursery Practices 3(0-3)

Carry out real seed production practices in the field, starting from preparation, determination of parent trees, the process of procuring through conventional vegetative propagation processes and tissue culture, labeling, and marketing. Commodities include ornamental plants and fruit trees.

17. Bahasa Indonesia 3(2-1)

Learn the mastery and use of Indonesian well. Topics covered include EYD, sentence structure, effective and logical sentences, paragraphs, types of writing, scientific work, and oral presentation.

18. Soil and Water Management Techniques 3(1-2) ​

Learn about the relationship of water, soil and plants; plant response to water; plant water needs; irrigation and drainage systems; land suitability analysis; land improvement; tillage.

19. Introduction to Plant Physiology 3(1-2)

Learn about the basics of general physiology found in higher plants; the relationship of plants to water; mineral nutrition; photosynthesis process; respiration; plants and growth regulators; enzymes and their processes, seed physiology; and seed dormancy.

20. Tissue Culture Techniques 3(1-2)

Learn about tissue culture techniques in seed production; tissue culture principles; tissue culture laboratory; aseptic technique; tissue culture media; direct and indirect organogenesis in tissue culture; shoot and root induction in tissue culture; acclimatization; introduction of growth regulators (PGR); tissue culture of some commercial plants.

21. Pests and Diseases of Seed 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of pests and diseases; organisms causing seed damage; consequences caused by insects, pests and diseases; insects, science, growth and life cycles; insect anatomy and functions; circulatory system, respiratory system and insect ecology; factors affecting insects, animals and diseases that attack seeds.

22. Seed Certification 3(1-2) ​

Learn about the meaning and purpose of certification; types of seed quality control; control of seed quality in the production field during harvesting, processing, storage and marketing of seeds; external seed quality control; institutions, procedures, and management; and plant material quarantine system.

23. Management of Seed Processing Equipment 3(1-2)

Learn about the management of the seed processing unit in line I, including; calculation of capacity and need for seed processing equipment; tool layout; tool maintenance; and analysis of seed processing costs.

24. Agricultural Extension and Communication 3(1-2)

Learn about the purpose and scope of communication; method of approach to counseling; basic concepts of communication and counseling; counseling/communication process; extension elements and strategies; and communication in social change.

25. Experimental Design Techniques 3(2-1)

Learn about the meaning of experiments and experimental design; completely randomized design; complete randomized group design; latin square design; factorial experiment; split plot design; median test, BNT, BMJ and DMRT.

26. Introduction to Plant Biotechnology 3(1-2)

Learn about the development of biotechnology in agriculture; organ culture, including shoot culture, meristem culture, embryo culture, root culture, anther culture, and bud eye culture; in vitro conservation; ZPT application in tissue culture; embryo rescue; application of biotechnology in plant breeding.

27. Seed Testing Technique 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of viability, vigor and germination and their parametric arrangement; physiological and biochemical methods of testing the potential viability of seeds; physiological, physical and biochemical seed vigor tests; dormancy breaking efficacy methods.

28. Teknik Produksi Benih Tanaman Perkebunan dan Kehutanan 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of quality and certification of plantation and forest plant seeds; factors that play a role in the production of plantation and forest plant seeds; nurseries, nurseries, nursery buildings and nurseries and their management; nursery techniques, factors that play a role in seedling production, seed handling; production of plantation plant seeds/seeds, medicinal plants, and forest plants.

30. Seed Trading 3(1-2)

Learn about the meaning of commerce; functions and institutions as well as the trade chain; efficiency and margins of trading system; the economy of production (seeds), and the economy of consumption (seeds); market and market institutions; market structure; policies in the seed trade system.

31. Praktik Produksi Benih Bersertifikat 3(0-3)

Melakukan praktik teknik produksi benih secara nyata di lapangan, mulai persiapan, pencarian areal kerja sama, proses produksi, pengendalian mutu, pengawasan dan sertifikasi, pemanenan, prosesing, pelabelan, dan pemasaran. Komoditi mencakup tanaman pangan dan palawija.

32. Japanese 3(1-2)

Learn about Japanese grammar; simple everyday conversations that are commonly used; frequently used terms; pronunciation and pronunciation; Hiragana and Katakana character writing.

33. Statistical Methods 3(2-1)

Learn about the meaning of Statistics, Data Description and Exploration, Concept of Opportunity, Concept of Random Variables and Probability Distribution, Sampling Theory, Parameter Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Regression and Correlation Analysis, Analysis of Variety, and Non-Parametric Analysis.

34. Business Ethics 3(2-1)

Learn about the meaning, scope, and role of ethics in business; ethical principles in production; ethics in the promotion and marketing of seed agribusiness products; quality of goods in the marketing of agribusiness products; after-sales service; communication and customer service.

35. Manpower Management Techniques 3(1-2)

Learn about human resource management (HR) planning; labor recruitment patterns and systems; manpower training and development; determining the type (quality) and number of workers in production activities; job analysis, job description and job specification in manpower management; quantitative effectiveness as a measuring tool in maximum manpower management; technological developments and improving the skills and abilities of the workforce.

36. Hybrid Seed Production Techniques 3(1-2)

Learn about the notion of hybrids and some basic terminology, characteristics of hybrid seed production, techniques for securing genetic purity, arrangement of parent plants, single cross hybrid production, multiple cross hybrid production, triple cross hybrid production, hybrid seed production using CMS.

37. Seed Industry Management 3(1-2)

Learn about the stages of management activities starting from planning, organization, operations and supervision; know specifically about the seed business; overcome the problems faced in the seed industry; prospects for developing the seed business in the future.

38. Professional Ethics 1(1-0)

Learn about an overview of ethics, professional and professional work, professional review in the seed industry, increasing the professionalism of workers in the seed industry, the role of organizations and codes of ethics in a profession, business ethics, intellectual property rights.

39. Field Work Practice 4 (0-4)

Carry out practical activities in various seed institutions, especially the seed industry. Practical activities include seed production, seed processing, seed testing, seed marketing, seed supervision and certification, and seed research and development activities. Practices are carried out on domestic private seed companies, foreign private seed companies and BUMN, Seed Supervision and Certification institutions, Seed Research and Development institutions, and Plant Quarantine institutions. Prerequisites: GPA semester 5 2.00.

40. Seminar 1 (0-1)

Students present the results of field work practices in front of the class, get feedback from their discussions, exchange practical work experiences.

41. Final Report 2 (0-2)

Students compile reports from the results of field work practices in the form of scientific papers in the form of a Final Project as a condition for completing the Diploma Program.


Seed Industry Technology Study Program Lecturers

Dr. Ir. Abdul Qadir, M.Si.
Dr. Aldi Kamal Wijaya, S.P., M.P., M.Sc.Tech.
Dr. Ir. Asdar Iswati, M.S.
Undang, S.P., M.Si.
Punjung Medaraji Suwarno, S.P., M.Si.
Sulassih, S.P., M.Si.
Henny Rusmiyati, S.P., M.Si.
Ulil Azmi Nurlaili Afifah, S.P., M.Si.

Address & Contact

BOGOR CAMPUS – Jl. Raya Pajajaran, Bogor City, West Java 16128

SUKABUMI CAMPUS – Jl. Sarasa No. 45, Babakan, Cibeureum District, Sukabumi City, West Java 43142