IITA genebank routinely carryout the best of her seed preservation process by drying the seed to a permissible

moisture of value that prevent the seed from rot in the seed conservation room.The seed drying room is designed

and fitted with de-humidifier equipment that regulate 10 to 15 relative humidity of the room at a controlled

temperature of 17°C and other favorable conditions that helps to reduce the moisture content to a range of 4 to 8% moisture valve.

The drying of the seed aimed at avoiding the growth of micro-organism and germination of stored seed in the long term preservative room.

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