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Hipolyana Oliveira, Speaker at Food and Nutrition Conferences
Hipolyana Oliveira
State Technical School of Palmares, Croatia (Hrvatska)
Title: Seed treatment in a controlled environment


The world population grows more every day, and the need for food from the same population grows. The technology works to increase the amount of food, maintaining quality and sanity. Among the current techniques of planting is the treatment of seeds with micronutrients, which aims to decrease the base fertilization and supply the initial need of the seedling, which absorbs the reserves of seeds, but that needs complementary fertilizer as soon as its Primary root touches the substrate in which it was sown. Still on this theme, we approached the treatment of pear and apple seeds with micronutrients and their response when planted in an adverse climate, that is, response of seeds of exotic fruit – of temperate climate – in regions of warm climate. We will also discuss the use of micronutrient treatment in pumpkin seeds and sprouting (cassava seeds), which have positive responses in hot and humid climate environments. The central idea of this research is to enable sowing on different substrates, with seeds treated with specific nutrients, in order to guarantee the independence of the seedling in relation to its initial nutrition. Therefore, we will teach enriching discussions about the responses of the most varied types of seeds in relation to the use of micronutrients, especially those that can contribute to the reduction of global hunger. Our work was conducted in two phases, being the first related to the treatment of seeds with potassium, nitrogen, zinc and copper, made in the Chemistry and Biology Laboratory of the technical teaching institution of Palmares, located in the South Forest Pernambucana, Brazil. The second stage was the planting of these treated seeds, which remained for six months stored in a refrigerator environment. They were planted under local environmental conditions and their data were collected. The experiment is still underway, and the current treatment is done in citrus seeds. The intent is that until the date we have more data to share.