Seed Transportation and Storage
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Seed is required to be transported from the place of its production to the place where it is processed, from processing plants to warehouses where it is stored, and again from these places to farms for planting. The transfer of the raw seed to the place of processing as well as the transfer of a clean, processed seed to the place of planting is not a simple and speedy operation; its transit involves a variety ofmodes of transportation, such as carts, trucks, railrods, and ships. The seed may have to travel long distances by a variety of means, and it can be subjected to jolting and rough handling during transportation. Its journey may be interrupted by periods of storage prior to sale. Even after its arrival at the farm, seed may need to be kept for a time in a barn or outbuilding before planting.