Seed Cold Storage

Commercial and Foundation Seed

The science of seed preservation at Gubba Seed Cold Storage began in 1998. The learning began from a meagre storage volume of 2000 tonnes of maize by maintaining the temperature and humidity.the first de-humidified commercial seed cold storage in India. Today, we understand that the life  of the seed is based on a criteria of physiological and atmospheric conditions. And, Gubba strives to do every bit to retain the germination viability of the seed. Because…

“ Every Seed Matters “

Gubba has been in the preservation of seed since  1998. Catering to the preservation needs of more than 300 seed companies in India, virtually the entire seed industry. we have created world class seed cold storages. We preserve commercial seed, vegetable seed and foundation seed. Foundation seed is stored by more than 125 seed companies. The only trusted cold storage in the world to serve that number of companies for foundation seed.

Gubba is India’s first fully automated 1.5 ton jumbo bag rack supported and 2 tons block stacking world class cold storage facility way back from 2008.

Commercial Seed Storage Conditions

Temperature: 10 Deg C to 14 Deg C

RH: 40% to 50%

Foundation Seed Storage Conditions

Temperature: 10 Deg C to 14 Deg C

RH: 35% to 45%

Maintaining temperature and RH is sufficient? Seed Preservation Methodology @ Gubba involves great research and commitment to serve the purpose

Customised cubicles:

Your seed is safe within customized cubicles with a unique lock and key handled by the client.

( give link and picture. Breeder wise and seed wise shelves & cabins)

Online inventory :

With a unique username and password provided to our clients, they can have an access to multi phase inventory status in the cold room 24*7.

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Stock Auditing :

A periodical auditing of the stock is done by a trained internal auditor to ensure every kg is accounted for..

Temperature Mapping :

Temperature mapping is a procedure which ensures uniform temperature maintained at every nook and corner of the chamber.

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Thermal Tracking:

Thermal tracking involves the use of a thermal camera which tracks  heat leakages if any, into the cold room and are arrested through various measures.

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 Reports :

System generated customized reports to keep our clients updated about the stock movements, inventory status, optimum space utilization and audits, Temperature mapping , Thermal tracking.

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 Real Time temperature and Humidity :

With a unique username and password , the client can login and know the realtime temperature and humidity in the chamber.

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 Seed Moisture Check :

Moisture content in seed determines the life of seed. In the supply chain process keeping a check on the moisture content is very critical. We at Gubba will measure moisture content of seed and intimate the customer. Any spike here the customer can take immediate action.

Rodent management :

2% of the Seed gets wasted every year globally due to rodents. We have done an intense research on rodents behaviour. Hired international agents to combat this issue. Got our internal rodent officer trained  by them and adopted effective rodent control measures.

Physical Inspection:

Physical inspection of the stock involves the physical check of the product and packaging and is decided whether to be preserved or not. This is important as the product being preserved in a cold storage should be free of infestation and packed properly.

Mean Kinetic Temperature :

MKT or Mean Kinetic Temperature gives a far better representation of the effects of temperature change on sensitive materials such as seeds during storage and distribution. In many instances it can be shown that the ‘shelf life’ of sensitive materials is directly related to the MKT. Mean Kinetic Temperature can be calculated from a series of temperatures. Below is the formula used to calculate MKT.

Android App :

The ERP interface through an android app downloaded in your phone can give you an access to the real time status of your seed.