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Welcome to the new Analyze Seeds Site

Association of Official Seed Analysts.

The Association of Official Seed Analyst (AOSA) is an organization of member laboratories dedicated to education and research, including state, federal, and university laboratories from the United States and Canada.

AOSA formally organized in Washington D.C. in 1908, developing rules and procedures for seed testing and the standardization of their interpretation (in conjunction with the Federal Seed Act)

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists.

The Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) is an organization of professional seed technologists dedicated to research, proficiency and improvement in seed testing from private, and company laboratories across the United States and Canada.

SCST originated in 1922, largely as a liaison between The Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) and The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA).

AOSA | SCST

Latest News and Annoucements

Assessment of Native Seed Needs & the Capacity for Their Supply

An Assessment of Native Seed Needs and the Capacity for Their Supply: Final Report will be released on Thursday, January…

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2022-2023 AOSA/SCST Proficiency Test SECOND Round Summary

We finally received the last of the required participants answers for the pure seed/inert matter written exercise.  As a reminder…

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2023 AOSA/SCST Examination Date

Applications for examination are now being accepted for the following dates: Region II: Midwest, April 21st and April 28th, 2023 Iowa State…

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2 weeks ago
AOSA and SCST

Region II: Midwest, April 21st and April 28th, 2023

Iowa State University will be hosting the AOSA/SCST exams Ames, IA in conjunction with their Seed Analyst Short Course: Purity April 17th – April 20th and Germination April 24th – April 27th.

The Purity Examination will be administered on April 21, 2023 and the Germination Examination on April 28, 2023. Applications should be submitted to the appropriate committee chair as well as the Executive Director no later than March 10, 2023.

Learn more HERE: ow.ly/6lPg50MvwOE
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Region II: Midwest, April 21st and April 28th, 2023 
Iowa State University will be hosting the AOSA/SCST exams Ames, IA in conjunction with their Seed Analyst Short Course: Purity April 17th – April 20th and Germination April 24th – April 27th. 
The Purity Examination will be administered on April 21, 2023 and the Germination Examination on April 28, 2023.  Applications should be submitted to the appropriate committee chair as well as the Executive Director no later than March 10, 2023.  Learn more HERE: http://ow.ly/6lPg50MvwOE
3 weeks ago
AOSA and SCST

Join the Pacific Northwest Seed Technologists & Oregon Seed Association for a Mega Cool Season Grass Seed Workshop this April 24-28, 2023. Space is limited. Register by March 31 to avoid late registration fees.

Learn more and register at ow.ly/iMW750Mnj70
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Join the Pacific Northwest Seed Technologists & Oregon Seed Association for a Mega Cool Season Grass Seed Workshop this April 24-28, 2023. Space is limited. Register by March 31 to avoid late registration fees.  Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/iMW750Mnj70Image attachment
4 weeks ago
AOSA and SCST

One of the projects that the report of Analysis Uniformity Working Group was tasked with was creating a generic analysis report. It's now available online.

Download the analysis report HERE: ow.ly/JrW450Mnj8W
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One of the projects that the report of Analysis Uniformity Working Group was tasked with was creating a generic analysis report. Its now available online.  Download the analysis report HERE: http://ow.ly/JrW450Mnj8W
4 weeks ago
AOSA and SCST

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Laboratory Division seeks a State Seed Laboratory Director. The position is located in Tifton, Georgia, and will be responsible for testing seed samples for the State of Georgia, as well as other states and external customers.

Learn more and apply HERE: ow.ly/R4AZ50Mn1US

#CareerAdvancement #JobPosting #ApplyNow #NowHiring #AnalyzeSeeds #GeorgiaAgriculture
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CAREER OPPORTUNITY:  Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Laboratory Division seeks a State Seed Laboratory Director. The position is located in Tifton, Georgia, and will be responsible for testing seed samples for the State of Georgia, as well as other states and external customers.  Learn more and apply HERE: http://ow.ly/R4AZ50Mn1US  #CareerAdvancement #JobPosting #ApplyNow #NowHiring #AnalyzeSeeds #GeorgiaAgriculture
2 months ago
AOSA and SCST

Most of the results have been completed for the bean germ proficiency test, so we can now analyze and share the results!

Please click the link below to learn more mcusercontent.com/272c4a12cf98c43efa61f902e/files/862507ff-79c8-49ba-3ea5-09496d672149/Bean_Germ_...
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Most of the results have been completed for the bean germ proficiency test, so we can now analyze and share the results!  Please click the link below to learn more https://mcusercontent.com/272c4a12cf98c43efa61f902e/files/862507ff-79c8-49ba-3ea5-09496d672149/Bean_Germ_Presentation.pdf
2 months ago
AOSA and SCST

MEMBERS: Check out these online training courses available through SoDak Labs, Inc. Each course is eligible for one continuing education point.

Learn more. ---> ow.ly/4RgH50M3R32
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MEMBERS: Check out these online training courses available through SoDak Labs, Inc. Each course is eligible for one continuing education point.  Learn more. ---> http://ow.ly/4RgH50M3R32
2 months ago
AOSA and SCST

The TZ uniformity working group and TZ Committee are now moving on to the larger, more common families. This round of surveys represents the Cannabaceae and the Fabaceae families. Please continue participating in the TZ image surveys even if your experience is limited!

Click the link below for more information: ow.ly/17wz50M3Qj6
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The TZ uniformity working group and TZ Committee are now moving on to the larger, more common families.  This round of surveys represents the Cannabaceae and the Fabaceae families.  Please continue participating in the TZ image surveys even if your experience is limited!  Click the link below for more information: http://ow.ly/17wz50M3Qj6
3 months ago
AOSA and SCST

MEMBER ALERT: The Executive Office, with the approval of both the AOSA and SCST Boards of Directors, is implementing new policies to handle job posting and webinar/workshop announcement posting requests.

Learn more at the link below. ow.ly/PrB250LHyeB
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MEMBER ALERT: The Executive Office, with the approval of both the AOSA and SCST Boards of Directors, is implementing new policies to handle job posting and webinar/workshop announcement posting requests.  Learn more at the link below. http://ow.ly/PrB250LHyeB
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AOSA | SCST

JOB POSTINGS

Georgia Department of Agriculture is Hiring a State Seed Laboratory Director in Tifton, GA!

The Georgia State Seed Laboratory is located in Tifton, Georgia and is a part of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s…

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All seed certification activities are administered by individual agencies who are members of AOSCA, the Association of Official Seed Certification Agencies. For more information on the importance of varietal purity, identity and the certification of field crops, turf grasses, vegetables, fruits, vegetatively propagated species, woody plants and forbs.

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