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AOSA Chair

Lan Chi Trinh
USDA AMS
Telephone: (704) 810-8870
Lan-Chin.Trinh@usda.gov


SCST Chair

Quinn Gillespie
Universal Seed LLC.
Telephone: (360) 337-6707
quinn.f.gillespie@gmail.com

Region Map

Map of Regions
 
Region 1: AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY
Region 2: IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
Region 3: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV
Region 4: AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, NM, OK, TX, UT
Region 5: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA
Region 6: Canada

The purpose of the AOSA/SCST Referee Committee is to provide a forum for the cooperative implementation of projects related to seed testing among a number of seed laboratories.  These projects are chosen and developed in order to fulfill one or more of the following purposes:
1) To promote standardization and improvement in seed testing;
2) To provide opportunities for feedback, training and continuing education to seed analysts;
3) To address issues of concern within a specific area of the Seed Industry and to identify areas where more research is needed; and
4) To test new methods and gather data in order to support a Rules change proposal.

Download Referee Testing Procedures and Guidelines

Download form for posting information on AnalyzeSeeds.com Referee website

If you would like to participate in any active referees, please contact the referee organizers.
In order for our referee projects to provide useful data for the referee organizers, it is vital for all participants to complete all portions and return them to the referee organizers in a timely manner.

SCST Chair Rachel Henricks AOSA Chair – Carmela Martinez

  1. Project: Radish Dormancy Survey
    Contact: Quinn Gillespie
    Purpose: Initial survey to assess more persistent dormancy in radish crops.
  2. Project: Brassica Root Abnormalities
    Contact: Sharon Pike
    Purpose: To obtain and analyze pictures and drawings of Brassica sp. roots, what is abnormal or normal?
  3. Project: Pea Root Abnormalities
    Contact: Jennifer Chan
    Purpose: Improved pictures/drawings on pea roots to aid in the definitions of normal vs. abnormal.
  4. Project: Decoating process of grasses
    Contact: David Carillo
    Purpose: Referee to confirm uniformity in decoating process of grasses.

Chair(s): AOSA Chair: In need of AOSA Chair for this region SCST Chair: Nicolette Hard

  1. Project: Carex scoparia germination
    Contact: Kathy Mathiason
    Purpose: To determine appropriate germination methods for Carex scoparia

Regional co-chair(s): Jason Perrault and Nishit Patel

SCST Chair: Sue Alvarez, AOSA Chair: Randy Crowl

  1. Project: Eriogonoum PSU Uniformity Study
    Contact: Terry Freeman & Sue Alvarez
    Purpose: Clarification and uniformity study to determine if the PSU for Eriogonum sp. should be changed, or if more training is needed.
  2. Project: Sweet Corn1/2 coleoptile seedling evaluation study
    Contact: Valeria Silva & Olga Maseda
    Purpose: To evaluate the application of the ‘1/2 coleoptile rule’ when applied to sweet corn.

Regional co-chair(s): Andrae McMillian and Kevin Buis

  1. Contact: Andrae McMillian
    Purpose: To test for retrieval and identification of ‘Argentine’ vs. ‘Pensacola’ bahiagrass.

Regional co-chair(s): Janine Maruschak and Tauhid Parvez

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