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2024 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

June 2-6th, 2024 Rapid City, South Dakota MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS*Teaching & Training Committee Session**Agenda**Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda**STRF Auction**Hotel/Meeting FAQ* Everyone attending the annual meeting, please pack your hand-held magnifier!The AOSA/SCST/ISMA Joint Working Group’s program during the Teaching & Training Committee’s session (Monday, June 3 from 1:30-3:30) will involve looking at seeds. Looking forward to seeing all…

Announcements

The Spanish 2023 AOSA Rules are NOW Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, We are happy to announce that the Spanish version of the 2023 AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds is now available through our website store.  You can now purchase the Spanish AOSA Rules as a complete set (volumes 1-4) or as individual volumes directly from the website in a digital download or CD format.     To…

Announcements | Events

2024 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

June 2-6th, 2024 Rapid City, South Dakota MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS*Registration*–ENDS May 15th*Hotel Room Block*–CLOSES May 10th*Agenda**Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda**RGT Exam**Research Paper Session*–deadline has passed!*Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session*–deadline has passed!*STRF Auction**Workshops* Reminder: Registration ENDS May 15th  Less than two weeks to register for this year’s meeting!You can register online via the links posted on the meeting website…

Job Posting

20/20 Seed Labs is Now Hiring a Seed Analyst in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!!

Plan your visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!! Summary: 20/20 Seed Labs Inc is a full service agricultural laboratory with locations in Nisku, Alberta and Winnipeg Manitoba. Our labs conduct seed quality testing in the areas of physiology, microbiology, molecular biology and seed morphology. We currently have one Accredited Seed Analyst position open for an exciting…

Announcements

Webinar on The 2024 AOSA Rule Change Proposals is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements | Events

2024 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

June 2-6th, 2024 Rapid City, South Dakota MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS*Registration**Agenda**Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda**Hotel and Meeting FAQs**RGT Exam**Research Paper Session*–deadline, April 30th!*Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session*–deadline, May 3rd!*STRF Auction**Workshops* Reminder: Registration ENDS May 15th   Less than ONE month to register for this year’s meeting!You can register online via the links posted on the meeting website HEREInterested Exhibitors,…

Job Posting

Idaho State Department of Agriculture is Now Hiring a Seed Lab Program Manager in Boise, ID!!

Plan your visit to Boise, ID!! Description The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Seed Lab Program Manager in the Bureau of Labs in Boise. The successful applicant will oversee the day-to-day operations of the ISDA-Seed Laboratory. Example of Duties Qualifications Minimum Qualifications These qualifications are mandatory requirements  Specialty Qualifications  These…

Announcements

Seed Technologists Newsletter

Volume 91 No. 1 Dear AOSA & SCST Members, This issue of The Seed Technologist Newsletter includes an updated schedule for the Annual Meeting, suggestions for first time attendees, information from ASTA, AOSCA, and ISTA, upcoming events, the 2024 AOSA Rule change proposals, and an update from AOSA-SCST leadership as we get ready to meet…

Announcements

2024 Federal Seed School & Consolidated Exam

The USDA Seed Regulatory and Testing Division will hold a seed school from August 12-14, 2024, in Gastonia, NC.  Topics will include seed identification of many similar species, purity, germination and tetrazolium evaluations, uniform blowing, and seed testing calculations.  The class is limited to 18 participants.  Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. …

Announcements

Webinar on The AOSA & SCST Consolidation Proposal is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

AOSCA Variety Fluorescence Levels, March 2024

Greetings AOSA & SCST Members, On behalf of the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board, please see the below memo and chart referencing “Variety Fluorescence Levels Recognized by the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board”. This VFL list accepted as of March 30th, 2024 supersedes all previously dated lists. Please distribute this list to all interested businesses,…

Announcements

AOSA/SCST Proficiency Testing Deadlines

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, This is a friendly reminder of the deadlines for the proficiency tests. The genetic proficiency test deadline is May 15th.  If you are a Registered or Certified member you are required to complete this proficiency test.  Professional Members whose certification was on the genetic side are required to participate in…

Job Posting

Syngenta is Now Hiring a Seed Lab Technologist in Slater, IA!!

Plan your visit to Slater, IA!! About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce…

Announcements | Events | News Article

Seed Identification & Germination Workshop #2

Organized by: The California State Seed Laboratory, Sacramento, CA April 24-26, 2024 Due to popular demand, the California State Seed Laboratory will offer an additional session of the Seed ID and Germination workshop. The additional 3-day workshop will be identical to the one planned for April 3-5, and will be held on April 24 -26….

Announcements

All States Noxious-Weed List January 2024 Update

Dear Members, State Noxious-weed Seed List has been updated for January 2024.  As a reminder, this publication will only be updated when SRTD receives an official information from the State seed control officials.  The State seed control officials are encouraged to contact the SRTD office as soon as updates or changes are being made to their…

Announcements

AOSCA Variety Fluorescence Levels, January 2024

Greetings AOSA & SCST Members, On behalf of the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board, please see the below memo and chart referencing “Variety Fluorescence Levels Recognized by the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board”. This VFL list accepted as of January 5th, 2024 supersedes all previously dated lists. Please distribute this list to all interested businesses,…

Announcements

Webinar on Grass Seed Structures & Identification of Lolium & Festuca Species is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

Seed Technologists Newsletter

Volume 90 No. 2 Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The Seed Technologists Newsletter welcomes submissions from our members. The Newsletter is a reflection of what our membership wants to see and the content submitted.  Please see the Communications and Publications page on the website for article submission information, or to submit content via google form.  Communications and…

Announcements

Webinar on Seed Identification from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Uniformity Study is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

EPA Solicits Comments on Treated Seeds

The EPA has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOT to be confused with the AOSA Rules) to solicit public comments and suggestions about seeds that have been coated in pesticides, otherwise known as treated seeds. Specifically, EPA is seeking comment on whether it should adopt a rule (NOT the AOSA Rules) requiring treated seeds to be…

Job Posting

20/20 Seed Labs is Now Hiring a Seed Analyst in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!!

Plan your visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!! Summary: 20/20 Seed Labs Inc is a full service agricultural laboratory with locations in Nisku, Alberta and Winnipeg Manitoba. Our labs conduct seed quality testing in the areas of physiology, microbiology, molecular biology and seed morphology. We currently have one Accredited Seed Analyst position open for an exciting…

Job Posting

Idaho State Department of Agriculture is Now Hiring a Seed Lab Program Manager in Boise, ID!!

Plan your visit to Boise, ID!! Description The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Seed Lab Program Manager in the Bureau of Labs in Boise. The successful applicant will oversee the day-to-day operations of the ISDA-Seed Laboratory. Example of Duties Qualifications Minimum Qualifications These qualifications are mandatory requirements  Specialty Qualifications  These…

Job Posting

Syngenta is Now Hiring a Seed Lab Technologist in Slater, IA!!

Plan your visit to Slater, IA!! About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce…

Announcements | Job Posting

Corteva AgriScience is Hiring a Seed Quality Testing Technical Lead in Johnston, IA!!

Plan your visit to Johnston, IA!! Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Seed Quality Testing Technical Lead to join our Johnston, IA Seed Quality Facility. In this role you will support Supply Production & Supply Chain (SP&SC) and research organizations with emphasis on managing seed germination testing activities and supplying reliable data indicative of the sample…

Announcements | Events

2024 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

June 2-6th, 2024 Rapid City, South Dakota MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS*Teaching & Training Committee Session**Agenda**Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda**STRF Auction**Hotel/Meeting FAQ* Everyone attending the annual meeting, please pack your hand-held magnifier!The AOSA/SCST/ISMA Joint Working Group’s program during the Teaching & Training Committee’s session (Monday, June 3 from 1:30-3:30) will involve looking at seeds. Looking forward to seeing all…

Announcements

The Spanish 2023 AOSA Rules are NOW Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, We are happy to announce that the Spanish version of the 2023 AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds is now available through our website store.  You can now purchase the Spanish AOSA Rules as a complete set (volumes 1-4) or as individual volumes directly from the website in a digital download or CD format.     To…

Announcements | Events

2024 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

June 2-6th, 2024 Rapid City, South Dakota MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS*Registration*–ENDS May 15th*Hotel Room Block*–CLOSES May 10th*Agenda**Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda**RGT Exam**Research Paper Session*–deadline has passed!*Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session*–deadline has passed!*STRF Auction**Workshops* Reminder: Registration ENDS May 15th  Less than two weeks to register for this year’s meeting!You can register online via the links posted on the meeting website…

Announcements

Webinar on The 2024 AOSA Rule Change Proposals is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements | Events

2024 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

June 2-6th, 2024 Rapid City, South Dakota MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS*Registration**Agenda**Virtual Committee Meeting Agenda**Hotel and Meeting FAQs**RGT Exam**Research Paper Session*–deadline, April 30th!*Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session*–deadline, May 3rd!*STRF Auction**Workshops* Reminder: Registration ENDS May 15th   Less than ONE month to register for this year’s meeting!You can register online via the links posted on the meeting website HEREInterested Exhibitors,…

Announcements

Seed Technologists Newsletter

Volume 91 No. 1 Dear AOSA & SCST Members, This issue of The Seed Technologist Newsletter includes an updated schedule for the Annual Meeting, suggestions for first time attendees, information from ASTA, AOSCA, and ISTA, upcoming events, the 2024 AOSA Rule change proposals, and an update from AOSA-SCST leadership as we get ready to meet…

Announcements

2024 Federal Seed School & Consolidated Exam

The USDA Seed Regulatory and Testing Division will hold a seed school from August 12-14, 2024, in Gastonia, NC.  Topics will include seed identification of many similar species, purity, germination and tetrazolium evaluations, uniform blowing, and seed testing calculations.  The class is limited to 18 participants.  Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. …

Announcements

Webinar on The AOSA & SCST Consolidation Proposal is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

AOSCA Variety Fluorescence Levels, March 2024

Greetings AOSA & SCST Members, On behalf of the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board, please see the below memo and chart referencing “Variety Fluorescence Levels Recognized by the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board”. This VFL list accepted as of March 30th, 2024 supersedes all previously dated lists. Please distribute this list to all interested businesses,…

Announcements

AOSA/SCST Proficiency Testing Deadlines

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, This is a friendly reminder of the deadlines for the proficiency tests. The genetic proficiency test deadline is May 15th.  If you are a Registered or Certified member you are required to complete this proficiency test.  Professional Members whose certification was on the genetic side are required to participate in…

Announcements | Events | News Article

Seed Identification & Germination Workshop #2

Organized by: The California State Seed Laboratory, Sacramento, CA April 24-26, 2024 Due to popular demand, the California State Seed Laboratory will offer an additional session of the Seed ID and Germination workshop. The additional 3-day workshop will be identical to the one planned for April 3-5, and will be held on April 24 -26….

Announcements

All States Noxious-Weed List January 2024 Update

Dear Members, State Noxious-weed Seed List has been updated for January 2024.  As a reminder, this publication will only be updated when SRTD receives an official information from the State seed control officials.  The State seed control officials are encouraged to contact the SRTD office as soon as updates or changes are being made to their…

Announcements

AOSCA Variety Fluorescence Levels, January 2024

Greetings AOSA & SCST Members, On behalf of the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board, please see the below memo and chart referencing “Variety Fluorescence Levels Recognized by the AOSCA Grass Variety Review Board”. This VFL list accepted as of January 5th, 2024 supersedes all previously dated lists. Please distribute this list to all interested businesses,…

Announcements

Webinar on Grass Seed Structures & Identification of Lolium & Festuca Species is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

Seed Technologists Newsletter

Volume 90 No. 2 Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The Seed Technologists Newsletter welcomes submissions from our members. The Newsletter is a reflection of what our membership wants to see and the content submitted.  Please see the Communications and Publications page on the website for article submission information, or to submit content via google form.  Communications and…

Announcements

Webinar on Seed Identification from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Uniformity Study is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

EPA Solicits Comments on Treated Seeds

The EPA has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOT to be confused with the AOSA Rules) to solicit public comments and suggestions about seeds that have been coated in pesticides, otherwise known as treated seeds. Specifically, EPA is seeking comment on whether it should adopt a rule (NOT the AOSA Rules) requiring treated seeds to be…

Announcements

Webinar on Identifying Select Brassica & Staria Species is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

AOSA-SCST Consolidated Exam Committee UPDATES

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The AOSA and SCST Consolidated Exam Committee would like to announce that we have updated the exam application, the re-examination application and the Consolidated Exam Content Information.  Additionally, we have updated the Herbarium Voucher form that had been used by SCST applicants and is now applicable to both AOSA and…

Announcements | Job Posting

Corteva AgriScience is Hiring a Seed Quality Testing Technical Lead in Johnston, IA!!

Plan your visit to Johnston, IA!! Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Seed Quality Testing Technical Lead to join our Johnston, IA Seed Quality Facility. In this role you will support Supply Production & Supply Chain (SP&SC) and research organizations with emphasis on managing seed germination testing activities and supplying reliable data indicative of the sample…

Announcements

Webinar on PCR Master Mix Calculation is Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

Announcements

Webinar on
The 2023 AOSA Rule Change Proposals
are Now Available!!

Dear AOSA & SCST Members, The webinar has been posted on the AOSA/SCST website.  You may view it through the AOSA/SCST Home page under CE Webinars & Practice Exams OR the Teaching and Training Committee page.  You may also go directly to the page by clicking on the link below. AOSA / SCST Teaching and Training – Analyzeseeds…

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