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 Accredited Seed Laboratories (ASL)
Accredited Seed Sampling Program (ASSP)
Ag-Discovery Program
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
American Phytopathological Society
  • Meetings

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
  • Meetings

 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
 Association of American Seed Control Officials (AASCO)
  • Meetings

Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) and Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST)
Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)
  • Meetings
    • June 24-27, 2012 - Sun Valley, ID, October 2012 (Pgs. 12-13)
    • June 30, 2009 - Portland, OR, October 2009 (Pg. 17)
    • July 22-25, 2007 - Tunica, MS, October 2007 (pg. 26)
    • June 26-30, 2005 - Big Sky, MT, October 2005 (Pg. 5)
    • March 19, 2002 - Joint ASCONES and Regional AOSCA Meeting, Annapolis, MD, Spring 2002 (Pgs. 1-2)
    • June 30 - July 3, 2001 - San Diego, CA, Summer 2001 (Pg. 4)

Atlantic Seedsmen Association (ASA)
  • Meeting
    • October 16, 2001 - Annapolis, MD, Fall 2001 (Pg. 3-5)

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 Bahiagrass
Barley
Beets
Biotechnology
Bermudagrass
Biosafety
Bluegrass, Annual
  • Undesirable grass seeds (UGS), Fall 2002 (Pgs. 3-4)

Brand Name
  • Labeling and Advertising, April 2007 (Pgs. 16-17)

Bromus

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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • See Canadian Seed Grader Program
  • Amendments - Seeds Regulations, October 2008 (Pgs. 8-9)
  • Meetings
    • February 6, 2006 - Gastonia, NC, April 2006 (Pg. 1)

Canadian Seed Grader Program
Caryopses
Certified Seed Analyst (CSA)
  • Registered Seed Technologist (RST), April 2009 (Pgs. 28-29)

Clover
Coated Seed
Collards
Cowpea

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 Diseases, Seed

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 Electrophoresis
Endophyte Testing

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Fabaceae
  • Determining Seed Purity, April 2008 (Pgs. 17-18)

 Federal Seed Act (FSA)
  • Blends and mixture, Fall 2002 (Pg. 4)
  • Brand Names and Variety Names, April 2007 (Pgs. 16-17)
  • Cases Settled
    • September 5, 2012 - March 8, 2013, April 2013 (Pgs. 5-6)
    • March 14, 2012 - September 4, 2012, October 2012 (Pgs. 5-6)
    • September 10, 2011 - March 13, 2012, April 2012 (Pgs. 5-6)
    • February 19, 2011 - September 9, 2011, October 2011 (Pgs. 4-6)
    • March 6, 2010 - February 18, 2010, April 2011, (Pgs. 3-6)
    • September 12, 2009 - March 5, 2010, April 2010 (Pgs. 3-5)
    • March 10, 2009 - September 11, 2009, October 2009 (Pgs. 2-4)
    • September 1, 2008 - March 9, 2009, April 2009 (Pgs. 14-16)
    • March 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008, October 2008 (Pgs. 14-16)
    • September 1, 2007 - March 31, 2007, April 2008 (Pgs. 10-11)
    • March 15, 2007 - August 31, 2007, October 2007 (Pgs. 12-13)
    • September 1, 2006 - March 14, 2007, April 2007 (Pg. 21)
    • April 1, 2006 - August 31, 2006, October 2006 (Pgs. 18-19)
    • October 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006, April 2006 (Pgs. 15-16)
    • April 1, 2005 - September 30, 2005, October 2005 (Pgs. 10-11)
    • October 1, 2004 - March 31, 2005, April 2005 (Pgs. 5-6)
    • April 1, 2004 - September 30, 2004, November 2004 (Pgs. 11-12)
    • October 1, 2003 - December 31, 2002, Winter 2003 (Pg. 1)
    • April 1 - September 30, 2003, Summer/Fall 2003 (Pg. 12)
    • January 1 - March 31, 2003, Spring 2003 (Pgs. 3-4)
    • November 20, 2001, Winter 2002 (Pg. 4)
    • July 1 - September 30, 2002, Fall 2002 (Pg. 6)
    • April 1 and June 30, 2002, Summer 2002 (Pgs. 7-8)
    • February 27, 2002, Spring 2002 (Pg. 4)
    • July 1 and September 30, 2001, Fall 2001 (Pgs. 9-10)
    • April 1 and June 30, 2001, Summer 2001 (Pg. 11)
  • Complaints, submission process April 2012 (Pgs. 6-8)
  • Enforcement - See SRTB - SRTB Overview, April 2007 (Pgs. 13-16)
  • Inspector Authorization April 2012 (Pgs. 8)
  • File samples, April 2007 (Pg. 18)
  • Internet sales
  • Kind Names
  • Letter of Warning, April 2007 (Pg. 4)
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Revisions to FSA Regulations
  • Sampling, October 2006 (Pgs. 15-16)
    • ISTA Seed Sampling for SRTD - February 20-21, 2013 - Davis, CA, April 2013 (Pgs. 7-8)
  • Seed shipped for storage, Summer/Fall 2003 (Pg. 8)
  • Seed Violation Process, April 2008 (Pgs. 8-10)
    • Request for Records
    • Letter of Warning
    • Follow-up Letters
    • Pending Charge Sheets
    • Opportunity to Present Views
    • Settlement Sheet
    • Submitting complaints
  • Tetrazolium (TZ) Testing, October 2006 (Pg. 9-10)
  • Timeliness in Seed Violation Cases, October 2006 (Pgs. 12-15)
  • Title V, October 2007 (Pgs. 6-7)
  • Tolerances
    • Part I - Germination Labeling and Testing, April 2008 (Pgs. 12-14)
    • Part II - Purity Labeling and Testing, October 2008 (Pgs. 18-19)
    • Part III - Noxious-Weed Seeds Labeling and Testing, April 2009 (Pgs. 12- 14)
  • Updating State Seed Control Official, October 2012 (Pgs. 18-21)
  • Varietal Labeling Provisions, Fall 2002 (Pg. 3)
  • Who is Responsible for Labeling Seed Shipped in Interstate Commerce?, April 2013 (Pgs. 8-9)

 Federal Seed Laboratory
 Federal Seed Act Regulations
 Federal Seed Schools
  • Information
    • August 5-7, 2013 - Gastonia, NC, April 2013 (Pg. 12)
    • August 13-17, 2012 - Gastonia, NC, October 2012 (Pgs. 21-23)
    • April 23-27, 2012 and August 13-17, 2012, April 2012 (Pgs. 15-16)
    • May 9-13, 2011 and August 15-19, 2011, Gastonia, NC, April 2011 (P6-7); October 2011 (Pgs. 13-15)
    • May 10-14 and August 16-20, 2010 - Gastonia, NC, April 2010 (Pgs. 5-6)
    • August 10-14, 2009 - Gastonia, NC, October 2009 (Pgs. 18-19)
    • May 11-15 and August 10-14, 2009, Gastonia, NC, April 2009 (Pg. 5)
    • Overview, October 2008 (Pg. 10)
    • April 28-May 2 and August 4-8, 2008, Gastonia, NC, April 2008 (Pgs. 5-6)
    • Federal Seed Schools, Gastonia, NC, October 2007 (Pgs. 21-22)
    • April 24-27 and July 31-August 3, 2007, Gastonia, NC, April 2007 (Pg. 2)
    • August 9-12, 2005, Brookings, SD, October 2005 (Pg. 5)
    • September 12-16 and October 24-28, 2005 (Seed Analysts), October 2005 (Pg. 6)
    • May 20-22, 2002 - Tifton, GA, Summer 2002 (Pg. 1) and Winter 2002 (Pg. 4)

Fescue
Field Testing
Fungicide
 Fungicide Bioassay
Fungal Bodies

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 Germination
Grama, side-oats

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 Identification
Imported Seed
Inert Matter
International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
  • Accreditation, Spring 2002 (Pg. 2)
  • Health Symposium
    • April 14-18, 2008 - Kruger National Park, South Africa (Pg. 10)
    • May 10-13, 2005 - Angers, France, October 2005 (Pgs. 4-5)
  • ISTA Rules
  • Meetings
    • June 10-14, 2012 - Venlo, the Netherlands, October 2012 (Pgs. 9-10)
    • June 12-16, 2011 - Zurich, Switzerland, October 2011 (Pg. 12)
    • June 15-22, 2010 - Cologne, Germany, October 2010 (Pgs. 8-9)
    • June 14-18, 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland, October 2009 (Pgs. 15-16)
    • June 16-19, 2008 - Bologna, Italy, October 2008 (Pgs. 5-7)
    • May 5-11, 2007 - Iguassu Falls, Brazil, October 2007 (Pgs. 22-24)
    • August 29-September 2, 2005 - Stuttgart, Germany, October 2005 (Pg. 5)
    • June 30-July 3, 2003 - Zurich, Switzerland, Summer/Fall 2003 (Pgs. 1-3)
    • July 2-6, 2002 - Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Summer 2002 (Pgs. 1-2)
    • June 14-22, 2001, Angers, France, Summer 2001 (Pg. 2)
  • Species and Variety Testing Workshop
  • Statistics Workshop
    • August 29-September 2, 2005, near Stuttgart, Germany, October 2005 (Pg. 6)

Items of Interest in Seed (IOI)

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 Kidney Bean  Labeling, Seed Livestock and Seed Program
  • Associate Deputy Administrators, Fall 2001 (Pg. 1)
  • Deputy Administrator Craig A. Morris, Ph.D., October 2007 (Pgs. 2-3)
Lot Number

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 Mail

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 National Organic Program (NOP)
  • National Organic Program Workshop - May 12-16, 2008, Fredericksburg, VA October 2008, (Pgs. 11-12)
National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)  Nomenclature Northeast Seed Analysts Workshop (NESAW)
  • Meetings
 Noxious-Weed Seed
  • Examination
  • Federal Noxious-Weed, Winter 03/Spring 04 (Pg. 1)
  • Publications
    • "State Noxious-Weed Seed Requirements Recognized in the Administration of the Federal Seed Act" 2013,  April 2013 (Pg. 6-7)
  • Tropical Soda Apple, Florida Law, April 2009 (Pg. 8)
  • Undesirable grass seeds - annual bluegrass, Fall 2002 (Pgs. 3-4)

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 Oat Orchardgrass Organic, Certified Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Seed Schemes

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 Pathogenic Infection
Pea, field or roughpea Plant Variety Protection (PVP)  Process Verified Programs - Seed Purity
  • Cucurbitaceae seeds, October 2007 (Pgs. 15-16)
  • Fabaceae seeds, April 2010 (Pgs. 17-19)
  • Special considerations when using AOSA Handbook 25, April 2013 (Pgs. 9-10)
  • Tall Fescue Varieties, April 2008 (Pgs. 15-16)
 Quality Management Training

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 Rape Recordkeeping Requirements Red Fescue (Creeping) Refuge-in-a-Bag (RIF)
  • See Process Verified Program - ASCP, April 2011 (Pg. 7)
Registered Seed Technologist (RST)
  • Certified Seed Analyst (CSA), April 2009 (Pgs. 28-29)
Reserved Seed Collection Ryegrass

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 Scientific Names SDS-PAGE (sodium dodecyl sulfate-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis) Seed Analyst Training Seed Analysis Certificates Seed Grader Training
  • February 23-24, 2010 ?Ames, IA, April 2010 (Pg. 30)
Seed Inspector Workshop Seed Regulatory and Testing Division (SRTD), October 2011 (Pg. 9)
  • AMS Field Grow-Out Option, October 2010 (Pg. 5)
  • Calendar of Events, April 2013 (Pg. 14)
  • Federal Purchase System, October 2006 (Pg. 20)
  • Greenhouse
  • Interviews - SEED SEGMENTS Column
    • A Virtual Journey to Wisconsin - Greg Helmbrecht, April 2011 (Pgs. 21-24)
    • A Virtual Journey to Arkansas - Mary Smith, October 2010 (Pgs. 25-28)
    • A Virtual Journey to California - John Heaton, April 2010 (Pgs. 31-35)
    • A Journey to the Federal Seed Laboratory - Susan Maxon, October 2009 (Pgs. 19-24)
    • A Virtual Journey to Pennsylvania - Joe Garvey, October 2008 (Pgs. 26 29)
    • A Virtual Journey to Kentucky - David Buckingham, April 2008 (Pgs. 20-25)
    • A Virtual Journey to Hawaii - Becky Azama, October 2007 (Pgs. 14-15)
  • ISTA Accreditation, April 2008 (Pg. 6)
  • Northeastern region - new contact, Summer 2002 (Pg. 9)
  • Relocation to Gastonia, NC, Spring 2003 (Pg. 9)
  • Noxious-Weed Seed List, See Noxious-Weed Seed
  • Personnel Changes
  • Publications
  • Retirement
    • Deputy Director and Laboratory Supervisor Susan R. Maxon Retires, April 2013 (Pgs. 4-5)
    • Director Richard C. Payne Retires, April 2012 (Pg. 4)
  • Seed Quality: USDA and Seed Testing in the Early Years, April 2010 (Pgs. 13-17)
  • Seed Violation Process, April 2008 (Pgs. 8-10)
  • SRTB Overview - Purpose and Functions, April 2007 (Pgs. 13-16)
  • Staff Directory, April 2013 (Pg. 15) 
  • Subscription service for SRTD publications, October 2012 (Pg. 26)
  • Information, New Testing Services Offered - April 2009 (Pg. 6)
  • Timeliness in Seed Violation Cases, October 2006 (Pgs. 12-15)
  • Updates
  • Web site Address
  • New Web site, April 2009 (Pg. 4)
Seed Sampling Seed Testing Procedures
  • Noxious-weed Seed Examination, April 2012 (Pgs. 9-10)
  • Removing coating material by stirring, April 2013 (Pgs. 9-10)
  • Sample Dividing, April 2007 (Pgs. 11-13)
  • Special considerations when using AOSA Handbook 25, April 2013 (Pgs. 9-10)
Seed Treatment
  • Contamination in feedstock supply, April 2009 (Pg. 8)
Seed Unit Service Testing Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST)
  • New International Committee, April 2009 (Pg. 28)
Soybeans Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS)
  • Meetings
    • February 1-3, 2009 - Atlanta, GA, April 2009 (Pg. 28)
State Seed Control Officials Sunflower

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  Tall Fescue Tetrazolium (TZ) Test Thickspike Wheatgrass Title V Tolerances Tomato Tropical Soda Apple  Trueness-to-Variety (TTV)

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 Uniform Blowing Procedure
USDA

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 Variety Name Variety Testing

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 Weed Science Society of America (WSSA)
  • Meeting, February 7-10, 2011, Portland, OR, April 2011 (Pg. 10)
Wheat Wheatgrass, Bluebunch Wildrye, Canada

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