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Seed Regulatory and Testing
 
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Seed Schemes Program  
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Seed Schemes are rules used by 58 participating countries to certify and label seed for varietal purity for international movement. In the United States, varietal certification for the OECD Seed Schemes is carried out by state seed certifying agencies under Cooperative Agreements with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The schemes are administered internationally by the OECD Secretariat in Paris, France.

 
To add new varieties or delete old varieties from the OECD Approved Varieties in the United States, choose a form, print it, fill in the information, and send it to your State seed certifying agency.

 
For multiplication increases in other countries under the OECD Seed Schemes, please complete the appropriate form and email to fawad.shah@ams.usda.gov

 
The User Specification Guide (USG) provides guidelines to the Seed Certifying Agency for transferring data relevant to the OECD Seed Schemes Program. As the system evolves, the USG will be modified to reflect any changes.

 

 
For more information, please contact:

 
Fawad S. Shah, Ph.D.
Director
Seed Regulatory and Testing Division
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, NC 28054
Direct: 704-810-8884
Cell: 704-745-7424
Main: 704-810-8871
Fax: 704-852-4109

 
Additional Information
 
  OECD Seed Schemes International Headquarters  
 
  OECD List of Varieties Eligible for Seed Certification  
 
  AOSCA  
 
  US OECD Seed Schemes Approved Varieties  
 
  OECD Seed Schemes Users Guide  
 
  List of US OECD Authorized and/or Official Entities - PDF File  
 
Forms
 
  Add Variety Form - PDF File  
 
  Add Variety Form - Excel File  
 
  Multiplication Form Table 2 Approved variety - PDF File  
 
  Multiplication Form Table 3 Variety still undergoing Registration Testing - PDF File  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 04/22/2013