Fees for Service

Charges / Hour - Effective October 1, 2022.  Charges based on quarter hour increments.
  • 1/4 hr. - $15.50 
  • 1/2 hr. - $31.00 
  • 3/4 hr. - $46.50 
  • 1 hr - $62.00 
  • Minimum Charge, 1 hr.

Information on sample sizes to submit and other information to include with a sample is found in the Seed Service Testing Fees Chart (pdf). Charges for pathology and variety testing will reflect the actual hours required to complete the test; please contact us for an estimation of the time requirements and charges for specific tests (704) 810-8870.

In addition to hourly rate for testing and issuing certificates, the cost of issuing duplicate certificates is $15.50 per certificate. Duplicate certificates should be requested at the time the sample is submitted. Any additional certificate besides the original and two copies issued to the applicant (customer to be billed) is considered a duplicate. Preliminary test reports will be issued upon request for a fee of $15.50.

Seed Regulatory and Testing Division
S&T, AMS, U.S. Department of Agriculture
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193