SEED QUALITY WORKSHOPS
- AOSA Seed Analyst Shortcourses
- AOSA CSA Exam
- Corn Soybean Seed Quality Workshop
- Seed Conditioning Workshops
- SCST Genetic Seed Testing Super Workshop (February 2012)
- Custom Workshops
(our location or yours)
FOR A FULL LIST OF AREA LODGING
For more information about
Seed Conditioning Workshops, contact:
Seed Science Center
For more information concerning
Seed Quality Workshops, contact:
Seed Science Center
For questions about registration, or to be placed on a mailing list for future programs, contact:
Iowa State University
117 Printing Building
Ames, IA 50011
If you have any special needs, contact Alan Gaul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-294-4011.
Change in Plans
If you cannot attend a workshop, you may send a substitute. Cancellations made at least one week in advance are subject to a $20 handling fee. For cancellations made within a week of the workshop, you'll be reimbursed 50% of your fee. No refunds are provided for cancellations made after the start of the workshop. Contact ISU Registration Serivces at (515) 294-6222 or email@example.com to report a substitute or to cancel your registration.
DATES FOR CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE: For more information, contact Alan Gaul at (515) 294-4011 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available online at www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/seedscience/home.html
AOSA SEED ANALYST SHORTCOURSES
You may attend one or both weeks. Cost for attending one week is $300.00, for attending both weeks is $540. Registration cut-off is ten days prior
to the starting date of the course. Exceptions may be made at the
discretion of the ISU Seed Lab.
April 15-18, 2013
Purity Short Course
Purity week consists of lecture and laboratory practice on seed structure, seed identification, purity analysis, sampling and dividing, seed laws, and tolerances. Attendees will conduct purity analyses and perform seed identification separations on at least 10 different samples. More than 116 different crop, vegetable, and weed species will be available for practice.
Germination Short CourseApril 22-25, 2013
Germination week explores the processes involved in seed germination, AOSA & ISTA Rules, seedling evaluation, seed dormancy, vigor and deterioration, tetrazolium (TZ) testing, testing for biotech traits, and other special tests. One full day (Tuesday of Germination week) is dedicated to TZ testing.
SOCIETY OF COMMERCIAL SEED TECHNOLOGIST MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION FORMS
Application form for RGT or CGT Membership (word document)
Application form for RST/CVT/CPT Examination (word document)
AOSA CERTIFIED SEED ANALYST (CSA) EXAMS
Purity: April 19, 2013
Germination: April 26, 2013
SCST Registered Seed Technologist Exams (RST, CVT, CPT)—Forthcoming
In order to take part in these activities, you must apply and be approved. Please contact Anita Hall, AOSA & SCST Executive Directort, at (607-256-3313, email@example.com). Additional information can be found at www.aosaseed.com and www.seedtechnology.net.
This workshop offers a lecture and hands-on experience on most tests performed on corn and soybean seed. One full day is dedicated to each crop, respectively. Topics covered include: AOSA & ISTA Rules, standard (warm) germination, vigor (cold, accelerated aging), tetrazolium (TZ), purity and varietal purity, special tests, identification of fungi, testing for biotech traits, and analyst certification.
Contact: Alan Gaul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Food Grade Bean Conditioning May 21-23, 2013
Color Sorting – Satake June 3-4, 2013
Color Sorting – Satake June 5-6, 2013
Seed Corn Conditioning June 17-20, 2013
Seed Treatment June 26-27, 2013
Soybean & Small Grain July 8-11, 2013
Specialty Seed July 16-18, 2013
Soybean & Small Grain July
Gravity Separation July 30, 2013
Gravity Separation August 1, 2013
Seed Corn Conditioning August 5-8, 2013
Last held in February 2010, this week-long workshop is a series of workshops designed to help prepare attendees for the SCST RGT exam. It also serves as an introduction to aspects of testing for biotech traits. Individual workshops will be held on herbicide bioassay and immunoassay (ELISA & lateral flow strips, electrophoresis, PCR). The fifth day of the workshop includes a lecture on genetics, plant breeding, molecular biology, qualifying and preparing for the RGT exam, and more. Participants may attend from one to five days of the workshop. For more information, contact Anita Hall, SCST Executive Director, at 607-256-3313 or email@example.com
Individual or group tours of the ISU Seed Laboratory and the Seed Science Center can be arranged by calling 515-294-6821. The Iowa State University Seed Science Center is home to the largest public seed laboratory in the nation and includes classroom-sized conditioning equipment, a seed conditioning facilty, state-of-the-art research labs, and more.
Custom workshops can be held at the Seed Science Center on the Iowa State University campus or at your location. Workshops can be scheduled on a topics dealing with seed production, conditioning, testing, or marketing. For more information, contact Connie Sandve at 515-294-6821.
Directions to the Seed Science Center
Driving:—From I-35, Exit onto westbound Hwy 30 (Exit111B)
—Take Hwy 30 West approximately 3.5 miles
—Exit Hwy 30 at University Boulevard (Exit 146)
—Travel North on Universit Boulevard for approximately 2.5 miles
—University Boulevard crosses Lincoln Way, curves around the north side of the Iowa State University
campus, and eventually becomes Pammel Drive (as shown on the map below)
—Turn South at the stop light on Wallace Road
—At the next block, turn west on Osborn Drive
—Turn right at the first opportunity into the Seed Science Center parking lot
—Parking is available directly in front of the Seed Science Center
Workshops are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration take place from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the first day of each workshop. Lunch is provided with each full day program.
Location and Parking
Workshops are held in the Seed Science Center on the Iowa State University campus. Parking is available nearby. A map and parking permit will be provided with your registration confirmation.
Special arrangements can be made for workshops to be held on location at your plant or place of business with a guarantee that four or more individuals will register for the on-site training.