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2014 AOSA Shortcourse Brochure

Contact Us
For more information about
Seed Conditioning Workshops
, contact:
Alan Gaul
Seed Science Center
515.294.4011, Phone
515.294.2014, Fax
agaul@iastate.edu


For more information concerning
Seed Quality Workshops, contact:
Michael Stahr
Seed Science Center
515.294.0117, Phone
515.294.2014, Fax
mgstahr@iastate.edu


For questions about registration, or to be placed on a mailing list for future programs, contact:
Registration Services
Iowa State University
117 Printing Building
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.6222, Phone
515.294.6223, Fax
registration-info@iastate.edu

Special Needs
If you have any special needs, contact Alan Gaul at agaul@iastate.edu 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 registration-info@iastate.edu to report a substitute or to cancel your registration.

 

Training Opportunities

SSC workshops The Iowa State University Seed Science Center offers a wide variety of workshops and shortcourses. Regularly scheduled courses in seed testing and seed conditioning as well as periodic workshops in testing for genetic traits and seed health are available. For more information, contact Connie Sandve by phone at 515-294-6821, or via email at csandve@iastate.edu. Staff members listed below may also be contacted in conjunction with listed courses or workshops.

DATES FOR CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE: For more information, contact Alan Gaul at (515) 294-4011 or agaul@iastate.edu. Registration is available online at www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/seedscience/home.html

 

AOSA SEED ANALYST SHORTCOURSES

Contact: Mike Stahr (mgstahr@iastate.edu, 515-294-6826)
AOSA Shortcourse Brochure
Register online at www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/seedscience/home.html

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.


Purity Short Course
April 14-17, 2014

Agenda:
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 Course 
April 21-24, 2014

Agenda:
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.

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CORN & SOYBEAN SEED QUALITY WORKSHOP
August 12-14, 2014

Agenda:
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.

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SEED CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS

Contact: Alan Gaul (agaul@iastate.edu)

Commercial Popcorn May 20-22, 2014

Color Sorting – Satake June 2-3, 2014

Color Sorting – Satake June 4-5, 2014

Color Sorting – Buhler Sortex June 10-11, 2014

Seed Corn Conditioning June 16-19, 2014

Seed Treatment June 25-26, 2014

Soybean & Small Grain July 7-10, 2014

Specialty Seed July 15-17, 2014

Soybean & Small Grain July 21-24, 2014

Gravity Separation July 29, 2014

Gravity Separation July 31, 2014

Seed Corn Conditioning August 4-7, 2013

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SCST GENETIC SEED TESTING SUPER WORKSHOP

Organized by the Genetic Technology Committee and its Working Groups
Seed Science Center, Iowa State University
February 3-7, 2014

Five comprehensive workshops on genetic seed testing in one week!! The workshops are targeted towards candidates preparing to take the Registered or Certified Genetic Technologist exams, individuals looking for a refresher course on the basics, and those that may just be beginning in this field.
Workshops include lecture, hands-on activities, and materials to take home. Time will also be spent discussing preparing for the exam, genetic testing issues, new technology, additional training resources, and sources of information for testing products. Cutoff date for registering without penalty: January 24, 2014

NOTE: Next year’s Super Workshop and RGT/CGT testing will change from herbicide bioassay, immunoassay, PCR, and electrophoresis to (1) genetic purity testing, (2) trait purity testing, (3)adventitious presence testing, and (4) general molecular biology and genetics.
Fees: (includes lunch., breaks, and materials): 1st workshop= $100 Each additional workshop= $75


Monday 2/3/2014 Herbicide Bioassay
Tuesday 2/4/2014 Immunoassay/ELISA
Wednesday 2/5/2014 Molecular Genetics (AM), DNA Prep (PM)
Thursday 2/6/2014 PCR & Nucleic Acid
Friday 2/7/2014 Electrophoresis


Registration web site will be available January 2.

Contact for more information:
Primary: Trisha Scott Phone: 515-294-6028 E-mail: tscott@iastate.edu
Secondary: SCST office Phone: 309-736-0119 E-mail: scst@seedtechnology.net

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TOURS

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.

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CUSTOM WORKSHOPS

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.

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Directions to the Seed Science Center
Tours SSC

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

Ames Map

SSC Map

Other Information

Schedule
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.

On-Location Workshops
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.

 

 


Iowa State University Seed Testing Laboratory, 109 Seed Science Center, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011. Mike Stahr: Manager. Ph. 515-294-6826, Fax: 515-294-8303,
email: seedlab@iastate.edu