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March 23-25, 2015

California Seed Association Annual Convention

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California Seed Association (CSA) *

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa - Rancho Mirage, CA, United States

September 30, 2014 - October 1, 2014

California Seed Association Mid Year Meeting

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California Seed Association (CSA) *

InterContinental Hotel - Monterey, CA, United States

July 7-10, 2014

ISTA Variety Identification Using Molecular Markers Workshop

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

February 3-7, 2014

SCST Genetic Technology Super Workshop

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Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) *

Seed Science Center, Iowa State University - Ames, IA, United States

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

September 24-25, 2013

California Seed Association Mid-Year Meeting

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California Seed Association (CSA) *

InterContinental Hotal - Monterey, CA, United States

August 14-15, 2013

Seed Quality Workshop

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Iowa State University

Seed Science Center at Iowa State University - Ames, IA, United States

June 15-19, 2013

American Seed Trade Association's 130th Annual Convention

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American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)*

Nashville, TN, United States

May 9-9, 2013

WEBINAR - Understanding Seed Testing Tolerances

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Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) *

Online 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT - Itahca, NY, United States

This webinar will provide a basic overview and explanation of the tolerances in the AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds Vol. 1. We encourage everyone who is interested in understanding the correct application of tolerances for any purpose to participate in this educational se...

May 3-3, 2013

WEBINAR - 2013 AOSA Rule Proposal Amendments

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Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) *

Online 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT - Ithaca, NY, United States

This webinar will provide an overview of the 2013 AOSA Rule amendment proposals. The 2013 Rule Proposals are available from the AOSA and SCST websites: www.aosaseed.com/rules_committee.htm / www.seedtechnology.net/rules_committee.htm

April 22-25, 2013

Seed Quality Workshop - Germination Testing Short Course

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Iowa State University, Seed Science Center

Seed Science Center at Iowa State University - Ames, IA, United States

April 15-18, 2013

Seed Quality Workshop - Purity Testing Short Course

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Iowa State University, Seed Science Center

Seed Science Center at Iowa State University - Ames, IA, United States

January 22-23, 2013

Seed Authentication Markers Workshop

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University of California, Davis

UC Davis - Davis, CA, United States

Targeted to experts and professionals in seed technology. This advanced course will cover the latest technologies for seed coatings, seed identification, systemic markers and related topics. Three Registered Seed Technologist credits will be available upon completion of...

January 8-10, 2013

24th Annual IPSA Conference

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Independent Professional Seedsmen Association (IPSA)*

Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort - Tucson, AZ, United States

December 4-7, 2012

ASTA 67th Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference / ASTA 42nd Soybean Seed Research Conference / Seed Expo

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American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)

Hyatt Regency Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, United States

November 11-13, 2012

Texas Seed Trade Association, Annual Convention

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Texas Seed Trade Association

Hotel Tremont - Galveston, TX, United States

September 26-28, 2012

SEMINAR - ISTA Seminar on Statistics in Seed Testing

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The aim of the seminar is to provide a forum where seed testing professionals can increase there level of understanding of statistical methods/analysis associated with seed testing and to gain confidence in using statistical tools that have been provided by the ISTA Sta...

September 25-26, 2012

California Seed Association Mid Year Meeting

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California Seed Association (CSA) *

The Clement InterContinental Hotel on Cannery Row - Monterey, CA, United States

September 17-19, 2012

WORKSHOP - ISTA Workshop on Germination

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Canadian Food Inspection Agency seed laboratory - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the principles of the ISTA germination test, seedling evaluations for different species, results calculations and reporting plus aspects of quality management linked to germination testing.

September 11-14, 2012

WORKSHOP - ISTA Workshop on Vigour

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20/20 Seeds Labs Inc.

20/20 Seed Labs Inc. - Nisku, Alberta, Canada

Introduction to seed vigour and its importance in crop production - Conductivity test - Controlled deterioration test - Radicle emergence test: development and validation - Accelerated ageing test for soyabeans - Seed vigour and seed treatments - Physiological basis of ...

August 15-16, 2012

Iowa State University workshop - Seed Corn / Soybean Quality Testing

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Iowa State University

Ames, IA, United States

August 13-17, 2012

Federal Seed Schools

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USDA

USDA AMS Seed Regulatory & Testing Division, 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C - Gastonia, NC, United States

The first three and a half days will focus on purity and identification of similar crop and weed species, with emphasis on identification of noxious-weed seeds. Other topics such as the uniform blowing procedure, ryegrass fluorescence, and pure seed definitions will b...

August 7-7, 2012

WEBINAR - "Testing for Exports" Webinar Series - Part 2

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

July 31-31, 2012

WEBINAR - "Testing for Exports" Webinar Series - Part 2

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

July 22-26, 2012

American Association of Seed Control Officials (AASCO)

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Association of American Seed Control Officials (AASCO)

Chateau LeMoyne French Quarter Hotel - New Orleans, LA, United States

June 24-27, 2012

Annual Meeting of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)

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Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) *

Sun Valley Resort - Sun Valley, ID, United States

June 20-23, 2012

ASTA 129th Annual Convention

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American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)*

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - National Harbor, MD, United States

June 14-14, 2012

Seed Central FORUM

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Seed Central

Hatnell College, Alisal Campus (5:00 to 7:30 pm) - Salinas, CA, United States

Monthly networking event on the 2nd Thursday of the month, with featured speaker. Topic: Food safety

May 20-24, 2012

2012 AOSA-SCST Annual Meeting

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Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) *

Des Moines, IA, United States

May 7-11, 2012

Seed Quality Workshop

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Brookings, SD, United States

This rare training opportunity is appropriate for Quality Assurance personnel, seed technologists, those sitting for technologist exams, companies shipping internationally, and others who are interested in seed testing analysis.

April 23-27, 2012

Federal Seed Schools

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USDA

USDA AMS Seed Regulatory & Testing Division, 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C - Gastonia, NC, United States

The first three and a half days will focus on purity and identification of similar crop and weed species, with emphasis on identification of noxious-weed seeds. Other topics such as the uniform blowing procedure, ryegrass fluorescence, and pure seed definitions will be...

April 23-26, 2012

AOSA Seed Analyst: Germination Short Course

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Iowa State University, Seed Science Center

Iowa State University Seed Science Center - Ames, IA, United States

Germination week explores the processes involved in seed germination, AOSA & ISTA Rules, seedling evaluation, seed dormancy, vigor, seed longevity and deterioration, tetrazolium (TZ) testing, testing for biotech traits, and other special tests. One full day is dedicat T...

April 16-19, 2012

AOSA Seed Analyst: Purity Short Course

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Iowa State University, Seed Science Center

Iowa State University Seed Science Center - Ames, IA, United States

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...

April 5-5, 2012

WEBINAR - Vigor Test - Stressing Low Vigor Seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

Concepts of vigor testing to be covered are: Accelerated Aging, Electrical Conductivity, Saturated Salt Accelerated Aging and an in depth comparison cold test methods including box, rolled towel, tray and saturated colds plus a discussion on use of check samples and exp...

March 29-29, 2012

WEBINAR - Vigor Test - Stressing Low Vigor Seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

Concepts of vigor testing to be covered are: Accelerated Aging, Electrical Conductivity, Saturated Salt Accelerated Aging and an in depth comparison cold test methods including box, rolled towel, tray and saturated colds plus a discussion on use of check samples and exp...

March 22-22, 2012

WEBINAR - Seed Moisture Testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 AM Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

Our webinar covers the principles of moisture determination and the instruments used to determine seed moisture. Accurate seed moisture measurements are essential throughout seed production harvest and storage.

March 13-13, 2012

WEBINAR - Seed dormancy: physical, physiological, morphological

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am U.S. Central time - Brookings, SD, United States

We will review the primary dormancy Exogenous and Endogenous factors plus methods to relieve these types of dormancy. We will also cover after-ripening, effects of light and causes of secondary dormancy.

March 8-8, 2012

WEBINAR - Fungi and Mycotoxins

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am U.S. Central time - Brookings, SD, United States

We will review the impact that field and storage fungi has on seed quality and the fungi/germination interaction model. Species to be covered include: Fusarium, Diplodia, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Rhizopus, Cercospera, and Phomopsis.

March 7-8, 2012

Southwest Ag Summit

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Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park - Yuma, AZ, United States

March 1-1, 2012

WEBINAR - Damage & Handling: Factors and Assessment of Seed Damage

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am U.S. Central time - Brookings, SD, United States

This webinar relates production and processing to seed quality through analysis of types of physical damage expressed in seeds and seedlings. Impact and abrasion damage test methods are explained along with dicot and monocot examples.

February 23-23, 2012

WEBINAR - Seed Viability - How good is the field population ?

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am U.S. Central time - Brookings, SD, United States

Germination, tetrazolium and other viabililty tests will be reviewed.

February 19-21, 2012

California Seed Association Annual Convention 2012

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California Seed Association (CSA) *

Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego, CA, United States

February 16-16, 2012

Seed Germination - Physiological and Physical Aspects

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am U.S. Central time - Brookings, SD, United States

February 7-7, 2012

WEBINAR - Chemistry of Seeds - Factors that affect seed quality

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am U.S. Central time - Brookings, SD, United States

This webinar discusses these genetic and environmental factors along with storage compounds including carbohydrates, lipids, protein and other compounds. The third class in our Seed Biology Series.

February 7-8, 2012

Seed Sampler Workshop

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

SGS Brookings laboratory - Brookings , SD, United States

The following topics will be reviewed: ISTA and AOSA sampling rules, sampling methods, sealing seed lots, subdividing samples, review of ISTA certificates and their use.

February 2-2, 2012

WEBINAR - Life after fertilization: seed formation and development

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

January 17-19, 2012

Independent Professional Seed Association, 23rd Annual Conference

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Independent Professional Seedsmen Association (IPSA)*

The Westin Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN, United States

January 14-17, 2012

Southern Seed Association, Annual Convention

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Southern Seed Association (SSA)

Worthington Hotel - Fort Worth, TX, United States

December 1-1, 2011

WEBINAR - Corn Test Methods: Accurately Predicting Performance

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online 10:00 AM Central - Brookings, SD, United States

Review of four corn warm germination methods illustrating normal and abnormal seedling appearances - Cold vigor test methods (tray and saturated) and the stresses imposed by each test and their relationship to field performance - The silent killer - field population

November 10-10, 2011

WEBINAR - Legally Moving Seed: Federal Seed Act, State Seed Laws and Labeling

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

How to properly label seed; Germination and Purity regulations/tolerances; Date of last test; Required disclosures such as treatments

November 3-3, 2011

WEBINAR - Exporting Seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

ISTA Sampling, ISTA Certificates and Seed Health - Are your seed lots held up at the border? Knowing and understanding the regulations helps to expedite your seeds to other countries throughout the world.

October 13-13, 2011

WEBINAR - Sorghum, Millet & Rice - Physical, physiological and pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

A diagnostic approach with laboratory tests is considered the best practice approach to identify factors affecting seed quality. This webinar will discuss the common tests ordered on the fall production of sorghum, millet, and rice.

October 6-6, 2011

WEBINAR - Cotton and Large Seed Vegetables - Physical, physiological & pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

This webinar will discuss the common tests ordered on cotton and large seed vegetables. Photographs will show the symptoms and signs of seed coat mechanical damage, field and storage fungi, and seedling abnormalities/vigor

September 29-29, 2011

WEBINAR - Natives: Harvesting and Pure Live Seed

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

Viability of native seed is affected by collection and storage methods. Information on purity, germination and TZ testing methods will be presented along with a review morphology of dicot and monocotyledon natives and checking for seed fill prior to harvest.

September 27-29, 2011

ISTA Purity Workshop

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

University of Saskatchewan, CFIA's Seed Testing Laboratory, 301-421, Downey Road - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the principles of the ISTA analytical Purity test, Pure Seed Definitions, the Other Seed Determination test, seed identification, results calculations and reporting plus aspects of quality management linked to analytical p...

September 22-22, 2011

WEBINAR - Soybean Cultivar Testing - Cultivar and accelerated aging tests

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

SGS will cover five processes used to determine soybean cultivars: hilum check and seed characteristics, seed coat peroxidase reaction. hypocotyl color seedling growout test, electrophoresis, event ID using PCR/DNA based methods

September 8-8, 2011

WEBINAR - Soybean: physical, physiological and pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

This webinar will discuss the common tests ordered on fall soybean production and also show photographs of symptoms/signs including seed coat mechanical damage, field and storage fungi and seedling abnormalities/vigor.

September 1-1, 2011

WEBINAR - Comparing corn cold test: physical, physiological and pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

August 25-25, 2011

WEBINAR - Corn sheller run - Warehouse and bulk sampling, shakeouts, and sample retention

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

July 19-19, 2011

WEBINAR - Wheat and cereal grains: fungi, fusarium and cultivar purity

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

We will discuss: slight infection-seed coat, severe infection–embryo infection, how seed treatments can help, suggested test methods for evaluating seed quality


  

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 


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