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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

February 12-12, 2015

Seed Central / Food Central networking event with featured speaker

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Seed Central

UC Davis - Davis, CA, United States

Featured speaker - Dr. Alex Cochran, Global Director Research and Development, DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise Topic: Recent advances in seed applied technology

February 10-12, 2015

COURSE - Seed Biology, Production & Quality

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Seed Biotechnology Centre at UC Davis

UC Davis Conference Center & Buehler Alumni Center - Davis, CA, United States

The course has been expanded to include both hands-on exercises and detailed discussions of seed production and seed technology.

September 30, 2014 - October 3, 2014

ISTA Workshop on Seed Sampling and Quality Assurance in Seed Sampling

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

CFIA Seed Laboratory - Saskatoon, SK, Canada

The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of seed sampling and aspects of quality assurance in relation to seed sampling for a range of species. The workshop will provide a forum to discuss seed sampling in general as well as specific questions relating to seed ...

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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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The workshop is intended to instruct the participant on the theory and practices of basic DNA techniques, genotyping methods, data interpretation.

March 11-13, 2014

Seed Analytics 2020 Workshop

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Centor Group

UC Davis Putah Creek Lodge - Davis, CA, United States

In-depth view of analytical equipment that is shaping the future of seed research and the industry. Program will include theoretical and practical modules on the fundamentals of seed respiration and maturity, principles of the Q2 Scanner, CF-Mobile, Videometer, experime...

January 20-20, 2014

Novel Seed Processing Technologies for Pulses and Cereals

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Prairieland Park, Hall A - Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Topics: Pargem - Partially germinated and dehydrated seeds for improved functionality, avour and nutritional value / Radio frequency heating and drying / Western Innovative Initiative (WINN) – funding for technology commercialization

December 6-6, 2013

Symposium: Genetics of Seed Quality, Germination & Evolution

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Michigan State University

Room 1200, Molecular Plant Sciences Building - East Lansing, MI, United States

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 5-8, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Seed Corn Conditioning

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Iowa State University

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

August 1-1, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Gravity Separation

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Iowa State University

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

July 30-30, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Gravity separation

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Iowa State University

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

July 22-25, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Soybean and Small Grain Seed

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Iowa State University

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

July 16-18, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Specialty Seed

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Iowa State University

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

July 8, 2013 - August 8, 2013

Plant Biotechnology USA Conference

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Raleigh Marriott City Center - Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Optimise your ag-biotech pipeline with the latest advances in yield, stress tolerance and resource efficiency traits.

July 8-11, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Soybean and Small Grain Seed

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Iowa State University

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

June 26-27, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Seed Treatment

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Iowa State University

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

June 17-20, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Seed Corn Conditioning

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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

June 11-12, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Color Sorting, Sortex

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Iowa State University

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

June 5-6, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Color Sorting, Satake

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Iowa State University

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

June 3-4, 2013

Seed Conditioning Workshop - Color Sorting, Satake

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Iowa State University

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

May 23-23, 2013

Vegetable Seed Science & Technology Symposium

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Seed Dynamics, Inc.

Pivot Point Conference Center (Hilton Garden Inn) - 310 N. Madison Avenue - Yuma, AZ, United States

The speakers, Dr. David W. Still, Professor, Cal Poly Pomona and Hank Hill, Ph.D. Seed Physiologist, Seed Dynamics, Inc. will talk about coating, priming, heat, humidity, soil moisture, salt and herbicide, as they affect vegetable seed.

February 14-14, 2013

Seed Central SCIENCE

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Seed Central

UC Davis, Plant & Environmental Sciences Building (Room 3001) - Davis, CA, United States

1:30 to 2:45 pm - Research & technology presentations. Speakers: DR. Hiro Nonogaki, Washington State University - Topic: Gene switches and miRNA to control seed development - Dr. Lindsey du Toit, Washington State University - Topic: Seed borne diseases

February 12-14, 2013

Seed Biology, Production & Quality

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University of California, Davis

Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis - Davis, CA, United States

The course presents the scientific background for production, handling, storage and quality control procedures in the seed industry. It updates participants on new information in these topics, including seed pathology and seed enhancement. The course targets professiona...

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 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

August 28-30, 2012

2012 Farm Progress Show

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Boone, IA, 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 20-22, 2012

Canada's Farm Progress Show

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Regina, SK, Canada

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

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 7-8, 2012

Southwest Ag Summit

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

February 14-16, 2012

2012 World Ag Expo

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Tulare, CA, 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 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

October 11-12, 2011

California Seed Association Mid Year Meeting

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California Seed Association (CSA) *

InterContinental Hotel - Monterey, California, United States

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 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 17-18, 2011

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.

July 24-27, 2011

12th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals

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The Capri Centre - Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Bringing together international scientists working on pre-harvest sprouting, seed dormancy and related seed sciences to discuss and share new information on the latest developments. Providing a forum for cereal industry players and research scientists to meet and discus...

June 7-10, 2011

Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) & Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST), Annual Meeting

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Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) *

Woodlands Convention center and the Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Williamsburg, VA, United States

The meeting will be preceded by four workshops: Statistics, Lab Standardization, Genetic Technology and Teaching & Training.

April 19-19, 2011

WEBINAR - Cultivar purity: which test is best to use?

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

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

Covers the concepts of assuring generic purity for major crops and vegetables through the use of seed morphology tests, seedling morphology tests, chemical tests, electrophoresis (PAGE, IEF and Starch), and SNPs.

April 14-14, 2011

WEBINAR on Seed Treatments - Protectants, Systemic, Nematicides, Insecticides and Colorants

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

We will cover analysis for corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and cotton plus the chemical recovery methods for corn and soybeans.

April 7-7, 2011

WEBINAR - Tolerances, report of analysis and certificates

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

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

Seed companies know the importance of accurate labels on their seed. Understanding the acceptable tolerances and how they are calculated helps to provide accurate labels.

March 31, 2011 - April 1, 2011

WEBINAR - Tetrazolium (TZ) & Germination Testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

March 30-31, 2011

WEBINAR - Seed Sampler Workshop

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Wednesday; 8:00 - noon Thursday

March 28-29, 2011

WEBINAR - Seed Purity & Identification

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day

March 24-24, 2011

WEBINAR - Exporting seed: Why are seed lots held up at the border?

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

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

Our 60 minute session will cover how ISTA Orange Certificates help move your seed, GMO seed testing recommendations, what other requirements impact international seed movement, international shipping concerns regarding requirements by the customer, country and customs

March 15-15, 2011

WEBINAR - Trait tests webinar - Insect, herbicide, cultural and quality

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

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

During our Trait Test Webinar, we will show examples of Herbicide bioassay, spray tests, ELISA plate and lateral flow strip formats, PCR based DNA techniques. GC oil analysis for free fatty acid profiles also included.

March 10-10, 2011

WEBINAR - Vigor tests : stressing low vigor seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

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 expected variation ranges.

March 3-3, 2011

WEBINAR - Vigor tests : stressing low vigor seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

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 expected variation ranges.

February 17-17, 2011

WEBINAR - Mechanical damage and handling; Factors and assessment of seed damage

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

Damage to seeds has a visual and physiological impact. 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 an...

February 8-8, 2011

WEBINAR - Germination: Physiological and Physical Aspects

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

Our webinar will discuss moisture imbibition into seeds, including the types of cell water and binding, enzyme activation, radicale protrusion onward to normal seedling development.

January 22-25, 2011

ASTA 50th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference & California Seed Association's Annual Meeting

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American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach, California, United States

December 22-22, 2010

WEBINAR - Staying organized: Sample track and website results improve accuracy and efficiency

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

Customers tell us that Sample Track and our website are critical to their success so join us for 30 minutes while we provide helpful hints and user information on these two tools.

December 2-2, 2010

WEBINAR - Germination and vigor for large seed vegetables: beans, peas, sweet corn, vine crops

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

November 23-23, 2010

WEBINAR - Seed health testing - Understanding the basics of seed health

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

Host - Pathogen - Environment - Vector Interaction; Common Seed Pathogens; Types of Seed Health Tests - Blotter, Culture Plates, ELISA, Wash, PCR; Accreditations, Rules, and Methods for Seed Health testing

November 9-9, 2010

WEBINAR - Comparing corn cold tests. Advantages and limitations of test methods

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

While the main focus is corn, the information covered definitely applies to other crops: soybean, sorghum, and rice.

October 28-28, 2010

WEBINAR - Soybean Testing Webinar - Cultivar and accelerated aging tests

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

30 minute webinar 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

October 16-16, 2010

Exporting Seed Webinar - Why seed lots are held up at the border

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

GMO seed testing recommendations; What requirements impact international seed movement; Advantages to Orange and Blue ISTA certificates; Do you need a Seed Passport? More...

September 29, 2010 - October 1, 2010

ISTA Quality Assurance in Seed Testing Workshop

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

This workshop will appeal to seed analysts working in laboratories or laboratory leaders that have a quality assurance system implemented. The aim is to give laboratories the opportunity to discuss and obtain inspiration on how to improve their Quality Assurance system ...

September 16-16, 2010

Soybean Harvest and Testing Webinar

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

, United States

A 45 minute webinar on soybean seed moisture and mechanical damage, hypochlorite soak test for grower use and seed coat and severe field fungi infection in soybeans

August 31, 2010 - September 1, 2010

Seed Sampling Workshop

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Brookings, SD, United States

This course is the first step towards accreditation to sample for ISTA certificates. ISTA certificates require the sampler (person who pulls the sample) to be accredited. The following topics will be reviewed: ISTA and AOSA sampling rules, Sampling methods, Sealing see...

August 19-19, 2010

August Corn Webinar

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

, United States

Accurate sampling, mixing, screening, retention and seed treating are key factors in assuring test results truly represent the seed lot quality.

August 18-19, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Seed Corn / Soybean Quality Testing

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Iowa State University

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

August 10-12, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Research Seed Corn Conditioning

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Iowa State University

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

August 5-5, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Gravity Separation

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Iowa State University

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

August 3-3, 2010

August Corn Webinar

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

, United States

Accurate sampling, mixing, screening, retention and seed treating are key factors in assuring test results truly represent the seed lot quality.

August 3-3, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Gravity Separation

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Iowa State University

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

July 28-29, 2010

Seed Sampling Workshop

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Salinas, CA, United States

This course is the first step towards accreditation to sample for ISTA certificates. ISTA certificates require the sampler (person who pulls the sample) to be accredited. The following topics will be reviewed: ISTA and AOSA sampling rules, Sampling methods, Sealing see...

July 6-10, 2010

Joint Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) 87th Annual Meeting & Canadian Seed Growers Association Meeting

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Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA / ACCS) *

Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort - Kelown, British Columbia, Canada

June 30, 2010 - July 1, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Seed Treatment

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Iowa State University

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

June 26-30, 2010

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Annual Convention

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American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)

J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa - San Antonio, Texas, United States

June 21-24, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Commercial Seed Corn Conditioning

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Iowa State University

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

June 9-10, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Color Sorting

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

June 7-8, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Color Sorting

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

May 31, 2010 - June 2, 2010

ISF World Seed Congress 2010

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International Seed Federation (ISF)*

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

May 25-27, 2010

Iowa State University Seed Conditioning & Seed Quality Workshops: Commercial Popcorn Conditioning

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Iowa State University

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


  

 

 

 

 

 

 Forthcoming events of the
American Seed Trade Association

 

Vegetable and Flower
Seed Conference

January 24-24, 2015
Tampa, Florida


 

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ASTA's 132nd Annual Convention
June 17-20, 2015
Washington, DC


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 


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