well-trained staff of seed professionals is here to serve you. We
perform over 200 different types of seed tests on over 300 species of
plants. We know the seed testing industry, and we would like to become
your full-service seed verification laboratory. The Seed Testing Lab
also sponsors numerous workshops throughout the year. Please take a look
at our website and then tell us how we can help you and your business.
Some of the common tests include:
- Warm and sand germination
- Cold and saturated cold
- Accelerated aging
- Tetrazolium (TZ)
- Physical purity
- Noxious exams
- Herbicide trait testing for Roundup Ready crops
- Clearfield and Liberty-Link corn
- ELISA testing for corn borer, root worm and stacked traits
- Most seed health tests
- PCR testing for GMO’s
The Seed Testing Lab of the Seed Science Center at Iowa State
University provides seed testing services to private and public
interests involved in commercial seed production and seed research and
development. The laboratory is a member in good standing in the
Association of Official Seed Analysts. The Association of Official Seed
Analysts (AOSA) is an organization comprised of member laboratories that
are staffed by certified seed analysts. Such seed testing facilities
include official state, federal, and university seed laboratories across
the United States and Canada.
The Seed Science Center Laboratory is also an Official Testing
Laboratory for disease testing of seed for export.
The laboratory is recognized by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and
Land Stewardship as well as the United States Department of Agriculture
as an Official Laboratory.
For more information, visit our website at