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Seed Testing in South Dakota

The Seed Testing Laboratory is maintained by SDSU to test seed samples for farmers, seedsmen, the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Our lab is equipped with the modern testing equipment necessary to perform tests on the seeds of agricultural crops, garden vegetables, trees, grasses, and flowers.

Our staff consists of experienced, technically trained, and accredited analysts (CSA and RST) as well as part-time analysts who work under supervision. All analyses performed are made according to the "Rules for Testing Seeds" (when applicable) published by the Association of Official Seed Analysts. Upon completion of testing, an official report is issued for each sample submitted.

*CSA: Certified Seed Analyst (AOSA); RST: Registered Seed Technologist (SCST)