Handbook on Seed Sampling, 3rd Edition, 2022
Bulking and Sampling Committee
Version 3 (May 2023): Editorial corrections.
This handbook should prove valuable to those concerned with sampling of seed at all stages of production and testing. It is essentially a practical guide but contains elements of sampling theory to emphasize the important part sampling play in measuring seed quality. Main highlights of the handbook are: Chapter 3: Responsibilities in sampling. Chapter 4: Discussion of general conditions. Chapter 5: Description of sampling seed lots such as sampling intensity, sampling seed lots in containers and in bulk. Description of the tools and a step-by-step application of the methods. Chapter 6: Sampling from the seed stream and description of automatic sampling devices. Chapter 7: Description of dividers and the various methods for sample reduction. Chapter 8: Labelling and sealing methods for seed lots and seed samples. Chapter 9: Procedures for submission of samples to the laboratory. Chapter 10: Quality assurance in seed sampling, including verification of dividers. Available as an electronic, downloadable, printable PDF copy only. ISBN: 978-3-906549-02-6