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International Seed Testing Association
International Seed Testing Association
Richtiarkade 18
8304 Wallisellen, CH
+41 44 838 60 00
ista.office@ista.ch
International Seed Testing Association

Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch

Membership Code USDL0100
Organisation Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch
Department AMS, USDA
Address

801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C

28054 Gastonia, NC

Country United States of America
Phone 17048108877
FAX 17048524189
E-Mail Ernest.Allen@ams.usda.gov
Web www.www.ams.usda.gov
Current Scope of Accreditation:

Sampling from the lot (SAM)

  • SAM: Manual lot sampling grasses
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling cereals
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling small legumes
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling pulses
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling other agricultural crops
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling of coated seeds

Purity and identification of other seeds (PUR/OSD)

  • PUR/OSD: Grasses
  • PUR/OSD: Poa pratensis, Poa trivialis and Dactylis glomerata
  • PUR/OSD: Cereals
  • PUR/OSD: Small legumes
  • PUR/OSD: Pulses
  • PUR/OSD: Other agricultural crops
  • PUR/OSD: Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • PUR/OSD: Coated seeds

Germination (GER)

  • GER: Grasses
  • GER: Cereals
  • GER: Small legumes
  • GER: Pulses
  • GER: Other agricultural crops
  • GER: Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • GER: Coated seeds

Viability (VIA)

  • VIA: TTC Grasses
  • VIA: TTC Cereals
  • VIA: TTC Small legumes
  • VIA: TTC Other agricultural crops
  • VIA: TTC Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species

Moisture content (MOI)

  • MOI: Constant oven method: fine grinding
  • MOI: Constant oven method: no grinding
  • MOI: Constant oven method: coarse grinding

Weight determination (TSW)

  • TSW: Grasses
  • TSW: Cereals
  • TSW: Small legumes
  • TSW: Pulses
  • TSW: Other agricultural crops
  • TSW: Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • TSW: Coated seeds
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