2014 Announcements

2014 Announcements 


SoDak Labs to host a 12 week webinar series on Seed Science and Technology. January 13 - April 7th 

"The Seed Biology webinar series is similar to a "300" level university course on Seed Science and Technology. Presented as twelve (12) one hour webinar classes.

The instructor is Tim Gutormson, with 35 years of seed technology experience in testing and seed research. He also has instructed college level courses, workshops and webinars for 28 years.

Participants will gain knowledge of seed biology, principles of seed technology and practical experiences relating to seed production and seed quality. This is a great course for people working in the seed industry, who desire a better understanding of seed technology principles and concepts.

This is a great course to prepare persons planning to take Registered or Certified Seed Technologist Examinations."

For more information and to register click here.


Part 5 of the 2014 Seed Survey will be sent out at the beginning of the new year.


Part 4 of the 2014 Seed Survey has been sent out.  If you haven't received it, please reach out to the SCST Administrative Office.


Thank you to all who participated in part 3 of the 2014 Seed Survey. We appreciate you taking the time to complete it. Part 4 will be sent out on Monday Dec 1st and be due back Friday Dec 12th by 8pm ET. Have a great Thanksgiving week!


All interested participants in a referee on Kentucky Bluegrass Uniformity Testing please contact the coordinator, Chi Trinh, at ltrinh@pa.gov or phone the PA State Seed Lab 717-787-5609.

This referee is a regional referee, that is, it originated from Region 3 but the coordinator invites anyone interested to participate.


Good Morning!

This year we are sending the written proficiency testing exercises out by email. Those that are RST's, CVT's, or participated last year have been sent an email with the written exercises and your proficiency testing code. If you have not received the email or would like to participate please notify us and we will add you to the list or resend the email. 

There will also be a marigold germination for a practical test that will be coming out as well. We ask that you please submit your results via the link for survey monkey. 

The written exercises and answer sheets are also available on the SCST website at:

2014 - 2014 Proficiency Testing Report

Deadline for submission is March 1st, 2015.

Thank you in advance for your participation.


Steve Beals sbeals@ilcrop.com
Heidi Jo Larson heidi.larson@sgs.com

SCST Proficiency Co-chairs
Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST)
653 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 870-2412


Part 2 of 5 for the 2014 Seed Survey has been sent out.  If you have not received it please contact the SCST administrative office.

Grant Application - Idaho Seed Analysts Association (9/2014)
Tentative Bahiagrass Rule (7/2013)