Teaching & Training


The purpose of this committee is to improve teaching & training resources for seed analysts.

SCST Committee Chair: 
Mary Voorhees, RST
Seed X, Inc.
1143 Madison Lane
 Salinas, CA 93907
Phone: (831) 718-9998
Fax: (831) 785-2993

AOSA Committee Chair:
Pattsy Jackson
801 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-810-8870

Teaching & Training Resources

Teaching & Training Resource Guide
View Resource Guide   Download PDF of Guide

Practice Exams
Download quizzes and study resources
Virtual Germination Practice Exam

Ohio State University Seed Identification Quiz 
An online quiz that randomly selects seeds for you to identify- great practice!

Workshop Organizational Guidelines & Assistance
Workshop Guidelines
International Seed Testing Association's Universal List of Species


Upcoming Webinars

AOSA Rules for Testing Seed - 2015 Rule Changes 11/12/2015 

After registering for a webinar you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.  Please review the  Attendee Quick Reference Guide for information using the control panel and webinar settings.  Due to the large number of participants and variable audio quality, please use the question pane to submit typed questions during the presentation.  

Archived Webinars


November 2015 Rules Changes
Download the November 2015 Rules Changes (PDF)

Changes to the 2012 AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds 2/28/2013
Download the Changes to the 2012 AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds (PDF)

Genetic Seed Testing: Introduction & Current Topics 11/14/2012
Download the Genetic Seed Testing Introduction Presentation (PDF)

Seed ID Basics 2 9/26/2012
Download the Seed ID Basics 2 Presentation (PDF)

All States Noxious Weed Seed List: Understanding & Reporting 3/21/2012
Download the All-State Nox Weed Seed Presentation (PDF)

Seed Identification Fundamentals: Tools & Resources February 23, 2012 
Download the Seed ID Fundamentals Presentation (PDF)

 2011 AOSA Rules Changes Webinar January 12, 2012
Download the 2011 AOSA Rules Presentation (PDF)

 Federal Seed Act & Regulations October 19, 2011 
Download the FSA Presentation (PDF)


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Consolidation Working Group

2017 Annual Meeting Seed Technology Journal