Oregon State University

Individualized Training

Focus: This approach responds to individual needs, with content custom-designed based onthe interest of the individual.  

Who: Prospective clients might be local, national or international, and from a variety of backgrounds, including seed grower, cleaner, dealer, seed analyst, student, and any interested individual in the area of seed science and technology. Depending on the area of interest, we may be able to offer training in Spanish or other languages.

How it works: The client comes to the laboratory, a trainer (or trainers) is assigned, the program is implemented in a hands-on manner, proficiency is measured and a certificate of successful completion is provided. The duration is variable from days to months depending on the need and the program. Examples of areas for training:

  • Purity testing.
  • Germination and TZ testing.
  • Special testing, including growouts, vigor and genetic testing.
  • Seed quality management issues: including seed production, conditioning, certification, testing, seed storage, and related issues.
  • Practical-experiential visits to seed certification, production fields, cleaning and shipping facilities, storage warehouses.
  • Lab quality management such as ISTA or ISO for labs who are interested in implementing a QMS for accreditation.

For those that are studying for national seed analyst or seed technician certification exams, our workshops may also meet your needs.

Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis and cover only actual training expenses.

Custom Training Request Form 

Contact Info

The OSU Seed Laboratory is an AOSA and ISTA member lab and is ISTA Accredited Laboratory US07.

3291 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-4464
Fax: 541-737-2126
seedlab@oregonstate.edu

Hours: 8-5 Mon - Fri
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