Announcement Feed
Published: Sep 22nd, 2020

We wanted to update you concerning the activities at the OSU Seed Lab.

The University reopened Thursday, 17 September.  We had been... Read More

Published: Sep 15th, 2020

 

14 September 2020

Dear OSU Seed Lab Customers:

Our hearts go out to everyone that is affected by the wildfires that... Read More

Published: Sep 9th, 2020

In accordance with the closure of Oregon State University main campus due to prolonged smoke and ash conditions, the OSU Seed Lab will... Read More

Published: Aug 19th, 2020

The OSU Seed Laboratory will be closed Monday Sept 7th, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Published: Jul 28th, 2020

If you receive unsolicited seeds, do not open the package or plant the seeds. ASTA is coordinating with USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and state departments of agriculture to determine the type and origin of seeds that have illegally entered the U.S. from China. (Continued...)

Published: Jun 15th, 2020

"Despite issues with COVID-19, it should be business as usual at the Oregon State University Seed Lab, at least as far as growers are concerned. Dave Stimpson, manager of the lab, said growers should not see delays in turn-around time for testing." (Continued...)

Published: May 19th, 2020

Due to the closure of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, we have been asked to perform testing to support their sod program. The samples... Read More

Published: Apr 14th, 2020

Friday May 29, 2020 is the deadline to submit samples to the OSU Seed Lab for establishing VFL by Growout Method. The AOSCA Grass... Read More

Published: Apr 7th, 2020

Two ways to Go Paperless: Invoices and Test Reports!

Learn how to view your invoices online so that you can see your... Read More

Published: Apr 2nd, 2020

Due to Covid-19 mitigation, we will be temporarily changing the Seed Lab office hours to 8:00am to 4:00pm, Mon-Fri. Thank you for your... Read More

Published: Mar 23rd, 2020

UPDATED 3/23/2020

The OSU Seed Lab remains open during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

We are aware of those around us that are... Read More

Published: Feb 13th, 2020

Friday May 29, 2020 is the deadline to submit samples to the OSU Seed Lab for establishing VFL by Growout Method. The AOSCA Grass... Read More

Published: Nov 8th, 2019

The USDA has just released an update to the All States Noxious Weeds List.  One of the changes will have an impact on seed test results at... Read More

Published: Mar 12th, 2020

The OSU Seed Analysts Workshop March 16-18, 2020 (Monday - Wednesday), has been canceled due to the coronavirus.... Read More

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

Click here for Dave Stimpson's new article in Seed Today: Read More

Published: Jun 18th, 2019

Read the OSU SEED LAB NEWSLETTER 2019 (vol. 1) which addresses some... Read More

Published: Jun 13th, 2019

OSU's Global Hemp Innovation center is home to the world's leading experts in hemp research. The largest of its kind in the nation, it... Read More

Published: Jun 3rd, 2019

**Notice**Thursday, June 6th is the deadline to submit samples to the OSU Seed Lab for establishing VFL - to meet the AOSCA VFL... Read More

Published: Dec 21st, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019 OSU Seed Lab fees will be increasing.

Read More

Published: Oct 24th, 2018

Click here for Sabry Elias' article in the Agricultural Research & Technology Open Access Journal: 

Read More

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

Click here for the article: USDA Items of Interest in... Read More

Published: Nov 17th, 2017

Click here for Dave Stimpson's new article in Seed Today: 

Read More

Published: Feb 8th, 2017

Congratulations to Sabry Elias for being selected as the 2016 Crop Science Outstanding Associate Editor! Associate Editors are the foundation of... Read More

Published: Mar 10th, 2017

Click on the link below to read an article written by our Seed Lab Manager David Stimpson. It is an interesting article about opposition in the... Read More

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

Reminder: For very high-VFL (variety fluorescence level) perennial ryegrass samples, we will not issue reports based on fluorescence because it is... Read More

Published: Sep 2nd, 2016
  • Mosaic Virus detection now available for vegetable, squash, tomato, pepper, cucumber, potato, and other species of seed. Email Read More
Published: Sep 2nd, 2016

We are currently offering thermogradient germination tests at the OSU Seed Lab.

Objectives of the test:

Published: Sep 2nd, 2016

We are currently offering Blackleg testing for Brassica species: canola, kale, turnip, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.

Blackleg testing detects... Read More