The goal of the OSU Seed Lab is to provide accurate, timely and cost effective seed testing services. We value our customers and strive to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining our cutting edge high quality services. Fees reflect the amount of work needed for each test. All prices are in US dollars.  Prices are effective January 1, 2019.

Purity, Germination & TZ | Bulk Exams | Other Tests | Other Services

Purity, Germination & TZ1
Species AOSA Purity & Noxious ISTA Purity AOSA or ISTA Germ AOSA TZ ISTA TZ
Bentgrass (Agrostis spp.) (purity incl. species sep.) $110.00 $60.00 $50.00 $73.00 $146.00
Bluegrass (Poa spp.) $84.00 $54.00 $50.00 $73.00 $146.00
Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) $76.00 $54.00 $50.00 $73.00 $146.00
Fine fescue (Festuca spp.) (germ incl. ammonia test) $76.00 $54.00 $50.00 $73.00 $146.00
Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) $49.00 $49.00 $50.00 $73.00 $146.00
Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) (germ incl. fluor.) $49.00 $49.00 $55.00 $73.00 $146.00
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) (germ incl. fluor.) $84.00 $54.00 $55.00 $73.00 $146.00
Mixture (per each additional kind) $68.00 N / A $50.00 (ISTA  N/A) $73.00 N / A
Species AOSA Purity & Noxious ISTA Purity AOSA or ISTA Germ AOSA TZ ISTA TZ

Cereals, Legumes, Vegetables, Flowers, Natives2

Cereals (wheat, barley, oat, etc) $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Alfalfa, Clover $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Industrial Hemp $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Bean, pea, corn, melon, pumpkin, squash, cucumber $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00

Beet (sugar and table), Swiss chard, New Zealand spinach

(additional sprout count incurs hourly charges)

$49.00 $49.00 $59.00 $73.00 $146.00
Brassicas $84.00 $54.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Carrot, celeriac, celery, dill, parsley, parsnip $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Chive, leek, onion, spinach, okra, radish $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Eggplant, lettuce, pepper, tomato $49.00 $49.00 $43.00 $73.00 $146.00
Flowers3 $68.00 / Hour N / A

$50.00  (ISTA  N/A)

$73.00 N / A
Natives3 $68.00 / Hour $68.00 / Hour $59.00 $75.00 Call for Pricing
Species AOSA Purity & Noxious ISTA Purity AOSA or ISTA Germ AOSA TZ ISTA TZ

Trees and Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs - (**20% germination discount January-May) $49.00 $49.00 $59.00 $73.00 Call for Pricing
AOSA and ISTA Bulk Examinations
Test (tests are AOSA unless otherwise indicated) Price

Crop and/or Weed (CW) (most UGS & Sod reports can be generated from CW without add'l testing)

    There is a 10% discount when ordered with purity (excludes larger-sized CW tests and special requests)

Bentgrass or Bluegrass CW $94.00
Undesirable Grass Seeds (UGS) (10% discount when ordered with purity) $82.00
Bluegrass or Bluegrass UGS $88.00
Noxious Weed (N) (all states except Hawaii and UGS) $68.00
Oregon Sod Quality - (charges vary based on amount searched) $63.00 (min.) - $235.00
Pest and Disease (dry seed inspection) (P&D) $68.00
Soil and / or Ergot exam $68.00
ISTA Complete Other Seed Determination (OSD) - equivalent to AOSA CW $84.00 (Bent & Blue - $94.00)
ISTA Limited OSD Varies based on request.
ISTA Reduced and Reduced-Limited OSD - calculated based on quantity and type of test Varies based on request.
25 gram Poa annua and Poa trivialis search - in Kentucky bluegrass $235.00
25 gram CW - in Kentucky bluegrass $235.00
50 gram CW - in Orchardgrass and Fine fescues $140.00
Bulk cereal exam for all crops and weeds (required by Seed Certification) (per 500g test) $84.00
Friction separation (bulk exam for dodder on Certified alfalfa and red clover - 1 lb sample minimum) $26.00
Complete Australia (includes OSD for Soil and Ergot) $134.00
Canada Conversion & CW - in Kentucky bluegrass $118.00
Canada Conversion & CW - in bentgrass $235.00
Canada CW - in other species $84.00 min.
Other Tests and Services (prices for all species unless otherwise indicated)
Test or Service (please consult ISTA information to determine which tests can be reported on an ISTA Certificate) Price
Tests Performed in the Special Testing Unit
Seed Moisture $45.00
Ploidy by cytometry for Ryegrass $135.00
Ploidy by cytometry for Glyceria sp. (mannagrass) $48.00 - $135.00
Protein, oil and water analysis - example: one sample tested only for protein is $19, for protein and oil is $38, for protein, oil and water is $57. $19.00/test/sample
X-ray (AOSA only) $46.00
Endophyte (immunoblot assay - 100 seeds) $140.00
Potato virus testing (bulk leaves may be tested for up to 5 leaves per sample) $2.75/virus/sample
Endophyte on Tillers $218.00
Varietal identification tests (Phenol, NaOH, etc for wheat, barley, oat, ryegrass, bluegrass) $60.00
Clearfield Wheat bioassay $69.00
Vigor tests (cold test, accelerated aging, conductivity, etc) $74.00
Research projects, specialized/custom testing Please call
Tests Performed in the Germination Unit
Seedling vigor classification test (beans) $68.00 / Hr
Fluorescence test on ryegrass contaminants found in purity tests. Fee varies by number of seeds grown. $24 minimum up to 10 seeds, $35 for up to 15 seeds, more than 15 seeds: $55 maximum. $24.00 - $55.00
Grow-out of fluorescent ryegrass seedlings, up to 40 fluorescent seedlings (about 10% test fluorescence) $240.00
Grow-out of ryegrass, additional fluorescent seedlings $68.00 / Hr
Grow-out, crops/weed seed contaminants found in tests (varies by number/type of seeds, $34 minimum/test) $34.00 - $344.00
Varietal Fluorescence Level (VFL) in perennial ryegrass, three lots $1110.00
VFL, annual ryegrass, three lots $1260.00
VFL, additional charge for varieties fluorescing over 10% $68.00 / Hr
VFL, each additional lot $150.00
Cereal grow-out (to distinguish winter from spring varieties) $240.00
Tests Performed in the Purity Unit
Seed Weight (incl. 1000 seed weight, number of seeds per pound) $33.00
Broomrape (Orobanche minor) in red clover and other species (dry method) $110.00
Mill check $68.00 / Hr
Soil seed-bank (search for seeds in soil, compost, etc.) $180.00
Noxious weed search in animal feed pellets $68.00 / Hr
Noxious weed search in bird seeds $68.00 / Hr
Search for foreign materials $68.00 / Hr
Digital image by email of requested contaminants (subject to hourly charge; varies according to number and size of contaminants and complexity of image) Hourly (Minimum of $34)
Other Fees: Rush, Reporting, Certificates
Service Price
Rush (purity results in 24-48 hours) $136.00
Priority Rush (call first) $204.00
Produce UGS or Sod report from existing CW $25.00
Conversion of report (paperwork only) requiring no additional testing more info $42.00
Conversion of report requiring additional testing more info $63.00
EC supplemental report for certification $15.00
Additional copy of report (Signed Original) $15.00
ISTA Blue or Orange Certificate - duplicate or provisional $15.00
Revision of report (example - correction of customer error on sample certificate) $15.00
Revision of ISTA Certificate $25.00
Cancellation of tests - fee is proportional to work completed prior to cancellation $68.00 / Hr (1/4 Hr min.)
Hourly charge (applies to especially contaminated or extraordinary samples, e.g., sample prep for coated seed; also used for custom work such as sample preparation, special bulk searches). $68.00 / Hr
Books and Seed Collections
Item Price
Common Oregon Crop and Weed Seeds (full-color with coil binding) $55.00
Reprint of USDA Handbook 30 (paperback) $12.00
Reprint of plates from USDA Handbook 30 (coil binding) $16.00
Reprint of USDA Handbook 219 (paperback) $8.00
Seed herbarium (100 most common crop & weed species) $100.00

1. AOSA purity includes all-states noxious examination. ISTA purity includes ISTA certificate (Blue or Orange). Please consult our ISTA information before ordering ISTA tests. Samples requiring extra steps or those with high levels of impurities (other crops, weeds, multiple florets, inert materials) requiring more than 1 hour analyst time will be charged a prorated hourly charge based on extra time required. 10% discount on germination retests ordered January-June. ISTA TZ test requires double the amount of seeds.

2. For vegetable and flower seeds submitted January-June, provided that reporting is done on a customer-provided spreadsheet, there is a volume discout of 50% off when 50+ samples are submitted.  Re-germination tests on file samples requested January-June are discounted 10%.  For tree seeds submitted January-May, a 20% discount will be given.

3. Varies by species. Please call.