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Alabama State Seed Laboratory

Seed Division

Telephone: (334) 240-7140

Dept. of Agriculture & Industry

P. O. Box 336

1445 Federal Drive

Montgomery, AL 36109-0336

 Fax: (334) 240-7193

Website: www.agi.alabama.gov

Division Director:  Lance Hester

Telephone: (334) 240-7203

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Andrae McMillian, RST, CSA
andrae.mcmillian@agi.alabama.gov

Lab Director

Purity & Germination

Teresa Boggs
teresa.boggs@agi.alabama.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Aaron Cargle
aaron.cargle@agi.alabama.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Jahiallia Cook
jahiallia.cook@agi.alabama.gov

Lab Supervisor

Purity & Germination

Charlie Mae Frazier

Secretary

 

Valencia Purdie

Administrative Support Assistant 1

 

David Higginbotham

Utility Laborer

 

Hillary Kelley
hillary.kelley@agi.alabama.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Eva Keogh
eva.keogh@agi.alabama.gov

Laboratory Technician I

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cool Germination Test, Accelerated Aging, Tall Fescue Endophyte Test, Herbicide Resistance, and TZ testing

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Alaska Plant Materials Center

5310 Bodenburg Spur Road

Palmer, AK 99645-9706

Telephone: (907) 745-4469

Fax: (907) 746-1568

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lyubomir Mahlev
lyubomir.mahlev@alaska.gov

Seed Lab Manager/ Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Seeds/Germ, TZ

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Arizona State Agricultural Laboratory

1688 W. Adams St.

Phoenix , AZ 85007

Telephone: (602)-744-4915

Fax: (602) 542-6109

Laboratory Manager:  
Dave Mills

Email: dmills@azsal.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Miso Miovcic
mmiovcic@azsal.gov

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, TZ, Cotton Cool Test, Vigor, and Fluorescence Testing on all Cereal, Legume, Cotton, Turf Grass, Vegetable, Flower, and Native Species of Seed

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Arkansas State Plant Board Seed Laboratory

Arkansas State Plant Board

Telephone: (501) 225-1598

#1 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AK 72205

Fax: (501) 225-7213

http://plantboard.arkansas.gov

Director: 
Mary Smith, CSA (Purity & Germination)

Email: mary.smith@aspb.ar.gov

Seed Laboratory Head:  
Aaron Palmer, CSA (Purity & Germination)

Email: aaron.palmer@aspb.ar.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Gordon Baldridge
gordon.baldridge@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Germination

Pam Bingham
pam.bingham@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

 

Marchall Caster
marchall.caster@aspb.ar.gov

 Administrative Assistant

 

Debbie Hill
debbie.hill@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Barbara Moore
barbara.moore@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

MD Rasheed
md.rasheed@aspb.ar.gov

 

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Moisture, Accelerated Aging, Tetrazolium, Hypocotyl, Peroxidase, Phenol, Cool Test, Coleoptile, Fluorescence Test, Herbicide Resistance Bio-assay

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California Dept. of Food and Agriculture

Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (916) 262-1100

Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

Fax: (916) 262-1190

3294 Meadowview Road

Sacramento, CA 95832-1448

Website: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov

 

Agriculture Program Supervisor IV:
Deborah Meyer, RST, CSA 
(Purity & Germination)

Email: dmeyer@cdfa.ca.gov Telephone: (916) 262-1137

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Dr. Riad Baalbaki      
rbaalbaki@cdfa.ca.gov

Telephone: (916) 262-1100

Senior Seed Botanist

Germination

Dr. Robert (Bob) Price
rprice@cdfa.ca.gov

Telephone:  (916) 262-1135

Senior Seed Botanist

Purity

Evelyn Ramos
eramos@cdfa.ca.gov
Telephone: (916) 262-1141

Senior Agricultural Biological Technician

 

Connie Weiner
cweiner@cdfa.ca.gov

Telephone: (916) 262-2659

Senior Agricultural Biological Technician

 

Tests Performed: Purity Analysis, Germination, Noxious Exam, Bulk Exam, Disseminule Identification, Phytosanitary Exam, Other Species Exam (Complete, Reduced, Limited), Field Run Clean-out Assessment, Anthropological and Archaeological Identification, Cold Tests, TZ, Accelerated Aging, X-Ray, Seed Count, Moisture Test, Fluorescence Tests, Bi-Directional Thermo Gradient Germination/Vigor Assessment, Seedling Performance Tests

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Colorado Seed Laboratory

Colorado State University

Telephone: (970) 491-6406

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Fax: (970) 491-1173

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1170

Website: http://seeds.colostate.edu

 Seed Program Director: Rick Novak

Email: rick.novak@colostate.edu
Telephone: (970) 491-4379

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Randy Crowl
randy.crowl@colostate.edu

 Purity Analyst

Purity & Germination

Pam Bridgeman
pbridge@lamar.colostate.edu

Seed Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Sand Germination, Dormancy, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cut Test, Caryopsis/burr, Export Exam, Seeds/lb., Test (Bushel) Weight, Poa Annua Exam, Fluorescence Test, Moisture Exam, Clearfield Confirmed

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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

123 Huntington Street
P. O. Box 1106

New Haven, CT 06504-1106

Telephone: (203) 974-8601

Fax: (203) 974-8502

Lab Supervisor/Plant Pathologist: Dr. Wade Elmer

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Mary K. Inman
mary.inman@po.state.ct.us

Technician

 

Tests Performed: Purity and Germination of vegetable, lawn and crop seeds, Fluorescence test, Noxious Exam

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Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Florida State Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (850) 617-7825

3125 Conner Boulevard

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650

Fax: (850) 617-7844

Website:  www.FreshFromFlorida.com

Biological Scientist Supervisor:
Joseph Sutton, Jr., RST, CSA   (Purity & Germination)

Email: 

joseph.sutton@freshfromflorida.com

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Patti Jones, RST,CSA
patricia.jones@freshfromflorida.com

Biological Scientist II

Purity & Germination

Cindy Telfort
cindy.telfort@freshfromflorida.com

Laboratory Technician IV

Germination

Sari Kopinsky
sari.faye@freshfromflorida.com

Laboratory Technician IV

 

Michael Kelley
michael.kelley@freshfromflorida.com

Laboratory Technician IV

 

Holly Candler
holly.candler@freshfromflorida.com

Laboratory Technician I

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Corn Cold Test, Fluorescence Test-(oats & ryegrass), Herbicide Tolerance (Field Corn, Cotton, Soybeans

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Georgia Dept. of Agriculture Seed Division

Tifton Laboratory

Telephone: (229) 386-3145

P.O. Box 1507

3150 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
Tifton, GA 31793

Fax: (229) 386-7227

Website: http://www.agr.state.ga.us

Head - Seed Regulatory Program: 
Scott Hobby, CSA

(Purity & Germination)

Email: scott.hobby@agr.georgia.gov

Laboratory Manager: 

Ametra Berry

Email: ametra.berry@agr.georgia.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Reida Evans
reida.evans@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Nancy Hand
nancy.hand@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Ruthellen Johnson
ruthie.johnson@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst II

Purity & Germination

Elizabeth Rizer 
erizer@agr.state.ga.us

Seed Analyst I

 

Shonda Sears
shonda.sears@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Dedria Smith
dedria.smith@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst II

Purity & Germination

Glenna (Sis) Swisher
glenna.swisher@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Kelly Johnson
kelly.johnson@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Marilyn Cannady
marilyn.cannady@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Margaret Sorensen
margaret.sorensen@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Seed Count, TZ, Vigor and Variety Tests

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Hawaii Seed Laboratory

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Telephone: (808) 973-9538

1428 South King Street

Honolulu, HI 96814

Fax: (808) 973-9540

 

Chief Chemical/Mechanical Control Section: Becky Azama

becky.n.azama@hawaii.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Derek Arakaki
derek.k.arakaki@hawaii.gov

Noxious Weed Specialist

 

Ralden Chang
ralden.j.chang@hawaii.gov

Noxious Weed Specialist

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Idaho State Seed Laboratory

2240 Kellogg Lane

Boise, ID 83712

Telephone: (208) 332-8630 (Admin)

Fax: (208) 334-3482

 

 

Telephone: (208) 332-8635 (Purity)

Telephone: (208) 332-8633 (Germ)

Agriculture Bureau Chief: 
Daniel Salmi

Email: daniel.salmi@agri.idaho.gov 

Technical Records Specialist: 
Fern Perry

Email: fern.perry@agri.idaho.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Cecile Becker
cecile.becker@agri.idaho.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Ken Greger
ken.greger@agri.idaho.gov

Senior Analyst, Purity

Purity & Germination

Carolyn Langley
carolyn.langley@agri.idaho.gov

Principal Analyst, Germination, Purity

 

Stacy LaMastra  
stacy.lamastra@agri.idaho.gov

Principal Analyst, Germination, Tetrazolium 

Purity & Germination

Dan Simpson
dan.simpson@agri.idaho.gov

 

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Tetrazolium, Oven Moisture, Undesirable Grass Seed, All States Noxious, Cold Tests, Fluorescence, Sod Quality, Quarantines, Roundup ready trait testing

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Illinois Department of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory - Bureau of API

Telephone: (217) 785-8485

801 Sangamon Ave.

P.O. Box 19281

Springfield, IL 62794-9281

Fax: (217) 524-7801

Website: http://www.state.il.us/AGR

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Mike Simpson
mike.simpson@illinois.gov

Seed Analyst I

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, TZ, Seed Count/LB, Moisture, Trait Testing, ELISA Lateral Flow and Bioassay

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Indiana State Seed Lab

Purdue University

Telephone: (765) 494-1557

175 S. University St.

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1154

Fax: (765) 496-3967

Website: www.isco.purdue.edu

Seed Administrator: Larry W. Nees

Email: neesl@purdue.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Teresa Thompson

Lab Assistant

 

Ben Alkire

Seed Analyst

 

Minoo Faghihi 

Laboratory Technician VI

Purity & Germination

Jodi Small

Seed Analyst

Germination

Jessica Gray

Seed Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, TZ, Phenol, Peroxidase, Fluorescence (ryegrass, oats), Moisture, Seed Count, Bird Seed Noxious Weed Exams, Herbicide Trait Testing (Bioassay, Lateral Flow Immunoassay)

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Iowa State University Seed Laboratory

109 Seed Science Center

Ames, IA 50011-3228

Telephone: (515) 294-6826

Fax: (515) 294-8303

Website: www.seeds.iastate.edu/seedtest 

Email: seedlab@iastate.edu

Laboratory Manager:
Michael Stahr, CGT, CSA

Email:mgstahr@iastate.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Usha Arora, RST, CGT

Purity

Purity and Germination
CGT- Herbicide Bioassay & Immunoassay

Cherie Hill

Customer Care

 

John Ferrari

Germination

Germination

Nancy Heideman

Germination

Germination

Trisha Scott, RGT

Trait/AP

 RGT -Immunoassay, HB, Electrophoresis,PCR

Kaitlin Metzger

Seed Health

 

Jessica Blake, RST

 Germination

Purity & Germination

Kim North, CSA

Germination

Germination

Ronna Jones-Peterson, CSA

Germination

Germination

Connie Sandve

Customer Care

 

Lisa Shepherd

Seed Health

 

Tests Performed: Standard Germ, Tray Cold , Saturated Cold, Accelerated Aging, Mechanical Purity, Noxious Weed Exam, Moisture, Herbicide Bioassay, Immunoassay, PCR, Fast Green, Hypochlorite Seed Soak,  Pathogen testing on over 400 pathogen/species combinations,  other lab tests

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Kentucky Ag. Experiment Station Seed Laboratory

Division of Regulatory Services

Telephone: (859) 257-5656

103 Regulatory Services Bldg.
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40546-0275

Fax: (859) 257-7351

 

Laboratory Supervisor: 

Tina Tillery, CSA

(Purity & Germination)

Email: ttillery@uky.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Marilyn Smith
mm.smith@uky.edu

Staff Assistant

 

Nining Sutardjo
mwartidi@uky.edu

Research Analyst

Purity  & Germination

Jon Collett
collett88@uky.edu

Research Analyst

 

Karen Cosgrove
karen.nichol@uky.edu

Research Analyst

 

Catherine Perkins
cate.perkins@uky.edu

Germination Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Fungal Endophyte, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cold Test, Seed Count, Hypocotyl Color Test, Peroxidase Test, Fluorescence Test, Treated Seed Germination, Test Weight, Moisture Testing, Herbicide Bioassay

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Louisiana State Seed Testing Laboratory

5825 Florida Blvd. Suite 3004
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Telephone: (225) 925-4733

Website: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us

Fax: (225) 925-4124

Director of Seed Programs:
Lester Cannon

Email: lester_c@ldaf.state.la.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Janet Morris

Germination Analyst

 

Valerie Spencer

Purity Analyst

 

Perphyria Douglas

Purity Analyst

 

Barbara Cronin

Germination Analyst Supervisor

Germination

Mark Spencer

Purity Analyst

Germination

Kacy Hewes

Germination Analyst

 

Pamela Martin

Germination Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Seed Exam, Accelerated Aging, Tetrazolium, Seed Counts, Red Rice Exam, Cool Test, Bulk Exam, Fluroescence Test

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Maryland State Seed Laboratory

Maryland Dept. of Agriculture

Telephone: (410) 841-5960

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway

Annapolis, MD 21401

Fax: (410) 841-5969

Website:http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/turf_seed.aspx

Chief: Dale Morris

 Emaildale.morris@maryland.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Jim Drews
jim.drews@maryland.gov

Laboratory Manager

 

Donna Birdsong
donna.birdsong@maryland.gov

Secretary

 

Pamela Randall
pamela.randall@maryland.gov

Secretary

 

Megan Watson
megan.watson@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst I

Purity & Germination

Stephen Hurst 
stephen.hurst@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Kadawedduwa Kumara
kadawedduwa.kumara@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Kim MacFarland
kim.macfarland@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Susan Wagner
susanne.wagner@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Nancy Wilkinson 
nancy.wilkinson@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Cold Testing, Accelerated Aging, Seed Counts, TZ, Peroxidase Testing, and Round-up Ready Testing

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Michigan Department of Agriculture

Laboratory Division, Seed Section

Telephone: (517) 337-5084

1615 S. Harrison Road

East Lansing, MI 48823

Fax: (517) 337-5086

 

Laboratory Supervisor/State Seed Analyst: Steve McGuire, CSA
(Purity & Germination)

Email mcguires@michigan.gov

Please note laboratory has closed due to budget cuts and is no longer a member of AOSA.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Laboratory Services Division
MDA/MDH Lab Building

Telephone: 651-201-6404

601 Robert Street North

St. Paul, MN 55155-2531

Fax: 651-201-6106

 

Seed Laboratory Supervisor:
Tina Seeland

Email: tina.seeland@state.mn.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Sarlyn Ziegler

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Sam Banks

Environmental Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Accelerated Aging, Cold Test, TZ, Fluorescence-Ryegrass, Moisture Bu. Weight, Seed Count, Identification

Plant Protection Division, Regulatory Enforcement:

Clifford Watrin

Telephone: (612) 296-6123

625 Robert St.

St. Paul, MN 55155

 Fax: (651) 201-6108

 

Supervisor of Seed and Noxious Weed Section:

 Email: 

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Mississippi State Seed Testing Laboratory

Mississippi Dept. of Agriculture

Telephone: (662) 325-3992

P O Box 5207

Mississippi State, MS 39762

Fax: (662) 325-3833

 

Director: Fabian Watts, RST

Emailfabian@mdac.state.ms.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Tracy Gregory
tracy@mdac.state.ms.us

Administrative Assistant IV

 

Candace Fulton
candace@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Renee Pinnix
renee@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Russell Kohler
russell@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Sydnee Carden
sydnee@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst I

 

Jenny Mann
jenny@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cool Germination (Cotton), Tall Fescue Endophyte Testing

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Missouri State Seed Control Laboratory

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Telephone: (573) 751-4340

1616 Missouri Blvd, Box 630

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Fax: (573) 526-7777

 

Bureau of Feed and Seed Supervisor: Tony Claxton

 Email: tony.claxton@mda.mo.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Nevelyn Higgins
nev.higgins@mda.mo.gov 

Seed Analyst II

Purity & Germination

David Hoskins
david.hoskins@mda.mo.gov 

Seed Analyst III

Purity & Germination

Becky Lueckenotte 
becky.lueckenotte@mda.mo.gov

Senior Office Support Assistant

 

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Montana State Seed Laboratory

Montana State University

Telephone: (406) 994-3252 (Laboratory)

PO Box 173145

Bozeman, MT 59717-3145

Telephone: (406) 994-2141 (Office)

Fax: (406) 994-3786

Laboratory Manager (interim)
Ron Larson

 Emailrlarson@montana.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Bridget Westfall, RST

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Lucy Cooke 
lcooke@montana.edu

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Carli Lofing
clofing@montana.edu

Program Specialist

 

Kim Prosek
foxycreek@hotmail.com

Seed Analyst

Germination

John Terry
jterry@montana.edu 

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Emby Davich

 

 

Judah Davich

 

 

Israel Davich

 

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, BSMV (Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus), KOH (sodium hydroxide), Moisture, Ascochyta, Clearfield Confirmed, Utricle Fill, Seed Identification, and Seed Count

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Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

267 Plant Science Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Telephone: (402) 472-1444

Website: www.nscrop.org 

Fax: (402) 472-8652

Manager:  Steve Knox

Email: sknox2@unl.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lynn Robinson, RST
lrobinson2@unl.edu

Lab Services Supervisor

Purity & Germination, Clearfield Confirmed

Diane Brestel 
dbrestel1@unl.edu

Administrative Assistant

 

Tests Performed: Crop & Weed ID’s, Purity, Noxious, Germ, Sod Quality, UGS, TZ, Vigor, Roundup Tolerance, Seeds/lb. Moisture, KOH, Clearfield Confirmed

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Nevada Department of Agriculture

405 S. 21st Street

Sparks, NV 89341

Telephone: (775) 353-3711

Fax: (775) 353-3638

Seed Program Manager: Russ Wilhelm

Email: rwilhelm@agri.nv.gov

Tests Performed: Purity Analysis, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Tetrazolium and Moisture Content

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New Jersey State Seed Laboratory

New Jersey Department of Agriculture 
Division of Plant Industry

Telephone: (609)406-6950

3 Schwarzkopf Drive

Ewing, NJ 08628

Fax: (609) 406-6960

 

Supervisor, Bureau Seed Certification & Control: Floyd Yoder

Email: floyd.yoder@ag.state.nj.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Marcello Mangano
marcello.mangano@ag.state.nj.us

Principal Seed Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Vigor Tests, TZ, Electrophoresis

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New Mexico State Seed Laboratory

New Mexico State University

Telephone: (575) 646-3407

PO Box 30005, MSC 3190

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005

Fax: (575) 646-1540

 

Laboratory Supervisor:
Kathleen Willey, CSA
(Purity & Germination)

 Email: kwilley@nmda.nmsu.edu

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ

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New York State Ag. Experiment Station

Seed Testing Laboratory
Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University

Telephone: (315) 787-2242

630 West North St.

Geneva, NY 14456

Fax: (315) 787-2320

Website:

Director: Kyle Arvin

Emailkwa3@nysaes.cornell.edu 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Kathleen Campo
kwc1@cornell.edu

Seed Analyst

Germination

Nancy Jensen
nej1@cornell.edu 

Seed Analyst

 

Gail Knapton
gck2@cornell.edu

Service Coordinator

 

Seed Research Leaders, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences

Dr. Alan G. Taylor

Professor, Seed Science

Telephone:

(315) 787-2243

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Rough Purity (for uncleaned chaffy seed lots), Seed Fill Checks (aids in harvest decisions), Accelerated Aging, Corn Cold Test, Soybean Roundup Ready Test, , Seed Counts, Moisture, Test Weights, Tetrazolium test, Varietal Identification/Verification (Electrophoresis -PAGE/IEF), Seed Identification, Barley Smut Test, other specialized tests available by request
Reports available through email, secure website download, and always by US mail

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North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Seed Section NCDA and Consumer Services

Telephone:   ( 919 ) 707-3730            

PO Box 27647, 216 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC, 27603

Fax: (919) 733-1041

Seed Administrator: 
Danny Turner

Email:    danny.turner@ncagr.gov
Phone:   (919) 707-3735

Seed Laboratory Supervisor: 
Roger Cross, CSA
(Purity and Germination)

Email:    roger.cross@ncagr.gov 
Phone
:   (919) 707-3736

Lead Purity Analyst: 
Ronwood Harris, CSA
(Purity and Germination)

Email:     ronwood.harris@ncagr.gov 
Phone:    (919) 707-3737

Lead Germination Analyst: 
 Nichole ‘Nikki’ Holland, CSA
(Germination)

Email:     nichole.holland@ncagr.gov
Phone:    (919) 707-3738

Website: http://www.ncagr.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Andre J. Austin
andre.austin@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Kyle Schmitt
kyle.schmitt@ncagr.gov

 

 

Justine Griffey
justine.griffey@ncagr.gov

 

 

Trish Curry
trish.curry@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Denise. Forsyth
denise.forsyth@ncagr.gov

Processing Assistant

 

Nichole Gibson
nichole.gibson@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Alex Mullock
alex.mullock@ncagr.gov

 

 

Jody  Pierce
jody.pierce@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Denise Poole
denise.poole@ncagr.gov 

Seed Analyst

 

Nathan Wilder
nathan.wilder@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Test, Cool Test, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Phenol, Peroxidase, Sand Test, Seedling Vigor, Moisture, Roundup Ready Soybean, Tall Fescue Endophyte (seed and plant tissue), Fluorescence-Ryegrass

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North Dakota State Seed Laboratory

1313 18th St N

PO Box 5257

Fargo, ND 58105

Telephone: (701) 231-5400

Fax: (701) 231-5401

Website: www.ndseed.com

Seed Laboratory Director: 
Jeanne Mueller, Purity & Germination, RST

Email: jmueller@ndseed.ndsu.edu

Diagnostic Laboratory Director:
Jeffrey Prischmann, RGT

Email: jprischmann@ndseed.ndsu.edu  

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Ciara Clark
cclark@ndseed.ndsu.edu  

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination, RST

Danilo Martinez
dmartinez-rivera@ndseed.ndsu.edu

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity

Linda Cebulski
lcebulski@ndseed.ndsu.edu   

Seed Analyst I

Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Accelerated Aging, TZ, Seed Identification, Seed Count, Test Weight, Fluorescence Test, Commodity Grading of Mustard, Herbicide Tolerance- Soybeans, Clearfield Confirmed- Wheat and Lentil
Electrophoresis (Variety ID), Blackleg of Canola, Ascochyta, Barley Loose Smut

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Ohio Department of Agriculture

Grain, Feed, and Seed Section

Telephone: 614-728-6410

8995 East Main Street

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399

Fax: 614-728-6412

 

Agriculture Inspection Administor: 
Dave Simmons

email: simmons@agri.ohio.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Denise Hatch

Secretary

 

Tests Performed: (Lab Services Contracted) Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Sand Test, Fluorescence Test

 

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Oklahoma State Dept. of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory, Laboratory Services Div.

Telephone: (405) 522-5458

2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
PO Box 528804

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4298

Fax: (405) 522-1855

 

 

Laboratory Supervisor: 
Wade Krivanek

Email: wade.krivanek@oda.state.ok.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Laurie Mercer
laurie.mercer@oda.state.ok.us

Administrative Assistant

 

Brenda Gilbert
brenda.gilbert@oda.state.ok.us

Seed Analyst

 

Margaret Phillips
margaret.phillips@oda.state.ok.us

Seed Analyst

 

Harris Casey
harris.casey@oda.state.ok.us

Maintenance Technician

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, AA, Phenol Testing of Wheat, TZ

 

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Oregon State University Seed Laboratory

OSU Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (541) 737-4464

Oregon State University

Fax: (541) 737-2126

3291 SW Campus Way

Corvallis, OR 97331-3801

Website: seedlab.oregonstate.edu

Email: seedlab@oregonstate.edu

Manager: (Interim)
Daniel Curry

Email: daniel.curry@oregonstate.edu

Quality Manager & Office Manager:
Jodi Keeling, B.A.

Email: jodi.keeling@oregonstate.edu

Purity Unit Supervisor: 
Carrie Lewis, M.S.

Email: carrie.lewis@oregonstate.edu

Germination Unit Supervisor:
Dale Brown, CSA

(Germination & Purity); RST

Email: dale.brown@oregonstate.edu

Viability Unit Supervisor
Dr. Sabry Elias, PhD, CSA (Germination)

Email: sabry.elias@oregonstate.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Hortencia Borrero, B.S.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Virginia Neylon, B.S.
virginia.neylon@oregonstate.edu

Office Specialist I

 

Barbara Bennett

Seed Analyst I: Germination

Germination

Kimberly Wallin

Seed Analyst II: Purity

 

Sussie Alexander

Seed Analyst I: Germination

 

Mark Frederick, A.A.S.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Mary Grey

Seed Analyst II: Purity

 

Joe Carrillo

Biological Sciences Research Technician I: Purity

 

Cindy House

Seed Analyst II: Germination

Germination

Lisa Higgs, B.A.
lisa.higgs@oregonstate.edu

Administrative Program Assistant

 

Kathleen Korn

Seed Analyst II: Purity

Purity

Allyson Lickman, B.S.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Patty Skaer, B.S.
patty.skaer@oregonstate.edu

Administrative Program Assistant

 

Elizabeth Stamm, M.S.

Seed Analyst I: Special Testing

 

Scott Weston, B.A.

Seed Analyst II: Purity

Purity

Ben Withrow
ben.withrow@oregonstate.edu

Biological Sciences Research Technician II: Purity

 

Yea-Ching Wu, Ph.D.

Seed Analyst I: Special Testing

 

Tests Performed: Purity, All-States noxious weed seed exam, Oregon Sod Quality exam, UGS exam, Crop & Weed exam, Bentgrass species separation, seed identification, pest & disease exams, Orobanche Test, soil exam, ergot exam, germination, tetrazolium (TZ), excised embryo, cold test, fluorescence, varietal fluorescence level tests (VFL), ammonia test, vernalization and grow-out tests for ryegrass, endophyte test, x-ray test, chemical tests to detect seed injury/damage, chromosome count and ploidy by cytometry, phenol test, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) test for wheat, Clearfield Wheat Bioassay, seed moisture content, seed weight and number per pound, soil seed-bank test, digital imaging, individualized research projects, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (NMR) to detect oil, protein, and moisture

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Pennsylvania State Seed Laboratory

2301 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408

Telephone: (717) 787-5609

Fax: (717) 705-6518

Website: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Protect/PlantIndustry/Seed

Seed Program Supervisor:
Johnny Zook, CSA

(Purity & Germination)

Email: jzook@pa.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Nishit Patel 
nishpatel@pa.gov

Seed Analyst I

Germination

Bouchar El Gharib
belgharib@pa.gov

Seed Technician

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, TZ

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South Carolina Dept. of Agric. Seed Laboratory

123 Ballard Court

West Columbia, SC 292172

Telephone: (803) 737-9700

Fax: (803) 737-9703

Chief Seed Analyst:
David Wannamaker, CSA 
(Purity & Germination)  

Email: dwann@scda.sc.gov  Telephone: (803) 737-9705

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Robin Plexico
rplexico@scda.sc.gov

Seed Lab Supervisor

 

Robin Lambert
rlambert@scda.sc.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Tracy Lamb
tlamb@scda.sc.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Kristiaan Merritt 
kmerritt@scda.sc.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, Limited--TZ, Phenol, Round-up, AA

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South Dakota State University Seed Laboratory

Seed Testing Laboratory

Telephone: (605) 688-4589

Box 2207-A, Ag Hall 244

Brookings, SD 57007

Fax: (605) 688-5249

Email: sdsu.seedlab1@sdstate.edu

Website:  http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/seed-lab/index.cfm

Director: Brent Turnipseed, PhD, RST

Email: brent.turnipseed@sdstate.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Ronny Parmely, RST 
ronny.parmely@sdstate.edu

Assistant Manager

RST

Hannah Stoebner
hannah.stoebner@sdstate.edu

Germination Supervisor

Germination

Sharon Clasen 
sharon.clasen@sdstate.edu

Secretary

 

Brent Turnipseed, PhD, RST
brent.turnipseed@sdstate.edu

Variety ID/Verification

 

Floyd Wiesner

Part-time Purity Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Rough Purity (for uncleaned chaffy seed lots), Seed Fill Checks (aids in harvest decisions), Accelerated Aging, Corn Cold Test, Soybean Roundup Ready Test, , Seed Counts, Moisture, Test Weights, Tetrazolium test, Varietal Identification/Verification (Electrophoresis -PAGE/IEF), Seed Identification, Barley Smut Test, other specialized tests available by request

Reports available through email, secure website download, and always by US mail

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Texas Department of Agriculture

PO Box 12847

Austin, TX 78711

Telephone: (512) 463-7607

Fax: (888) 215-4746

Regulatory Branch Chief: Ed Price

Email: ed.price@tda.state.tx.us

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PO Box 629

Giddings, TX 78942

Telephone: (979) 542-3691

Fax: (888) 205-8417

Laboratory Coordinator:
Jeff Claxton, CSA 
(Germination & Purity)

Email: jeff.claxton@tda.state.tx.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Steve Goehring 
steve.goehring@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Mary Frances Arriaga
mary.arriaga@tda.state.tx.us  

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Lois Govan
lois.govan@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Judy Keaghey 
judy.keaghey@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Ever Jean James
jean.james@tda.state.tx.us 

Seed Analyst

Germination

Alberta Wright
alberta.wright@tda.state.tx.us  

Administrative Technician

 

Lori Dallmeyer
lori.dallmeyer@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

 

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Lubbock Seed Laboratory

4502 Englewood Ave.

Lubbock, TX 79414

Telephone: (806) 799-0017

Fax: (806) 215-4744

Laboratory Coordinator:
Marilyn Demons, CSA 
(Purity & Germination)

Email: marilyn.demons@tda.state.tx.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Patricia Lynch
patricia.lynch@tda.state.tx.us   

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Jack Harper 
jack.harper@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Cecelia Garnenez
cecelia.garnenez@tda.state.tx.us 

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Brent Winfrey
brent.winfrey@tda.state.tx.us 

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Casey Summers
casey.summers@tda.state.tx.us 

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Billy Barron
billy.brown@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

John Thomas
john.thomas@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Elizabeth Wesley Spears
elizabeth.spears@tda.state.tx.us 

Administrative Technician

 

Rebecca England-Brittrn
rebecca.england@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Lance Epperson
lance.epperson@tda.state.tx.us 

Seed Technician

 

 

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Stephenville Seed Laboratory

241 East McNeill

Stephenville, TX 76401

Telephone: (254) 965-5097

Fax: (888) 215-2808

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Michael Tallant
michael.tallant@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Dawn Pawelek
dawn.pawelek@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Warren Poulsen
warren.poulsen@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Staci Murphy
staci.murphy@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Tommie Tate
tommie.tate@tda.state.tx.us

Administrative Technician

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Cold Tests, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cool-warm index on cotton, Copper Sulfate, Moisture, Red Rice Test, Fescue Endophyte Test

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Utah Department of Agriculture & Food

State Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (801) 538-7182

350 North Redwood Road
PO Box 146500 
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500

Fax: (801) 538-7189

Website: http://www.ag.utah.gov

Seed Program and Seed Lab Manger Ronald A. Larsen, CSA ( Purity & Germination)

Email:  rlarsen@utah.gov
Telephone: (801) 538-7187 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Stanley T. Akagi 
sakagi@utah.gov

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Terry S. Freeman
terryfreeman@utah.gov 

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Duane Smith
duanesmith@utah.gov

Seed Analyst

Germination

Rhonda Overman
801-538-7196
rsoverman@utah.gov

Secretary

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cut Test, Embryo Analysis (Loose Smut), Seed Counts, Moisture, Identification

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Virginia State Seed Laboratory

Virginia Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Telephone: (804) 786-8795

600 N. Fifth St. Rm. 232

Richmond, VA 23219

Fax: (804) 371-7790

 

Laboratory Manager:
Susan Reed, CSA

(Purity & Germination)

 Emailsusan.reed@vdacs.virginia.gov  
Telephone: (804) 786-3893

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Sarah Tobin
sarah.arrington@vdacs.virginia.gov

Germination Testing Coordinator

Purity & Germination

Jerry Bradshaw
jerry.bradshaw@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Purity & Germination

Alma Jones                   
alma.jones@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Purity & Germination

Colleen Leonard        
colleen.leonard@vdacs.virginia.gov     

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

David D. Palmer
dave.palmer@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Purity & Germination

Pamela S. Roberts
pamela.roberts@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Purity & Germination

Dana C. Saur
dana.saur@vdacs.virginia.gov

Special Testing Coordinator

 

W. Carter Smith
wcarter.smith@vdacs.virginia.gov

Purity Testing Coordinator

Purity & Germination

Shanne Thorton
shanne.thornton@vdacs.virginia.gov 

Seed Analyst Senior

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Phenol for variety, Peroxidase  testing, Electrophoresis, GMO testing, Seed Count, Visual variety testing

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Washington Seed Program

Washington Dept. of Ag.

Telephone: (509) 249-6950
Toll Free: (866) 865-6137

21 N 1st Avenue, #203

Yakima, WA 98902

FAX: (509) 454-4395

 

Program Manager: 
Victor Shaul, RST, CSA

(Purity & Germination)

Emailvshaul@agr.wa.gov 
Telephone: (509) 249-6950

Seed Laboratory Supervisor:

Nancy Jones, RST

Email: njones@agr.wa.gov
Telephone: (509) 249-6950

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Amy Benfiet, RST
abenfiet@.agr.wa.gov 

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, RST

Terri Cox, RST
tcox@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Germination & Purity, RST

Cindy Davis, RST
cdavis@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician III

Purity & Germination, RST

Christy Norvell,  RST
cnorvell@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, RST

Linda Rainey, RST 
lrainey@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, RST

Maryanne Tegen, RST
mtegen@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, RST

Elissa Romero
eromero@agr.wa.gov  

Laboratory Analyst II

 

Debra Bloomer
dbloomer@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Analyst II

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Noxious Exam,  ASN, UGS, Phytosanitary Exams, Fluorescence Testing, Ammonia Tests, Sod Quality, Quarantines,  Quality Timothy Seed Certification, Seed counts, Germination, TZ, Cold Test, Moisture Testing Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cold Test, Phytosanitary Exams, Moisture Testing

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West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Regulatory Protection Division

Telephone: (304) 558-2208

1900 Kanawha Blvd, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0177

Fax: (304) 558-3594

 

Director: Herma Johnson

Email: hjohnson@ag.state.wv.us

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Joyce Cochran

Product Registration Specialist

 

Marjorie D. McCutcheon

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams

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Wyoming State Seed Lab

Wyoming Seed Analysis Lab

Telephone: (307) 754-4750

749 Road 9

Powell, WY  82435

Fax: (307) 754-4932

 

Manager: R. Denny Hall, RST

Email: rdhall@uwyo.edu

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Tonya Espinosa
tespinos@uwyo.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Crystal May
cmay1@uwyo.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Jill Rice
jrice@uwyo.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Tetrazolium, Seed Counts, Moisture, Identification

 

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Official US Federal Laboratories

USDA-ARS-National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation (NLGRP)

1111 South Mason Street

Fort Collins, CO 80521-4500

Telephone: (970) 495-3200

Fax: (970) 221-1427

Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=30-12-05-00

Research Leader/Research Plant Geneticist: David Dierig

Email: david.dierig@ars.usda.gov

Secretary: Jennifer Kendall

Email:  jennifer.kendall@ars.usda.gov

Plant Genetics Resource Preservation Program

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Barbara Ambruzs
barbara.ambruzs@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Michael Bricker 
mike.bricker@ars.usda.gov 

Bio Science Lab Technician

Purity & Germination

James Bruce 
jim.bruce@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

Purity & Germination

Irene Cardona
irene.cardona@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

Purity & Germination

Patricia Conine 
patricia.conine@ars.usda.gov 

Supervisor., Bio Science Lab Tech

Germination

Joseph Duchene 
joseph.duchene@ars-grin.gov 

Computer Specialist

 

Gregory Holman 
gregory.holman@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Victoria Hernandez 
vicki.hernan@ars.usda.gov 

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Maria Jenderek
maria.jenderek@ars.usda.gov

Plant Physiologist

 

Jolene Kershaw

jolene.kershaw@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Andrea Lawrence
andrea.lawrence@ars.usda.gov 

Computer Specialist

 

Annette Miller, RST
annette.miller@ars.usda.gov 

Bio Science Lab Technician

Purity & Germination

Dennis Moss
dennis.moss@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

Germination

Diane Skogerboe 
diane.skogerboe@ars.usda.gov

Bioscience Lab Tech

 

Elise Staats 
elise.staats@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

William Prange
william.prange@ars.usda.gov 

Bio Science Lab Technician

Germination

Sue Varela
sue.varela@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Seed Longevity, Deterioration, Rescue, including orthodox and recalcitrant seeds; Seed Image Analysis; Non-Seed Preservation Research

Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Jennifer Kendall
jennifer.kendall@ars.usda.gov

Lab Secretary

 

Jennifer Crane
jennifer.crane@ars.usda.gov

Plant Physiologist

 

Adam Henk
adam.henk@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Lisa Hill
lisa.hill@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Pat Reeves
pat.reeves@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Christopher Richards
chris.richards@ars.usda.gov

Population Geneticist

 

Gayle Volk
gayle.volk@ars.usda.gov

Plant Physiologist

 

John Waddell
john.waddell@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Christina W. Walters
christina.walters@ars.usda.gov

Research Leader/Plant Physiologst

 

Lana Wheeler
lana.wheeler@ars.usda.gov

Bio Science Lab Technician

 

Tests Performed: Seed Longevity, Deterioration, Rescue, including orthodox and recalcitrant seeds; Seed Image Analysis; Non-Seed Preservation Research

         

 

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National Seed Technology Laboratory

3800 South 20th Street

Manhattan, KS 66502

Telephone: (785) 539-8761 ext. 101

Fax: (855) 533-5070

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Richard L Wynia
richard.wynia@ks.usda.gov

Center Manager

 

 

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USDA Forest Service National Seed Laboratory

USDA Forest Service

Telephone: (478) 751-3551

5675 Riggins Mill Rd.

Dry Branch, GA 31020-9696

Fax: (478) 751-4135

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Robert P. Karrfalt
rkarrfalt@fs.fed.us

Laboratory Director

 

Jill R. Barbour
jbarbour@fs.fed.us

Forester

 

Becky Loth
bloth@fs.fed.us

Program Assistant

 

Victor Vankus
vvankus@fs.fed.us
 

Botanist

 

Tests Performed: Germination, Purity, Seed Weight, Moisture Content, TZ, Excised Embryo, and X-ray

 

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USDA-FS-RMRS-Shrub Sciences Laboratory

Shrub Sciences Laboratory
735 N 500 East

Provo, UT 84606

Telephone: (801) 356-5100

Fax: (801) 375-6968

Botanist: Stanley G. Kitchen

 

Ecologist: Susan E. Meyer

 

 

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USDA, APHIS, PPQ Seed Examination Facility

Building 308, Room 319 BARC-East

Beltsville, MD 20705

Telephone: (301)313-9332

Fax: (301) 504-9840

Botanist Specialist-In-Charge: David F. Bitzel, CSA (Germination & Purity)

Email: david.f.bitzel@aphis.usda.gov

Tests Performed: Noxious weed seed examinations for import provisions of the Federal Seed Act, Identification of propagules intercepted at ports of entry

 

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USDA AMS LPS Seed Regulatory and Testing Division

LPS Program, AMS-USDA, Testing Section

Telephone: (704) 810-8870

801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C

Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

Fax: (704) 852-4189

Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/seed

Director/Lab Supervisor: 
Ernest Allen

Email: ernest.allen@ams.usda.gov

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Charlene Burton
charlene.burton@ams.usda.gov

Botanist

Purity & Germination

Carolyn Camidge
carolyn.camidge@ams.usda.gov  

Office Automation Clerk

 

Todd Erickson
todd.erickson@ams.usda.gov  

Botanist

Purity & Germination

Pattsy Jackson
pattsy.jackson@ams.usda.gov

Botanist

Purity & Germination

Elizabeth Tatum
elizabeth.tatum@ams.usda.gov

Botanist

Purity & Germination

Anitra Walker
anitra.walker@ams.usda.gov  

Botanist

Purity & Germination

Sandra Walker
sandra.walker@ams.usda.gov  

Plant Pathologist

 

Yujia Wu
yujia.wu@ams.usda.gov

Plant Physiologist

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Seed Exam, Pathological Tests, Cold Test, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Conductivity & Moisture Testing, Seed Grading, Electrophoresis, and other variety tests including field and greenhouse grow-out tests by Federal Seed Act regulations, AOSA and ISTA Rules


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USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station

1305 State Avenue

Ames, IA  50011

Telephone: (515) 294-2250

Fax: (515) 294-1903

Website: www.ars.usda.gov/mwa/ames/ncrpis

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lisa Pfiffner
lisa.pfiffner@ars.usda.gov

Biological Science Lab Technician

Purity & Germination

 

Canadian Official Laboratories

CFIA Ontario Plant Laboratories - Ottawa Laboratory Fallowfield

3851 Fallowfield Rd

Ottawa, ON Canada K2H 8P9

Telephone: (613) 228-6698

Fax: (613) 228-6669

Director:
Linda DeVerno

Email: devernol@inspection.gc.ca

Lab contact:
Cheryl Dollard

Email: dollardc@inspection.gc.ca

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lambert Beaubien
lbeaubien@inspection.gc.ca

Field Tech

 

Stephan Brière
brieresc@inspection.gc.gov

Head, Phytopathology

 

Wendy Carnegie
carnegiew@inspection.gc.gov

Head, Seed Science

 

Marie-José Côté, PhD.
cotemj@inspection.gc.gov

Research Scientist

 

Cheryl Dollard
dollardc@inspection.gc.ca

Head, Genotyping/Botany

 

Monique Girouard
girouardmo@inspection.gc.gov

Seed Bourne Disease Technician

 

Shawn Kavanagh
kavanaghsa@inspection.gc.ca

Cultivar Technician

 

Mary Jane Kelly
mjkelly@inspection.gc.ca

Variety Testing Technician

 

Lysane Maynard
maynardl@inspection.gc.ca

Molecular Biology Technician

 

Jim Wilson
wilson@inspection.gc.ca

Field Tech

 

Tests Performed: Disease testing for fungi, bacteria, and viruses, Variety Purity Testing - Field plot, electrophoresis, AP testing, Varietal ID testing

 

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CFIA Saskatoon Laboratory, Seed Science & Technology Section

301-421 Downey Rd.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
Canada S7N 4L8

Telephone: (306) 975-5832

Fax: (306) 975-6450

Section Head: Janine Maruschak

Email: janine.maruschak@inspection.gc.ca  

Chief, Seed Purity & Germination:
Dr. Steve Jones


Email: steve.jones@inspection.gc.ca

National Seed Herbarium Biologist:
Brenda Baergen 


Email: ruojing.wang@inspection.gc.ca

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Leanne Duncan

Seed Biologist

Purity & Germination

Dr. Maria Matus-Cadiz

Biologist, Research & Development

 

Joanne Hinke

Quality, Accreditation & Project Specialist

Purity & Germination

Brenda Baergen

Laboratory Supervisor – Germination

Purity & Germination

Susan Putz

Laboratory Supervisor – Purity

Purity & Germination

Jenny Koehnlein

A/Seed Analyst Trainer

Purity & Germination

Jennifer Neudorf

Technologist, National Seed Herbarium & Special Projects

 

Janet Holick

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Jo Ann Ibrnseth

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Hilbert Macadaes

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Rosemary Neufeld

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Chelsea Schettler

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Karen Zoller

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Tanya Neudorf

Laboratory Technician

 

Maria Cumming

Laboratory Assistant – Seed Analysis

 

Bobbie-Jo Knorr

Laboratory Assistant – Seed Analysis

Germination

Marge Kowalchuk

Laboratory Assistant – Seed Analysis

Germination

 Nicole Wurm

Laboratory Assistant – Seed Analysis

Germination

Janessa Emerson

Seed Analyst Trainee

 

Sharon Leung

Seed Analyst Trainee

 

Michelle Valleau

Seed Analyst Trainee

 

Lindsay Wunsch

Seed Analyst Trainee

 

 

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Alabama State Seed Laboratory

Seed Division

Telephone: (334) 240-7140

Dept. of Agriculture & Industry

P. O. Box 336
1445 Federal Drive

Montgomery, AL 36109-0336

 Fax: (334) 240-7193

Website: www.agi.alabama.gov

Division Director:  Lance Hester

Telephone: (334) 240-7203

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Andrae McMillian, RST, CSA
andrae.mcmillian@agi.alabama.gov

Lab Director

Purity & Germination

Teresa Boggs
teresa.boggs@agi.alabama.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Aaron Cargle
aaron.cargle@agi.alabama.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Jahiallia Cook
jahiallia.cook@agi.alabama.gov

Lab Supervisor

Purity & Germination

Charlie Mae Frazier

Secretary

 

Valencia Purdie

Administrative Support Assistant 1

 

David Higginbotham

Utility Laborer

 

Hillary Kelley
hillary.kelley@agi.alabama.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Eva Keogh
eva.keogh@agi.alabama.gov

Laboratory Technician I

 

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cool Germination Test, Accelerated Aging, Tall Fescue Endophyte Test, Herbicide Resistance, and TZ testing

 

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Alaska Plant Materials Center

 

5310 Bodenburg Spur Road

Palmer, AK 99645-9706

Telephone: (907) 745-4469

Fax: (907) 746-1568

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lyubomir Mahlev
lyubomir.mahlev@alaska.gov

Seed Lab Manager/ Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Seeds/Germ, TZ

 

   

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Arizona State Agricultural Laboratory

1688 W. Adams St.

Telephone: (602)-744-4915

Phoenix , AZ 85007

FAX: (602) 542-6109

Laboratory Manager: 
Dave Mills

Email: dmills@azsal.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

MIso Miovcic mmiovcic@azsal.gov

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, TZ, Cotton Cool Test, Vigor, and Fluorescence Testing on all Cereal, Legume, Cotton, Turf Grass, Vegetable, Flower, and Native Species of Seed.

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Arkansas State Plant Board Seed Laboratory

Arkansas State Plant Board

Telephone: (501) 225-1598

#1 Natural Resources Drive

FAX: (501) 225-7213

Little Rock, AK 72205

http://plantboard.arkansas.gov/

Seed Division Director:
Mary Smith, CSA: Purity & Germination

Email: mary.smith@aspb.ar.gov

Seed Laboratory Manager: 
Aaron Palmer, CSA: Purity & Germination

Email: aaron.palmer@aspb.ar.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Gordon Baldridge
gordon.baldridge@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Germination

Pam Bingham
pam.bingham@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

 

Marchall Caster
marchall.caster@aspb.ar.gov

 Administrative Assistant

 

Debbie Hill
debbie.hill@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Barbara Moore
Barbara.Moore@aspb.ar.gov
Senior Seed Analyst Purity & Germination

MD Rasheed
md.rasheed@aspb.ar.gov

Senior Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Moisture, Accelerated Aging, Tetrazolium, Hypocotyl, Peroxidase, Phenol, Cool Test, Coleoptile, Fluorescence, Herbicide Resistance bio-assay

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California Dept. of Food and Agriculture

Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (916) 262-1100

Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

FAX: (916) 262-1190

3294 Meadowview Road

Department Web Page: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov

Sacramento, CA 95832-1448

 

Agriculture Program Supervisor IV:
Deborah Meyer, RST, CSA
(purity & germination)

Telephone: (916) 262-1137
Email: dmeyer@cdfa.ca.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Dr. Riad Baalbaki, CSA      
Telephone: (916) 262-1100 rbaalbaki@cdfa.ca.gov

Senior Seed Botanist

CSA - Germination

Dr. Robert (Bob) Price
Telephone:  (916) 262-1135
rprice@cdfa.ca.gov

Senior Seed Botanist

 CSA - Purity

Evelyn Ramos
Telephone: (916) 262-1141
eramos@cdfa.ca.gov

Senior Agricultural Biological Technician

 

Connie Weiner
Telephone: (916) 262-2659
cweiner@cdfa.ca.gov

Senior Agricultural Biological Technician

 

Tests Performed:
Purity Analysis, Germination, Noxious Exam, Bulk Exam, Disseminule Identification, Phytosanitary Exam, Other Species Exam (Complete, Reduced, Limited), Field Run Clean-out Assessment, Anthropological and Archaeological Identification, Cold Tests, TZ, Accelerated Aging, X-Ray, Seed Count, Moisture Test, Fluorescence Tests, Bi-Directional Thermo Gradient Germination/Vigor Assessment, Seedling Performance Tests

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Colorado Seed Laboratory

Colorado State University

Telephone: (970) 491-6406

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

FAX: (970) 491-1173

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1170

Manager Direct: (970) 491-4379

 

Laboratory Webpage
http://seeds.colostate.edu

Seed Program Director: Rick Novak

Email: rick.novak@colostate.edu

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Randy Crowl
Randy.Crowl@ColoState.edu

 

 

Pam Bridgeman
pbridge@lamar.colostate.edu

Seed Analyst

Germination

Sunny Hanley
sunhan@mail.colostate.edu

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed: 
Purity, Germination, Sand Germination, Dormancy, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cut Test, Caryopsis/burr, Export Exam, Seeds/lb., Test (Bushel) Weight, Poa Annua Exam, Fluorescence Test, Moisture Exam, Clearfield Confirmed

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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

123 Huntington Street, P. O. Box 1106

Telephone: (203) 974-8601

New Haven, CT 06504-1106

FAX: (203) 974-8502

Lab Supervisor/Plant Pathologist:
Dr. Sharon M. Douglas

Email: sharon.douglas@po.state.ct.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Mary K. Inman
mary.Inman@po.state.ct.us

Technician

 

Tests Performed:
Purity and Germination of vegetable, lawn and crop seeds, Fluorescence test, Noxious Exam

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Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Florida State Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (850) 921-5908

3125 Conner Boulevard

FAX: (850) 410-5342

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650

 

Biological Administrator:
Joseph Sutton, Jr., RST, CSA (Purity & Germination)

E-mail: suttonj@doacs.state.fl.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Patti Jones, RST,CSA
jonesp@doacs.state.fl.us

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Corn Cold Test, Moisture Test, Seed Count, Fluorescence Test-(oats & ryegrass)

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 Georgia Dept. of Agriculture Seed Division

Tifton Laboratory

Telephone: (229) 386-3557

P.O. Box 1507

FAX: (229) 386-7227

3150 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
Tifton, GA 31793

Georgia Dept. of Agriculture Web Page: http://www.agr.state.ga.us

Director - Seed Program:
Scott Hobby, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Email: Scott.Hobby@agr.georgia.gov

 

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Reida Evans
Reida.Evans@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Nancy Hand
Nancy.Hand@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Ruthellen Johnson
Ruthie.Johnson@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst II

Germination & Purity

Elizabeth Rizer 
erizer@agr.state.ga.us

Seed Analyst I

 

Shonda Sears
Shonda.Sears@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Dedria Smith
Dedria.Smith@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst II

Germination & Purity

Jenny Hall
Jenny.Hall@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Kelly Johnson
Kelly.Johnson@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Marilyn Cannady
Marilyn.Cannady@agr.georgia.gov

Germination Analyst

 

Margaret Sorensen
Margaret.Sorensen@agr.georgia.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Seed Count, TZ, Vigor and Variety Tests

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Hawaii Seed Laboratory

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Telephone: (808) 973-9538

1428 South King Street

FAX: (808) 973-9540

Honolulu, HI 96814

 

Chief Chemical/Mechanical Control Section: Becky Azama

becky.n.azama@hawaii.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Derek Arakaki
derek.k.arakaki@hawaii.gov

Noxious Weed Specialist

 

Ralden Chang
ralden.j.chang@hawaii.gov

Noxious Weed Specialist

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Seed Exams

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Idaho State Seed Laboratory

2240 Kellogg Lane

Telephone: (208) 332-8630 (Administration)

Boise, ID 83712

FAX: (208) 334-3482

 

Telephone: (208) 332-8635 (Purity)

 

Telephone: (208) 332-8633 (Germination)

Agriculture Bureau Chief:
Daniel Salmi

Email: Daniel.Salmi@agri.idaho.gov 

Technical Records Specialist:
Fern Perry

Email: fern.perry@agri.idaho.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Cecile Becker
cecile.becker@agri.idaho.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Ken Greger
ken.greger@agri.idaho.gov

C.S.A.,  Senior Analyst, Purity

Purity & Germination

Carolyn Langley
carolyn.langley@agri.idaho.gov

C.S.A., Principal Analyst, Germination, Purity

 

Stacy LaMastra 
stacy.lamastra@agri.idaho.gov

CSA., Principal Analyst, Germination, Tetrazolium 

Purity & Germination

Dan Simpson
dan.simpson@agri.idaho.gov

 

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Tetrazolium, Oven Moisture, Undesirable Grass Seed, All States Noxious, Cold Tests, Fluorescence, Sod Quality, Quarantines, Roundup ready trait testing

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Illinois Department of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory - Bureau of API

Telephone: (217) 785-8485

801 Sangamon Ave.

FAX: (217) 524-7801

P.O. Box 19281

Dept. of Agriculture Web Page: http://www.state.il.us/AGR

Springfield, IL 62794-9281

 

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Mike Simpson
mike.simpson@illinois.gov

Seed Analyst I

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, TZ, Seed Count/LB, Moisture, Trait Testing, ELISA Lateral Flow and Bioassay.

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Indiana State Seed Lab

Purdue University

Telephone: (765) 494-1557

175 S. University St.

FAX: (765) 496-3967

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1154

Web Page: www.isco.purdue.edu

Seed Administrator: Larry W. Nees

Email: neesl@purdue.edu

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Teresa Thompson

Lab Assistant

 

Ben Alkire

Seed Analyst

 

Minoo Faghihi 

Laboratory Technician VI

Purity & Germination

Jodi Small

Seed Analyst

Germination

Jessica Gray

Seed Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed: 
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, TZ, Phenol, Peroxidase, Fluorescence (ryegrass, oats), Moisture, Seed Count, Bird Seed Noxious Weed Exams, Herbicide Trait Testing (Bioassay, Lateral Flow Immunoassay).

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Iowa State University Seed Laboratory

109 Seed Science Center

Telephone: (515) 294-6826

Ames, IA 50011-3228

FAX: (515) 294-8303

Laboratory Manager:
Michael Stahr, CGT, CSA
email:mgstahr@iastate.edu

Seed Center Web Page: www.seeds.iastate.edu/seedtest
Email: seedlab@iastate.edu

 

Staff

Titles

Accreditation

Usha Arora, RST, CGT

Purity

CSA- Purity and Germination
CGT- Herbicide Bioassay & Immunoassay

Cherie Hill

Customer Care

 

John Ferrari, CSA

Germination

 CSA-Germination

Nancy Heideman. CSA

Germination

CSA- Germination

Trisha Scott, RGT

Trait/AP

 RGT -Immunoassay, HB, Electrophoresis,PCR

Kaitlin Metzger

Seed Health

 

Jessica Blake, RST

 Germination

 CSA-Purity and Germination

Kim North, CSA

Germination

CSA- Germination

Ronna Jones-Peterson, CSA

Germination

CSA- Germination

Connie Sandve

Customer Care

 

Lisa Shepherd

Seed Health

 

Tests Performed:
Standard Germ, Tray Cold , Saturated Cold, Accelerated Aging, Mechanical Purity, Noxious Weed Exam, Moisture, Herbicide Bioassay, Immunoassay, PCR, Fast Green, Hypochlorite Seed Soak,  Pathogen testing on over 400 pathogen/species combinations .  Other lab tests.

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Kentucky Ag. Experiment Station Seed Laboratory

Division of Regulatory Services

Telephone: (859) 257-5656

103 Regulatory Services Bldg.
University of Kentucky

FAX: (859) 257-7351

Lexington, KY 40546-0275

 

Laboratory Supervisor: Tina Tillery, CSA (germination & purity)

ttillery@uky.edu

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Marilyn Smith
mm.smith@uky.edu

Staff Assistant

 

Nining Sutardjo
mwartidi@uky.edu

Research Analyst

Purity and Germination

Jon Collett
collett88@uky.edu

Research Analyst

 

Karen Cosgrove
karen.nichol@uky.edu

Research Analyst

 

Catherine Perkins
cate.perkins@uky.edu

Germination Analyst

 

Tests Performed: 
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Fungal Endophyte, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cold Test, Seed Count, Hypocotyl Color Test, Peroxidase Test, Fluorescence Test, Treated Seed Germination, Test Weight, Moisture Testing, Herbicide Bioassay

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Louisiana State Seed Testing Laboratory

5825 Florida Blvd.

Telephone: (225) 925-4733

PO Box 3596

FAX: (225) 925-4124

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

 

Director of Seed Programs:
Kevin Wofford

E-Mail: Kevin_w@ldaf.state.la.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lola Turner

Purity Analyst

Germination

Janet Frierson

Germination Analyst

Germination

Valerie Spencer

Purity Analyst

 

Barbara Cronin

Germination Analyst Supervisor

Germination

Mark Spencer

Purity Analyst

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Cool Germination (cotton), Accelerated Aging, Phenol, Peroxidase, TZ (tetrazolium), Seed Counts, Noxious Exam, Red Rice Check Herbicide BioAssay.

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Maryland State Seed Laboratory

Maryland Dept. of Agriculture

Telephone: (410) 841-5960

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway

FAX: (410) 841-5969

Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Chief: Dale Morris

 Email: dale.morris@maryland.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

 Jim Drews
jim.drews@maryland.gov

Laboratory Manager

 

Donna Birdsong
donna.birdsong@maryland.gov

Secretary

 

Pamela Randall
pamela.randall@maryland.gov

Secretary

 

Megan Watson
megan.watson@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst I

Purity & Germination

Stephen Hurst
stephen.hurst@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Kadawedduwa Kumara
kadawedduwa.kumara@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Kim MacFarland
kim.macfarland@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Susan Wagner
susanne.wagner@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Nancy Wilkinson
nancy.wilkinson@maryland.gov

Seed Analyst IV

Purity & Germination

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Cold Testing, Accelerated Aging, Seed Counts, TZ, Peroxidase Testing, and Round-up Ready Testing.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Laboratory Services Division
MDA/MDH Lab Building

Telephone: 651-201-6404

601 Robert Street North

FAX: 651-201-6106

St. Paul, MN 55155-2531

 

Seed Laboratory Supervisor:
Tina Seeland

E-mail: tina.seeland@state.mn.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Sarlyn Ziegler

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Mike Muggli

Senior Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination
Debra Andazola

Seed Analyst

 

Sam Banks

Environmental Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Accelerated Aging, Cold Test, TZ, Fluorescence-Ryegrass, Moisture Bu. Weight, Seed Count, Identification

 

Plant Protection Division, Regulatory Enforcement

Telephone: 612-296-6123

625 Robert St.

 Fax: 651-201-6108

St. Paul, MN 55155

 

Supervisor of Seed and Noxious Weed Section:
Stephen Malone

 Email: stephen.malone@state.mn.us

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Mississippi State Seed Testing Laboratory

Mississippi Dept. of Agriculture

Telephone: (662) 325-3992

P O Box 5207

FAX: (662) 325-3833

Mississippi State, MS 39762

 

Director: Fabian Watts, RST

Email: Fabian@mdac.state.ms.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Tracy Gregory
Tracy@mdac.state.ms.us

Administrative Assistant IV

 

Candace Fulton
candace@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Renee Pinnix
renee@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Russell Kohler
russell@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Sydnee Carden
sydnee@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst I

 

Jenny Mann
jenny@mdac.state.ms.us

Seed Analyst II

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cool Germination (Cotton), Tall Fescue Endophyte Testing

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Missouri State Seed Control Laboratory

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Telephone: (573) 751-4340

1616 Missouri Blvd, Box 630

FAX: (573) 526-7777

Jefferson City, MO 65102

 

Bureau of Feed and Seed Supervisor: Tony Claxton

 Email: Tony.Claxton@mda.mo.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Nevelyn Higgins
Nev.Higgins@mda.mo.gov 

Seed Analyst II

Purity & Germ.

David Hoskins
David.Hoskins@mda.mo.gov 

Seed Analyst III

Purity & Germ.

Becky Lueckenotte
Becky.Lueckenotte@mda.mo.gov

Senior Office Support Assistant

 

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Montana State Seed Laboratory

Montana State University

Telephone: (406) 994-3252 (Laboratory)

PO Box 173145

Telephone: (406) 994-2141 (Office)

Bozeman, MT 59717-3145

FAX: (406) 994-3786

Laboratory Manager:
Bridget Westfall

Program Manager: :
Karen Black

 E-mail: westfall@montana.edu

 

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Bridget Westfall, RST

Seed Analyst

Germination & Purity

Faye Jorgensen

Seed Analyst CSA

Germination

Richelle O'Leary

Seed Analyst

 

     
     
     
     
     

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, BSMV (Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus), KOH (sodium hydroxide), Moisture, Ascochyta, Clearfield Confirmed, Utricle Fill, Seed Identification, and Seed Count, Digital Imaging Services, Fungal and Viral testing of Pulse Corps pulsediagnostics@montana.edu

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Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

267 Plant Science Hall

Telephone: (402) 472-1444

Lincoln, NE 68583

FAX: (402) 472-8652

Manager:  Steve Knox

Email: sknox2@unl.edu

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lynn Robinson, RST
l.robinson2@unl.edu

Lab Services Supervisor

 

Rebecca Ott
r.ott3@unl.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Diane Brestel
dbrestel1@unl.edu

Administrative Assistant

 

Tests Performed:

Crop & Weed ID’s, Purity, Noxious, Germ, Sod Quality, UGS, TZ, Vigor, Roundup Tolerance, Seeds/lb. Moisture, KOH, Clearfield Confirmed

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Nevada Department of Agriculture

405 S. 21st Street

Telephone: (775) 353-3711

Sparks, NV 89341

FAX: (775) 353-3638

Seed Program Manager: Russ Wilhelm

Email: rwilhelm@agri.nv.gov

 

Tests Performed:
Purity Analysis, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Tetrazolium, and Moisture Content

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New Jersey State Seed Laboratory

New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry

Telephone: (609)406-6950

3 Schwarzkopf Drive

FAX: (609) 406-6960

Ewing, NJ 08628

 

Supervisor, Bureau Seed Certification & Control: Floyd Yoder

E-mail: floyd.yoder@ag.state.nj.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Marcello Mangano
marcello.mangano@ag.state.nj.us

Principal Seed Analyst

Germination

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Vigor Tests, TZ, Electrophoresis

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New Mexico State Seed Laboratory

New Mexico State University

Telephone: (575) 646-3407

PO Box 30005, MSC 3190

FAX: (575) 646-5977

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005

 

Laboratory Supervisor:
Kathleen Willey, CSA
(Germination & Purity)

 Email: kwilley@nmda.nmsu.edu

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ

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New York State Ag. Experiment Station

Seed Testing Laboratory
Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University

Telephone: (315) 787-2242

630 West North St.

FAX: (315) 787-2320

 Director: Kyle Arvin

Email: kwa3@nysaes.cornell.edu
Website: http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/seedlab/main.htm

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Kathleen Campo
kwc1@cornell.edu

Seed Analyst

Germination

Nancy Jensen
nej1@cornell.edu 

Seed Analyst

 

Gail Knapton
gck2@cornell.edu

Service Coordinator

 

Seed Research Leaders, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences

Dr. Alan G. Taylor

Professor, Seed Science

Tel. (315) 787-2243

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Rough Purity (for uncleaned chaffy seed lots), Seed Fill Checks (aids in harvest decisions), Accelerated Aging, Corn Cold Test, Soybean Roundup Ready Test, , Seed Counts, Moisture, Test Weights, Tetrazolium test, Varietal Identification/Verification (Electrophoresis -PAGE/IEF), Seed Identification, Barley Smut Test, other specialized tests available by request.
Reports available through email, secure website download, and always by US mail.

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North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Seed Section NCDA and Consumer Services

Telephone:   ( 919 ) 707-3730            

PO Box 27647, 216 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC, 27603

FAX: (919) 733-1041

Seed Administrator: 
Danny Turner

Email:    danny.turner@ncagr.gov
Phone:   (919-) 707-3735

Seed Laboratory Supervisor: 
Roger Cross
(Purity and Germination)

Email:    roger.cross@ncagr.gov  
Phone
:   (919) 707-3736

Lead Purity Analyst: 
Ronwood Harris
(CSA Purity and Germination)

Email:     ronwood.harris@ncagr.gov    
Phone:    (919) 707-3737

Lead Germination Analyst: 
 Nichole ‘Nikki’ Holland
(Analysis CSA Germination)

Email:     nichole.holland@ncagr.gov
Phone:

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Andre J. Austin
andre.austin@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Finley Bryan
finley.bryan@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Roger B. Cross
roger.cross@ncagr.gov 

Seed Analyst

Purity and Germination

Trish Curry
trish.curry@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Denise. Forsyth
denise.forsyth@ncagr.gov

Processing Assistant

 

Nichole Gibson
nichole.gibson@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Ronwood Harris
ronwood.harris@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Nichole Holland
nichole.holland@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Jody  Pierce
jody.pierce@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Denise Poole
denise.poole@ncagr.gov 

Seed Analyst

 

Nathan Wilder
nathan.wilder@ncagr.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed: 
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Test, Cool Test, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Phenol, Peroxidase, Sand Test, Seedling Vigor, Moisture, Roundup Ready Soybean, Tall Fescue Endophyte (seed and plant tissue), Fluorescence-Ryegrass

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North Dakota State Seed Laboratory

North Dakota Dept. of Agriculture

Telephone: (701) 231-5400

University Station

FAX: (701) 231-5401

Fargo, ND 58105

 

Seed Laboratory Director:
Jeanne Mueller, RST

Email: jmueller@ndseed.ndsu.edu

Diagnostic Laboratory Director:
Jeffrey Prischmann, RGT

Email: jprischmann@ndseed.ndsu.edu  

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Danilo Martinez
dmartinez-rivera@ndseed.ndsu.edu

Seed Analyst III

Purity

Clara Clark
cclark@ndseed.ndsu.edu  

Seed Analyst II

 

Linda Cebulski
icebulski@ndseed.ndsu.edu  

Seed Analyst I

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Accelerated Aging, Barley Loose Smut, TZ, Seed Identification, Seed Count, Test Weight, Fluorescence Test, Commodity Grading of Buckwheat, Mustard, Rape, Electrophoresis (Variety ID), Blackleg of Canola, Ascochyta, Roundup Ready Soybean

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Ohio Department of Agriculture

Grain, Feed, and Seed Section

Telephone: 614-728-6410

8995 East Main Street

FAX: 614-728-6412

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399

 

Agriculture Inspection Administor:
Dave Simmons

email: simmons@agri.ohio.gov

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Denise Hatch

Secretary

 

Tests Performed:
(Lab Services Contracted) Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Sand Test, Fluorescence Test.

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Oklahoma State Dept. of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory, Laboratory Services Div.

Telephone: (405) 522-5458

2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
PO Box 528804

FAX: (405) 522-1855

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4298

 

Laboratory Supervisor: Wade Krivanek

Email: wade.krivanek@oda.state.ok.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Laurie Mercer
laurie.mercer@oda.state.ok.us

Administrative Assistant

 

Brenda Gilbert
brenda.gilbert@oda.state.ok.us

Seed Analyst

 

Margaret Phillips
margaret.phillips@oda.state.ok.us

Seed Analyst

 

Harris Casey
harris.casey@oda.state.ok.us

Maintenance Technician

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, AA, Phenol Testing of Wheat, TZ

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Oregon State University Seed Laboratory

OSU Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (541) 737-4464

Oregon State University

FAX: (541) 737-2126

3291 SW Campus Way

seedlab.oregonstate.edu

Corvallis, OR 97331-3801

Email: seedlab@oregonstate.edu

Manager (Interim):
Daniel Curry

Email: daniel.curry@oregonstate.edu

Quality Manager & Office Manager:
Jodi Keeling, B.A.

Email: jodi.keeling@oregonstate.edu

Purity Unit Supervisor: 
Carrie Lewis, M.S.

Email: carrie.lewis@oregonstate.edu

Germination Unit Supervisor:
Dale Brown, CSA-Germination & Purity; RST

Email: dale.brown@oregonstate.edu

Viability Unit Supervisor
Dr. Sabry Elias, PhD, CSA (Germination)

 Email: sabry.elias@oregonstate.edu

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Hortencia Borrero, B.S.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Virginia Neylon, B.S.

virginia.neylon@oregonstate.edu

Office Specialist I

 

Barbara Bennett

Seed Analyst I: Germination

CSA-Germination

Kimberly Wallin

Seed Analyst II: Purity

 

Sussie Alexander

Seed Analyst I: Germination

 

Mark Frederick, A.A.S.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Mary Grey

Seed Analyst II: Purity

 

Ashlee Weitlauf, M.F.A.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Joe Carrillo

Biological Sciences Research Technician I: Purity

 

Cindy House

Seed Analyst II: Germination

CSA-Germination

Lisa Higgs, B.A.

lisa.higgs@oregonstate.edu

Administrative Program Assistant

 

Kathleen Korn

Seed Analyst II: Purity

CSA-Purity

Allyson Lickman, B.S.

Seed Analyst I: Purity

 

Casey Seyb, B.S.

Seed Analyst I: Germination

CSA-Germination

Patty Skaer, B.S.

patty.skaer@oregonstate.edu

Administrative Program Assistant

 

Elizabeth Stamm, M.S.

Seed Analyst I: Special Testing

 

Scott Weston, B.A.

Seed Analyst II: Purity

CSA-Purity

Ben Withrow

ben.withrow@oregonstate.edu

Biological Sciences Research Technician II: Purity

 

Yea-Ching Wu, Ph.D.

Seed Analyst I: Special Testing

 

 

 

 

Tests Performed: 
Purity, All-States noxious weed seed exam, Oregon Sod Quality exam, UGS exam, Crop & Weed exam, Bentgrass species separation, seed identification, pest & disease exams, Orobanche Test, soil exam, ergot exam, germination, tetrazolium (TZ), excised embryo, cold test, fluorescence, varietal fluorescence level tests (VFL), ammonia test, vernalization and grow-out tests for ryegrass, endophyte test, x-ray test, chemical tests to detect seed injury/damage, chromosome count and ploidy by cytometry, phenol test, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) test for wheat, Clearfield Wheat Bioassay, seed moisture content, seed weight and number per pound, soil seed-bank test, digital imaging, individualized research projects, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (NMR) to detect oil, protein, and moisture.

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Pennsylvania State Seed Laboratory

2301 N. Cameron Street

Telephone: (717) 787-5609

Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408

FAX: (717) 705-6518

Seed Program Supervisor:
Johnny Zook, CSA (purity & germination)

Email: jzook@pa.gov

Seed Laboratory Manager:
Vacant

Email:

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Lan Chi Trinh 
ltrinh@pa.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Nishit Patel
nishpatel@pa.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Brian Hafer
bhafer@pa.gov

Seed Analyst I

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, TZ

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South Carolina Dept. of Agric. Seed Laboratory

123 Ballard Court

Telephone: (803) 737-9700

West Columbia, SC 292172

FAX: (803) 737-9703

Chief Seed Analyst:
David Wannamaker, CSA
(Purity & germination)  

Telephone:  803-737-9705
Email: dwann@scda.sc.gov 

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Robin Plexico
Rplexico@scda.sc.gov

Seed Lab Supervisor

 

Robin Lambert
Rlambert@scda.sc.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Tracy Lamb
Tlamb@scda.sc.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Kristiaan Merritt kmerritt@scda.sc.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, Limited--TZ, Phenol, Round-up, AA

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South Dakota State University Seed Laboratory

Website:  http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/seed-lab/index.cfm

Seed Testing Laboratory

Telephone: (605) 688-4589

Box 2207-A, Ag Hall 244

FAX: (605) 688-5249

Brookings, SD 57007

E-mail: sdsu.seedlab1@sdstate.edu

Director: Brent Turnipseed, PhD, RST

E-mail: brent.turnipseed@sdstate.edu

 

Staff

Title/Accreditation

Ronny Parmely, RST
ronny.parmely@sdstate.edu

Assistant Manager/RST

Dennis Ruhlman

Germination Supervisor/Germination

Sharon Clasen
sharon.clasen@sdstate.edu

Secretary

Keri Skroch
Keri.skroch@sdsate.edu

Variety ID/Verification Supervisor

Floyd Wiesner

Part-time Purity Analyst

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Rough Purity (for uncleaned chaffy seed lots), Seed Fill Checks (aids in harvest decisions), Accelerated Aging, Corn Cold Test, Soybean Roundup Ready Test, , Seed Counts, Moisture, Test Weights, Tetrazolium test, Varietal Identification/Verification (Electrophoresis -PAGE/IEF), Seed Identification, Barley Smut Test, other specialized tests available by request.

Reports available through email, secure website download, and always by US mail.

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Texas Department of Agriculture

Texas Department of Agriculture

Telephone: (512) 463-7607

PO Box 12847

FAX: (888) 215-4746

Austin, TX 78711

 

Regulatory Branch Chief: Ed Price

E-mail: ed.price@tda.state.tx.us

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Giddings Seed Laboratory

PO Box 629

Telephone: (979) 542-3691

Giddings, TX 78942

FAX: (888) 205-8417

Laboratory Coordinator:
Jeff Claxton, CSA
(Germination & Purity)

E-mail: jeff.claxton@tda.state.tx.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Steve Goehring
steve.goehring@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

Mary Frances Arriaga
Mary.Arriaga@tda.state.tx.us  

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Lois Govan
Lois.Govan@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Judy Keaghey
Judy.Keaghey@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Ever Jean James
Jean.James@tda.state.tx.us 

Seed Analyst

Germination

Alberta Wright
Alberta.Wright@tda.state.tx.us  

Administrative Technician

 

Lori Dallmeyer
Lori.Dallmeyer@tda.state.tx.us

Seed Analyst

 

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Utah Department of Agriculture & Food

State Seed Laboratory

Telephone: (801) 538-7182

350 North Redwood Road
PO Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500

FAX: (801) 538-7189

Ronald A. Larsen, Seed Program and Seed Lab Manger CSA ( Purity & Germination)

 rlarsen@utah.gov  801-538-7187

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Stanley T. Akagi
sakagi@utah.gov

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Terry S. Freeman
terryfreeman@utah.gov 

Seed Analyst

Purity & Germination

Duane Smith
duanesmith@utah.gov

Seed Analyst

 

Rhonda Overman
801-538-7196
rsoverman@utah.gov

Secretary

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cut Test, Embryo Analysis (Loose Smut), Seed Counts, Moisture, Identification.

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Virginia State Seed Laboratory

Virginia Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Telephone: (804) 786-8795

600 N. Fifth St. Rm. 232

FAX: (804) 371-7790

Richmond, VA 23219

 

Laboratory Manager:
Susan Reed, CSA (Purity & Germination)

 Email: Susan.Reed@vdacs.virginia.gov  

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Arrington, Sarah
sarah.arrington@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Germination & Purity

Bradshaw, Jerry
Jerry.Bradshaw@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Germination & Purity

Gebremichael, Abaynesh D. abaynesh.gebremichael@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Germination & Purity

Jones, Alma                  
alma.jones@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Germination & Purity

Leonard, Colleen        Colleen.Leonard@vdacs.virginia.gov     

Seed Analyst

Germination

Palmer, David D.
dave.palmer@vdacs.virginia.gov

Seed Analyst Senior

Germination & Purity

Roberts, Pamela S.
pamela.roberts@vdacs.virginia.gov

Germination Testing Coordinator

Germination & Purity

Saur, Dana C.
dana.saur@vdacs.virginia.gov

Special Testing Coordinator

 

Smith, W. Carter
wcarter.smith@vdacs.virginia.gov

Purity Testing Coordinator

Germination & Purity

Thornton, Shanne
shanne.thornton@vdacs.virginia.gov 

Seed Analyst Senior

Germination & Purity

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Phenol for variety, Peroxidase  testing, Electrophoresis, GMO testing, Seed Count, Visual variety testingi

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Washington Seed Program

Washington Dept. of Ag.

Telephone: (509) 249-6950
Toll Free: (866) 865-6137

21 N 1st Avenue, #203

FAX: (509) 454-4395

Yakima, WA 98902

 

Program Manager:
Victor Shaul, RST, CSA

Email: vshaul@agr.wa.gov
Telephone: 509-249-6950

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Jones, Nancy RST njones@agr.wa.gov
Telephone: 509-249-6950

Laboratory Technician IV
Seed Laboratory Supervisor

Purity & Germination

Benfiet, Amy RST
abenfiet@.agr.wa.gov 

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, CSA and RST

Cox, Terri RST
tcox@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Germination & Purity, CSA and RST

Davis, Cindy RST
cdavis@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician III

Purity & Germination, CSA and RST

Norvell, Christy RST
cnorvell@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, CSA and RST

Rainey, Linda RST
Lrainey@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, CSA and RST

Tegen, Maryanne RST
mtegen@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Technician II

Purity & Germination, CSA and RST

Romero, Elissa
eromero@agr.wa.gov  

Laboratory Analyst II

 

Bloomer, Debra
dbloomer@agr.wa.gov

Laboratory Analyst II

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Noxious Exam,  ASN, UGS, Phytosanitary Exams, Fluorescence Testing, Ammonia Tests, Sod Quality, Quarantines,  Quality Timothy Seed Certification, Seed counts, Germination, TZ, Cold Test, Moisture Testing Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cold Test, Phytosanitary Exams, Moisture Testing. 

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West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Regulatory Protection Division

Telephone: (304) 558-2208

1900 Kanawha Blvd, East

FAX: (304) 558-3594

Charleston, WV 25305-0177

 

Director: Herma Johnson

Email: hjohnson@ag.state.wv.us

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Joyce Cochran

Product Registration Specialist

 

Marjorie D. McCutcheon

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams

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Wyoming State Seed Lab

Wyoming Seed Analysis Lab

Telephone: (307) 754-4750

749 Road 9

FAX: (307) 754-4932

Powell, WY  82435

 

Manager: R. Denny Hall, RST

Email: rdhall@uwyo.edu

 

Staff

Title

Accreditation

Tonya Espinosa
tespinos@uwyo.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Crystal May
cmay1@uwyo.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Jill Rice
jrice@uwyo.edu

Seed Analyst

 

Tests Performed:
Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Tetrazolium, Seed Counts, Moisture, Identification