A seed testing laboratory is maintained at Brookings by South Dakota State University to (1) teach students seed technology, (2) conduct research in seed problems, and (3) test, at cost, seed samples for farmers, seedsmen, the Certification Service, and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The laboratory is equipped with the up-to-date testing equipment necessary to perform tests on all kinds of field crop, vegetable, tree, and flower seeds. It is staffed with experienced, technically trained analysts and part-time assistants who work under constant supervision. All analyses performed by the laboratory are made according to official rules of the Association of Official Seed Analysts. The report issued by the laboratory is an official test of the sample submitted.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Seed Testing" (1967). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets (1944-1969). 53.