Training

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Training Opportunities at the Seed Science Center

For more than 42 years, the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University has provided training for seed industry professionals by hosting short courses and workshops.  Each April through August Seed Conditioning Specialist Alan Gaul and Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr facilitate workshops covering topics ranging from seed testing and cleaning, to gravity separation, color sorting, and seed treatment. 

Regularly scheduled courses in seed conditioning and seed analysis, as well as periodic workshops in testing for genetic traits and seed health are available.
 

2019 Seed Conditioning Workshop Card

2019 Seed Analyst Short Course and Tetrazolium Workshop Card

2019 Seed Technology & Business Short Course Card
 


Seed Conditioning Workshops:


Seed Analyst Short Course:

Purity Week of the Short Course: April 8-11, 2019

Germination Week of the Short Course: April 15-18, 2019

Tetrazolium Workshop:

Tetrazolium Workshop: August 13 - 14, 2019


Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) Super Workshop (Future Date: TBD)


Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business Short Courses

Seed Business Management: Feb 4-8, 2019

Seed Science & Technology: Nov 4-8, 2019