Agri Seed testing building

Agri Seed Testing, Inc. conducts Purity, Germination, Tetrazolium, VFL description growouts, Seedling growouts for verification, Moisture, Ferric Chloride, Endophyte, Seed Counts, Sprout Counts, and bulk exams which include crop and weed, pests and disease, soil and ergot and undesirable grass seed searches.

Agri Seed Testing, Inc.
1930 Davcor Ct. Southeast
Salem, Oregon 97302

503-585-1440
Fax: 503-588-0733
office@agriseedtesting.com

Office hours:
Monday–Friday 8:00am–5:00pm

The management and staff of Agri Seed Testing, Inc. are fully committed to the production of quality results by implementing and maintaining a quality system.

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What are the requirements for an Orange International Certificate (OIC)?

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What are the requirements for an Orange International Certificate (OIC)?

  • Seed lot must be a unique lot number which has not been used previously or will not be used again for an OIC.
  • Seed tested must be of a species listed in Table 2A part 1 or part 3 of the ISTA Rules.
  • Sample must be officially drawn by an authorized ISTA sampler.
  • The Seed lot shall not exceed the quantity indicated in column 2 of Table 2A, subject to a tolerance of 5% in except to seed pellets, seed granules, seed tapes or seed mats.
  • The seed lot shall be in marked/labeled containers which are self sealing, sealed (or capable of being sealed) or under the control of the sampler.
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What are the requirements for a Blue International Certificate (BIC)?

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What are the requirements for a Blue International Certificate (BIC)?

Seed tested must be of a species listed in Table 2A part 1 or part 3 of the ISTA Rules.

Note: the Laboratory is not responsible of the sampling from the seed lot or the relationship between the sample and any seed lot from which it may have been derived.

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How do I use ODA’S ISTA Samplers?

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How do I use ODA’S ISTA Samplers?

  • Contact Agri Seed for Sampling Request form.
  • Properly fill out the Sampling request form and fax/email
    to Agri Seed.
  • Once Agri Seed approves the sampling request, sampling request will get faxed to ODA.
  • If sampling request is sent early in the morning, ODA will sample the same day of the request otherwise the next day. If the sampling request is sent on Friday afternoon, sampling will be done the following working day.
  • ODA is responsible for submitting the officially drawn sample to the lab, unless otherwise requested. Samples are submitted the same day of sampling or the following morning. When samples are sampled on Friday, samples may not be submitted to Agri Seed until the following working day.

How do I use SGS Midwest Seed Services?

SGS authorized ISTA samplers are located in different parts of the United States.
To find out if there is an SGS authorized ISTA sampler near you, contact Laura: laura.carlson@sgs.com

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How do I become an ISTA Sampler?

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How do I become an ISTA Sampler?

In order for a sampler to become an authorized ISTA sampler for AST (not including ODA samplers), sampler must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend an ISTA sampling workshop. Sampler must provide proof of ISTA workshop attendance.
  • Pass AST’s sampling quiz.
  • Provide 1 check sample
  • Once sampler has accomplished the above requirements, sampler and QA Manager will fill out, sign and date the Authorization for ISTA Sampling form.
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