Clemson’s Department of Fertilizer and Seed Certification Services was designed to enhance efficiency of South Carolina’s agricultural producers by providing unbiased, third party quality assurance programs for the fertilizer and seed industries.
Information on the Colorado seed programs including STEP – the Seed Technology Educational Program administered through Colorado Seed Programs at Colorado State University.
The STB master’s degree program and graduate certificates focus on preparing students for seed-related management roles. The integrated curriculum, delivered entirely online, is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the seed industry from both a scientific and business perspective.
Provides research, testing, and certification services and administers the National Seed Health System.
Provides links to all U.S. land grant colleges and universities, including agricultural colleges with specialties related to plant biology and pathology.
Information on the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station including NDSU seed-related courses.
OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science offers one of the most comprehensive Seed Biology programs anywhere. It crosses diverse commodities and has complete disciplinary coverage.
Texas Foundation Seed Service (TFSS) produces foundation seed and supports the development of quality new, high yielding, better-adapted crop varieties for the profitability of the agricultural industry. It also serves as an essential link between the public, plant breeders and licensees. TFSS is a non-profit self-supporting arm of Texas A&M University AgriLife Research, handling the seed production, distribution and plant material improvement efforts of AgriLife Research statewide.
The Seed Biotechnology Center at UC-Davis coordinates research to address problems of the seed industry and provides continuing education in seed biology and technology. Its mission is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of the university, in partnership with the seed and plant biotechnology industries, to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new germplasm and seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit.
Information on the Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center Seed Program.
Kentucky has developed a strong interdisciplinary program in seed biology with areas of focus in agronomy, horticulture and ecology. It provides course work and research opportunities in both applied and fundamental aspects of seed biology.
Minnesota offers an agronomy emphasis with concentration in areas such as crop production, diversified agriculture, integrated pest management, seed conditioning and technology, or other areas related to production and quality in the food and fiber industries. It also offers a horticulture emphasis with concentration in areas such as plant propagation, woody and herbaceous plant materials, turf, and greenhouse and nursery production.
Nebraska’s Foundation Seed Division (FSD) increases small amounts of new seed varieties to ensure sufficient seed distribution to certified seed growers. FSD also maintains supplies of established varieties of foundation seed. It is part of the University of Nebraska and is headquartered at NU’s Agricultural Research and Development Center.