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SEED TESTING LABORATORY


At this time OCIA is no longer accepting seed samples for testing.  Certification samples must be submitted to the ODA Seed Laboratory in OCIA official bags.  Contact OCIA at 405-744-7108 to obtain those bags.  Non-certified samples should be sent to a commercial laboratory of your choice.

Address for ODA:OK State Dept. of Agriculture, Seed Lab, PO Box 528804, Okla. City, OK 73152-8804.

 


                                    Request Seed Testing Services

     Form C "Request for Testing and Certificate of Inspection" must be submitted to the OCIA Office.  The grower must order OCIA samples bags, at no cost, from the Association for submitting seed samples to the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture Seed Laboratory for testing.  Certification can not be completed until Form C has been submitted to OCIA and the official sample submitted to ODA.

To complete certification a 2 lb. representative sample is needed for wheat and other small grains.  One lb treated and 1 1/2 lb. untreated is needed for peanuts.

Purity
This test shows the percentage of pure seed, inert matter, other crop seed, and weed seed.

Germination
This test shows the percentage of normal seeds, dormant seeds and dead seeds.

Tetrazolium
This test is used for a quick indication of  germination and to determine viability of seeds in dormant and problem lots.


 

Laboratory Fees :                               

Tag Fees : 
$0.09 per tag for sew on, $0.10 for pressure sensitive.  Tags must be ordered in multiples of 10.