Seed Quality & Testing Principles

When you purchase a package of seed, do you know that you bought a quality product? You cannot judge a seed’s value by sight so what can you rely on? Tyann will give an overview of seed regulations, give an overview of the Federal Seed Act, supply seed organizations & testing methods as well as supplying tips on maintaining seed quality. She will tell you how to quick test seed yourself at home.

Tyann (Slepikas) Alexnder, grew up on farm north of Huron, she has a degree in agronomy with a botany minor from South Dakota State Fair. She is employed by SGS Seed Lab in Brookings. She was fully certified as a Registered Seed Technologist in 2017 and mostly works in purity testing and identification.   

Thursday, Sep 3
10:00 am

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We will implement enhanced health and safety measures for our guests and staff members during the 2020 South Dakota State Fair.

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