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Seed Laboratory

The Seed Laboratory receives samples of agricultural, vegetable, lawn, tree, and shrub seeds collected from wholesale and retail outlets by READ Regulatory Officers in support of the WV Seed Law. Service samples can also be submitted by individuals, county extension agents, and companies. Samples are primarily analyzed for germination, purity, and noxious weed seed for confirmation of label claims. The Seed Laboratory follows quality control and method guidelines from the Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The Seed Lab offers germination, purity, noxious weed and other special tests for a variety of seed. Official samples are collected by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture Regulatory Officers in support of the West Virginia Seed Law.

We analyze seed Service Samples

Service Sampling Request Area


We analyze samples related to Consumer Complaints

Consumer Complaints


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