OSIA Seed Lab
The OSIA Seed Lab regularly tests over 400 different species of seeds for our members, ranging from: corn, soybeans, and cereal grains to small seeds, vegetables, flowers, cover crops, turf and native grasses.
Submitting Samples to OSIA
Central Ohio Seed Testing
Central Ohio Seed Testing (COST) provides seed laboratory testing for farmers and other non-members of Ohio Seed Improvement Assn.
Submitting Samples to COST
Sampling and Sample Size
Please call for testing fees, actual sample weights and special requests. Sample packets are available free of charge upon request. Accurate test results reflect representative samples submitted. Please sample seed lots carefully and accurately before sending them to the seed lab for testing.
We are proud of our facilities and team of professionals that daily perform a multitude of seed testing activities
With our high expertise level and facility capabilities, we are prepared to handle your testing needs. Equipped with eight cabinet seed germinators and two walk-in germinators, we perform industry established tests to measure your seeds’ potential. Customers can be assured that they will receive reliable results that are indicative of the true quality and planting potential of their seed lots.
List of Tests Offered
|Eye Appeal – Soybean|
|Saturated Cold Test|
|Extended Cold Test|
|Early Growth Rate|
|Hypocotyl Grow Out|
|Dimensional Width Sizing % (Soybeans only)|
|Soybean Sprouting Test|
|Potential Emergence Predictor (PEP)|
|Coleoptile Grow Out|
|Noxious Weed Exam|
|Undesirable Grass Seed Exam (UGS)|
|Vegetable Seed Purity|
|Cover Crop Test Special (Germination, Purity, Nox Weed)|
|Herbicide Tests (RR, STS):|
|Soak Test (200 seeds)|
|Soak Test (1000 seeds)|
|Roundup Ready® Lateral Flow Strip – Bulk|
|Roundup Ready® Lateral Flow Strip – Seed/Leaf|
|Envirologix Trait QuickScan Quantitative Test|
|Envirologix Vomitoxin (DON) Quantitative Test|
|Plate Tests and Lateral Flow Strip Tests (LibertyLink, Cry1Ab, Cry3Bb, etc.)|