Submitting Seed Samples

All other seed samples submitted for testing should be representative of the lot or bulk from which they are taken or the test result will not relate to the quality of the whole lot or bulk. To take a representative sample, select a number of small samples from several bags, or from different parts of the bulk.  If it is a very large bulk then it is better to sub-divide in to smaller lots and take a representative sample from each lot. Do not keep seed samples in warm or damp conditions prior to testing.

The OSTS can provide detailed information on seed sampling procedures and equipment.  Seed Sampling Courses are held each year at SASA.

Pre-addressed sample bags for non-certification tests can be supplied on request.

Contact: or telephone 0131 244 8908.