Seed Lot Sampling

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally published by Iowa State University, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

Learn about the methods and means of taking seed samples. A chart shows the number of samples required by the Association of Official Seed Analysts for various seed lots. It also covers how to put together a homemade automatic sampler and where it can be placed in the bagging process.


  • Procedure for sampling by hand
  • Using a probe
  • Using an automated system.


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