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The eighth annual Native Seed Quality Symposium is scheduled for June 7, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Crown Plaza Hotel. The agenda is full for the one-day symposium with a group of speakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin discussing subjects currently of concern to seed producers (carbon credits, genetic variation, eco-regions, etc.). In addition, the first draft of the Native Seed Quality Bulletin is ready for review, a discussion panel on developing a “model” for seed testing method development for natives, along with updates on TZ laws, TZ testing tips and a review of the SCST Native Seed Survey.

The proceeds of the symposium contribute to the Seed Testing Research Foundation (STRF) to fund future research projects.

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity.With more than 50,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.