|Inventory code system for germplasm|
An inventory coding system indicates the source of GSOR seeds. The six-digit code shows the location, year, season, and purity of the seeds.
Position 1 is the location: A-Arkansas, T-Texas, P-Puerto Rico, G-Greenhouse in Arkansas;
Positions 2-3 are the year(s) of production: for example 13 is 2013; 23 is 2012-2013 for a winter production;
Positions 4-5 are the season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall;
Position 6 is the purity of the germplasm: 1=panicle, 2= plant, and 3 = bulk
Examples: A11FA3 = Arkansas, 2011, Fall, Bulk harvest.
G23WI2 = Greenhouse (in Arkansas), 2012-2013, Winter, Plant harvest.
Each GSOR sample that is distributed will include this inventory code on the envelope and packing slip to inform the customer of the source of the germplasm.