Project Number: 3012-21000-013-05
Start Date: Sep 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
SOS partners will send a maximum of 3,000 quality cleaned seed (with no seed treatment) for each SOS accession sent to the USDA, ARS, NPA, NCGRP for back-up storage. Each sample shipped to NCGRP will have the SOS accession number clearly marked on the package. USDA, ARS, NPA, NCGRP will work with BLM or any other entity designated by BLM to receive SOS accessions, facilitate information on the sample being entered in the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) (or other database as applicable), equilibrate the seed to proper moisture content (6%-10% MC), perform % viability (germination and/or TZ testing) or % filled seed assays, place the seed in sealed storage bags and store the seed in the cold vaults at the ARS NCGRP. Periodically monitor testing to test the health of the seed will be done as resources allow. Timing of the monitor testing will be determined based on the species and the priorities of the SOS National Coordinating Office.