The National Seed Health System (NSHS), a USDA-APHIS program, enables non-government agencies such as seed companies to perform seed health testing, field inspections, and seed sampling which can be used for the issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates. With proper training private entities can receive accreditation to carry-out these actions on their own.
Save money! Performing this service in-house allows your trained staff to draw phyto samples at any time and send them to a lab of your choice.
Save time! Don’t miss the boat (or sale) by waiting on a third party to draw your sample. Delays in sampling cause delays in testing.
Be more efficient! Saving time and money on daily operations improves the throughput for your company gaining better productivity and higher customer satisfaction.
Boosts employee satisfaction! Staff training and development improve the talents of your team and improves productivity.
Makes industry better! Increasing the number of trained and informed members of the seed industry raise its efficacy and accuracy.
How can you get on board? Become trained on proper sampling techniques, create an internal process for staff, submit an application, and pass an audit.
How long does it take? Once your staff is trained and process put in place you could possibly be accredited to draw official samples in a couple months!
If you want to save time and money, contact AgCultured Consulting to help walk you through the process.