Terms and Definitions

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  • A sample of a plant variety collected from a specific location.

  • Of or related to the science of soil management and the production of crops.

  • The condition of having a pH greater than 7 on a scale of 1 to 14; the higher the number, the greater the alkalinity.

  • The period of time that a particular plant has its most active growth or the main time of growth for a plant.

  • A highly competitive species that can take over if the environmental conditions are right.

  • Any soil with a pH above 7 on a scale of 1 to 14; the higher the number, the more alkaline the soil.

  • The ability to withstand alkaline soils.

  • Rock, soil and other sediments deposited from erosion that creates a slope.

  • A trade organization that focuses on the development of better seed through regulation, technology, and communication. Membership in this organization includes companies that are involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America.

  • A plant that that completes its entire life cycle from seed through blooming and the development of seed in one year.

  • Acronym for the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies.

  • The region north of the Arctic Circle.

  • Human intervention in plant reproduction to ensure that certain desired characteristics are found in successive generations.

  • An organization comprised of official federal, state and university seed laboratories and whose primary function is to establish uniform rules for seed testing.

  • An organization comprised of official federal, state and university seed laboratories and whose primary function is to establish uniform rules for seed testing.

  • An organization dedicated to regulating the production, identification, distribution and promotion of certified classes of seed and other crop propagation materials.

  • Acronym for the American Seed Trade Association.

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