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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Inventory code system for germplasm
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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.

Last Modified: 9/5/2014
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