January 18, 2022

Online Resources: Mississippi State University Libraries Digitizes, Releases Seed Technology Research Collection

From Mississippi St. University:

Nearly five decades of Mississippi State’s internationally recognized research in seed technology now is available online.

Former university employee Bennie Keith recently joined with administrators of Mississippi State University Libraries to digitize and provide easy access to a half-century of work compiled at the campus-based Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.


Keith, who held numerous lab positions, now directs the Mississippi Crop Improvement Association. Formerly the Mississippi Seed Improvement Association, MCIA continues to operate from the Starkville campus.

“These papers represent a tremendous effort conducted by Mississippi State faculty, staff and students that became the basis for much of the seed research conducted in the U.S at the time, and still is relevant today for the large seed companies,” Keith said.

From the Collection’s Homepage:

From 1950 until 1998, the Seed Technology Laboratory (STL) in Mississippi State’s Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) provided support to the seed research industry in the U.S. and abroad. Seed conditioning equipment manufacturers, realizing the significance of this support, began testing new equipment at STL, and came together there to provide hands-on training in the Short Course for Seedsmen.

This collection of materials, created and collected by STL students and staff, has become the backbone of seed industry research. The articles collected here are still valued by seed researchers and production companies for guidance in quality assurance.

Direct to Seed Research Collection

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