New Mexico State University Seed Certification

The New Mexico State University Seed Certification office (NMSUSC), is located at New Mexico State University's Leyendecker Plant Science Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The NMSUSC is the designated Official Seed Certifying Agency for the state of New Mexico in accordance with the New Mexico Seed Law. The agency is responsible for the promulgation of rules, regulations, and the standards for all certification of seed and other propagating materials in the state. NMSUSC is an active member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) which establishes minimum standards for certification of all crops. No member agency can certify a crop with lower standards than those set by AOSCA, but may require higher standards.

NMSUSC also oversees the Noxious Weed Free Forage Program, Insect Resistance Management Program, and is a verifier for the Carbon Credit Program. For more information on any of these programs follow the appropriate links or call the number below.

Important Dates

2019 AOSCA Annual Meeting | June 23-26 | Chicago, Illinois

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Weekends and Holidays

Allow 2-3 business days to process seed tag orders

New Mexico State University Seed Certification
Cary Hamilton
Agriculture Experiment Station
Leyendecker Plant Science Center
PO Box 30003, MSC 3LEY
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-2281