Scientists study seed samples at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Seed Regulatory and Testing Division in Gastonia. Federal scientists and botanists are busy protecting the nation's $12 billion seed market and its No. 1 global ranking as a producer of seeds for food crops, green lawns and other plants.
Scientists study seed samples at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Seed Regulatory and Testing Division in Gastonia. Federal scientists and botanists are busy protecting the nation's $12 billion seed market and its No. 1 global ranking as a producer of seeds for food crops, green lawns and other plants. Todd Sumlin tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
Scientists study seed samples at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Seed Regulatory and Testing Division in Gastonia. Federal scientists and botanists are busy protecting the nation's $12 billion seed market and its No. 1 global ranking as a producer of seeds for food crops, green lawns and other plants. Todd Sumlin tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

From NC lab, the ‘seed police’ do their work

September 09, 2015 5:50 PM