U.S. Testing Network

The US Testing Network (USTN)  is a member-based organization founded in 2009. USTN’s purpose is to coordinate a rigorous testing program to evaluate public and private corn germplasm.  The primary focus of USTN is to evaluate germplasm under development for the organic and non-transgenic grain industry. To reach that purpose, USTN’s members provide corn to be tested, locations for testing and/or financial support.

Membership includes:

  • Public Breeders
  • Private /Independent Breeders
  • Seed Retailers
  • Researchers

Entry spot reservation typically is due to USTN by March 1.  For more information about testing, please contact Chris Wilbeck, USTN Testing Coordinator, 515-229-6988 or [email protected]

An estimated 80 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. today is genetically modified, and most seed companies continue to phase out non-GMO corn seed varieties. Practical Farmers of Iowa launched the U.S. Testing Network in 2009 to rebuild the dwindling selection of non-GMO corn seed and continues to act as the fiscal agent today.

Participants

USTN Members Selling Non-GMO or Organic Corn Hybrids:

Albert Lea Seed House

Mac Ehrhardt
1414 W Main St
Albert Lea MN 56007
507-373-3161
www.alseed.com
Beck’s Hybrids
Great Harvest Organics
John Hunt
6767 E 276th St.
Atlanta, IN  46031
800-937-2325

Blue River Hybrids

Maury Johnson
27087 Timber Rd.
Kelley, IA 50134
1-800-YES-Beck
800-370-7979
www.blueriverorgseed.com

Brownseed Genetics

Charles Brown
N 1279 530 St PO Box 7
Bay City WI 54723
715-594-3355

Lord’s Seed

John Larimar
6825N 375E
Howe IN 46746
260-562-2233
www.lordsseed.com

Mandaamin Institue

Walter Goldstein
W2331 Kniep Road
Elkhorn WI  53121
262-248-1533
www.mandaamin.org

Masters Choice

Kevin Koone
3010 ST. Rt. 146 E
Anna, IL  62906
618-833-6552

Wyffels Hybrids

Brian Humphries
13344 US Hwy 6
Geneseo, IL  61254
309-944-7760

USTN Participants:

 

Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies

Albert Lea

Becks

Blue River Hybrids

Brownseed Genetics

Camerar Farms

Cornell University

CRD Advisors

CROPP Cooperative

DKD Genetics

eMerge Genetics

Foundation Organic Seed

Frank Kutka

Genetic Enterprises Intl

Gray Research Production

Great Harvest Organics

Iowa Crop Perf. Tests—Corn

JGW Hybrids

Koopman Gen.

Lords Seed

MAÏSADOUR SEMENCES

Mandaamin Institute

Mark Seed

Masters Choice

Michael Fields Ag Institute

Montgomery Cons.

NMSU Ag Science Center

North Dakota State University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Real Farm Research

Rodale Institute

Soutwest Seed Research

Texas A&M

University of MO

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Vermont

USDA-ARS

Wyffels