Sabry G. Elias
Associate Professor, Senior Research - Seed Science and Technology
OSU Campus
Department of Crop and Soil Science
Seed Laboratory
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States
(541) 737-4799

Research

Seed quality evaluation in relation to the physiology of seed germination, vigor, dormancy, storability, post-harvest technologies, and the relationship to field performance.

Teaching

  • Seed Science and Technology, CROP 420/520 (on-line course)
  • Food for the World, ALS 199

Current Graduate Students

Duangporn Angsumalee (Ph.D. Candidate)

-  Research project:  Effect of plant growth regulator and irrigation on physiological and harvest maturity in relation to seed quality of red clover.

 

 

Jun Zhang (Ph.D. Candidate)

-  Research project:  Oil, protein, and glucosinolate changes during different stages of seed development in meadowfoam. 

 

 

Matt James (M.S. Candidate)

 - Research project:  Effects of Biochar-Based Seed Coatings on Seed Germinations and Seedling Vigor of California Brome (Bromus tectorum) and Blue Wildrye (Elymus glaucus).

 

 

Elisa Lemes (visiting Ph.D. student from Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil) - an intern with me, working on various seed studies related to germination, dormancy, and grow-outs of various crops.

 

Carolina Borges (visiting Ph.D. student from Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil) - an intern with me, working on various seed studies related to germination, dormancy, and grow-outs of various crops.

Biography

Associate Editor - Crop Science

Chair of Research and Statistics Committees of the AOSA

Education:

Ph.D. Crop & Soil Sciences
Seed Science and Technology
Michigan State University, 1993
M.Sc. Crop & Soil Sciences
Major field: Seed Science and Technology
Michigan State University, 1987

 

I accept graduate students for Crop and Soil Science

Publications

National and International activities

  • Chair-Elect of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) 2015, C-4 Division, Seed Physiology, Production and Technology.
  • Associate Editor of Crop Science (2011-present).
  • Current Chair of the following committees of the Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA): Research Committee, Statistics Committee and Seed Moisture Determination Committee.
  • Invited visiting professor at the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, and Ag. Research centers in Uruguay, 2015.

 

 

Books

Seed Testing: Principles and Practices. 2012.  S.G. Elias, L.O. Copeland, M.B. McDonald, and R.Z. Baalbaki.  Michigan State University Press.

Seed Vigor Testing Handbook. 2009. Baalbaki, R., S.G. Elias, J.M. Filho, and M.B. McDonald. Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA).  Contribution No. 32,  Washington, DC.

Seed Moisture Determination: principles and procedures.  2007. Elias, S., R. Baalbaki, and M. McDonald. Handbook on Seed Testing, Contribution No. 40, Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA).Washington DC.

 

Book Chapter      

Seed Quality Testing. 2006. S.G. EliasIn A.S. Basra (ed.) Handbook of Seed Science and Technology. p. 561-601. Haworth Press Inc., NY.     

 

Selected refereed and reviewed articles

Soares, V.N., Elias, S.G., Gadotti, G.I., Garay, A.E., and Villela, F.A. 2016. Can the Tetrazolium Test be Used as an Alternative to the Germination Test in Determining Seed Viability of Grass Species? Crop Sci. 57: 1-9.

Alderman, S., S.G. Elias, and A. Hulting. 2014. Occurrence and trends of weed seed and ergot contaminants in Poa pratensis and Poa trivialis seed lots in Oregon. Seed Technol. 35(2): 237-250.

Garay, A., and S.G. Elias. 2013. New blowing procedure using master calibration samples and air velocity monitoring: A model developed with orchardgrass and Kentucky bluegrass.  Seed Technol. 35(1): 69-81.

Alderman, S., S.G. Elias, and A. Hulting. 2012. Occurrence and trends of weed seed contamination in bentgrass seed lots in Oregon. Seed Technol. 34(2): 39-51.

Alderman, S., S. G. Elias, and A. Hulting. 2011. Occurrence and trends of weed seed contamination in fine fescue seed lots in Oregon. Seed Technol. 33(1): 7-21.

H. Liu, L.O. Copeland, and S.G. Elias. 2011. Variability in Soybean Seed Counts Determined by Electronic and Manual Methods. Seed Technol. 33(2): 122-133.

Elias, S.G. and E.K. Nelson. 2009. Impact of glyphosate tolerance gene on seed quality of transgenic bentgrass. Seed Sci. & Technol. 37: 350-364.

Garay, A., Elias, S., and Nott, H. 2009. How to prepare a master calibration sample: procedures and applications using tall fescue as a model. Seed Technol. 31 (2): 60-72.

Elias, S.G. and A.E. Garay.  2008. Effect of pre-chilling treatment on the germination and fluorescence of perennial ryegrass. In W.C. Young III (ed.), Seed Production Research at Oregon State University. Department of Crop and Soil Science Ext/Crs 127, 3/08.

Trento, S., S. Elias, and A. Garay. 2007. Use of ELISA to differentiate between toxic and non-toxic endophyte in tall fescue seeds. Seed Technol. 29 (1): 60-67.

Trento, S., S. Elias, A. Garay, and J. Zavala. 2007. Comparison of Endophyte detection in fescue and ryegrass seed using an immunoblot assay and microscopic method. Seed Sci. & Technol. 35:65-74.

Elias, S.G., A.E. Garay, W.C. Young, and T.G. Chastain.  2007. Maintaining Optimum Seed Quality in Storage-Storing grass seeds in Oregon. In W.C. Young III (ed.), Seed Production Research at Oregon State University. Department of Crop and Soil Science Ext/Crs 126, 4/07. 

Elias S., Garay, A, Schweitzer, L., and Hanning, S. 2006. Seed Quality Testing of Native Species. Native Plants Journal 7(1): 15-19.

L.R. Schweitzer, M.E. Mellbye, G.A. Gingrich, and S.G. Elias. 2006. Exploring Alternatives to Enhance Weed Control during Grass Seed Crop Establishment. In W.C. Young III (ed.), 2006 Seed Production Research at Oregon State University. Department of Crop and Soil Science Ext/Crs 125, 4/06. 

Elias, S. and Meyer, D. 2005. The need for updating the purity tolerances in the AOSA Rules. Seed Technologist Newsletter, 79 (1) p. 27-40.

Elias, S.G. and L.O. Copeland. 2001. Physiological and harvest maturity of canola in relation to seed quality. Agron. J. 93: 1054-1058.

Elias, S.G., H. Liu, O. Schabenberger, and L.O. Copeland. 2000. Re-evaluation of tolerances for noxious weed seeds. Seed Technology 22(1) 5-14.

Elias, S.G. and L.O. Copeland. 1997. Evaluation of seed vigor tests for canola. Seed Technol. 19(1) 78-87.

Ali, M., L.O. Copeland, S.G. Elias, and J.D. Kelly. 1995. Relationship between genetic distance and heterosis for yield and morphological traits in canola. Theor. Appl. Genet. 91: 118-121.