Foundation Seed Service

May 20, 2013 admin

The Foundation Seed Program (FSP) is an organized service unit at the University of California, Davis, in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. It is administered through the Department of Plant Sciences. The program was created in 1937 for the following purposes:

  1. To grow, increase, and maintain seed of cultivars developed by University of California and other public plant breeders.
  2. To maintain genetic purity.
  3. To insure certified seed of these cultivars are made continuously available to the public.


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Contact information

Mailing address:
Foundation Seed Program
Department of Plant Sciences, Mail Stop One
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8780

Director: Robert Stewart
Phone: 530-752-9826
Mobile: 530-304-1159

Warehouse and Field Production: Clyde Clark
Phone: 530-754-5184
Mobile: 530-383-6140

FSP Manager: James Jackson
Phone: 530-752-2173
Mobile: 530-681-2279

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