Sabry Elias

Professor (Sr Res)
sabry.elias [at]

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Seed Science and Technology

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

Curriculum Vitae: 

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Affiliated with: 
Crop and Soil Science
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Crop and Soil Science Department
Academic Interests: 

Seed Science & Technology.
Statistics. Experimental Design and Data analysis. 

Courses Taught: 
  • Seed Science and Technology, CROP 420/520 (on-line course)
  • Thesis, CROP 503
OSU Main Campus
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Research and development of new tests and adapted new technologies in the areas of seed quality evaluation, seed physiology, germination, vigor, dormancy, storability, post-harvest technologies and the relationship to field performance.


1993                Michigan State University          Ph.D.            Crop & Soil Sciences/Seed Science 

1987                Michigan State University          M.S.             Crop & Soil Sciences/Seed Science 

 National and International activities     

  • 2016 Chair of C-4 Division of CSSA.
  • Associate Editor of Crop Science (2011-2017).
  • Current Chair of the following committees of the Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA): Research Committee, Statistics Committee and Seed Moisture Determination Committee. A member of several other AOSA committees. Research member of the SCST.
  • Invited visiting professor at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, Ag. Research Centers in Uruguay, the Agronomy and Forestry University of Nepal, and CFIA Seed Science & Technology Section, Saskatoon Laboratory,  Canada.
My Publications
Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Elias, S., W3168 meeting, "Plant Growth Regulator and Irrigation Effects on Physiological and Harvest Maturity       of Red Clover in Relation to Seed Quality," Corvallis, OR. Regional. (2018).

Elias, S., Association of Official Seed Analysts/Society of Commercial Seed Technologists, "Recent Advances in Seed Science & Technology," Raleigh, NC. National. (2018).

Elias, S., Pacific Northwest Regional conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration and Society of Wetland Scientists, "Testing the Quality of Native Seeds," Spokane, WA. Regional. (October 2018).

Elias, S., Association of Official Seed Analysts/Society of Commercial Seed Technologists, "Seed Moisture Determination Workshop," Raleigh, NC. National. (June 2018).


Journal Article

S. G. Elias and Wu, Y., Grow-out test to distinguish different amaranth species, Seed Technology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 153-154, 2017.