Corn Winter Grow Outs
- Corn Germination
- Corn Vigor - 40F or 50F Cold
- Corn Vigor - 50F Saturated Cold
- Corn Vigor - Accelerated Aging (AA)
- Corn Herbicide Traits
- Corn Insect Traits
- Corn Adventitious Presence (GMO)
- Corn Genetic Purity
- Corn Purity and Noxious Weed Examination
- Corn Pericarp Damage
- Corn Winter Grow Outs
- Corn Seed Count
- Corn Tetrazolium
- Waxy Corn Testing
Two or three replicates of 62 seeds are treated and packaged. Puerto Rico farm staff plant grow outs in November to provide 62-70 days of growth prior to evaluation. Crop receives trickle irrigation, weed and insect control. Les North and Al Bortnum do the readings in January/February. Hybrid purity, fertility, and inbred evaluations are all available.
New Service: Available on request, root samples can be collected from a plot to evaluate selfs of offtype plants to isozyome pattern from hybrid inbreds in the laboratory.
What is Reported
Apparent selfs and outcrosses are reported. Outcrosses are described and rechecked after 5-6 additional days.
Value of Results
Hybrids with concerns are evaluated and random outcrosses and selfs can be identified. Inbreds and sterile/fertile can also be evaluated.
Resources & Research
Agronomically Accurate Seed Testing Results
SoDak Lab's goal is to deliver fast, accurate, and diagnostic seed testing services.