Testing is conducted according to the Association Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Rules for Testing seeds or Canada Methods and Procedures (Canada M&P) based on customer need. Each germination test consists of four hundred randomly selected pure seeds. Media utilized is top of paper (TP) and duration is dependent upon species.
What is Reported
Percentages of normal seedlings, abnormal seedlings, and dead seeds. Abnormalities and fungal species present are reported in comments.
Value of Results
The standard germination test is required by the Federal Seed Act (FSA) for labeling. The report of analysis will contain germination percentage and date of test utilized for labeling.
Resources & Research
Agronomically Accurate Seed Testing Results
SoDak Lab's goal is to deliver fast, accurate, and diagnostic seed testing services.