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Seed testing

Last season posed many challenges to sourcing quality seed. This year is looking as though seed and grain quality will be much less of a concern. Nevertheless, it is highly suggested that farmers submit grain for quality testing if destined for seed. Seed testing provides farmers with vital information regarding seed-borne disease, thousand kernel weight (TKW), germination per cent, and vigor. This seed quality information is vital to target specific seeding rates. Accurate and targeted seeding rates help maximize yield potential and grain quality.  

Options for testing seed quality in Alberta include: 20/20 Seed Labs, Seed Check, and SGS Biovision.  

For more information on the importance of seeding accurately and seeding rates, click the button below and review the "resources" section of the webpage.

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