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Seed Testing Reminders

Seed germination. Photo by MCIA.

It’s a busy time of year for growers and for our Seed Laboratory. To ensure timely and efficient service, we offer the following reminders to Seed Laboratory clients.

Be sure to include a Sampling Report with every sample submitted for testing. Whether it be for a retest or a germ update, a Sampling Report is necessary for recording date of receipt, assigning a lab number, tests requested, as well as any other pertinent informa­tion regarding your seed lot.

New crop small grains and turf grasses may require extra germination time due to prechill requirements. Be sure to include the year of production on the Sampling Report.

Loose smut tests can be conducted on each barley field at the time of har­vest, eliminating the need for a smut test on every lot. Loose smut results must be included on the bulk sales certificate or seed tag.

A new fee schedule took effect July 1, 2021. To access the fee schedule, click here.