Seed Laboratory Update

If you haven’t submitted your seed samples for testing, do so now! Verifying that seed standards are met is one of the last steps in the certification process. Germination tests take at least seven days, and HPLC for wheat and oat variety ID testing can sometimes take longer. Rush service can be requested. Note: The lab will no longer prechill small grains before germination testing. If prechill is desired, due to possible Fusarium infection or other issues, please request a prechill in the remarks section of the Sampling Report.

Seed Lab Tips

Reminder: To assure timely test results, please remember to include an untreated sample along with your treated corn and soybean seed samples.

FYI: Days Required for Germ Tests

Barley* (no prechill): 7 days
Corn: 7 days
Kentucky bluegrass (no prechill): 21 days
Oats* (no prechill): 10 days
Rye* (no prechill): 7 days
Ryegrass (no prechill): 14 days
Soybeans: 7 days
Wheat* (no prechill): 7 days

*Can be completed at first count if they have reached their max potential.