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Virtual Lab Tour Part 2: An Inside Look at a Key Seed Test

It’s the basic yet most fundamental test that is conducted under optimum conditions. A germination test gives you the number of seedlings that are...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 1: A Crucial Difference You’ll See in an ISTA-Accredited Lab

What’s the difference between a seed testing lab accredited by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and one that isn’t?As an International Seed Testing...

Why Seed Testing Standards are Key to Global Food Security

I remember when there was no provision for standardized methods for seed vigour. It took a lot of foresight and hard work with our...

Spornado: Fast Results Mean Better Decision-Making on the Farm

It’s a no-brainer that people in agriculture — growers especially — need to be able to make decisions fast. Mother Nature waits for nobody,...

Do You Have All the Info You Need for Successful Seeding?

The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) standardizes testing around the globe to ensure analysts do their best work — including recommending the best temperature...

Is this Cinderella Crop Making a Comeback?

With the recent drop in prices due to a glut of peas on the market as Canada’s largest pulse customer extended it’s import restrictions...

One Simple Seed Test can be Your Secret Weapon in 2019

Last year, many areas across the Prairies experienced less-than-ideal harvesting conditions. It became apparent that seed dormancy was going to hide unexpected detrimental effects...

This One Technique Helps Keep Brazil at the Forefront of Technology

I recently attended the advanced technology committee of the International Seed Testing Association at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) which is...

Why 2018 Showed No Mercy Toward Seed

The 2018 harvest has been nothing short of a challenge. Veterans in seed testing can attest to the difficulties associated with this year’s harvest....

What is TKW and why is it so Valuable?

For years, germination/vigour has been the standard by which seed quality has been measured. The longer I’m in this business, the more convinced I...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 2: An Inside Look at a Key Seed Test

It’s the basic yet most fundamental test that is conducted under optimum conditions. A germination test gives you the number of seedlings that are...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 1: A Crucial Difference You’ll See in an ISTA-Accredited Lab

What’s the difference between a seed testing lab accredited by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and one that isn’t?As an International Seed Testing...

Why Seed Testing Standards are Key to Global Food Security

I remember when there was no provision for standardized methods for seed vigour. It took a lot of foresight and hard work with our...

Spornado: Fast Results Mean Better Decision-Making on the Farm

It’s a no-brainer that people in agriculture — growers especially — need to be able to make decisions fast. Mother Nature waits for nobody,...

Do You Have All the Info You Need for Successful Seeding?

The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) standardizes testing around the globe to ensure analysts do their best work — including recommending the best temperature...

Is this Cinderella Crop Making a Comeback?

With the recent drop in prices due to a glut of peas on the market as Canada’s largest pulse customer extended it’s import restrictions...

One Simple Seed Test can be Your Secret Weapon in 2019

Last year, many areas across the Prairies experienced less-than-ideal harvesting conditions. It became apparent that seed dormancy was going to hide unexpected detrimental effects...

This One Technique Helps Keep Brazil at the Forefront of Technology

I recently attended the advanced technology committee of the International Seed Testing Association at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) which is...

Why 2018 Showed No Mercy Toward Seed

The 2018 harvest has been nothing short of a challenge. Veterans in seed testing can attest to the difficulties associated with this year’s harvest....

What is TKW and why is it so Valuable?

For years, germination/vigour has been the standard by which seed quality has been measured. The longer I’m in this business, the more convinced I...

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