Grass Germination

Grass Germination

Big Blue Stem grass seed

Big Blue Stem grass seed

Methods

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.

Accurate Seed Testing Results

SoDak Lab's goal is to deliver fast, accurate, and diagnostic seed testing services.