SGS BioVision News: August
In this edition of SGS BioVision News, we will discuss:
- Corn testing packages launched in eastern Canada
- SGS BioVision authorized for grain phytosanitary analysis
- Unrivaled varietal confirmation services
- Lab relocation and new convenient sample drop off locations
- Ask an Analyst: Questions from our clients
CORN TESTING PACKAGES LAUNCHED IN EASTERN CANADA
Seed testing packages are focused analytics combined to build product confidence and to facilitate sample submission convenience. For the 2018 harvest, SGS BioVision has expanded our package portfolio into corn seed products. The primary sample delivery point for eastern Canada is SGS’s Guelph location (Unit 1, 503 Imperial Road North) by either direct drop off or courier shipment. Choose from:
- SELECT CORN PACKAGE: Germination, Seed Count
- PRO CORN PACKAGE: Germination, Seed Count, Cold Test
- ELITE CORN PACKAGE: Germination, Seed Count, Cold Test, Purity, Glyphosate Bioassay
PHYTOSANTIARY ANALYSIS FOR GRAIN EXPORTS TO MEXICO, CHINA & INDIA
SGS BioVision is newly authorized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to analyze grain shipments destined to China, India and Mexico for issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates. This new service streamlines prompt analysis, often same day, and is based on the importing country’s regulations of seed, soil, and insect presence. Either CFIA or SGS samplers (approved under the Canadian Grain Sampling Program) will draw the official grain sample on site. We look forward to building strong partnerships with the exporting industry, based on efficient sampling and priority phytosanitary analysis.
UNRIVALED VARIETAL CONFIRMATION SERVICES FOR WHEAT & BARLEY
Declaring grain class, with confidence, is top of mind commencing August 1, 2018, as many CWRS and CPSR wheat varieties have transitioned into the Canadian Northern Hard Red (CNHR) wheat class. SGS BioVision’s varietal confirmation services builds varietal knowledge through precise DNA methodology and comprehensive varietal library. In addition to wheat, our varietal confirmation services extend to barley.
LAB MOVE AND NEW SAMPLE DROP OFF LOCATIONS
We are building for the future and simplifying sample submission!
- GRANDE PRAIRIE LAB – New location
We have relocated our Grande Prairie lab to: Unit 106, 10136 128 Ave., Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4H3.
- NEW SGS SAMPLE DROP OFF LOCATIONS – Saskatoon & Guelph
SGS Saskatoon: #2, 3327 Lambert Crescent, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1K4
SGS Guelph: Unit #1, 503 Imperial Road N, Guelph, ONT, N1H 6T9
ASK AN ANALYST: QUESTIONS FROM OUR CLIENTS
What is the sample weight required for testing at SGS BioVision?
Seed Quality Testing
Cereals 250 grams
Corn & Peas 500 grams
Grasses & Legumes 150-200 grams
Pedigreed Seed Check Purity Cereals & Pulses: 1.0 kg
Pedigreed Seed Grade Cereals & Pulses: 5.0 kg
Variety Confirmation Wheat & Barley: 250 grams
Phytosanitary Certificate Pulses, Cereals, Flax: 1.0 kg
Submit your sample through CONNECT SGS, our online portal at www.biovision.ca. Sign up now!