In this edition of SGS BioVision News, we will discuss:

  • Seed Analysis Packages Built for Canada’s Seed Sector
  • Unique One-Stop-Shop Offer: Soil Nutrient and Pathology Service Alignment
  • Industrial Hemp Viability Licensing
  • Phytosanitary Analysis Extended to Vietnam Grain Exports
  • Ask an Analyst: Questions from our clients

 

SEED ANALYSIS PACKAGES PACKAGES BUILT FOR CANADA’S SEED SECTOR

The importance of benchmarking seed quality is now amplified across Canada due to unfavorable harvest weather. We have build comprehensive testing packages, by crop species, to create confidence in both your harvest and conditioned seed products. Test your seed early to determine fit for use.To view our packages and order supplies, log into our online portal CONNECT SGS.

We have sample drop off locations for your convenience:

  • SGS Guelph:  Unit #1, 503 Imperial Road N, Guelph, ONT, N1H 6T9
  • SGS Saskatoon:  Unit #2, 3327 Lambert Crescent, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1K4

UNIQUE ONE-STOP-SHOP OFFER: SOIL NUTRIENT & PATHOLOGY SERVICE ALIGNMENT

SGS BioVision has the most unique soil testing offer in the Canadian marketplace, combining nutrient and pathology diagnostics in our One-Stop-Shop. First choose from one of our comprehensive nutrient packages below, then add on your disease assessment, either clubroot or aphanomyces. We are the only lab to offer crop production nutrient data and disease risk assessment for the future. For further details on the 3 packages below, contact us at 1.800.952.5407.

  • Fall Single Depth Pro
  • Fall Single Depth Elite
  • Fall Multi Depth Elite

LICENSED FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP VIABILITY ANALYSIS

We are pleased to inform you that SGS BioVision’s Sherwood Park lab is licensed by Health Canad to conduct viability testing on seed and grain of industrial hemp. With more than 20 years experience delivering growth based and purity testing, our accredited seed analysts are experts for your industrial hemp business – offering germination, tetrazolium, physical purity, pure seed an seed size measurements.

PHYTOSANITARY ANALYSIS EXPENADED TO VIETNAM EXPORTS

Excitingly, SGS BioVIsion is now authorized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to analyze grain shipments in Vietnam, in addition to previously authorized countries: China, India and Mexico. For issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates, SGS samplers who are approved under the Canadian Grain Sampling Program, draw official samples on site. This if followed by analysis of the samples by SGS BioVision’s accredited seed analysts. We are known for fast service delivery, often on the same day of receipt, resulting from our integrated approach.

ASK AN ANALYST: QUESTIONS FROM OUR CLIENTS

What turn around can I expect when I order analysis services from SGS BioVision?

Seed businesses are complex and fast paced, which is why turn around should be key when selecting your lab partner. We offer unrivaled industry turn around times, with all growth tests commencing on the day of receipt of your samples. For purity services, contact us to prioritize your analysis.

  • Growth based Seed Quality Testing (germination, vigor)
    • Cereals: 10-14 days
    • Corn & Peas: 7-10 days
    • Grasses: 7-28 days
    • Legumes: 5-10 days
  • Pedigreed Seed Check Purity: 3-5 days
  • Pedigreed Seed Grade: 3-5 days
  • Varietal Confirmation: 5-7 days
  • Phytosanitary Certificate: Same day to maximum of 3 days

Submit your sample through CONNECT SGS, our online portal at www.biovision.ca.  Sign up now!