SGS Seed and Crop News: April 2020
Seed and Crop eNewsletter: April 2020
In this edition of SGS BioVision News, we will discuss:
- Laboratory Seed Research Services Expanded
- Water Testing Packages for Multiple Agricultural Sectors
- Ask our Experts: How do I connect with SGS Seed and Crop Canada?
LABORATORY SEED RESEARCH SERVICES EXPANDED
In addition to the extensive seed testing methods we utilize, including Canadian, AOSA and ISTA procedures, our knowledge can help you optimize understanding of your seed and crop protection products. Our research services include:
- Seed safety
- Storage trials at varied environmental conditions
- Speed of germination and growth rates
Through collaboration with our global colleagues, we swiftly bring laboratory diagnostics from outside our borders to local markets. New to the Canadian Seed and Crop division, we are now offering Dust Off measurements for treated seed. Inquire about Dust Off testing and our research tests via email to CA.SeedandCrop@sgs.com.
WATER TESTING PACKAGES FOR MULTIPLE AGRICULTURAL SECTORS
SGS analyzes water samples for a diverse agricultural marketplace. Balancing nutrients, pH, and EC based on a raw water test is important for greenhouses, nurseries, and garden centres. Monitoring and balancing mineral levels in livestock drinking water benefits animal health. Microbiological testing of irrigation or wash water is often required for food safety purposes in vegetable production. Our available water testing packages include:
- Greenhouse Water and Nutrient Solution
- Livestock Water Suitability
- Field Crop Irrigation and Spray Source Water
- Microbiological Testing (e. Coli, Total Colliform, etc.)
Contact the laboratory at CA.SeedandCrop@sgs.com to stock up on sample containers, as specialized supplies, sampling procedures, and shipment are required to maintain sample viability.
ASK AN ANALYST: HOW DO I CONNECT WITH SGS SEED AND CROP CANADA?
We have resources to connect with you quickly and efficiently when you need to be sure! Each member of our team contributes to successful laboratory services for our Seed and Crop division, with locations in Guelph, Sherwood Park, Winnipeg and Grande Prairie. Our expertise is soil, seed, feed and greenhouse analytical testing, just what your agribusiness, research organization or farm needs. Our team of Client Services Experts, Scientists, Accredited Analysts, Quality Assurance Leads and Project Managers work together to create a positive, streamlined service delivery. We value interaction with you, so find us here:
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