SGS BioVision offers Corn Testing Packages

Corn acreage is increasing, so we have CORN testing packages ready for the fall. Contact us at or text 1.587.801.1313 for details.

September 1, 2018


SGS BioVision offers Forage Quality Testing

Are you in need of forage quality testing for livestock, poultry, swine or equine? We can assist. Contact our lab for available packages and submission forms. To preserve the feed quality for accurate results, courier samples overnight or drop off at one of our 3 labs (Sherwood Park, Winnipeg, Grande Prairie).

June 1, 2018


SGS BioVision offers Soil Nutrient analysis for Western Canadian customers

SGS BIOVISION is now offering soil nutrient testing for western Canadian farmers. We have packages for our Spring 2018 Promotional program. We are uniquely positioned to add soil pathology testing to the soil samples! This includes clubroot and Aphanomyces detection and quantification. Learn more by contacting our lab. 

March 22, 2018


SGS BioVision authorized under REGAL Program 

SGS BIOVISION is now an approved laboratory under the "Recognition of Export Grain Analysis by Authorized Laboratories" (REGAL) by CFIA. Export grain shipments destined for China, India and Mexico fall under this program. Samples will continue to be drawn by official samplers (Canadian Grain Sampling Program) and may now be submitted to SGS BioVision Sherwood Park lab. Our accreditation involved development of a Quality Management System, specific work instructions, proficiency evaluation and drafting a new Report. Learn more by contacting our lab. 

March 5, 2018


ISO 2015 Accreditation Attained 

Quality assurance is top of mind for SGS BIOVISION. This fall we successfully attained ISO 9001:2015 designation through independent on site audit of our Quality Management System against the new 2015 standards at our Sherwood Park location. Continual improvement of processes and documentation is key to consistency and quality conformity.

December 1, 2017


BioVision Seed Research Ltd. Joins SGS

We are pleased to announce that BioVision Seed Research Ltd. has joined SGS, the world's leading inspection, testing, verification and certification company. Learn more via the Press Release.

November 3, 2017


Soybean and Grain Grading Packages launched this Fall

We have built soybean seed testing packages and grain grading packages for the 2017 crop. These options are available in BioVision CONNECT's sample submission form or selectable on our new sample bags. Learn more in our SERVICES section of the website.

September 1, 2017

Ask an Analyst

Looking for information on test selection, sample size, turn around or a result? Check out our Q&A section of the website or Tweet us @Seed_Testing. 

You can also text us your questions:  1-587-801-1313

March 1, 2017



Spring Testing Packages

We have designed testing packages suited for your seeding samples! Package are outlined in the attachment on the right. Don't delay, as typical turn-around is 2 weeks. The chosen package must be identified on the sample bag or on the BioVision CONNECT submission form.

February 21, 2017


Meet Steve Goossen - Sales & Operations Manager

Join us in welcoming Steve Goossen to the BioVision team! In the role of Sales & Operations Manager, Steve will execute our sales portfolio growth in the MB & SK markets, and facilitate the Winnipeg lab operations. Download the file to view in full detail.

February 9, 2017


Seed Smart

The Alberta Seed Processors & 3 Alberta seed testing labs (including BioVision) have joined forces to carry the conversation of using THE best seed for the upcoming 2017 planting seasons. Learn more #SeedSmart

January 1, 2017



Soybean - New Service - Dicamba Herbicide Bioassay

As new seed traits are launched, we are ready for quality diagnostics. We are now offering Dicamba herbicide bioassay for soybeans.

November 1, 2016


Packages for Seed Quality Testing

We have designed testing packages for your harvest and seeding samples. Understanding seed quality is critical, so we have focused test selection by crop species. Package are outlined in the attachment on the right. The chosen package must be identified on the sample bag or on the BioVision CONNECT submission form.

October 1, 2016


Winnipeg Lab Relocated!

We are excited to announce the relocation of our Winnipeg lab to Unit 2, 25 Scurfield Blvd, effective September 19th, 2016! This location has improved drop off access and is located near the hub of agriculture businesses and the University of Manitoba. We have increased the footage and are ready for the future. Let's Grow Together!

September 15, 2016



20 Years in Business!

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of agricultural testing of seed, grain and soil samples! We are proud of our milestones and the impact we have made on the agricultural sector. Thank you to our clients and suppliers!

September 9, 2016



BioVision Seed Labs updates Brand Logo

Building on our brand, we launched our updated logo on our 20 year anniversary!

September 9, 2016


Learn about our company on LinkedIn!

As BioVision grows our laboratory services and locations, we will seek new employees. Check our Careers page and LinkedIn for details.

June 1, 2016

BioVision CONNECT Launched

On May 16, 2016 we officially launched BioVision CONNECT! New features include: Redesigned Report of Analysis; On Screen Flagged Exceptions & Attachments; Simplified Sample Submission. We are excited to hear your comments!

May 16, 2016

Customer Service TEXT service Implemented

We have expanded our customer service to TEXT. This service reaches our mobile customers and those seeking a prompt response. Try it now 1-587-801-1313.

May 1, 2016

BioVision Seed Labs Scholarships

BioVision is excited to announce the establishment of five $1,000 scholarships across Western Canada for students studying crop science, crop production and agronomy. Along with the Classroom Agriculture Program and other community initiatives, BioVision hopes these scholarships will help grow the next generations’ interest in agriculture and promote our industry. The scholarships will be available in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the University of Alberta, Olds College, Lakeland College, University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba. For more information, view the respective school’s online awards database. Let’s Grow Together!

Olds College: Awarded Spring 2016

Lakeland College: Awarded Spring 2016

University of Alberta: Awarded Fall 2016

University of Saskatchewan: Awarded Fall 2015

University of Manitoba: Awarded Fall 2016

 March 2, 2016


Refuge Testing for Midge Tolerant Wheat Varieties

Wheat midge refuge testing is now available with BioVision for Seed Growers! Currently, a midge tolerant wheat (MTW) variety is sold as a “varietal blend”. A blend includes  a ratio of 90% of a tolerant variety and 10% of a susceptible variety. The 10% midge susceptible variety in this varietal blend (VB) is called the ‘refuge’. These varieties offer economic benefits for wheat producers since they reduce downgrading and losses caused by wheat midge. Sample Submission Forms are available under 'Resources'. Download our Technical Bulletin or learn more at:

 October 19, 2015


After Hours Sample Drop-Off Box Available

In order to serve you better, all BioVision Seed Labs locations now have the ability to accept samples after hours! Our addresses: click here.

 September 16, 2015




Secure Online Payment Option for Clients

Invoices can now be paid online with MasterCard or VISA at  On our home page choose "Pay by Credit Card", then follow the instructions.  You will be emailed a copy of the transaction for your records.  Further instructions in the bulletin on the right.

June 10, 2015


PCR Test for Aphanomyces in Soil & Root Tissue

Aphanomyces euteiches is a destructive root rot disease of peas, alfalfa, and native legumes worldwide. It is a very persistent water mold that lives in wet or flooded areas, the spores of which can remain viable in the soil for 10+ years. There has been an increase in the number of confirmed cases in both Saskatchewan and southern Alberta recently. More information about Aphanomyces can be found through provincial pulse commissions or government pulse crop specialists. Three resources are listed below:

1. ‘Root Rot in Western Canada’. Pamphlet published by Western Canadian Crop Commissions. 

2.  'Pea root rot in Alberta: surveys, research and recommendations'. Presentation. Alberta Agriculture

3. 'Root Rots in Pulses'. Presentation. Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and Saskatchewan Agriculture

March 1, 2015


Edmonton lab relocates to Sherwood Park

In order to meet the growing needs of our clients and remain an industry leader in seed & grain testing, BioVision has relocated our Edmonton lab to an expanded facility in Sherwood Park. Our phone and email addresses remain as is, but do update your files with our new mailing address. Call us at 1-800-952-5407 to order updated Bill of Ladings and to order new sample bags. As usual, our doors are open to clients, so book a tour now! BioVision’s Winnipeg and Grande Prairie labs continue to support local business and their areas of expertise!

August 11 2014



Soil - Seed Analysis now Available!

BioVision's accredited purity analysts will now use their expertise to identify weed and crop seeds in soil!  This service caters to the needs of land reclamation consultants and companies relocating soil. Methodology and sample submission recommendations are outlined in our Technical Bulletin.

May 1 2014


Sealable sample containers available for Clubroot Testing!

We have stocked our shelves with sealable tamper-proof sample containers for Clubroot analysis. Call us now and we will ship them to you at no charge! Don't forget to include your Chain of Custody Form with your soil samples. This form can be found in our Resource section of the website.

March 1 2014


BioVision is Inspecting Cereal & Pulse Pedigreed Seed Crops in 2014!

BioVision Seed Labs is ready to deliver timely, top quality seed crop inspections in cereals, pulses and all other crops listed in Section 2&3!  Check out how we will accomplish a solid combination of quality and timeliness in our "Inspection" section (in Services tab) and how to attain a quotation.  See you in the field in 2014! 

December 15 2013


Updated Flax Sample Submission Form for GMO Detection of CDC Triffid & Flax Council Subsidy Change

Check out our "Forms" section (in Resource tab) for the NEW Sample Submission Form for our GMO Detection of CDC Triffid test. Also, as of March 1, 2014 the Flax Council of Canada subsidy is no longer available. Remember to submit 2.0 kgs of flax for analysis too! 

December 1 2013


DNA Bulk Grind Commercialized for Barley Varietal Purity

DNA Barley Bulk Grind varietal purity test is now available at BioVision! This test offers the precision of a DNA-based test, with the statistical accuracy that comes with testing a large sample size (~1000 seeds tested). Our DNA library consists of the most commonly grown malting and feed varieties. This method has replaced our High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) method for varietal identification in barley!

September 19 2013 


 Digital Image Service Launched

BioVision has launched a new digital image service.  Many of our routine tests, such as germination, cool stress test and disease testing can now be digitally recorded and e-mailed to clients. Bringing our lab to you! 

September 1 2013

Two new staff join BioVision's team

BioVision is pleased to announce two new employees, who have been in training this summer! Leslie Bieleny will be taking on an unique dual position of marketing & analysis. Courtney Mayer will be focusing on pathology and a number of additional routine tests.  Please join us in welcoming these talented professionals to our lab! 

July 15 2013


Clubroot Soil Analysis

Testing of soil samples for the presence of Clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) spores precedes agricultural, construction and land reclamation activities. BioVision’s high throughput lab utilizes automation and robotics for quality assurance in our clubroot pcr testing. Chose the link to be directed to our Clubroot Chain of Custody Form and information on free sample containers.

April 1 2013


CDC Triffid Sample Submission Form

Download the new Sample Submission Form for CDC Triffid Flax GMO Event Test today.  Fill out the attached form and submit 2.0 kgs of flax to BioVision.


BioVision Joins Forces with Down to Earth Labs of Lethbridge - Press Release

BioVision Seed Labs and Down to Earth Labs Inc. are pleased to announce they have partnered to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of agricultural analytical services, which is truly unique to the Canadian laboratory landscape. This strategic alliance assists clients with a consolidated service offer for the entire crop year, which includes analyzing soil nutrients, evaluating seed quality, diagnosing in-field agronomy, analyzing feed and grading commodity grain. Building on the strengths of each lab, these companies combined, will offer reliable testing of soil, seed, tissue and grain for Canada’s agricultural sector.

October 1, 2012


 "Under the Microscope" - Season 2

BioVision and will be premiering Season 2 of the "Under the Microscope" series in early October. We will continue to educate producers and deliver informative segments about seed and grain testing. This season, we will be featuring Lyndsey Smith, editor of RealAgriculture, and we are especially excited about the knowledge and enthusiasm she brings to the series. Stay tuned!

September 7, 2012


Manitoba Seed Lab offers broad scope of Testing

Seed testing services are available at BioVision’s Winnipeg lab, which is conveniently located near the Winnipeg airport. Our comprehensive list of services includes germination, physical purity, cool stress testing, kernel weight and APHIS generation. We can also assist you with your disease, CDC Triffid GMO test and more. You will benefit from our “same day” processing and LIVE online database for immediate test results. Call our senior accredited analyst, Ken Penner,

at 1-877-721-2365.

March 20, 2012


BioVision is on Twitter! @Seed_Testing

Seeking interaction with BioVision Seed Labs? Then follow us on Twitter. Insight into trends, daily operations, regulatory changes and more! BioVision's Twitter account is @Seed_Testing.


BioVision's Winnipeg Lab Accredited - NEWS RELEASE

BioVision Seed Labs has officially been accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to test crops under all grade tables, excluding Table XII and orchardgrass (Table XI). We will be offering germination, physical purity, cool stress testing, 1,000 kernel weight and many more tests at this location. Call us at 1-877-721-2365 for details!

December 5, 2011


Grain Grade – The new tool for innovative farmers! 

Whether you are a seed grower, a research organization or a farmer, GRAIN GRADING has become accessible, comprehensive, informative and affordable. Grain grading measures a specific set of factors, which can assist with grain marketing this winter, but can ultimately educate clients of criteria that is limiting grain productivity. Some of these grading factors include percent midge damage, Fusarium damage, grasshopper damage and contamination of other crops. By understanding what is impacting your grain quality, clients can use this tool to make educated purchases of crop protection products and seed varietal selection in future years. Also, the grain grade expresses kernel health (color, sprouting, shrunken, broken, green kernels, frost), which will impact storability and perhaps germination. View an example of our analysis in the attached poster! We pay for shipping fees to our lab, so call us toll free for courier information at 1-877-721-2365

September 30, 2011

BioVision Offers Varietal Identification Testing by DNA marker technology 

BioVision is pleased to announce that we now offer Varietal Identification services using DNA satellite marker platform. This new method of varietal identification, developed by Canada’s leading government researchers, provides enhanced precision. Varieties that were difficult to distinguish using traditional methods, can now be identified as all wheat and barley varieties have unique markers. BioVision’s turn-around of varietal identification tests is like no other, as we have implemented laboratory equipment to increase capacity, even robotics, to assist with mundane yet critical steps. Clients can expect accurate results with prompt turn-around! By pairing advanced instrumentation with satellite marker technology, BioVision will exceed your expectations with our varietal identification services. Ask for "VARIETAL IDENTIFICATION - DNA" when submitting your next sample.

September 12, 2011

CDC Triffid GMO Test for Flax compliments BioVision's other flax services. 

The CDC TRIFFID GMO EVENT TEST (FP967 Event) continues to be an integral component of the Canadian grain and seed quality assurance programs. Since BioVision is a fully integrated laboratory, we can conduct germination, physical purity, 1000 kernel weight and the CDC Triffid GMO event test simultaneously and report all results on one Report of Analysis. We adhere to the Real-Time PCR protocol with a 0.01% detection limit and continue to achieve all benchmarks on the validation samples to maintain accreditation. All flax sample types (pedigreed seed, farm saved seed, commercial grain) are eligible for the Flax Council of Canada subsidy effective immediately. BioVision’s Test Submission Form is available at BioVision’s website (select "Download File"), as well as the Flax Council of Canada website.

September 3, 2011

BioVision's Digital Library is Growing! 

Check out BioVision's digital library under the Resource section of our website. We will continually update this webpage with interesting images throught the 2011-2012 testing season.

August 7, 2011

BioVision Seed Labs is the leading Canadian agriculture laboratory, partnered with the seed and grain industry, farmers, agricultural & agronomy research organizations, life science and crop protection companies to meet top quality assurance and certification testing. We are lab specialists and experts in a variety of seeds and grains including cereals, pulses, oilseeds, forages, grasses, and specialty crops across Canada. We offer cost effective grade analysis services, varietal identification, and seed testing for physical purity, germination, disease and vigor testing. Grading and diagnostics are critical for crop production, maximum yield, plant growth and best agronomic field results.

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