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Cool Stress Test - The premium vigor test for your seed

BioVision Seed Labs conducts cool stress testing on most seed crops grown in Canada. By introducing cool chamber temperature, the seedlings will respond based on numerous factors either genetic or induced by in-crop growing conditions. The crop species tested will determine the growing media, growth chamber temperatures and photoperiod.

Learn about the method we use for cool stress testing and how it stacks up against the germination test.

BioVision Seed Labs: Seed health testing, including vigor testing

Seed health analysis harnesses various seed testing methods to stress the seedlings, evaluate seed coat integrity or analyze embryo activity. Vigor testing, often referred to as cool stress testing, is the most common request, after germination, for testing seed.

Read general information in our Seed Health Bulletin attached.

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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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