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From the monthly archives: August 2013

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BioVision Seed Labs: Fusarium graminearum in wheat and barley

Fusarium graminearum testing of wheat and barley seed is a critical step in best management practices, and is required under the Alberta Pest Control Act prior to the sale/sowing of seed. This pathogen is closely monitored by the grain, malt and livestock industries, as it produces vomitoxin (DON) in cereal grains. Two detection methods are available at BioVision: Plated and DNA.

Read specific details about the test methods available for Fusarium.

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.

BioVision Seed Labs: Pathology testing of cereals and pulses

Seed disease testing is common practice for cereals, canola and pulses in Canada. At BioVision Seed Labs, we analyze seed pathogens via culture media, DNA and ELISA. These seed tests target both agricultural disease presence, as well as end-use grain quality.

Read more in our Pathology Technical Bulletin attached.

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