Blackleg Race Testing: Understanding Pathogen Genotype and Phenotypes
Blackleg is a disease of canola caused by Leptosphaeria maculans. Choose our KASP™ genotyping test, which determines the race genotypes and estimated phenotypes in canola stems. This data is useful to target canola resistance genes for future seed options.
Aphanomyces Disease: PCR Testing for Peas and Other Pulse Crops
Aphanomyces euteiches is a persistent root rot pathogen, infecting peas, lentils, dry beans, as well as alfalfa, during the growing season. To distinguish Aphanomyces from other root rot diseases, such as Fusarium, DNA lab confirmation through our PCR method is critical.
Soil Seed Analysis: Quantifying Weed Seeds Present in Soil
Weed populations are established each year because of persistent seed banks in arable soils. A knowledge of weed composition is necessary to avoid weed spread when transferring soil, topsoil or compost. Learn how we quantify seeds present in soil.
Greenhouse Lab Services: Media, Water, Solution and Plant Tissue Testing
Laboratory analysis plays a crucial role in greenhouse management. Whether balancing nutrients in water/solution, identifying deficiencies in plant tissue or monitoring plant pathogens, SGS can assist greenhouse growers by providing measurements necessary for management decisions.
Custom Seed Treating Services: In-lab treating services provides valuable data for treatment decisions
Our seed laboratories have built custom treating services on-site and have stocked our shelves with the most recent seed treatments, including nutrient enhancements. Evaluate product performance by comparing the treated seed to the bare submitted sample through quantitative analysis.
Dormancy in Cereals: Understanding the causes and the lab procedures we implement to remedy
Reduced germination in wheat and barley due to dormancy is often observed post harvest. Learn the causes and what lab procedures we utilize to break dormancy.
Clubroot in Canola: Standard (PCR) and Quantification (qPCR) Testing
Clubroot in canola is a serious disease in western Canada. Learn about our diagnostic testing of soil and root tissue for the presence of clubroot spores. We can also QUANTIFY the clubroot spore load in soil!