To reassure you that your potential Farm-Saved Seed is suitable for Processing, we offer a full range of seed testing services.These include Germination, Viability, Vigour, 1000 grain Weight, Admix, and various disease tests, all of which are optional.
|1.||Vitascope Germination||Low cost, it tells you whether the germ is alive or not. May not show up Pre-Harvest Glyphosate, or moderated drying damage
|2.||As Grown Germination||The most accurate assessment of the seeds ability to produce normal seedlings under lab conditions
|3.||Tetrazolium Viability & Vigour||Best quick Test incl. Vigour - untreated. May not show up Pre-Harvest Glyphosate, or moderated drying damage
|4.||Grown Germ. + Vigour||Overwintered Treated Seed|
|5.||1000 Grain Weight||Seed is screened before weighing to enable calculation of optimum seed rates
|6.||Moisture||Should not exceed 16% for seed treatment.|
|7.||Admixture/Search - Cereals 50gms||Check for other species/Weeds Seeds - Blackgrass, Bromegrasses, Wild Oats etc.
|8.||Test Package||Numbers 1, 3 & 4 combined|
|9. Tetrazolium Test Package||Numbers 3, 4 & 8. NOT OSR - untreated|
|10.||Fusarium||Organic seed or untreated seed|
|11.||Bunt||Organic seed or untreated seed|
Seed can be sent direct to the Seed Laboratory in our Goldingham Contracts Seed Sample Bags to be filled 2/3 full.
ORGANIC Cereal Seed Samples should be tested for disease:-
Cereal Disease Tests if concerned about seed quality:
- Barley Tests - Loose Smut, Leaf stripe, & Net blotch,
- Wheat Tests - Bunt, Microdochium + Septoria,
- Oat Tests – Loose Smut, Microdochium & Leaf Spot
- Tests for Triticale & Rye as for Wheat
These tests may be desirable under specific circumstances such as a requirement of a Buy-back Contract when sowing using Farm Processed Seed.
|Varietal identity||Electrophoresis to identify an unknown variety||2-3 days|
|Varietal Purity||Phenol + Electrophoresis to check varietal purity of known variety||2-3 days|
Peas & Beans
|As Grown Germination||'Quick Tests' not possible.
Allow 2-3 weeks
|1000 grain Weight||Clean untreated seed|
|Ascochyta||Strongly advised for Peas & Beans to determine seed treatment required|
|Stem & Bulb Nematode||Now strongly recommended for all FSS Beans after recent wet springs; also to check Certified Seed supplies as there are no seed standards.|
|Pea Bacterial Blight||Previously MAFF recommended test due to New Zealand research. but not appearing as a UK problem|
Please contact me as soon as your Rape has been harvested, for rapid sampling!
|As Grown Germination Testing (200 seeds) incl. 1000 Grain Weight, + Sampling cost incl.||Most accurate method of assessment and advised where pre-harvest Glyphosate or Glufosinate used. Germ. Test will be reported. Essential 'Glyphosated' OSR
Allow 7 days
|Admix Text Seedlab - 10mgs - eg Charlock||Please advise if required|
|Rapid TZ Viability & Vigour incl. 1000 Grain Weight, + Sampling cost incl.||Quick accurate test, which we use if quick turnaround is required prior to Seed Processing. Unsuitable if 'Glyphosated'
Rapid result: 3-4 days
|ERUCIC Acid Testing incl. postage - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!||NIAB|
|Analytical Purity - 5gms, charlock/chaff etc, 1000 Grain Weight
The preferred option for Oilseed Rape is to use Goldingham Contracts Sampling Service to ensure a thoroughly representative sample is taken.
|As Grown Germination||Usually sent to Seed Laboratory as with cereals, unless disease tests are required||7-10 days|
|1000 grain Weight||As above||1 day|
|Disease Tests||Alternaria, Botrytis, Phoma, Colleotrichum, Fusarium Sp., Mycospharella||7-10 days|
Seed Testing Price ListsSeed Test Price lists are sent out when anticipated seed processing is booked. We use independent Licensed Seed Laboratories that are the most cost-effective, appropriate, and reliable for the individual crop you wish to have tested.
The results are sent to Goldingham Contracts, so that we can discuss them with you, and then make an appropriate arrangement to clean and treat your seed when it is convenient for you.
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