Germination, Vigor and Physical Purity
Germination, vigor and physical purity are three seed-quality characteristics targeted in standard seed tests for agronomic crops, flowers, herbs, vegetables and grasses. These tests are critical for determining a seed lot’s performance in the field and/or greenhouse. Furthermore, U.S. seed labeling laws require that labels contain germination, physical purity and noxious weed percentages.
Eurofins BioDiagnostics is a USDA Accredited Seed Lab for seed testing. This accreditation means that EBDI’s Report of Analysis is recognized worldwide.
Six registered seed technologists (RSTs) actively test seed samples and have a cumulative total of more than six decades in the industry.
Our process control and thorough training ensure that we provide timely, accurate and repeatable results.
Germination, vigor and purity testing benefits for seed production and distribution
- Quality assurance of seed lots
- Fulfillment of Federal Seed Act requirements for seed labeling
- Assessment of storage potential
- Determination of where seed can be sold
EBDI offers Germination, Vigor and Physical Purity testing for the following crops:
- Leafy Greens
- Vegetables (Misc.)
|SST||Standard Germination Test||(Warm/Sand)|
|SST||Viability Test||(Tetrazolium Chloride-TZ)|
|SST||Vigor Tests||(Cold, Super Cold, AA)|