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Winter 2018 Newsletter

We're going to ASTA's CSS & Seed Expo! Visit booth #1114

Do you have questions about seed health or quality testing? Are you facing a challenge and don't know where to turn next? Visit booth #1114 to talk with a Eurofins BioDiagnostics representative about finding a solution designed to fit your needs. See you in Chicago!

Upcoming Meetings & Events

ASTA's CSS & Seed Expo | Dec 3-6, 2018

Independent Professional Seed Association: 30th Annual Conference | Jan 7-10, 2019

Potato Exp 2019 | Jan 9-10, 2019

Plant & Animal Genome XXVII | Jan 12-16, 2019

Want to set up a meeting time with a member of our team during any of these events? Contact Craig Nelson at with your available times.

Recent Seed Testing Articles by Eurofins Staff

Can you afford NOT to test your seed for genetic purity?

Written by: Craig Nelson, Vice President at Eurofins BioDiagnsotics

It's tempting to reduce costs by avoiding seemingly non-essential testing on your seeds. In this article, Craig Nelson of Eurofins BioDiagnostics explains the value of genetic purity testing and how the investment can actually help seed producers save big in the future.

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Seed Sampling: The First Step in Seed Testing Success

Written by: Nicolette Rusch, Standard Seed Testing Lab Manager at Eurofins BioDiagnostics

Did you know that improper seed sampling techniques can render your QA test results meaningless? Check out this article by Nicolette to make sure your sampling method isn't negatively affecting the accuracy of your results report.

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Targeted Genotyping by Sequencing: The Most Economical Genotyping Method in Crop Breeding

Written by: Farhad Ghavami, Chief Science Officer at Eurofins BioDiagnostics

Previously, there was no affordable, high-throughput method available when hundreds of markers are needed for genotyping. Read this article by Farhad Ghavami to learn how targeted GBS technology fills this void.

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Employee Highlight

Maranda Gillen, ELISA & Herbicide Bioassay Manager

Meet Maranda Gillen, an ELISA & Bioassay Manager at Eurofins BioDiagnostics with a passion for assisting customers through diagnostic solutions. Read more about Maranda's journey from the medical field into seed testing that brought her to where she is today!

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