Seed and Grain Testing, Assessor and Interval Monitoring
Parkland Laboratories conduct germination and purity tests, including GB grading, on cereal, oilseed and pulse crop kinds listed in Grade Tables I to Vll of the Canada Seeds Act. These crops represent about 95% of the acreage planted to crops each year in western Canada. Parkland Labs personnel are also licensed to conduct CSGA crop inspections.
Parkland Labs also conduct a number of advisory tests on seed samples. These include seed vigor, seed viability, 1000 kernel weight and various diseases including Fusarium head blight infection. On malting barley, germination energy and germination potential (3-day and 5-day germination tests) and water sensitivity determinations are done in accordance with industry procedures. Other tests conducted on grain samples include sprouting damage (Hagberg Falling Number), bushel weight, moisture and protein.
For complete list of seed tests applicable to each Parkland Labs location, CLICK on applicable flag below.