The PGRO laboratory is a well equipped seed testing lab.
In conjunction with the glasshouse complex, seed lab facilities and trained seed analysts, the team carry out a range of seed tests for the crop research and private seed testing contracts.
Specialist tests are offered for seed Quality, seed Vigour and seed Health.
Germination and vigour testing
Disease - seed testing
- Fungal diseases:
- Hollow heart / Marsh Spot - Peas
- Foot rot – soil test
- Bacterial diseases: including Bacterial blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv pisi) and Halo blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv phaseolicola)
- Viruses: including Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus (PSbMV)
Pests: including Stem and Bulb nematode – Beans
Thousand seed weight evaluation
Waste and stain evaluation
Experienced staff are available to assist with the interpretation of seed test results, to advise upon the suitability of seed lots for use and appropriate seed treatments that may be required. Please click on the image to the left to download the 2016/17 Seed Testing Price List. Please call or contact us if you have specific needs for other species of seeds.