In today’s precision farming environment, seedsmen and growers are most concerned with reducing risk and securing the target population
At SGS, we support you from seed product development to seed health research with comprehensive seed testing to ensure the quality performance of your seed product.
Our laboratory in Brookings, South Dakota, is one of the largest independent seed testing laboratories in the world, with over 400 years of combined experience in the seed testing industry. Our staff hold multiple certifications, including RSTs, RGTs, CVTs, CGTs, and Canada Graders, and is available to provide quality-driven solutions for all your questions.
We conduct testing by AOSA, ISTA and Canadian methods. Our laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, ISTA and the National Seed Health System, as well as certified to ISO 9001.
Traditional Seed Testing
Comprehensive traditional seed testing by AOSA, ISTA, and Canadian M&P.
Genetic Seed Testing
Herbicide bioassays, GMO screening, trait confirmation, DNA/protein testing and more.
In-Depth Seed Quality Assessments
Vigor and mechanical analyses for seed quality.
Contract Research Design & Implementation
Studies covering plantability and flowability assessments, seed treatment dust-off studies, seed safety and storage trials, field trials, etc.
Seed Sampler Resources
State-of-the-art seed sampler training for AOSA and ISTA along with issuance of Orange and Blue ISTA Certificates for seed exports.
Reduce your risk and develop seed products for market.
Secure your target population and ensure seed performance.
Effectively market your seed lots with correct labeling.
Verify the quality of your seeds and determine planting timelines.