SGS Field Research: Moving Forward
SGS Field Research services provide a continuously innovative approach to improved management of crop production. Providing on-time and compliant services and strictly adhering to clients’ protocols, SGS Field Research has continued to grow and increase their scope of services.
Part of that growth is the recent addition of Gloria Koerlin to the SGS team. Koerlin resides in Volga, SD and was raised on a farm in central South Dakota. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a BS in Agricultural Education. Bringing more than 24 years of experience in corn and soybean development, Koerlin will be fulfilling the role of Lead Field Scientist in Brookings, SD and managing that field research station.
As of November, the Brookings field research laboratory has relocated to a larger facility to accommodate recent growth. The new facility will allow for a LEAN working environment, improvements to safety and organization of areas dedicated to specific activities. Developed into five working areas, the facility will consist of a laboratory, freezer room, heated shop area, chemical room and GLP room. The extra space and laboratory capabilities will increase efficiency for day-to-day activities and long term projects. The addition of the shop area will also allow for winter upgrades to be made on equipment and machinery.
“We will continue to provide our clients with an ability to visit all SGS facilities in Brookings and tie together all the services that we provide. As we continue to improve the facility we are excited to see the results of this rewarding accomplishment,” said Koerlin.
SGS Field Research continues to work closely with the Analytical and Seed Testing laboratories already established in Brookings. Some of the studies that Brookings SGS can evaluate include fertility, herbicides, seed treatment, yield studies, fungicides, and insecticides of small and large grains.
Besides coordinating the field research transition, Koerlin hopes to develop more service offerings and increase field research efficiencies. Please update your records with our new address and contact information: 164 Airport Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006. Our phone number is 605-692-0890.
164 Airport Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006
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