Seed Vigor

Understand seed resilience in sub-par conditions and long-term storage.

Comprehensive solutions for determining the growth capacity of seeds in adverse conditions.

Analysis of how adverse events and conditions can impact growth in seed products is a vital tool when developing your business. Understanding seed vigor will help you to predict performance during the initial crop establishment phase and long-term storage.

We provide a comprehensive and customizable range of services to assist your decision-making processes regarding seed lots. Vigor testing includes cold and saturated cold stress testing, to assess seed germination in cold environments, accelerated aging, and controlled deterioration, where the seed is exposed to high temperatures in a humidity chamber prior to germination. These methods help determine the vigor capacity of a seedling when grown in unfavorable conditions.

We also offer specialized testing solutions designed for specific crop species, helping you gain high level insights into the factors that can lead to low performance. Services include the analysis of chlorophyll content, green seed, and electrical conductivity.

SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity. With a global network of state-of-the-art testing facilities, we have the capabilities in place to help you gain valuable insights into the vigor of your seed products and their response in adverse conditions. Our clients gain access to critical information, allowing them to make the right decisions concerning seed products.

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SGS Headquarters

1 Place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva
Switzerland