We have opened a new laboratory in Voronezh, Russia, to study the seed quality of cereals, leguminous crops and oil-yielding crops.

Fully equipped to test corn, soybean, wheat and barley seeds, this new laboratory opened on April 1, 2015. It specialises in verifying seeds’ sowing characteristics, for example, germination, purity or weight per 1,000 seeds.

Seed quality analysis has an important role to play in agriculture. Testing and analysis enables informed decisions to be made on sowing, planting as well as improving understanding of how a batch of seed will perform. The results can help to ensure proper plant growth without additional energy costs (for example, fertilisers and pesticides) as well as assuring to reduce the negative impact of weeds, diseases and pests. Analysis can therefore increase crop yield and production quality, as well as assuring the sustainability of the field.

We use both Russian and international methods to conduct seed quality testing in our SGS Voronezh laboratory. In addition, we also offer professional sampling services, which improve the accuracy of analysis.

"Thanks to our highly qualified staff, modern analytical equipment and the efficient quality management system implemented at our laboratories, we can provide our customers with high quality testing services." said Sergey Derzhavin, Agricultural Services Business Manager at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of the SGS Group.

Though seed quality analysis services are currently limited to corn, soybean, wheat and barley seed, in the future, we plan to expand the new laboratory’s scope of services to other crops.

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For further information, please contact:

Alexander Shishkin
Business Development Manager
SGS Vostok Limited
33, Solnechnaya Str.
Voronezh, 394026 Russia
t: +7 (473) 239-38-32