SGS Seed and Crop Updates
New Agriculture Analyses in Portugal
SGS’s MultiLab in Lisbon, Portugal has launched a new range of agriculture analyses to serve local produce markets. In a region renowned for its fruit and vegetable produce, SGS’s ISO 17025 accredited laboratory now delivers analyses including:
- Soil (summary and full)
- Water (including fertigation and soil solution)
- Roots (arginine and starch)
New Agriculture Testing Lab Opens in Kalulushi, Zambia
SGS has opened a new soil, plant and fertiliser testing laboratory in Kalulushi, in response to increasing demand for farming support in Zambia and the surrounding sub-Saharan countries.
This new facility delivers timely and effective testing, analysis and sampling to farmers on a wide range of independent services including:
- Soil chemical gridding
- Soil classification
- Crop inspections
- Yield data management
- Semi detail bush surveys
- Fertilizer recommendations for certain soil types and crops
Manage soil fertility more accurately and with a positive impact on profitability with SGS.
Spain Launches Pollen Trial Service to Protect Pollinators
In Spain, SGS has launched a new pollen trials service, extending its network for GLP and dust drift studies, as well as its pollen and nectar sampling expertise to help the agriculture industry meet new registration requirements.
This service will help clients to meet the requirements of new guidance issued by the European Commission (EC), EFSA and EPA, to address the risk posed to pollinators, such as bees and other non-target arthropods, by plant protection product (PPP) residues in nectar, pollen and guttation water.