Following SGS’s acquisition of BioVision Seed Research, a leading Canadian seed lab company, in October 2017 we can announce the addition of three accredited seed, grain and soil testing laboratories in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as well as Edmonton and Grand Prairie, Alberta.


Building on our existing network, these three laboratories are accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Seed Institute (CSI). We also welcome a team of skilled and accredited staff, including certified seed analysts and licensed inspectors.

Offering a market-leading seed testing service, this expansion delivers a broad range of services including:

  • Seed testing – viability, vigor, germination, health
  • Seed purity – genetic and physical
  • GMO event testing 
  • Grain quality analysis – grading, falling number, malt germination and oil content
  • Mycotoxin identification and quantification
  • Herbicide trait testing
  • Soil pathogen detection
  • Pedigreed seed crop inspection

This expansion establishes SGS a clear leader in the Canadian seed testing industry and means we can offer a truly nationwide service.

SGS seed and crop services offer comprehensive seed testing to accurately assess the quality and health of seeds. As a world leader in seed testing, we offer unrivaled agricultural experience and expertise, innovative technologies, experienced staff, and a unique global network.

For further information, please contact:

Trevor Nysetvold 
Director Seed & Crop in Canada

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.