This is, perhaps, one of the most valuable diagnostic tools available to growers. It was developed by and is exclusive to 20/20 Seed Labs Inc.
Why do a Fungal Screen™?
Seed-borne pathogens can cause a host of problems with germination, vigour and seedling health, which can, in turn, impact stand establishment and, ultimately, yield potential.
If these pathogens are identified prior to seeding, growers can take action to minimize the risks, either by selecting a seed treatment that controls the identified pathogens, or deciding to not use the seed lot altogether.
It is always beneficial to learn why crops may have performed poorly in the field. If a pathogen was a contributing factor, a professional diagnosis is helpful, since many diseases show very similar field symptoms.