Growing Our Testing Services
20/20 Seed Labs Inc. is proud to expand and offer grow out trials and testing in the onsite greenhouse at our Alberta Lab in Nisku.
Some examples of our testing and trial opportunities include:
- Herbicide tolerance
- Disease testing on mature plants
- Fungicide and inoculant response
We are excited to work with you to provide the results and analysis you need. Contact us today to discuss testing and trial opportunities in the on-site greenhouse.
Over 20,000 Clubroot Tests Completed to Date.
In 2007, 20/20 Seed Labs developed a proprietary clubroot testing method in conjunction with the University of Alberta and the Canola Council of Canada. This test uses a relatively large sample size (~1/2 cup), and is designed to detect clubroot at biologically and economically relevant thresholds, defined in scientific literature as 10^5 spores/gram of soil.
Over the past 14 years, our dedicated and experienced team has performed this qualitative test almost 20,000 times.
An alternative semi-quantitate test was developed in 2017 through our Lynx partnership. This test uses a different primer set and alternate extraction method that reaches the same sensitivity as our recommended test, and provides Detected, Trace Detected, or Not Detected results associated with estimated spore levels. Using a smaller sample size of 5 grams, this test can be completed within 3 business days of receipt.
Our staff also contributes to industry and research success by participating in committees within Seeds Canada, the Alberta Fusarium Action Committee, and the ISTA Vigour and TZ committees. As well as memberships within many industry and research organizations. This allows us to work on developing new procedures, technologies, and participate in a global effort to standardize new tests.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Contact our lab today to discuss your project and research needs.