Welcome to 20/20 Seed Labs Inc., where we give you the room to grow and the expertise to succeed. The state-of-the-art greenhouse located on-site at our Nisku, Alberta lab can take your grow-out trials, product development, and research to the next level.
Our cutting-edge lab next-door provides access to industry-leading experts in modern seed technologies. Whether it is related to germination, disease, or molecular biology, we have a comprehensive solution to meet your product development needs.
Our modern 24/7 greenhouse is specifically designed to provide you with a year-round climate-controlled testing facility for:
- Herbicide tolerance
- Micronutrient testing
- Disease testing in mature plants
- Fungicide and inoculant response
- Advancing generations for breeding populations
Our robust experimental designs and analysis pipeline ensures you’ll have the accurate and reliable data you need from our testing and trial services.
20/20 Seed Labs Inc. is more than a lab, we are your partner in growth! Leverage our experience as an independent, accredited lab since 1989, and the passion of our team to test your products, develop innovations, and validate the research.
We invite you to contact our team to set up a tour and discuss your upcoming projects.
Thanks to Trevor Blois for the amazing sunrise photo.
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.