Seed Testing Services

SGS BioVision delivers seed testing services in Sherwood Park, Winnipeg and Grande Prairie.  We have fused a strong Quality Management System, expert staff and proven methods to deliver top notch professional seed analysis. Our seed testing labs are accredited by CFIA and CSI, and maintain ISO 9001:2015 designation at our Sherwood Park location.  Germination, seed purity, seed disease and other seed quality testing is our expertise!  Find out about our seed lab below!

SGS BioVision understands the importance of timely results, so we guarantee to plant all growth based tests on the day of sample delivery. Another benefit of partnering with BioVision is that we are innovative in the delivery of test results through our CONNECT desktop and mobile applications. We keep you up to date, no matter where you are!

In-Depth Seed Diagnostic Information: Phone 1-800-952-5407 or Text 1-587-801-1313

With over 20 years of successful business operation, our broad range of services includes:

Physical Purity:

  • All Crops: Canadian, AOSA, ISTA, Federal Noxious Weed Exam (for APHIS)


  • All Crops: Standard germination
  • Cereals: Standard germination, Custom treated germination, Advisory (multi-day counts)
  • Canola: Standard germination, Advisory (multi-day counts)


  • Cereals: Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium species ID (5 species), Fungal Scan (all seed borne diseases), True Loose Smut, Cochliobolus sativus
  • Pulses: Ascochyta, Botrytis, Anthracnose, Sclerotinia, Aphanomyces
  • Canola: Blackleg, Alternaria, Clubroot  

Seed Health and Viability:

  • Cereals: Cool Stress Test (vigour), Tetrazolium, Accelerated Aging
  • Pulses: Cool Stress Test (vigour), Electrical Conductivity   
  • Forages: Tetrazolium
  • Canola: Cool Stress Test, Chlorophyll Content, Controlled Deterioration, Electrical Conductivity, Green Seed, NEW! Seed Size Uniformity 

Trait Tests:

  • Wheat: Clearfield Confirmâ„  bioassay
  • Lentils: Clearfield Confirmâ„  bioassay
  • Canola: Herbicide bioassays
  • Soybean: Glyphosate bioassay, NEW! Dicamba bioassay

GMO Event Tests:

  • Flax: CDC Triffid GMO Event Test
  • Soybean: MON 89788 RR2 Event Test

Refuge Testing for Midge Tolerant Wheat Varieties:


  • All Crops: 1000 Kernel Weight, Seeds/lb, Moisture %


  • All Crops: APHIS, Pedigreed Grade Reports, CSI Monitoring Report, Crop Insurance Report, SIRA 

Digital Image:

  • Applicable to growth based tests

Harvest and Seeding Testing Packages:

  • NEW! We have built custom packages! Review them below: 

Harvest Testing Packages

  • Cereals
    Harvest SELECT- Germination, Fusarium graminearum screen (plated)
    Harvest PRO- Germination, Cool Stress (vigour) Test, Fusarium graminearum screen (plated)
    Harvest ELITE- Germination, Cool Stress (vigour) Test, Fungal Scan
  • Peas & Faba Beans
    Harvest SELECT- Germination, Ascochyta
    Harvest PRO- Germination, Cool Stress Test (vigour), Ascochyta
    Harvest ELITE- Germination, Cool Stress Test (vigour), Fungal Scan

Seeding Testing Packages

  • Cereals
    Seeding SELECT- Germination, 1000 Kernel Weight
    Seeding PRO- Germination, 1000 Kernel Weight, Cool Stress Test (vigour)
    Seeding ELITE- Germination, 1000 Kernel Weight, Cool Stress Test (vigour), Fungal Scan
  • Peas & Faba Beans
    Seeding SELECT- Germination, 1000 Kernel Weight
    Seeding PRO-  Germination, 1000 Kernel Weight, Cool Stress Test (vigour) 
    Seeding ELITE- Germination, 1000 Kernel Weight, Cool Stress Test (vigour), Fungal Scan

 For pricing information on our packages please contact us.


BioVision Seed Labs is the leading Canadian agriculture laboratory, partnered with the seed and grain industry, farmers, agricultural & agronomy research organizations, life science and crop protection companies to meet top quality assurance and certification testing. We are lab specialists and experts in a variety of seeds and grains including cereals, pulses, oilseeds, forages, grasses, and specialty crops across Canada. We offer cost effective grade analysis services, varietal identification, and seed testing for physical purity, germination, disease and vigor testing. Grading and diagnostics are critical for crop production, maximum yield, plant growth and best agronomic field results.

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