Seed Health

Testing Services Detail

Seed Health testing is offered on:
Alfalfa   Arugula   Beans   Beets   Brassica   Carrot   Celery   Coriander   Cucumber   Gourd   Lettuce   Melon   Onion   Pepper   Pumpkin   Rice   Spinach   Squash   Tomato   Watermelon     

CSP Seed Health Lab offer pathogen testing for various seeds (vegetables, field crop, flower seeds etc). Standard or improved methods are used by our lab. For example, we use Liquid plating and Bio-PCR techniques for detecting bacterial pathogens in seeds.

Viral pathogens are detected by ELISA, Real-Time PCR, Tradional PCR or Bio-Assay methods. Several of our procedures are accredited California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA). Our service includes fast turn around time, high quality testing with real-time reporting of sample status via online through our Sample CenterTM. Our prices for testing is highly competitive.

Seed Health related useful links
American Phytopathological Society (APS)
California Seed Association (CSA)
California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA)
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
National Seed Health System (NSHS)
Grower-Shipper Association of Central California