Under the Microscope – Seed Lab Grading and Testing As Effective Marketing Tools

Establishing a seed grade can be a frustrating process at times, especially at point of sale. If a seed lot is on the edge, there is a lot riding on what grade it ends up making. If the crop is graded on site, there can be a lot of areas where doubt can arise as to the grading process. How representative was the sample? How good is the grader? If you have no information on that seed yourself, you have no point of reference and essentially no leg to stand on. Knowing the quality of what your bringing to market levels the playing field when you go to sell your grain.

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In this episode of Under the Microscope, we talk to Holly Gelech of BioVision Seed Labs about the value of having testing and grading information available to you when you go to market.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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