Tag: Trevor Nysetvold

The Seedpod — Ep. 3: The Surprising Sophistication of Seed Testing & Seed Lot Sampling

Change happens fast in agriculture. Just a century ago, Canadian farmers were behind a horse and plow. Today, we talk about cab comfort, the potential for unmanned aerial vehicle spraying, smart phone apps and biotechnology. The seed industry is no different. The process of collecting and testing a sample of seed is continually evolving as well…. Read more »

Under the Microscope – Putting Germination Tests In Perspective

Germination tests are standard when it comes to any seed lot. A lot of seed for sale has to tested for germination so that the farmer or seed company can decide whether the seed lot will be suitable for sale.  Farmers that are saving seed also need to make sure that their saved seed will… Read more »

A Look at Seed Quality for the 2010 Harvest – Trevor Nysetvold, Biovision

Luckily most farmers were able to complete harvest in Western Canada prior this very quick shift to cold and snow.  As is the case with every year this is the time when farmers and seed producers begin to send in samples to seed labs. Who better to talk about the quality of seed in Western… Read more »

Early Results of Seed Quality From Fall 2009 – Trevor Nysetvold

Trevor Nysetvold from BioVision Seed Lab, talks about some of the early seed quality results from the fall 2009 harvest.  Obviously harvest is dragging on for many producers but Trevor says that the early results are interesting.  Trevor talks about germination and fusarium results so far. Trevor recommends sampling procedures for farmers to get the… Read more »