Processors and Growers Research Organisation

Seed Testing

The PGRO laboratory is a well equipped seed testing lab.

In conjunction with the glasshouse complex, seed lab facilities and trained seed analysts, the team carry out a range of seed tests for the crop research and private seed testing contracts.

Specialist tests are offered for seed Quality, seed Vigour and seed Health.

Germination and vigour testing

  • Disease - seed testing
  • Fungal diseases:
  • Hollow heart / Marsh Spot - Peas disorders
  • Pea foot rot
  • Bacterial diseases: including Bacterial blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv pisi) and Halo blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv phaseolicola)
  • Viruses: Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus (PSbMV)

Pests: including Stem and Bulb nematode – Beans Thousand seed weight evaluation
Moisture content Waste and stain evaluation.

Please call or contact us if you have specific needs for other species of seeds.