ORETO Accreditation

PGRO facilities and staff have been officially-recognised to carry out work to ORETO standards. This accreditation embodies a set of principles that provide a framework within which PGRO's research work is planned, performed, monitored, recorded, reported and archived.

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Seed Testing Service

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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
  • Foot rot – soil test
  • Bacterial diseases: including Bacterial blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv pisi) and Halo blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv phaseolicola)
  • Viruses: including Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus (PSbMV)
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Pests: including Stem and Bulb nematode – Beans
Thousand seed weight evaluation
Moisture content
Waste and stain evaluation

Seed Testing Price List

Experienced staff are available to assist with the interpretation of seed test results, to advise upon the suitability of seed lots for use and appropriate seed treatments that may be required. Please click on the image to the left to download the 2019-2020 Seed Testing Price List.

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

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