Publications

Alberta seed testing standards

Description

Seed testing is done to assess seedlot attributes and determine overall quality and value for seedling production and storage. Seed testing standards are based on scientific evidence and provide set procedures for facilities to conduct tests in a uniform manner and ensure comparable results for seed owners. The seed testing standards described are closely aligned with the International Rules for Seed Testing 2015 (ISTA 2015) and follow these procedures for sampling, moisture content determination, purity analysis, and seed weight determination.

Updated

December 21, 2016

Tags
equipment calibration germination testing seed moisture seed sampling seed testing seed testing facilities seeds

Title and publication information

Type
Standard
Extent

18 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Forestry

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Seeds--Testing.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-12-21

Date Added

2017-01-26T19:00:39.258827

Date Modified

2016-12-21

Date Issued

2016-12-21

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry