Sending in Samples
With Seed Check you have a choice of Purolator, Loomis, or Canada Post. We will reimburse or pay for your shipping if the total cost of tests requested is a minimum of $300.00 – please contact us for our courier account number. Sample bags half full are enough for Germination and Fusarium tests and cost less to ship. Also, if you have 3 or more samples to put in a bag this helps us to keep costs down. (Don’t worry if you are in a hurry and only have one: send it on). These tips help us keep prices low. Need more bags or shipping supplies? Give us a call!
How Much Seed?
How much seed can a Seed Check seed tech check? We are optimists and see the bag half full! For routine germination, disease, and vigour testing that is all the seed we need (about 250 grams). Beware: bags stuffed too full can break open in the mail. Remember, though, for purity on large crop kinds we need two bags or at least 1000 grams.
We Keep our Germs to our Self!
We Care if You Carry Over
Ever wondered why there is a spot on our bag to check off if your seed is from a previous crop season? The reason is that carry over seed should not be pre-chilled as part of the germination test. Pre-chilling non-dormant seed can be damaging and may reduce germination potential. So don’t forget to check the box when seed is not new harvest!